The South Shore Chamber of Commerce is seeking a security camera installation company to install surveillance camera systems and train for monitoring, data retrieval and reporting. Proposal due date: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Click the arrow to the left of each question to see the answer.
Is the current Security Camera Surveillance system RFP a refined form of the
security camera RFP that was posted in the fall of 2021?
Yes. However, after survey and assessment, it was determined as best to provide camera systems that would be used specifically to monitor portions of the public way, and that could be monitored by the South Shore Chamber and its contracted security services provider. Public way safety is one of the primary objectives of SSA#42.
What if the site property/business owner is interested in enhancing or upgrading the
systems and equipment that is provided by the SSA#42 camera program?
Some of the sites have a system that may need upgrading and others may require an
entirely new system. The program covers the cost of enhancing an existing or installing a new system as required to meet the public way monitoring objective. Site or business
owners will have the option of upgrading the scope of work in addition to that which is
sponsored by the program to meet their business needs at an additional cost to the
property or business owner.
Are companies given equal consideration for the proposed services?
Because this is an RFP, all incoming proposals will be considered independent of previous proposals submitted. As a delegate agency contracted with the City of Chicago, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce is required to give equal consideration to companies presenting proposals, without unfair advantage or preferential treatment of proposing parties.
Is this a fixed fund project whereby there needs to be a single one-time number
covering all equipment, installation, and servicing?
We anticipate purchasing equipment and systems, including cameras and DVRs, as well as the cost of installation and training in accordance with the budgeted funds that are
available, whereby any monitoring and/or maintenance contract will be up to the property or business owner.
Does System Service such as camera cleaning, firmware upgrades, software
updates, repair, or replacement need to be separately itemized?
Yes. Any additional services related to the maintenance and upgrade will need to be
Have there been any updates to the RFP since it was released?
This latest RFP has not been updated. The scope of this RFP is different from the original security camera RFP issued in 2021.