Schneider Airport Surveillance Contract Cancelled, 2 Year Ban

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Mar 21, 2014

Schneider Electric had its contract rescinded and was banned from bidding on projects after the South Jersey Transit Authority Board of Commissioners voted to kill the deal March 19th. In the note, we share our findings from talking to officials and look at why.

********* ******** *** *** ******** ********* *** *** ****** **** bidding ** ******** ***** *** ***** ****** ******* ********* ***** ** Commissioners ***** ** **** *** **** ***** ****. ** *** note, ** ***** *** ******** **** ******* ** ********* *** look ** ***.

[***************]

The *******

*** ******** **** ******* ****** ** ******* *** ****** ****** to **. *** “******** *******” *** ******* ***’* *** *** many ******* **** **** ** *** ** ******* *** ******* about *** *******.

The *** ******* *** ********

*** **** *** *** ******** ******** ****, ******* ** *** release* *** ************** *********'* *** *** ****** ******* ** *** *** ******:



Contract *********

*** ******** **** ************ ************** *** ******* ********* ************* ** *** *** ************** ***** the ******** ***** *** “******* ** ****** ** *** ******* Conditions ** *** *** **************.”

*** ******** *** ************* ******** *** **** **** ******** ** vendors ******* ** ******** “******** ********* ***********,” ** ******** **** knowledge ** *** ******* ****. *******, ** *** *** *** sections ** ******** **** **** ********* *********.

“** ******* * ******* ****** ** ********* *** ********* *********, and **** ******* **** ****’* **** ** ****** ** *** procedures *** **** ***** ** ** ** ********* ** **. There *** **** *********** ******* *** ******* *** **** *** we ******* **,” ** ****.

*** ********** **** **** ********* ******** **** ******* ** *** SJTA ******** *** *** *****.

Contract **-*******

** *** **** *******, *** ******** *** **-******* ** ********* Electric, *** ****** ****** ******.

*********

** ** * ****** ***** **** * ******* ******'* **** the ****** ** ********* ****** ** ** **** ** * project? *** *** ***** * ************ ****** *** ************ ***** ******* *** ***? ********* ******** has *** ********* ** ****** ** ***** ***** *** ********, but ** *** **** *** ******* ** *** ********* ************ have ******** **** ******** ** *** ** * *******, *** us **** ** *** ********.

[****** ******: ***** **, ****]

********* ******** **** *** ***** ********* ******* ***** *** ******** "unfairly ******** *** *********" *** **** *** ******* ***** *** agree ** *** ******** ***** *** **** * ****** *** to **** *** ******** ** *** *******. ** ******** **** statement ** *****:

********* ******** *** ******* *** ******** *** *** ******** ******* in *** ********* ******** ** *** ******** **** ************* *******, it ** *** ******** ******** ** ****** *** ******** ***** and ********** ****** *******. *** ***** ****** ************** ********* ******** was ******** ** *** ********* ******** ***** ****, *** ** is *** **** **** **** ********, * *** ******* ** the ******** **** ********* ** ****. *** **** *** *** approve ***** ********* *******, ** ** ********* **** **** *** insurance **** ** *******. ** ** *** ******** ******** ** provide * ************* ** *********, *** *** ******* * **** of ********* ********'* ******. **** ******* *** ******, ********* ********* Electric ***** *** ***** ** *** ******** ***** ******** ** SJTA, *** *** **** *** ******** *** ******** *** **** we ***** *** ** **** ** **** ******* **** **** project.

Comments (29)

******** *** ****** ***********. * ****** ** ** ******* ******* access ******* *** **** ******* **** ***** *** ** * sub-contractor *** *** ****** **** ** ************ *** ********* ***** have **** ***** $***,***.**. ***** *** * *********** *** ********* if *** ***** ** *** ***** **** *********** *** ** cutting *** ********* (*** ******* ****'* **** ********* ** **** paths ** *****). * ******* ******* *** *** ** **********, unlimited ****. * **** ******* ***** **** ** *** ******* and *** ******* *** $***,***.** ********. **** ********** *** *** bonding, ********* *** ******* ********** *****.

