Untitled - Rockwall County
 ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
TERMS, CONDITIONS, & INSTRUCTIONS .................................................... 1 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................ 2 ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ......................................................................................................... 3 GENERAL CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPOSALS .............................................................. 3 Addenda ................................................................................................................................................ 3 Alteration of Proposals ........................................................................................................................ 3 Assignment ............................................................................................................................................ 3 Award .................................................................................................................................................... 4 Brand Names ......................................................................................................................................... 4 Bonding Requirements ........................................................................................................................ 4 Change of Ownership ........................................................................................................................... 4 Changes or Modifications .................................................................................................................... 4 Clean‐up ................................................................................................................................................. 5 Complete System to be Described ...................................................................................................... 5 Confidentiality of Information ............................................................................................................. 6 Consultant Duties ................................................................................................................................. 6 Contract Renewals ................................................................................................................................ 7 Contract Termination ........................................................................................................................... 7 Debt ....................................................................................................................................................... 7 Delivery .................................................................................................................................................. 7 Design, Standards and Practices ......................................................................................................... 7 Drug Free Work Place ........................................................................................................................... 8 E‐mail Addresses Consent .................................................................................................................... 8 Errors and Omissions ............................................................................................................................ 8 Evaluation of Proposals ........................................................................................................................ 8 Force Majeure ..................................................................................................................................... 10 Funding ................................................................................................................................................ 10 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Governing Forms ................................................................................................................................ 10 Governing Law .................................................................................................................................... 10 Hold Harmless Agreement ................................................................................................................. 10 Inspections and Testing ...................................................................................................................... 11 Insurance ............................................................................................................................................. 11 Interlocal Agreement ......................................................................................................................... 12 Invoices and Payments....................................................................................................................... 12 Late Proposals ..................................................................................................................................... 12 Labor and Materials ........................................................................................................................... 12 New System to be Provided .............................................................................................................. 12 Owner’s Right to Stop the Work ....................................................................................................... 12 Owner’s Right to Carry Out the Work .............................................................................................. 13 Payments ............................................................................................................................................. 13 Permits and Approvals ....................................................................................................................... 14 Point of Contact .................................................................................................................................. 14 Potential Conflicts of Interest ............................................................................................................ 15 Pricing .................................................................................................................................................. 15 Proposal Form ..................................................................................................................................... 15 Proposal Format: ................................................................................................................................ 15 Proposal Submittal Requirements: ................................................................................................... 19 Pre‐Proposal Conference ................................................................................................................... 19 Protections of Persons and Property ................................................................................................ 19 Sales Tax .............................................................................................................................................. 20 Schedule .............................................................................................................................................. 20 Severability .......................................................................................................................................... 20 Silence of Specification ....................................................................................................................... 20 Site Visits ............................................................................................................................................. 20 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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System Staging .................................................................................................................................... 21 Supervision and Construction Procedures ....................................................................................... 21 Substantial Completion ...................................................................................................................... 22 Terminology ........................................................................................................................................ 22 Title & Risk of Loss .............................................................................................................................. 22 Venue ................................................................................................................................................... 22 Warranty ............................................................................................................................................. 22 Withdrawal of Proposals ................................................................................................................... 22 PROJECT REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................... 24 SECTION 1 – CURRENT SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT...................................... 31 1.1 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................. 31 1.2 EXISTING ROCKWALL COUNTY SYSTEM ...................................................................................... 32 1.3 EXISTING CITY OF ROCKWALL SYSTEM ........................................................................................ 33 SECTION 2 – P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM ............................................. 36 2.1 GENERAL SYSTEM OVERVIEW ...................................................................................................... 36 2.1.1 System Description ....................................................................................................... 36 2.1.2 Definitions ..................................................................................................................... 37 2.1.3 Basic Design Concepts .................................................................................................. 37 2.1.4 One Vendor for Infrastructure and Subscribers (Initially) .......................................... 38 2.1.5 Optional Offerings ......................................................................................................... 38 2.1.6 New System Cutover .................................................................................................... 39 2.1.7 System Lifecycle and Technology Roadmap ............................................................... 39 2.1.8 Future System Expansion ............................................................................................. 39 2.1.9 System Outage Avoidance ........................................................................................... 40 2.2 700 MHZ RADIO CHANNELS ......................................................................................................... 40 2.3 P25 TRUNKED SIMULCAST OPERATION ...................................................................................... 41 2.3.1 General .......................................................................................................................... 41 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
