Video Surveillance Upgrade Project - Q & A - 8/20/21
Yuba-Sutter Transit Video Surveillance Upgrade Project
August 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Yuba-Sutter Transit Authority
2100 B St, Marysville
Is the budget capped at $75,000?
There is some flexibility with the budget. The project can exceed the budget if necessary, especially if it is exceeded to meet the goals set forth in the RFP.
How should the proposal address fix the existing analog surveillance system at the transit facility?
Answer: A price should be provided for the optional cameras requested at the facility. Secondly, a quote should be provided for replacing the 6 nonfunctioning analog cameras. The proposal can indicate that any additional work beyond camera replacement (such as troubleshooting the system) can be billed on a time/material basis. Please provide the hourly rate for extra work.
Is all the current surveillance system hardware owned by Yuba-Sutter Transit?
Yes, all cameras, solar panels, equipment boxes, antenna and wires associated with the surveillance systems are owned by Yuba-Sutter Transit and can be reused as appropriate. The three poles with cameras mounted on them at Bogue Road are also owned by Yuba-Sutter Transit. The Plumas Lake Park and Ride and McGowan Park & Ride is owned by Yuba County while the Bogue Road Park & Ride is owned by Caltrans. Coordination of this project will take place with the respective owners of the lots.
How important is coverage of park & ride lots and night-time surveillance?
Ideally, we would like to have video surveillance coverage of a majority of the parking spaces to capture the general activity in each lot. However, this RFP is putting more emphasis on being able to identify the subjects responsible for vandalizing cars in the lot; improved system reliability; and reducing the cost of system monitoring/maintenance.
Most incidents necessitating video review happen during the daytime when the lots are unsupervised and there is little activity. Nighttime capabilities are required, as commuters and other users start parking in the lots early in the morning and late into the evening when it can be dark, especially during winter months.