Approval of Lowest Bidder for Hardware and Access Control Upgrades.
We had one bidder on the hardware and access control upgrades, Ednetics. The bid was higher than anticipated for the scope of work. In reviewing the bid with the architect we believe that the current saturation of the bidding market is impacting the number of bids. This is an important scope of work for the security of schools. It is not, however, time critical. It is expected that a review of the bid and putting it out on the market later in the fall or winter may yield a better result.
Administrative Recommendation /MOTION/ "I move we reject all bids for the hardware and access control upgrades and direct the superintendent to seek bids when the bidding climate is more competitive."