2.3.2 2.4 P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Voting Comparator and Simulcast Audio/Data Distribution Equipment .................. 42 RELIABILITY AND REDUNDANCY .................................................................................................. 42 2.4.1 General .......................................................................................................................... 42 2.4.2 Specific Redundancy Requirements ............................................................................ 43 2.4.3 Failure Mode Analyses ................................................................................................. 44 2.5 TRUNKED SYSTEM FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS ......................................................................... 46 2.6 SYSTEM MANAGER/INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM .................................................. 50 2.6.1 General .......................................................................................................................... 50 2.6.2 System Reports ............................................................................................................. 51 2.6.3 Alarm Monitoring and Reporting System .................................................................... 52 2.6.4 Software and Programming Accessories ..................................................................... 53 2.6.5 Subscriber Radio Management and Diagnostics ........................................................ 53 2.6.6 Radio System Maintenance Tracking and Ticketing Software ................................... 54 SECTION 3 – RADIO COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS..................................... 55 3.1 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................. 55 3.2 RADIO COVERAGE DEFINITION: MOBILE AND PORTABLE RADIO UNITS .................................. 55 3.2.1 Mobile Radio Coverage ................................................................................................ 56 3.2.2 Portable Unit Radio Coverage: ..................................................................................... 56 3.3 BASELINE COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................... 57 3.4 PORTABLE COVERAGE IN MANDATORY BUILDINGS .................................................................. 58 3.5 RADIO COVERAGE ANALYSES ....................................................................................................... 59 3.6 3.5.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. 59 3.5.2 Radio Coverage Maps to be Provided ......................................................................... 59 OVERVIEW OF RADIO COVERAGE TESTING PROCESSES ............................................................ 61 3.6.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. 61 3.6.2 Equipment Preparation and Documentation .............................................................. 62 3.6.3 10 dB and 20 dB Attenuated Portable Radios ............................................................. 62 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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3.6.4 Test Teams and Configurations .................................................................................... 63 3.6.5 Service Area Gridding ................................................................................................... 64 3.6.6 Tests to be Performed in Each Grid ............................................................................. 64 3.6.7 Tests to be Performed in Mandatory Buildings .......................................................... 66 3.6.8 Test Procedures ............................................................................................................ 67 3.6.9 Protection from Excessive Grid Failures in a Particular Area ..................................... 70 3.6.10 Results Preparation ....................................................................................................... 70 TOWER SITES ................................................................................................................................ 71 3.7.1 Existing Sites .................................................................................................................. 71 3.7.2 Possible Future Sites ..................................................................................................... 72 SECTION 4 – COMMUNICATIONS SITES ..................................................... 73 4.1 4.2 4.3 GENERAL INFORMATION ............................................................................................................. 73 4.1.1 Preferred Communications Sites ................................................................................. 73 4.1.2 General Requirements ................................................................................................. 74 GROUNDING AND SURGE PROTECTION SYSTEMS ..................................................................... 75 4.2.1 Grounding Systems ....................................................................................................... 75 4.2.2 Lightning Protection...................................................................................................... 78 4.2.3 Surge Protection ........................................................................................................... 79 4.2.4 AC Power Surge Protection .......................................................................................... 79 4.2.5 Electromagnetic Pulse Protection (Provide Optional Cost) ........................................ 80 4.2.6 Leased Telephone and T1 Circuits ............................................................................... 80 4.2.7 Conduits and Raceways ................................................................................................ 80 4.2.8 Wiring and Devices ....................................................................................................... 80 4.2.9 Commercial Power ....................................................................................................... 81 4.2.10 Ground Resistance Testing ........................................................................................... 81 SCOPE OF WORK ........................................................................................................................... 82 4.3.1 General Contractor Responsibilities ............................................................................ 82 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
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4.3.2 Sites at Which New Construction is Required ............................................................. 82 4.3.3 Sites That Will Utilize Existing Towers and/or Equipment Shelters ........................... 83 4.3.4 Electromagnetic Compatibility Studies ........................................................................ 83 4.3.5 Electromagnetic Emissions Exposure .......................................................................... 83 TOWER SITE WORK ....................................................................................................................... 84 4.4.1 General Contractor Responsibilities ............................................................................ 84 4.4.2 Stone Surfacing ............................................................................................................. 85 4.4.3 Fencing .......................................................................................................................... 85 4.4.4 Security Equipment Requirements ............................................................................. 86 TOWER SPECIFICATIONS .............................................................................................................. 86 4.5.1 Reference Standards..................................................................................................... 86 4.5.2 Submittals ...................................................................................................................... 86 4.5.3 Radio Tower Basic Requirements ................................................................................ 86 4.5.4 Transmission Line Support ........................................................................................... 88 4.5.5 Lighting and Controls .................................................................................................... 88 4.5.6 Ice Shields ...................................................................................................................... 89 4.5.7 Climbing Ladder ............................................................................................................ 89 4.5.8 Design Documentation ................................................................................................. 89 4.5.9 Tower Manufacturer's Certification ............................................................................ 90 4.5.10 Site Development ‐ Contractor’s Responsibility.......................................................... 90 4.5.11 Construction Requirements ......................................................................................... 91 SHELTER SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................................. 94 3.6.1 General Description ...................................................................................................... 94 3.6.2 Reference Standards..................................................................................................... 94 3.6.3 Structural Requirements .............................................................................................. 94 3.6.4 Shelter Features ............................................................................................................ 95 GENERATOR SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................................................................... 98 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
