The city of Ballwin has approved a contract for the 2018 printing and mailing of the new community publication it launched earlier this year.
Positive citizen feedback on the Ballwin Life magazine prompted the decision to continue the publication in 2018 and to seek bids for its printing and distribution, according to Eric Hanson, city administrator.
A Graphic Resource submitted what proved to be the second lowest of six bids for the project. But Abigail Johnson, Ballwin’s city clerk who heads the group of employees who work on the publication, said the lowest bidder failed to provide references and samples of past printing jobs it has handled.
The price quoted by A Graphic Resource for printing 15,000, 40-page issues in February, May, August and November was $4,668 per issue.
Distributed to Ballwin households free of charge, the publication contains information about city government and its programs, services and employees.