**** ****'* **** *** ****** *********.

*** **** **** *** ***.

*** **** *** ****** **** ******* ** *** ******* *** two *****.

** ***.

*** **** * ***** ******* ***** ***** *** **** *** job ******* ** *** *** ******** *******.

* ***.

* **** *** ***'* *** ****, ******* ********, *** *** know **** **** *** **** **** *** ***** * *** stinky **** ** ****** *****? ****'* *** **** *'* ****** now.

**, ******** *** ******. ***'** ****** ** ********* *******! * don't **** *** * ***** ****!

***** ******* ** ********* ******* ** ****** ** * ********** reelection ********?

****'* ** *****:

*** ******** **** ************ ************** *** ******* ********* ************* ** *** *** ************** ***** the ******** ***** *** “******* ** ****** ** *** ******* Conditions ** *** *** **************.”

********* ***** ** **** *** '****** *****' **** - ** they **** ********* ** *** **** ******** ** ********* ***** the **** ** ***** ********.

** **** ** **** ******** *** ******** ** ******* *** job, **** **** ** ******'* **** ** ********* ***, ** they ****** ** ****** ****** ** ** *****. ***** ******* would *********** (*********) *** *** **** ** *** ******* *** make ** *** *****-**** ******* ******** ** ******* *** ***.

*** ******* *** ****, (***** ******* ********** **** **** *** the ***** ** * ******** '**** ****') *** ******* ** stop *** ******* ****. **** ********* *** ********, ****************** **** *************** ** **** ******'* *** ** *** *** ******** ** other *************. (********* **** *** **** **** ******** ****, ****.)

********* ***** ** **** *** '****** *****' **** - ** they **** ********* ** *** **** ******** ** ********* ***** the **** ** ***** ********.

**** *** ****** *** ***'* ******* *** ******* ***** *** bid ****** "******** ********".

****, **** ** ****. *******, ** ***'* ******* *********. ********* ***** ** ***-***** **** ***'* ******* ****** ******* ***** their ************ ******* (**** **** ***** ***** **** ****** *******), especially ** *** '******** **************', '********************', *** ****** **********.

**** ********* ***** ********* ***** ******* ***** ******* '***** *****' or ***** **** '*********'. *** ***** **** ****** ** *** are ********* ******* ******* ** *** ******** ********* **** **** the ********** ** ***** ***-****.

** * ***, * ********** ****. ** ***** ** ******* to ** ******* *** ********* ***** **** ** ****** ***** installers. * ****, **** ** ** **** **** **** ******* the *** **** ** ************/********************* *************** ******* * *** ****** ****?

*'* *** ****** *****'* ***** * ***** ****** ** ******** the *** *******, *'* ****** **** **** ** ****** ***** this **** ** * ****** **********. ***** **** *******.

* ***’* ***** ** **** ********* *** ** ****’* **, but ** ** **** ******* **** *** *******’* *********** ******** was ******* – ** *** ******, ** *** *** **** ultimately *** *** *******. **** *** *** ********* ** **** unethical ******* *********. *** **** **** *** ******* ****’* **** bother ** ***** ***** ******** ** *** ******* ******. **** was *** **** * ****** ******** *** ***, **** *** accuracy ** *** **** ** *****? **** ***** ****** ********* or ************, *** **** *****

...*******’* *********** ******** *** ******* – ** *** ******, ** the *** **** ********** *** *** *******.

******** **** ** **** $*.**. (**** ************! ***** ***-****** ***** thats *** *** ***** ** '********')

***** ***-****** ***** ***** *** *** ***** ** '********'.

******, *** **** ** ** *********** *** *****, ******** *** resemblence ** *** ******** *** *** ***** ** ** *****************! (** ** *** ****, ***** *** ************.)