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4.7.1 General Requirements ................................................................................................. 98 4.7.2 Documentation ............................................................................................................. 99 4.7.3 Warranty ....................................................................................................................... 99 4.7.4 Start Up Service ............................................................................................................. 99 4.7.5 Type of Generator ......................................................................................................... 99 4.7.6 Generator Requirements ........................................................................................... 100 4.7.7 Transfer Switch ........................................................................................................... 101 UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY (UPS) SPECIFICATIONS .................................................... 103 4.8.1 General Requirements ............................................................................................... 103 4.8.2 UPS Documentation ................................................................................................... 104 4.8.3 UPS Warranty .............................................................................................................. 104 4.8.4 UPS Start Up Service ................................................................................................... 104 4.8.5 UPS Ratings ................................................................................................................. 104 4.8.6 Description and Operation ......................................................................................... 105 4.8.7 UPS Accessories .......................................................................................................... 106 SECTION 5 – RADIO SYSTEM INTERCONNECTIVITY .............................. 108 5.1 5.2 5.3 GENERAL INFORMATION ........................................................................................................... 108 5.1.1 Implementation General Requirements ................................................................... 108 5.1.2 Basic Requirements .................................................................................................... 108 5.1.3 Capacity ....................................................................................................................... 108 TECHNICAL DESIGN ..................................................................................................................... 109 5.2.1 Ethernet and Internet Protocol .................................................................................. 109 5.2.2 Multi‐Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) ..................................................................... 109 5.2.3 Redundancy and Reliability ........................................................................................ 109 5.2.4 Microwave Path Reliability and Design ..................................................................... 110 MICROWAVE RADIO EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS................................................................. 111 5.3.1 Microwave Equipment ............................................................................................... 111 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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5.3.2 Microwave Radio Specifications ................................................................................ 112 5.3.3 Microwave Radio Service Channel and Orderwire ................................................... 113 5.3.4 Diagnostics, Controls, Alarms, and Monitoring ......................................................... 113 5.3.5 Microwave Radio Network Management Systems (NMS)....................................... 113 5.3.6 General Equipment Requirements for All Microwave Sites ..................................... 114 5.3.7 DC Power System ........................................................................................................ 115 MICROWAVE ANTENNA SYSTEMS ............................................................................................. 116 5.4.1 Microwave Antenna System Requirements.............................................................. 116 SECTION 6 – DISPATCH CENTERS............................................................ 117 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 OVERVIEW OF DISPATCH CENTERS ........................................................................................... 117 6.1.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 117 6.1.2 Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch ................................................................. 118 6.1.3 City of Rockwall Dispatch ........................................................................................... 118 DISPATCH CONSOLE FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS ................................................................ 119 6.2.1 General ........................................................................................................................ 119 6.2.2 Console System Reliability .......................................................................................... 120 6.2.3 Fallback Operation ...................................................................................................... 120 6.2.4 Console Network Equipment Reliability .................................................................... 121 6.2.5 Console Operator Position Functionality ................................................................... 121 LOGGING RECORDERS ................................................................................................................ 128 6.3.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 128 6.3.2 New Logging Recorder Specifications ........................................................................ 129 FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEMS ............................................................................................ 131 6.4.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 131 6.4.2 Existing City of Rockwall Fire Station Alerting system .............................................. 132 SECTION 7 – EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS ............................................ 134 7.1 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – FIXED EQUIPMENT ................................................................... 134 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
7.2 P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
7.1.1 Main Control Point Trunking Controllers and Servers .............................................. 134 7.1.2 Simulcast Control Point Trunking Controllers ........................................................... 134 7.1.3 Voting Comparators – Simulcast System ................................................................... 135 7.1.4 Trunked Network Equipment .................................................................................... 135 7.1.5 Repeaters ‐ 700/800 MHz .......................................................................................... 137 7.1.6 Antenna Systems: ....................................................................................................... 137 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ‐ USER EQUIPMENT .................................................................... 141 7.2.1 Mobile Radios ............................................................................................................. 141 7.2.2 Portable Radios ........................................................................................................... 143 7.2.3 Additional Technical Specifications for Repeaters, Mobiles, and Portables ........... 145 SECTION 8 – IMPLEMENTATION & PAYMENT ......................................... 147 8.1 8.2 IMPLEMENTATION ..................................................................................................................... 147 8.1.1 Implementation General Requirements ................................................................... 147 8.1.2 Project Schedule ......................................................................................................... 147 8.1.3 Work Breakdown Structure ....................................................................................... 150 8.1.4 Project Communication Plan ...................................................................................... 151 8.1.5 Quality Assurance Plan ............................................................................................... 152 8.1.6 Change Control Process .............................................................................................. 152 8.1.7 Transition and Cutover Plan ....................................................................................... 153 PAYMENT & PROJECT SCHEDULE ............................................................................................. 153 8.2.1 Payment Schedule ...................................................................................................... 153 8.2.2 Extension of Project Schedule .................................................................................... 153 SECTION 9 – INSTALLATION AND DOCUMENTATION............................. 155 9.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................... 155 9.2 COMMUNICATION SITES ............................................................................................................ 156 9.3 DISPATCH CONSOLES ................................................................................................................. 158 9.4 MOBILE RADIO INSTALLATION ................................................................................................... 159 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
