Gloucester Township officials on Wednesday opened the lone bid received for a contract to provide the Police Department with an armored rescue vehicle.
The bid from Pittsfield, MA-based Lenco came in at $277,986, Clerk Rosemary DiJosie said. It was unsealed in Council chambers at the Chews Landing Road municipal building.
It is expected the Township Council will vote to award the contract to Lenco at its Feb. 25 meeting.
Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins on Monday noted the vehicle is similar to those used by "an armored car driver...that we see at banks every day."
"It's a truck that's built on a Ford F-550 body. The difference is the materials it's made out of are the only thing that's tested and assured to stop bullets," Harkins added.
The armored rescue vehicle would be used by the Police Department's Special Response, or SWAT, team.
For past coverage of the township's move to purchase the armored rescue vehicle, click on the below links, which are listed in chronological order: