Friday, November 18, 2011

Voice Radio Project Update

The next major step in the Chester County Voice Radio Project (VRP) will occur on 21 November, 2011 when the proposals from prospective system vendors are due to the county.  The Request for Proposal (RFP) was released on 29 July 2011 following a 6-month research and writing process led by our consultant, ACD Telecom that involved Chester County emergency response organizations and the Department of Emergency Services (DES).  Following release of the RFP there were opportunities for prospective system vendors to ask questions about the RFP and to participate in a site visit to the county including a pre-proposal conference.  Ten vendors participated in some or all of these activities.  The next step will be a review of the proposals by a selection committee comprised of emergency response organizations, DES and again facilitated by ACD Telecom.  In the first quarter of 2012, the committee will make a system vendor recommendation to the Commissioners.  System acceptance is planned for the summer of 2015.

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