9.5 P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
AS‐BUILT INSTALLATION DOCUMENTATION ............................................................................ 160 9.5.1 As‐Built Documentation Requirements ..................................................................... 160 SECTION 10 – ACCEPTANCE TESTING ..................................................... 162 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 ACCEPTANCE TESTING ................................................................................................................ 162 10.1.1 Acceptance Testing ‐ General..................................................................................... 162 10.1.2 Factory Acceptance Testing ....................................................................................... 162 FIELD ACCEPTANCE TESTING AND PROOF OF PERFORMANCE ............................................... 163 10.2.1 Field Testing ‐ General ................................................................................................ 163 10.2.2 Functional Acceptance Tests ...................................................................................... 164 P25 SYSTEM RELIABILITY FEATURES & FUNCTIONALITY ......................................................... 164 10.3.1 System Reliability Features Overview ........................................................................ 164 10.3.2 Radio System Features and Functionality ................................................................. 165 10.3.3 Site Grounding and Bonding Verification .................................................................. 168 MPLS MICROWAVE NETWORK TESTING AND INSPECTION..................................................... 169 10.4.1 General Acceptance Requirements ........................................................................... 169 10.4.2 Microwave System Tests ............................................................................................ 169 10.4.3 MPLS System Tests ..................................................................................................... 171 ACCEPTANCE TESTING DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDS ..................................................... 171 SECTION 11 – WARRANTY & SYSTEM MAINTENANCE ........................... 173 11.1 11.2 WARRANTY ................................................................................................................................. 173 11.1.1 Warranty & Maintenance – General ......................................................................... 173 11.1.2 Service Under Warranty ............................................................................................. 174 MAINTENANCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT .............................................................................. 174 11.2.1 System Maintenance, Repair, and Service Facilities ................................................. 174 11.2.2 System Availability ...................................................................................................... 175 11.2.3 Major and Minor Failure Definitions for Warranty and Maintenance Purposes .... 176 11.2.4 Service Response – Warranty Period ......................................................................... 177 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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11.2.5 Maintenance Manuals ................................................................................................ 178 11.2.6 Extended Maintenance and Technical Support: ....................................................... 179 11.2.7 Software Subscription Programs ............................................................................... 180 SECTION 12 – TRAINING ........................................................................... 182 12.1 SYSTEM TRAINING ...................................................................................................................... 182 12.2 USER TRAINING ........................................................................................................................... 183 12.3 TECHNICAL TRAINING ................................................................................................................. 184 12.4 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS .............................................................................................................. 185 12.4.1 Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network Overview Course ....................... 185 12.4.2 Operator Training (Radio Users) ................................................................................ 185 12.4.3 Dispatch/Console Operator Training ......................................................................... 186 12.4.4 1st Echelon Technician ............................................................................................... 186 12.4.5 System Technician Training ........................................................................................ 187 12.4.6 System Manager Training ........................................................................................... 188 12.5 TRAINING LOCATIONS ................................................................................................................ 189 12.6 TRAINING COURSE SUMMARY .................................................................................................. 190 SECTION 13 – PRICING .............................................................................. 192 13.1 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................... 192 13.2 MAIN CONTROL POINT ............................................................................................................... 193 13.3 MPLS MICROWAVE NETWORK .................................................................................................. 194 13.4 SIMULCAST SITE #1 ‐ SIMULCAST CONTROL POINT ................................................................ 195 13.5 SIMULCAST SITE #2 ‐ SIMULCAST CONTROL POINT GEOGRAPHICALLY SEPARATED ............ 196 13.6 SIMULCAST SITE #3 ‐ REMOTE SITE ........................................................................................... 197 13.7 SIMULCAST SITE #4 ‐ REMOTE SITE ........................................................................................... 198 13.8 SIMULCAST SITE #5 ‐ REMOTE SITE ........................................................................................... 199 13.9 SIMULCAST SITE #N ‐ REMOTE SITE ........................................................................................... 200 13.10 ROCKWALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DISPATCH EQUIPMENT ............................................. 201 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.11 CITY OF ROCKWALL DISPATCH EQUIPMENT ............................................................................. 202 13.12 FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEM .............................................................................................. 203 13.13 ACCEPTANCE TESTING ................................................................................................................ 204 13.14 CONVENTIONAL EQUIPMENT .................................................................................................... 205 13.15 RECOMMENDED SPARES ........................................................................................................... 206 13.16 ROCKWALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ..................................................................................... 207 13.17 ROCKWALL COUNTY CONSTABLES ............................................................................................ 209 13.18 ROCKWALL COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE .................................................................................. 211 13.19 ROCKWALL COUNTY EMS .......................................................................................................... 213 13.20 ROCKWALL COUNTY DETENTION SERVICES ............................................................................. 215 13.21 ROCKWALL COUNTY COURTROOM, SECURITY, TRANSPORT .................................................. 217 13.22 CITY OF ROCKWALL POLICE DEPARTMENT ............................................................................... 219 13.23 CITY OF ROCKWALL FIRE DEPARTMENT .................................................................................... 221 13.25 CITY OF EOC OPERATIONS .......................................................................................................... 223 13.26 CITY OF ROCKWALL PUBLIC WORKS .......................................................................................... 225 13.27 FATE DPS POLICE DEPARTMENT ................................................................................................ 227 13.28 FATE DPS FIRE DEPARTMENT ..................................................................................................... 229 13.29 HEATH DPS .................................................................................................................................. 231 13.30 MCLENDON CHISHOLM FIRE DEPARTMENT ............................................................................. 233 13.31 ROYSE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ............................................................................................. 235 13.32 ROYSE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT ................................................................................................. 237 13.33 ROYSE CITY PUBLIC WORKS ....................................................................................................... 239 13.34 CONTROL STATIONS ................................................................................................................... 241 13.35 TRAINING ..................................................................................................................................... 243 13.36 TEST AND PROGRAMMING EQUIPMENT .................................................................................. 244 13.37 PRICING SUMMARY .................................................................................................................... 245 13.38 COST REDUCTION OPTIONS ....................................................................................................... 247 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.39 GENERAL OPTIONS ..................................................................................................................... 247 13.40 RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................. 248 13.41 MANUFACTURER MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE SUPPORT ITEMS ......................................... 249 13.42 LONG‐TERM PRICING DISCOUNT % ........................................................................................... 250 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RA
