Verkada Alternatives Now Allowed, Says San Antonio ISD

By John Honovich and Carl Stoffers, Published Jan 17, 2022, 10:36am EST (Info+)

In a surprising reversal, one of the US's largest school districts is opening up a multi-million-dollar bid that will effectively determine what manufacturer is the standard for their numerous schools for a decade to come.

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On January 5, IPVM reported San Antonio Schools Hard Specs 1,600+ Verkada Cameras For 10 Years. Now, this is no longer the case.

Inside this note, we share our correspondence with the school district, where the bid stands, and who may win it.

Justification ***********

***** ******** ********** ******** ** **** written ************* ** **** ******* * proprietary *******, **** ** ***********, **** as *******, ********* ********** *******.****.************** *********:

*** *********** ***** **** ************** *** conditions ** * ******** ******* ******** a ******* **** ** *********** ** one ****** *** ** *** ****** an ********** ******* ** ** ********, the *********** ***** ******* *** ********** state ****** ** ******* ** ******* the ************** ** **********.

Request *************

** ******* **, **** ********* *** school ******** ********** **** ******* *************, citing **** ****.

*** **** *****, *** ******** ********* to **** **** * ********, ****** there *** ** **** ******** *** that *** *** *** ****:

*** *********** ********** *** ******** ** thatthere ** ** **** ******** in connection with RFP# 21-060(RC) because the solicitation is not restrictive to brand, model, etc. Vendors are allowed to submit proposals with brands of equal quality. [emphasis added]

*******, *******, *** ******** *** ******** that ************* ** ******* **** *** permitted, ** **** *********** *** ******** *** *****:

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***, ** ******* **, *** ****** district ********** ****** ** ********:

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****, ** ******* ****, *** **** day *** ******** ********* ** **** they****** * *** ***************** ********** ********:

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What ********?

*** ****** ******** *** *** ********* why *** ******** ************* *** ***** filed *** *** *** ******** *** reversed ****** ** **** ** *** process (*** *** *** **** ** this ****** *** **** ** * pm **). ** *** *** **** repeatedly *** ** **** ****** ** they ******* *** ********.

"Equal *******" *************

*** ****** ******** ****** ********* "***** quality" ************* ** ***** *********, ******* any ********** ** ************* ** **** constitutes **** "*******". ***, **** *******'* perspective, ***** **** ******** ***** ******** to ** ** ******** *******, ******* this **** *** **** * **********.

************, ******, **** * ******* ************ perspective (******/*****, ******* *******), *** **** obvious ************ *** *****'* ****** *** Rhombus *******. ***** ** ***** *** has *********** **** ******'* ****** **** networking ********* *** ******* ** * smaller *******, ****** **** ******** *********** in **** ******* ** ******* *** significantly ***** *******.

****** ****, **** *********** ***** ** to ******** *********, ********** ***** ******* an ***-**-*** ********, ******* **** ** Avigilon ** ****, **, ******, ***.

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******* ** ***** **** ****** ** win *** ****, ***** ** *** school ******* *** *** **** **** (now *********) ********** **** *********. *******, the ****** ********* ********** *** ******* the *** ** *** **** *** makes **** * *** **** ********* and *********** ******* ********.

**, ** ******, **** ******** ** track **** *** *** ** ****** has ***** **** **** ***** **** should ****** ** (********** ** * company ** **** *********) ****** ***** us ******@****.****** ** **** ******** ********.

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***** *** *** ** * **** alternative ** ******* ****?

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**** *****. * ****** ***** *** as *** ******** **** ***** *** other ****** ******* *** *** ***** give **** ***** + **-***** ******* without *** ****-**.

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**** ** **** ******* ****** *** end-users **** ****:

  • **** ** *** **** ******* *, it ** ** **** ************** **** ****** ** ***** ** that *** ****** ** *********** ****** Company * ** **** ** **** a ***** / **** ********** *****. Sure, ** ** ***-**** *** *** try ** ********* ******** *** *** are *** **** ****** ** *** the **** **** **** ******* * legitimately ******* **** *********** * *** C *** *** *** ****.
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** ** ** **** ********* *** to **** ****** ** ***** ** that *** ****** ** *********** ****** Company * ** **** ** **** a ***** / **** ********** *****.

* ********** ***** **** *** ** this. **** * *** *** **** my ********** ** *** ****** **** organizations **** ****** **** **** ** navigation / ************ ** *** ******** buying *******.

******** *** ** (** ****) **** already ******* ** * ******, *** they're ******* ***** *********** ****** ** and *********** *** **** ** ** to ******* *****-**** ******. ** ***** if **** ****-******, **** *** ***** that *********** ********* ** *** *** from ***********/********* **** *** *** ******* the **** ******, ****** **** ***-*** on * ****** **** ***'* ****.

*******'* **** **** *** *** *'** seen ** **** **** *** ******* and ****** *****.

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**'* **** * ***** *** *** companies *** ***** * ******* ** time *** ***** ** ******* ********* to ******* *** **** **** **** no ****** ** *******.

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* ***** ***** ** * ****** but **'* * **** ****. *** what **** ****** ****** ** $** million ** ******** **** *** **** decade, ** ** ****** ***** ****** even ** ** ** * **** shot.

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**** ******* ****** ** ****** ** taxpayers ** *** ******** *** ** aware.

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