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Published January 10, 2013, 02:16 PM

North Dakota Workforce Safety ends computer vendor contract

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has ended a contract with a company that failed to complete a computer system overhaul.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has ended a contract with a company that failed to complete a computer system overhaul.

The Bismarck Tribune reports Workforce Safety and Insurance Director Bryan Klipfel told state lawmakers on Wednesday that the agency's contract with Chicago-based Aon eSolutions expired at the end of 2012 and the WSI committee overseeing the project decided not to renew it.

WSI hired the company in 2007 to overhaul the agency's computer system. Klipfel says about $17 million has been spent and the project still isn't done. He estimates completing it through another company will cost between $3 million and $10 million. No decision has been made on how to proceed.

An Aon spokesman told The Forum newspaper earlier that the company wasn't solely responsible for the project delays.

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