***** ** *** ** *** *** *** ******... **** *********** after ******* *** **** ***** **** ******** * ******* ******** which **** *** **** ****** ***********, *** ****** ******* ** one ****** ********* ** ******** ********, **** **** ***** *** bid. ***** * ********* *** ***, * *** *** *** a **** ***. **** ***** *** *** *** ***, ** one ** **** ***** '********' *** *** ****** ****** *** you **** *** *** *** ******* ****** ************ *** ******* to ****** ** *****, *** **** ******!, *** *** ******** as ****** ******. ******* ** * ********* ***** ***** ** 'bid ********' ******* *** ***. **** **** * **** * this ***.

** ******* ****, ********** *** ******** ******** *** ******** *** industries: **** **** **** *** ***** **** **** ***** **** to ****** ** ** *** ******... ;)

*** ****** ********* ** ******** ********, **** **** ***** *** bid.

***, *** ******** **** ** *********, ** ** ********. ****'** done ****** ** **** ** ******** ****** *******.

*****, **** * ***** *** **** *** ****** *** *** close ** *** ** ******, *** ********* **** ** ** WAS ****** ** *** **** ****** ** ** * **** of ***** ******* **** ** ****** ***.

* ****'* ******** **** *** ****** ** **** **** ****** in *** ***** *****, ******, **** ******* ** ********* (***** included) ******** ********* *********. ** ******* ** *********.

**** ****** ********* ***** ** ******* **** ********** ****** ** fraud, **** *** ********* "** ***" *** *** **** '* see.' *** *** **** * ******** ******** ** ****, ** just ********** ******* *********** **** *** *********** ** *** *** process?

**** ** ******* ** **** ******* *** **** ** *** last ****** **** ** *** ********* **** ******** ***** ***** that **** ************ ******* *** **** ****** ******* ** **** just * *** ******* **** *** ****. ****** ** ****** job ** *** *****'* ****** ********* *** ****, ** ******* who's *********** ** *** **********'* ************.

* ********* *** ******** "***-******". *** *****'* * *** *********** to *****.

* ******* **** ****** *** ******-***** ******** ** *** **** switch ********* *** ****'* ****** ** *********. ** ****'* ****'* required ** ***, *'* ****** ** ** *** ***** ******* business. ** - ****:

*'** **** ******** **** *** ****. ** ** **** *** purchasing ****** ** ******** ******* ****** *** ********* **** *** exceeds *** ****. *** ******* * *** **** **** ***** inspection *** $*,***.** *** **** *** *** ********* ***** **** a ******* ******* *** ******** ** *** ******** ** ********* or ******** **** ***** *** *********** *** *** ******** *********** costs ** *** ***** *****'* ******* ********. ** **** **** it ******'* ******** ** **** *** ****** ******* *** ****** lawyers **** ******'* *** *** ******* ** **** *** *** relatively ***** $**** ********. ********* *** ****** ******* *** **** to **** **** *** ******* *******. ** ******** ** ******** above ******'* ******** ** ******.

***** ** ********* *****, ****** ** **** * *** ***. Once ** **** *** ** *** ** *****, ** ***** dealers (*** **** ***** *** ***), ** **** **** * company ******** ** *** ******** ** ******* *** **** ********* products. ** ***** *********** ** *** ***** ************ ** ** integrator ***** **** ** *** *******? **** *** ** ****, they **** ** **** *****??

* ** *** *********** **** ******** **************, *** * **** *** * ************* ** ********* *** one ** *** ******* ****** ** ********** *** *********, *********, non ******, ****************! *** ***** ****** ***'* *** ** ****** ** **** ** *** ****** *** ********* ** ***** these *****! ** **** **** ********* ******** **** ********** ***'***** ** ** *** ********** *** ***********, ** ** ** issue *** **, *** ********** ****** **** ************** ****** **** *** **** *** ******** ** *** **********, but *** ****** ****** **** *** ** *** ******** *** any ******** ****** **** *** ***** ******** ********** **** ** *********!

