Deltek Pulse: Justice and public safety month in review, April 2015

Published: May 05, 2015

Architecture Engineering and ConstructionContract AwardsJustice/Public Safety & Homeland Security

Frequency of terms in solicitations

  • Camera: 60 (16 state; 44 local) 
  • Fire alarm: 61 (16 state; 45 local)
  • Radio: 36 (15 state; 21 local)
  • Surveillance: 22 (8 state; 14 local)
  • CCTV: 12 (2 state; 10 local)

 Notable RFP releases

The state of Nevada awarded LeGrande Technical and Social Services LLC, doing business as The Digital Decision, as its public safety broadband outreach and program specialist, to assist the state with issues involving FirstNet. Washington state joined the WSCA/NASPO contract for LED light bars, in which Minnesota is the lead state. The contract currently includes the following vendors: Carson Manufacturing Company Inc.; Code 3 Inc.; Soundoff Signal; Star Headlight & Lantern Co. Inc.; and Whelen Engineering Company.

FirstNet released another draft request for proposals (RFP) to receive input on the final draft that is to be released later this year. Comments regarding the draft RFP are due in July. To date, FirstNet has released 13 RFIs, held 23 state and territory consultations, and has 25 consultation meetings scheduled through 2015. FirstNet also plans to continue receiving feedback from states, territories, tribes, and the public safety market through “Industry Day” events that kick off this month.

As reported in January’s JPS recap, body-worn cameras continue to be a hot technology. The Department of Justice recently launched a $20 million pilot program funding these cameras, and 10 solicitations were released in just the first quarter of 2015. Only three were released in the first quarter of 2014. Vendors should continue to be on the lookout for more solicitations throughout the year, especially with entities receiving government funding.

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