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Countty of Rockw
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exas 75087 Phone: 972‐204‐6050 Fax: 9772‐204‐6059 Request ffor Proposal (RFP) RFP#: 15
5‐12‐004: Req
quest for Pro
oposals for a New Countyywide P25 Trrunked Radio
o System to be known ass the Rockwa
all County Interoperabilitty Radio Nettwork (“IRN””); Date Due
e: Submittalss shall be recceived on Ap
pril 3, 2015 no
o later than 3:00 PM. Prroposals receeived later than
n this date an
nd time will not be consiidered. Retu
urn proposal to: Lisa Con
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Auditor 1111 E. Yellowjaccket Lane, Ste
e 202, Rockw
wall, Texas 755087 For addittional inform
mation, contaact Lisa Consttant Wylie, CCounty Audittor, [email protected] (972)‐204
4‐6050. Carefully read all instrructions, requ
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nd specificatiions. All subm
missions should be filled out properly and have app
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nformation aas requested. Please retu
urn proposal in a sealed en
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number, project description, proposall due date an
nd time, and
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posal. Company Name: Company Address: ___
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ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
INTRODUCTION Rockwall County has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of purchasing, implementing, acceptance testing, and transitioning to a new shared countywide 700 MHz P25 Phase 2 TDMA Simulcast Trunked Radio System. The County’s project Partners include the City of Royse City, the City of McLendon‐
Chisholm, the City of Rockwall, the City of Fate, and the City of Heath. With an area of 149 square miles, Rockwall County is the smallest county in Texas but was recognized as one of the top twenty‐five fastest growing counties in the U.S. in 2010. The last 50 years has brought about major changes in this once predominately‐agricultural area. Bounded on the west by Lake Ray Hubbard, it has become a very desirable residential area for the continuously growing Dallas Metropolitan area. The County will serve as the contracting entity for the new shared trunked radio system and will provide the majority of funding required for the initial system procurement. The County and City of Rockwall have executed an Interlocal Agreement for the sharing of the new radio system. There are currently two primary land‐mobile radio systems supporting public safety and local government operations within the County. The systems include the County’s aging conventional VHF radio system, and the City of Rockwall’s aging 3 site UHF EDACS simulcast trunked radio system. The primary objective of this project is to develop a new modern shared P25 Phase 2 TDMA simulcast trunked radio system that will replace the two existing systems and provide improved communications for all participants. Currently, there are two primary dispatch centers within the County, the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center located at 950 TL Townsend Dr. in Rockwall, and the City of Rockwall’s Police and Fire dispatch center located at the Rockwall Police Department at 205 W. Rusk St. in Rockwall. Rockwall County provides dispatch services for the cities of Royse City and McLendon‐Chisholm who share the County’s VHF radio system. The City of Rockwall provides dispatch services for the cities of Heath and Fate
which share the Rockwall EDACS radio system. In the new radio system the County and City of Rockwall will continue to each operate their own separate dispatch centers. Rockwall County’s Commissioners’ Court has decided to utilize a competitive RFP process for the procurement and implementation of the new system to obtain the best system possible while leveraging market competition to obtain highly competitive system pricing. The new radio system developed through this project will represent a new start, a new system, and a new era in wireless communications for the public safety and local government agencies within Rockwall County. The following pages of this RFP provide structured guidance for the development and submission of your competitive turnkey system proposal for the new Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The following anticipated schedule of events outlines the RFP process and is tentative. The County and its Partners reserve the right to modify this schedule as deemed necessary. RFP Release and advertising date ...................................... January 15, 2015 Pre‐Proposal Conference .................................................. January 30, 2015 at 8:30 am Site Visits: Preferred repeater sites .................................. January 30, 2015 at 9:30am Site Visits: Mandatory buildings ........................................ To be scheduled Cut‐off Date for Final Questions ....................................... To be scheduled Proposals Due ................................................................... April 3, 2015 Oral Presentation(s) / Product Demonstration(s) ............. To be scheduled Contract Award ................................................................. August 15, 2015 GENERAL CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPOSALS Read this entire document carefully, follow all instructions. You are responsible for fulfilling all requirements and specifications. Be sure you understand them. General requirements apply to all advertised requests for proposals; however, these may be superseded, whole or in part, by the special requirements/instructions in this document. Review the Table of Contents. Be sure your proposal package is complete. In special circumstances, vendors may be required to allow duly authorized representatives of Rockwall County, the Rockwall County Proposal Evaluation Committee, or the State of the Texas and the federal government access to contracts, books, documents and records necessary to verify the nature and extent of the cost of services provided by the vendor. Addenda When specifications are revised, the Rockwall County Auditor will issue an addendum addressing the nature of the change via the County’s website. In each case, Vendors must sign it and include it in the returned proposal package. Alteration of Proposals Any interlineations, alteration, or erasure made before the submission deadline must be initialed by the signer of the proposal, guaranteeing authenticity. Assignment The successful vendor shall not sell, assign, transfer or convey this contract, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Rockwall County Commissioners Court. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
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Award This project is being conducted under Texas’ High‐Technology Procurement statutes and Rockwall County reserves the right to award this contract on the basis of the offering most advantageous for the County and its project Partners in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. The County reserves the right to waive any formality or irregularity, to make awards one vendor or to more than one vendor, and to reject any or all proposals. Brand Names If there are any uses of any brand names or trade names in this RFP they are only for illustrative purposes solely as a reference as to the product tier, design, features, and quality of the item mentioned. Such references should not be construed to imply that any brand name is preferred or would be given preference in the evaluation of responses to this RFP. Bonding Requirements Proposals submitted in response to this RFP shall include the submission of a proposal guarantee and performance bond. Offers submitted without the required proposal bond or a cashier’s check will not be accepted. A proposal guarantee in the amount of 5% of the proposed system cost is required at the time of proposal submission. The County shall also require, within 30 days after signing of a contract and prior to beginning the actual work (whichever comes first) that the vendor provide the County with a performance bond and a payment bond in the amount of the contract. A surety company authorized to do business in this state shall execute these bonds. Bonds shall be delivered to the County Auditor at 1111 E. Yellowjacket Lane, Suite 202, Rockwall, Texas, 75087. Change of Ownership If ownership of your firm should change during the term of this contract, Rockwall County must be notified as soon as possible in writing within (10) days and a new declaration of relationships shall be submitted immediately to the Rockwall County Auditor. Failure by the vendor to provide written notification of change of ownership may result in cancellation of the contract. Changes or Modifications No oral statement of any person shall modify or otherwise change, or affect the terms, conditions or specifications stated in the resulting contract. All changes to the contract must be approved by the Rockwall County Auditor and will be made in writing by the Rockwall County Auditor. The County has retained RCC Consultants, Inc. (RCC), the “Consultant”, to provide consulting support for this project. The Consultant will have the authority to order minor changes in