Lake County, IL
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File #: 19-1217    Version: 1 Name: ETSB Solacom 9-1-1 Equipment Refresh
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/19/2019 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 8/13/2019
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the purchase of Solacom 9-1-1 Guardian equipment and professional services from Comtech Solacom Technologies, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, in an estimated total amount of $146,766.
Attachments: 1. Lake County IL Vendor Disclosure Statement
Title
Joint resolution authorizing the purchase of Solacom 9-1-1 Guardian equipment and professional services from Comtech Solacom Technologies, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, in an estimated total amount of $146,766.

Staff Summary
* The Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) owns and manages a geo-diverse Solacom NG9-1-1 capable system installed at Lake Zurich and Lake County Sheriff Dispatch for the processing of 9-1-1 emergency calls since 2013.
* In order to maintain the reliability and high availability for successful processing of 9-1-1 emergency calls using the Solacom 9-1-1 system, a refresh and replacement of the 9-1-1 servers, workstations, and associated hardware is recommended about every five years.
* Funding for the 9-1-1 system is provided by Lake County ETSB's collection of 9-1-1 fees that State law applies to land lines and cell phone bills.
* These revenues are programmed by the Lake County ETSB, and Lake County Government is the ETSB's fiduciary agent.
* In accordance with Article Six, Section 102 of the Lake County Purchasing Ordinance, the Purchasing Agent approved a bid exemption on the basis that there is only one source for the required goods, service, or construction item, and there exists a long standing, successful relationship for software maintenance and support services. The knowledge gained through this relationship adds value integral to the services provided for these services.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) has a need to maintain NG9-1-1 emergency call answering equipment; and

WHEREAS, funding for the 9-1-1 system is provided by ETSB's collection of 9-1-1 fees; and

WHEREAS, in order to maintain the reliability and high availability for successful processing 9-1-1 emergency calls using the Solacom 9-1-1 system, a refresh of the 9-1-1 servers, workstations and associated hardware is recommended about every five years.

WHEREAS, In accordance with Article Six, Section 102 of the Lake County Pur...

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