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File #: ID 20-0015    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/12/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action: 1/21/2020
Title: Resolution to Approve Financial Support for a Station Alerting System for GM911 and all GFD Fire Stations in the Amount of $1,394,129.81, with US Digital Designs
Attachments: 1. MWBE Memo Station alerting.pdf, 2. US Digital Designs Quote for GM911 portion.pdf, 3. US Digital Designs Fire Station Quote, 4. Final_Quote_With_State_Funding.pdf, 5. 20-0015 RES US Digital Designs
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Resolution to Approve Financial Support for a Station Alerting System for GM911 and all GFD Fire Stations in the Amount of $1,394,129.81, with US Digital Designs
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Department: Fire & GM911

Council Priority: Promote Public Safety & Reduce Crime

Public Hearing: N/A
Advertising Date/By: N/A

Contact 1 and Phone: Bobby W. Nugent, 373-2297
Contact 2 and Phone: Melanie Neal, 373-2646

PURPOSE:
City Council is requested to approve the contract award to US Digital Designs Systems, for the purchase and installation of Phoenix G2-Automated Fire Station Alerting System.

BACKGROUND:
In order to meet the needs of the residents of the City of Greensboro, the Greensboro Fire Department and Guilford Metro 911 are seeking to engage in a contract for design and installation of the Phoenix G2-Fire Station Alerting System to reduce overall response times to our residents and visitors to the City of Greensboro. One portion of the system will be installed in Guilford Metro 911 Center for a total of $108,666. Guilford County will pay $33,962.40 of the costs for the installation and design of the Guilford Metro 911 piece. The installation of the Phoenix G2 System in all 26 Fire Stations will require funding of $1,285,464. The following link will access the quote for installation in the fire stations.

Research was conducted beginning in 2015 in regards to Fire Station Alerting Systems. US Digital Designs, Purvis, and Motorola made presentations and visits were made to cities that had this equipment installed. These three companies were the only corporations that had equipment that would interface with current Guilford Metro 911 CAD system. US Digital Designs and Purvis submitted bids for design and installation of their products in the Guilford Metro 911 Center and all GFD Fire Stations. Upon review of the submissions, the members of Guilford Metro 911 and GFD selection committee determined to go with US Digital Designs because the company provided the low bid for consi...

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