** ********/************ **** *** ********** **** ******************* * *********** ** ****** ***** ** ********* ******** *********/****** #s **** ********** ** *** ***?

* **** * ******** ********** **** *** ** ****** ***** documents ******** ** ******* ********* ** *** **** ****** **** for ********/**** ****.

***** ******* *** * **** ********* ** ******** ****. *** frequently * *** **** ** ****.

** ********* *****! ** ******** *** * ******** ****** *** a ***** *** & *** ******* ***** ** ******. * suspect *** ** *** **********. **** **** **** **** ******* impact ** ***** ****** *******!

********** ** ********* , ********** ******** *** ************* ******* *** major **** ******** ** *** **** ********. * **** ** some ********* ******** ******** **** **** **** ******** *** ****, twice *** **** ***** ** * *** ******* ** **** clauses ** *** ******. *** ********** *** ******* ************ *** disengage. ***** ***** **** ******* **** *** ****** **** *** then ******* *** **** ***** ******** *******.

****, **** **** "***" **** ** **** ********?

********** ** *** "[****** ******: ***** **, ****]" ** **** *******:

** **** ******** ****? *** ********* *** ******** *** *** details ** ********** **** ****** ** **** ** ******** ******** when ********** ***** ********? *** ******* ** ********* **** ** read *** *** *******? ** ***** *** * *** ********* not ******** ** *** *** ** ****, **** * ***** Schneider ***** ***** **** ****** *** ** ******.

****

*** ***** ******** ************

* **** **** ********** ********.

***** *** *** ***** ***.

***** *** **** *** ******** ** *** **** ******* ********** that *** ********** ** *******'* **** *****. **** **** **** a************/*******, *** *** ***** ****** **** ** ** **** ** less ****** ***** **** *** **'*. ******** *****.

**. ********* *** ******** ** ******** *** ******** ***** ** signed ** *** ********** ****** *** ********, ******** **** *** Performance **** *** ******* ****, ****** *** ******** **** ** the **** ** ******* ** *** ******** ** *** ********** Bidder **** *** *********. ** *** ******** ** *** ******** by *** ********* ****** ** ******** **** ********* ******* **** the ****** ** *** ****** ******** *** *********** **** *** Payment ****, *** ****** ***** **** *** ***** ** ******** his *** ******* *******. *** ******** ** *** ********* ***** it *** **** ***** ********.

**. *********** **** *** ******* **** ****** *** ******** **** of *** **** ** ***** ** *********** *****, *** ****** to **** *** ******** *** **** ******* ***** ******** *** deliver * *********** **** *** * ******* **** ** ********** with *** ************ ** *** *********. **** **** ***** ** the *** ** *** **** **** *** ***** ******** ***** and ***** ** ********** ** *** ********** ***** **********. ** the ***** ** *** ********** ** *** ****** ** ** the *********** **** *** ******* **** **** *** **** ******** authorized ** ****** ** *** ****** *******, *** ********** ***** furnish *** ********, ** ***** ********, ***** ****** ************ ** the *********. *** ***********, ********** ** ******** ****, ***** *** additional ****, *** ***** ******* ********** ** *** ******** ********* may ** **** ******* ******** *** ******* ** *** ****** or ******** ** *** *****. *** ****** *********** ***** ***** be ********* ** **** ***** ******** ****** ** *** ** Treasury ********** ******** *** *** ********** ** ** ******** ** the ***** ** *** ******.The ***** ***** ** *********** ** * ************* ** ** ************* ** *** ********-**-**** ** ****** *** ****** ******* *** * **** *** ******* ********* ** *** ********* ********* ** **** ****** *******.

