Automated License Plate Recognition Data System

The City of Alameda Police Department is soliciting bids to acquire an Automated License Plate Recognition Data System(PDF, 976KB).

The bid opening date is Monday, May 16, 2022. All proposals are due no later than 4:00 PM PST on July 12, 2022. Proposals shall be submitted to the Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501. 

This project aims to augment the Alameda Police Department’s existing mobile Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) with a fixed system. The system will provide officers and investigators with critical information to generate leads in criminal investigations. Further, the ALPR system will help with an intelligence-led policing approach adopted by the Alameda Police Department.

Protecting the fundamental right to privacy remains a top priority for the Alameda Police Department. Equally important is collaborating with private businesses that share similar values. Therefore, the ideal vendor will demonstrate their privacy priority through practice and policy. 

The City aims to place ALPR systems at fourteen (14) stationary locations throughout the City of Alameda. The general locations of the ALPR systems may include:

  1. Ron Cowan Parkway / Harbor Bay Parkway                                                     
  2. Doolittle Drive and Island Drive
  3. High Street Bridge
  4. Fruitvale Bridge  
  5. Park Street Bridge 
  6. Webster Tube
  7. Posey Tube
  8. Harbor Bay Landing
  9. Encinal Shopping Center
  10. South Shore Center
  11. Marina Village Retail Center
  12. Alameda Landing
  13. Atlantic Plaza
  14. One TBD (stationary but movable)

The estimated cost for this project shall not exceed $145,000. The City will not be responsible for any costs incurred by the proposer to prepare, print, or negotiate. The proposer shall bear all such costs. A vendor conference will not be held. All written questions must be submitted to the project manager no later than 4:00 PM PST on June 20, 2022. Contact the Project Manager, Captain Matthew McMullen, at 510-337-8500 or for more information.

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