AlliedBarton pulled its bid to perform security patrols in the neighborhoods surrounding West Chester University on Wednesday, just a day after being awarded the contract by borough council.
According to borough council member Jordan Norley AlliedBarton pulled its bid as a professional courtesy and because they had concerns about the short turnaround for when it would need to be operational.
"The man at Tuesday's meeting was a sales rep," Norley said. "He sent an e-mail saying that the operations team had concerns about the short time required to become operational."
If AlliedBarton hadn't pulled its bid, the security patrols would have had to be ready to go in just 10 days.
Because AlliedBarton pulled its bid, the contract was awarded to ELPS Private Detective Agency who has been conducting the patrols since March of last year.
"I talked to the guys over at ELPS, and they're really excited," Norley said. "And we're really excited. They've done an excellent job."