…despite a one month delay.
Guam – Despite delays in the installment of security equipment at the public schools, GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez says their deadline to get the project done is still the same.
The $800-thousand contract was awarded to G4S in February when they were also expected to begin installing security equipment at the schools and get the first phase done by April. However, Fernandez explains that two issues came up resulting in the one month delay. One issue is that under the invitation for bid, a permit would be required. However, last week, Department of Public Works determined that G4S doesn’t need a permit to start the installations. Another issue is that G4S is still waiting for the shipment of security equipment ordered from off island. Initially, Fernandez explains they mapped out the plan to get six schools outfitted with security equipment within 60 days, which means it would take about a year to get security cameras up at all 35 schools. However, because of the delays, they now have to adjust the schedule.