Problem? 5 Bids, Low Bid Half Of Next Lowest

Take a look at this contract from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The cameras, being placed at 15 locations city-wide, will be motion-activated and send alerts to a monitoring center run by Chavez Security who has agents that will determine what action to take. The city hopes to have the system up and running in eight weeks.

Here are the original VMS and camera requirements specified by Santa Fe. What stands out to you about this contract?

Login to read this IPVM discussion.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

***** **** *** ********* ** $** ******* **** *** *** bid? *** ******* ****** *** ** ****.

****** *** ** **? **** **** *** **********?

* ***** * ******* ****** ********** ****** ****** *** *********** what ****** ****** ** ********* ** ** **** ****** ******* to ******.

*** ******* *** *** ** *** * ******** ***** ******** company. ** ***** ***** *** *********** ****, ******* ** ** a *** ** ***** *** ****** ******* **** *** ***** agencies.

******* ** ** * ****** * ***** * *** ** a ********** ******* *** "*** ******* *** **** *** ** will ** *** **** *** ********** *** **** ******"

** **, ** **** *****, *** ****** ***** **** ****** out ** ** *** **** *** *** *** *** ~**% less **** *** **** ****** ***. ****'* * ****** **** big ******. *** ********** ******* ** ** ******** ****** ******* / ******* ****. *'** ****** ** ******* ** *** *** tabulation ***** ** **** ** ****** *** ****** ** ******:

** */* ******, *** ********* *****, **** ** *** *** contract ******** ( ** ********, ******** ** ***** **** ). Thats *** *** **********. ** **** ******,******* *****? **** **** see *****'* ** ********* ******* ** *** ****'*

***** ** *** ****, ** ****** **** ****'** **** **** research **** **** ** ************ *********, *** *** *** ****** through ** ********** ****** ******* ****** ** ********* **** ** a ****** **** **** ******* ******* ***** ******* *******.

**** *** (***) ***** ** *** ** **** * ****** that ******* *** ********** **** **** **** ** ****** *** then *** ** ******* *** ***** ***** ***.

* *** ******* **** ***** **** ***** ******* *** **** items. *** *** ******** *** **** ***** ** ******* ** existing **** ***** ****** *** *** *** ***** **** ******** for $***?

***********... * ***'* *** * *** ******* ******* *** ****** Security ***., ***** ** ******** ** *** ***** ** **.