Deltek Sr. Analyst Jeff Webster reports.
The process to contract a vendor for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) has taken another, almost inevitable, twist. A representative within LA County breached a non-disclosure agreement relative to the LA-RICS request for proposals (RFP) on May 23, 2011. This subsequently led the county to issue a suspension of negotiations with the highest bidder. Motorola followed by protesting a breach of confidentiality on May 31st. Motorola demanded cessation of negotiations, explanation as to why the information was shared, and requested to speak with the individuals involved. This protest follows a notice of intent (NOI) to submit a request for proposed contractor selection review issued by Motorola in late April. The county had an independent review process in which it determined Motorola was not the highest bidder.
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