**. ******* ** ******* ***************** *** **** ** *** ****** ** **** *** ******** has **** *******to execute *** ********** ******** ** ******** ** ******* ********** ******* “********* *** APPROVAL ** ********”, ***the ***** ** ******** ** ******* “*********** **** *** ******* ****”, ** *** ****** *** ****** *** **** ********, ** **** ***** *** ********* ** *** ***** ** *********** ***** *** *** *** ********* ** *** ****** **** ******* ** ********** ******** for such period as the Authority may deem appropriate. If the Award is annulled for the above reasons, the Proposal Bond, as described in GENERAL CONDITIONS Article “PROPOSAL BOND”, shall become forfeited and the Authority may proceed to recover under the terms and provisions of the Proposal Bond. Award may then be made to the next lowest responsible Bidder, or the Work may be readvertised and constructed under contract, or otherwise, as the Authority may decide. The successful Bidder may file with the Authority a written notice, signed by the Bidder or the Bidder's authorized representative, specifying that the Bidder refuses to execute the Contract. The filing of such notice has the same force and effect as the failure of the Bidder to execute the Contract and furnish a Performance Bond and Payment Bond within the time herein before prescribed.

**** ********* **:

"*** ********** ****** *** **** **** *** ********* * ******* notice, ****** ** *** ****** ** *** ******'* ********** **************, specifying **** *** ****** ******* ** ******* *** ********."

** *** ********* **** ********* ** *** ****** ** *******, then **** ***** ** ** **** ********. * ****** **** the ******** ******** **** ***. ******** *** ***** **** *** contract *****, ********* **** ******** ****** ***** ** ** *********** forfeit ***** ******** ****.

*** ****** ********** ******* *** *******.

** ********* ***** ****** *** ******** **** *** ******** *** never ***** ******** *** ** ***** ** **** *** ****. If ****'* *** ****, **** ** ** *** ******** ** say **** *** ******** *** *********. *** ***'* ****** ********* that *****'* *****.

** *** ******** *** ***** ********, **** *** *** ** just **** ***** **********.

** *** ******** *** ***** ********, **** *** *** ** just **** ***** **********.

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

** ** ********* ** ********* *** ******** ************ **** ***** follow ** ***** *** ** ******* *** ******** ** **** awarded *********?

Login to read this IPVM report.
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.

Most Recent Industry Reports

Exacq Unbreaks Avigilon Integration on Oct 18, 2017
For nearly 4 years, Exacq had broken and effectively blocked use with Avigilon cameras, as IPVM reported in January 2014. Now, Exacq has...
Search More Important Than Live Monitoring - Statistics on Oct 18, 2017
Search is overall more important than live monitoring to integrators, according to new IPVM statistics.  The key themes found in integrator...
Axis 'Sold Out' P3707-PVE Multi-Imager Tested on Oct 18, 2017
Axis faced significant product shortages over the summer. Perhaps the most notorious and significantly sold out model was the Axis P3707-PE 8MP...
Dahua Removes Auto Rebooting on Oct 17, 2017
For years, Dahua has automatically programmed its IP cameras to reboot weekly, a highly atypical and questionable practice. Following IPVM...
Deep Learning Tutorial For Video Surveillance on Oct 17, 2017
Deep learning is a growing buzzword within physical security and video surveillance. But what is 'deep learning'? In this tutorial, we explain...
Multipoint Lock Access Control Tutorial on Oct 17, 2017
Doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and money can be misspent on wrong locks that leave doors quite vulnerable. While closed and locked...
Buy From B&H, Ship Direct From ADI on Oct 16, 2017
B&H, one of the largest online sellers of video surveillance equipment to end users, regularly purchases their video surveillance equipment...
Competing Against Siemens on Oct 16, 2017
Siemens entered the integration business with 15,000+ customers, through their acquisition of Security Technologies Group in 2001. Since that time,...
Geovision GV-EDR2100 Tested Vs Hikvision on Oct 16, 2017
A number of ADI's top selling IP cameras are, at least surprisingly to us, from Geovision. We recently bought and tested the Geovision EDR2100...
Top Problems Searching Surveillance Video (Statistics) on Oct 13, 2017
When crimes, accidents or incidents happen, the video surveillance system is a key component in finding out and proving what actually...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact