Lake County, IL
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File #: 17-0350    Version: 1 Name: ETSB G2 Station Alerting
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/21/2017 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/11/2017
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the purchase of the G2 Fire Station Alerting System from US Digital Design, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona, in an estimated total amount of $47,674.41, with an annual maintenance cost of $2,184.57.
Title
Joint resolution authorizing the purchase of the G2 Fire Station Alerting System from US Digital Design, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona, in an estimated total amount of $47,674.41, with an annual maintenance cost of $2,184.57.

Staff Summary
* The Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) has a need to provide fire station alerting for its supported agencies.
* Funding for the alerting system is provided by ETSB's collection of 911 fees.
* Pursuant to Article 10-101 of the Lake County Purchasing Ordinance, Cooperative Purchasing, Lake County may participate in a cooperative purchasing agreement for the procurement of goods, with one or more public procurement units, in accordance with an agreement entered into between the participants.
* ETSB identified a cooperative purchasing contract with US Digital Design, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona, through the National Purchasing Partners Government Division (NPPGov), to procure the software that was competitively solicited and awarded.
* A fire station alerting system interfaces between the Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system at the 911 center and the computer system at the fire stations. It alerts the fire station of the basic information of the call and allows the call taker to stay on the phone with the caller; rather than, the current practices that requires the call taker to place the caller on hold to manually alert/dispatch the call to the fire station.
* The benefits of the fire station alerting system are that the call taker can stay on the phone and focus on the caller. The fire services will have quicker response to calls, increased situational awareness, and enhanced mental preparedness by using clear, consistent, station alerting vocals.

Body
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, ETSB has a need to provide station alerting for its supported agencies; and

WHEREAS, funding for the alerting system is provided by ETSB's collection of 911 fees; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Article 10-101 of the Lake County Purchasing Ordinance, Cooperat...

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