the Work not involving an adjustment in the Contract Sum or extension of the Contract Time and not inconsistent with the intent of the Contract Documents. Such changes shall be effected by written order and shall be binding on the Owner and vendor. Site visits will be provided to allow all vendors to explore the existing conditions at the sites for proposal preparation purposes. If concealed or unknown physical conditions are encountered at the sites later on that RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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could not have been reasonably be identified during the site visits and those conditions differ materially from those indicated in the Contract Document or from those conditions ordinarily found to exist, the County and selected vendor will work together to resolve the issues in a fair and equitable manner. If appropriate, and agreed to by both parties, the Contract Sum and Contract Time may be equitably adjusted as mutually agreed to by the County and vendor; provided that the vendor provides notice to the County and Consultant promptly and before conditions are disturbed. Upon execution of a contract with the vendor, a project budget and implementation schedule will be established. Change orders for concealed or unknown physical conditions, or scope additions of any kind requested by the County and its Partner agencies, will place undue stress on the project budget; therefore the County will limit all vendor and subcontractor markups on such change orders to no more than 15%. In the event that additional vendor project management, engineering, or other vendor services are also required to support the changes, the costs for those vendor services shall also be reviewed by the County and the Consultant prior to approval. Similarly, such actual vendor costs will be limited to a markup of no more than 15%. The Consultant will, within fourteen work days after receipt of the vendor's Application for Payment, either issue to the Owner a Certificate for Payment, with a copy to the vendor, for such amount as the Consultant determines is properly due, or notify the vendor and Owner in writing of the Consultant’s reasons for withholding certification in whole or in part. The issuance can be delayed if: 1. Defective work not remedied; 2. Third party claims are filed or reasonable evidence indicating probable filing of such claims unless security acceptable to the Owner is provided by the vendor; 3. Failure of the vendor to make payments properly to Subcontractors or for labor, materials or equipment; 4. Reasonable evidence that the Work cannot be completed for the unpaid balance of the Contract Sum; 5. Damage to the Owner or a separate contractor; 6. Reasonable evidence that the Work will not be completed within the Contract Time and that the unpaid balance would not be adequate to cover actual or liquidated damages for the anticipated delay; or 7. Repeated failure to carry out the Work in accordance with the Contract Documents. Clean‐up Following contract award, the vendor shall keep the work premises and surrounding area free from accumulation of waste materials or rubbish caused by operations under the Contract. At completion of the Work, the vendor shall remove all remaining waste materials, rubbish, the vendor or subcontractor’s tools, construction equipment, machinery and surplus material from and about the Project. Complete System to be Described Vendors proposing a 700 MHz P25 Phase 2 Trunked Radio System must describe all components, services, and tasks required to implement a working, fully functional system, and clearly state whether said components RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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and services are to be furnished by the vendor or not. Any and all components—whether hardware or software—required to make the system compliant with the County’s RFP, usable and fully operational that are not described in the proposal documents as being necessary, shall be provided at the vendor’s expense. The price listed in the vendor’s proposal shall be the turnkey delivered price, including all freight charges. Submission of a proposal shall be conclusive evidence that the proposer has investigated and is satisfied as to the conditions to be encountered in performing the work. Confidentiality of Information All information disclosed by Rockwall County or the County’s project Partners to the successful vendor for the purpose of the work to be performed or information that comes to the attention of the successful vendor or its subcontractors during the course of performing such work is to be kept strictly confidential. Any material provided by the vendor to the County or its Partner agencies that is to be considered as confidential in nature must be clearly marked IN BLUE on every page as such by the vendor and will, to the best of our ability, be treated as confidential by Rockwall County. Consultant Duties The County has retained RCC Consultants, Inc. (the Consultant) to provide system procurement assistance and will also retain a Consultant for the implementation of the system. The Consultant will provide administration of the Contract and will be an Owner's representative during construction, until the date the Consultant issues the Final Acceptance Certificate for Payment. The Consultant will have authority to act on behalf of the Owner only to the extent provided in the Contract Documents. The Consultant will visit the site at intervals appropriate to the stage of the construction to determine in general, if the Work observed is being performed in a manner indicating that the Work, when fully completed, will be in accordance with the Contract Documents. However, the Consultant will not be required to make exhaustive or continuous on‐site inspections to check the quality or quantity of the Work. The Consultant will not have control over, charge of, or responsibility for, the construction means, methods, techniques, sequences or procedures, or for safety precautions and programs in connection with the Work, since these are solely the vendor's rights and responsibilities under the Contract Documents. Based on the Consultant's evaluations of the Work and of the vendor's Applications for Payment, the Consultant will review and certify the amounts due the vendor and will issue recommendations for Payment in such amounts to the County Auditor. The Consultant has authority to reject Work that does not conform to the Contract Documents and to require inspection or testing of the Work. The Consultant will review and approve or take other appropriate action upon the vendor's submittals such as Site Drawings, Product Data and Samples, but only for the limited purpose of checking for conformance with information given and the design concept. The Consultant will interpret and decide matters concerning performance under, and requirements of, the Contract Documents on written request of either the Owner or vendor. The Consultant will assist the County in making decisions on claims, disputes and other matters in question between the Owner and vendor but will not be liable for results of any interpretations or decisions. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Contract Obligation Rockwall County Commissioners Court must award the contract. Following the Court’s approval the County Auditor shall send an award letter approving the contract and thereby the proposal becomes binding on Rockwall County and the vendor. Department heads are not authorized to execute a contract, or any amendment or modification there from on behalf of Rockwall County. Contract Renewals Renewals may be made only by written agreement between Rockwall County and the vendor. Any price escalations are limited to those stated by the vendor in the original proposal. Contract Termination This contract shall remain in effect until expiration, completion and acceptance of services or default. Rockwall County reserves the right to terminate the contract immediately in the event the successful vendor fails to: 1. Meet delivery or completion schedules, or 2. Otherwise perform in accordance with the accepted proposal. Breach of contract or default authorizes the County to award to another vendor or purchase elsewhere and charge the full increase cost to the defaulting vendor. Either party may terminate this contract by providing thirty (30) days written notice to the other party. The successful vendor must state therein the reasons for such cancellation. Prior written notice must be delivered in person or sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, proper postage paid and properly addressed to the other party at the address on the affidavit for the vendor or to the Rockwall County Auditor, 1111 E. Yellowjacket Lane, Suite 202, Rockwall, Texas 75087. Debt Rockwall County reserves the right to reject any proposal submitted by a vendor who owes a debt to the County. Debt includes delinquent taxes, fines, fees and delinquencies arising from written agreements with the County. Delivery All goods shall be delivered in appropriate packaging to assure safe, undamaged delivery F.O.B. Destination unless otherwise authorized herein. C.O.D. shipments or deliveries are not permitted. The successful vendor will coordinate the delivery of all project materials with the County’s Project Manager. Design, Standards and Practices Design, strength, quality of materials and workmanship must conform to the highest standards of engineering practices and/or professional services. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Drug Free Work Place The County reserves the right to review drug‐testing records of any personnel involved in this proposed project. The County may require, at vendor’s expense, drug testing for vendor’s personnel if no drug testing records exists or if such test results are older than six (6) months. E‐mail Addresses Consent The vendor affirmatively consents to the disclosure of its e‐mail addresses that are provided to Rockwall County. This consent is intended to comply with the requirements of the Texas Public Information Act and shall survive termination of this agreement. This consent shall apply to the e‐mail addresses provided by the vendor, its employees, officers, and agents acting on the vendor’s behalf and shall apply to any e‐mail address provided in any form for any reason whether related to this bid/proposal or otherwise. Errors and Omissions Due care and diligence have been used in preparation of this request for proposals and it is believed to be substantially correct. However, the responsibility for determining the full extent of the exposure and the verification of all the information presented herein shall rest solely on the vendor. Rockwall County and its representatives shall not be responsible for errors or omissions in these specifications, nor for failure on the part of the vendor to determine the full extent of the exposure. Evaluation of Proposals Proposal evaluation shall be used as a determinant as to which system proposal is most advantageous for the County and its project Partners. Proposal evaluations will be in part based upon the following criteria: •
