Are You Accepting Bids For Security Equipment?
If you are currently accepting bids for security equipment or the installation of such, don’t be fooled by false promises that vendors aren’t sure they can keep. The following is a list of vendors and manufacturers banned under the NDAA:
The new and final White House rule (Section 200.216) was published, prohibiting federal award “recipients and subrecipients” from spending federal “loan or grant funds” to “procure or obtain” covered telecommunications equipment and/or services to buy Hikvision, Dahua, or Huawei HiSilicon systems, whether its for the purchase of a new system or extending/renewing a contract.
This interim final rule largely adopts the ban written in Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act prohibiting installation and use of equipment from these information technology companies in particular: Hikvision, Dahua, Huawei, and ZTE Corporation. While some of the companies may not sound familiar, these manufacturers are responsible for the majority of cameras used by digital security companies around the world.
Furthermore, the NDAA also bans any “essential component of any system” as well as “ critical technology as part of the system” from the above listed manufacturers. It can be reasonably assumed that this includes SoC or System on a Chip supplied by the mentioned vendors. This is an embedded processor that is capable of executing various software commands and used in a variety of surveillance cameras.
Homeland Safety Systems, Inc. holds a Louisiana State Contract (LAGOV #4400016610) and GSA Purchasing Contract Schedule 84 (GS-07F-063BA). Our components are in conformance and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and GSA (Title 84) compliant and are not affected by this ban.
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