And you thought the Camera Bid was a sealed deal and went to the lowest bidder...not so fast. The former bidders just received this notice from Nagin's department of purchasing:
Re: Bid Proposal 2231-00211 - WIRELESS SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SYSTEM
Please be advised that the City of New Orleans withdraws any offer of award of contract and cancels the above captioned bid proposal due to the lack of a responsive bid. Public Bid Law R.S. § 38:2212 states that award be made to the lowest responsible bidder who had bid according to the specifications.
The Wireless Surveillance Camera System bid, section 2. Bid Instructions, G. Required Bid Package Contents (5) requires “The bidder’s (1) written statement and (2) supporting documentation evidencing and confirming the Contractor’s licensing, permits, and authority to render the specified services.” All bids lacked a State of Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, Code Enforcement, and Building Safety Property Protection license as required by R.S. § 40:1664.4.A.
A new bid may be released for a wireless surveillance camera system in the near future.
Thank you for competing.
cc: Reginald Zeno
So the bid was won by the lowest bidder....but.....he forgot to put a cover sheet on his TPS (totally pointless shit) report. Nice.
The license in question is apparently a minor requirement which could be obtained rather easily. I would love to hear if the bidder was notified that this requirement was missing before the city killed the bid.
Now Nagin can re-bid it and push it back to Netmethods or even worse...issue an emergency procurement and just give the contract to Netmethods.
Oh what twisted webs they weave.