Overall system configuration , design, and capabilities o
Guaranteed radio coverage performance o
Radio system RF channel capacity o
System connectivity o
System redundancy to maintain normal trunked simulcast operation during adverse conditions, including fallback modes of operation o
Features and functional capabilities o
User radio equipment o
Dispatch console systems o
System management capabilities o
Radio interoperability o
System acceptance testing, and o
Other factors of importance RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Turnkey system pricing for all services (included but not limited to engineering, design, manufacturing, installation, system optimization, testing, training, and system acceptance), equipment, software, system warranty and maintenance support as required in the RFP, cost discounts, purchase incentives, and equipment trade‐ins, etc. •
Proposer qualifications and experience in public safety and local government P25 Phase 2 trunked simulcast system projects of this size and complexity or larger •
Proposed project team, project plan, schedule, and other factors of importance, and •
Proposal quality and responsiveness to RFP requirements. Rockwall County Auditor’s office will make an initial review of the responses received in response to this RFP to verify that the proper signatures, bonds, insurance requirements and other similar required information have been properly addressed and provided. Copies of Proposals passing the initial Purchasing review will be provided to the County’s Proposal Evaluation Committee for review, discussion, and evaluation. The identities of the members of the Proposal Evaluation Committee shall not be disclosed. Any Attempt to contact members of the Proposal Evaluation Committee prior to contract award may result in vendor disqualification. The Proposal Evaluation Committee will conduct an initial review of the proposals and may develop a short list of respondent(s) and the short listed respondent(s) may be invited and scheduled for a structured oral presentation and interview. Such presentation(s) will be provided at no cost to the County. Upon completion of the oral presentation(s) the information obtained during the presentation(s) will be factored into the evaluation process. The oral presentation(s) may be recorded and/or videotaped by the County. The County may or may not request Best and Final Offers, therefore vendors are encouraged to provide their best pricing at the time of proposal submission outlined in this RFP. The award of this contract shall be made to the respondent offering the response which best meets the needs of Rockwall County and its project Partners. The County may conduct investigations, as it deems necessary, to determine the capabilities of the vendor to create, manufacture, implement and acceptance test the required system. The vendor shall furnish to the County such data as the County may request for this purpose. The County reserves the right to reject any offer if the evidence submitted by the vendor or the investigation of the vendor fails to satisfy the County that the vendor is properly qualified to provide the system and associated services contemplated or required, or if the overall proposal response is deemed non‐compliant. It shall be based on factors that have a bearing on price and performance of the items in the user environment. All proposals are subject to negotiations by the Rockwall County Auditor and other appropriate departments, with recommendations to Commissioners Court. Compliance with all requirements, delivery, and needs of the using departments are considerations in evaluating proposals. Pricing is not the only criteria for making a recommendation. All proposals that have been submitted shall be available and open for public inspection after the contract is awarded except for trade secrets or confidential information contained in the proposals and identified as such. Rockwall County may request representation and other information sufficient to determine vendor’s ability to meet standards of adequate financial resources, ability to comply with delivery schedule, the provision of records of performance. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Force Majeure To the extent either party of this agreement shall be wholly or partially prevented from the performance of the term specified, or of any obligation or duty placed on such party by reason of or through work strikes, stoppage of labor, riot, fire, flood, acts of war, insurrection, court judgment, act of God, or other specific cause reasonably beyond the parties control and not attributable to its malfeasance, neglect or nonfeasance. In such event, the time for performance of such obligation or duty shall be suspended until such disability to perform is removed. Funding Funds for payment have been provided through the Rockwall County annual budget by the Commissioners Court for this fiscal year only. The laws of the State of Texas prohibit the obligation and expenditure of public funds beyond the fiscal year for which a budget has been approved. Therefore, anticipated orders or other obligations that may arise past the end of the current Rockwall County fiscal year shall be subject to budget approval. This agreement may be terminated by the County without notice and without penalty or liability in the event that (1) the County lacks sufficient funds for this agreement; (2) funds for this agreement are not appropriated by Commissioners’ Court; and (3) funds for this agreement that are or were to be provided by grant or through an outside service are withheld, denied or are otherwise not available to the County. Governing Forms In the event of any conflict between the terms and provisions of these requirements and the specifications, the specifications shall govern. In the event of any conflict of interpretation of any part of this overall document, Rockwall County’s interpretation shall govern. Governing Law This request for proposals is governed by the High Technology Procurement requirements of the County Purchasing Act of the Texas Local Government Code. Vendors shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. The vendor is further advised that these requirements shall be fully governed by the laws of the State of Texas and that Rockwall County may request and rely on advice, decisions and opinions of the Attorney General of Texas and the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney concerning any portion of these requirements. Hold Harmless Agreement Successful vendor shall defend, indemnify and save harmless Rockwall County and all its officers, agents and employees from all suits, actions or other claims of any character, name and description brought for or on account of any injuries or damages received or sustained by any person, persons or property on account of any negligent act or fault of the successful vendor, or of any agent, employee, subcontractor or supplier in the execution of, or performance under, any contract which may result from proposal award. Successful vendor shall pay any judgment with cost which may be obtained against Rockwall County growing out of such injury or damages. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Inspections and Testing Rockwall County reserves the right to inspect any item(s) or service location for compliance with specifications and requirements and needs of the County. If a vendor cannot furnish a sample of a proposed item, where applicable, for review, or fails to satisfactorily show an ability to perform, the County can reject the offer as inadequate. Goods purchased are subject to inspection and approval by the buyer. The Buyer reserves the right to reject or refuse acceptance of goods which are not in accordance with buyer’s instructions, specifications, drawings and data, or seller’s warranties (expressed or implied). Goods not accepted will be returned to the vendor at the vendor’s risk and expense. Installations not in conformance with requirements will be re‐installed an no additional cost and approved by the County prior to system acceptance. Payment for any goods shall not be deemed an acceptance thereof. Insurance Any vendor that conducts business with Rockwall County, whether it is goods and/or services, must maintain lawful worker’s compensation/self‐insured employee coverage requirements and adequate liability limitations. The vendor, at its own expense, shall purchase and maintain the herein stipulated minimum insurance with companies duly licensed to do business in the State of Texas, possessing a current A.M. Best Inc. rating of “A” or better. The policies may provide coverage, which contain deductible or self‐insured retention. Such deductible and/or self‐insured retention shall not be applicable with respect to the coverage provided to Rockwall County under such policies. The vendor shall be solely responsible for all deductibles and/or self‐insured retention. Within ten (10) days after contract award and prior to commencement of any work or delivery, the County Auditor requires the successful vendor to submit verification of their general liability coverage. The insurance coverage, except worker’s compensation and professional liability, required by this contract, shall name Rockwall County and its officers, employees and elected officials as additional insured(s) as the interest of each insured may appear. Failure to comply with lawful requirements or adequate liability requirements may result in delay of payments and/or cancellation of the contract. The vendor shall purchase insurance for protection for claims under workers' compensation acts and other employee benefit acts which are applicable, claims for damages because of bodily injury, including death, and claims for damages, other than to the Work itself, to property which may arise out of or result from the vendor' operations and completed operations under the Contract, whether such operations be by the vendor or by a Subcontractor or anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them. This insurance shall be written for not less than limits of liability required by law. Certificates of Insurance acceptable to the Owner shall be filed with the Owner prior to commencement of the Work. Each policy shall contain a provision that the policy will not be canceled or allowed to expire until at least 30 days' prior written notice has been given to the Owner. The vendor shall cause the commercial liability coverage required by the Contract Documents to include: (I) the Owner, the Consultant as additional insured's for claims caused in whole or in part by the vendor's negligent acts or omissions during the vendor's operations; and (2) the Owner as an additional insured for claims caused in whole or in part by the vendor's negligent acts or omissions during the vendor's completed operations. