Police Department Surveillance RFP

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 07, 2010

In this update, we examine a US town's video surveillance system RFP for their police department headquarters. Rather than issuing a performance or product specification, this town has taken a much less common approach of letting each bidder design their own solution. The town will then interview and potentially negotiate with selected responders. Review the town's video surveillance RFP.

Let's first examine the town's current system and needs:

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