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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The Owner shall be responsible for purchasing and maintaining the Owner's usual liability insurance. Interlocal Agreement The successful vendor shall agree to extend prices to all entities that have entered into or will enter into joint purchasing interlocal cooperation agreements with the County. The County is a participating member of one or more interlocal cooperative purchasing agreements. As such, the County has executed interlocal agreements, as permitted under Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code, with certain other political subdivisions, authorizing participation in a cooperative purchasing program. The successful vendor shall provide products/services based upon the proposed pricing, to any other participant including but not limited to the cities of Rockwall, Fate, Heath, Royse City, and McLendon Chisholm. Invoices and Payments Vendors shall, at the appropriate times, submit an original invoice for each negotiated project milestone that requires a payment. Invoices must include the contract number, the name of the project, and be itemized. Itemization must include at a minimum a detailed description of the milestone associated with the invoice, and a written certification that all aspects of that particular milestone have been successfully completed, delivered, and approved by the County’s Project Manager or approved agent in accordance with contract requirements. Any invoice, which cannot be verified by the contract price and/or is otherwise incorrect, will be returned to the vendor for correction. All payments made to Rockwall County shall be made within 30 days upon receipt by the County Auditor’s office. Late Proposals Proposals received in the County Auditor’s Office after the submission deadline shall be considered void and unacceptable. Rockwall County is not responsible for lateness of mail, carrier, etc., and the time and date stamped by the Auditor’s office shall be the official time of receipt. Labor and Materials Unless otherwise provided in the Contract Documents, the vendor shall provide and pay for labor, materials, equipment, tools, vehicles, office space, storage space for equipment waiting on installation or field deployment, construction equipment and machinery, water, heat and other facilities and services necessary for proper execution of the Work. New System to be Provided Unless otherwise indicated, all items will be new, unused, not rebuilt, in first class condition, and in containers suitable for damage‐free shipment. Owner’s Right to Stop the Work If the vendor fails to correct Work which is not in accordance with the requirements of the Contract Documents, the Owner may order to the vendor to stop the Work, or any portion thereof, until the cause for such order is eliminated. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Owner’s Right to Carry Out the Work If the vendor defaults or neglects to carry out the Work in accordance with the Contract Documents, and fails within a thirty‐day period after receipt of notice from the Owner to provide an acceptable plan to correct such default, the owner may correct such deficiencies and may deduct the reasonable cost thereof, from the payment due the vendor. Patents The successful vendor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the County against all costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees and undertakes and agrees to defend at vendor’s own expense, all suits, actions or proceedings in which the County or the users of County’s products are made defendants of actual or alleged infringement of any U.S. or foreign patent resulting from the use or sale of the items purchased hereunder (except infringement necessarily resulting from adherence to County’s specifications or drawings) and further agrees to pay and discharge any and all judgments or decrees which may be rendered in any such suit, action or proceeding. Payments Progress Payments Based upon Applications for Payment submitted to the County by the vendor, the County will make milestone progress payments as provided below: 1. Provided an Application for Payment is received and approved by the County, the County will make payment of the amount due within 30 days, provided that all milestone requirements have been successfully met and approved by the County. 2. Based on the County’s observations and evaluations of the Project and vendor’s Applications for Payment, the County will determine the amounts due to the vendor. Those amounts are listed below: Project Milestones Table 1: Rockwall County Proposed Payment Terms Project Milestone Payment I.
Contract execution 5% II.
Completion of the Contract Design Review 5% III.
Shipment of FNE from staging facility 15% IV.
Infrastructure Delivered and Fully Operational 15% V.
Infrastructure Acceptance Testing Completed and Approved 10% VI. Coverage Acceptance Testing Completed and Approved VII. 30‐Day Operational Testing Successfully Completed 15% VIII. Installation and Distribution of Radio Field Units Completed 5% IX.
20% Final Project Acceptance, Warranty Begins 10% RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Final Completion and Final Payment Final payment, constituting the entire unpaid balance of the Contract Sum, will be made by the County when: 1.
the Contract has been fully performed by the vendor as determined by the County; and 2. the completed Project has been accepted by the Rockwall County Commissioners Court. a. Neither the final payment nor any remaining retained percentage shall become due until the vendor submits to the Owner: 1) an affidavit that payrolls, bills for materials and equipment, and other indebtedness connected with the Project have been paid or otherwise satisfied; 2) a certificate evidencing that the required insurance will remain in force after final payment and will not be canceled or allowed to expire until at least thirty (30) days prior written notice has been given to the County; 3) a written statement that the vendor knows of no substantial reason that the insurance will not be renewable to cover the period required by the County; 4) consent of surety to final payment; 5) other data establishing payment or satisfaction of obligations, such as receipts, releases and waivers of liens, claims, security interests or encumbrances arising out of this Contract, to the extent and in such form as may be designated by the County; and written warranties and other documents required by the Contract. Upon receipt of the vendor’s written notice that the Work is ready for final inspection and acceptance and upon final receipt of a final Application for Payment, the County staff and the Consultant will make such inspection and, when the County and Consultant finds the Work acceptable under the Contract Documents and the Contract has been fully performed, the Consultant will recommend a final Certificate for Payment stating that to the best of the Consultant's knowledge, and on the basis of the Consultant's on‐site visits and inspections, the work has been completed in accordance with terms and conditions of the Contract Documents and that the entire balance found to be due the vendor and noted in the final Certificate is due and payable. Permits and Approvals All work done under this contract shall comply with all local and state codes having jurisdiction and with the requirements of the utility companies whose services may be used. Where code requirements are less than those shown in the contract documents, the contract documents shall be followed. The selected vendor shall obtain all permits, inspections and approvals as required by all authorities having jurisdiction. All fees and costs for these items shall be paid for by the vendor. All inspections will be done by Bureau Veritas 972‐488‐
8800 per the County’s agreement with the City of Rockwall. Point of Contact Rockwall County Auditor’s office shall be the sole point of contact for any and all issues pertaining to this procurement and its process. The Department may designate an alternate point of contact for specific RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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purposes. Contacting anyone other than the Auditor’s office or their designated representative could result in disqualification. Do not rely on oral instructions or clarifications. Requests from interested vendors for additional information or interpretation of the information included in the specifications should be directed in writing to the Rockwall County Auditor’s office. Potential Conflicts of Interest An outside consultant or vendor is prohibited from submitting a bid or proposal for services on a Rockwall County project of which the consultant or vendor was a designer or previous contributor, or was an affiliate, subsidiary, joint venture or was in any other manner associated by ownership to any party that was a designer or other previous contributor. If such a consultant or vendor submits a prohibited bid or proposal, that bid or proposal shall be disqualified on the basis of conflict of interest, no matter when the conflict is discovered by Rockwall County. A CIQ form must be filed with the Rockwall County Clerk prior to the submission of this proposal and a copy same must accompany the submission of this proposal. Pricing Prices for all goods and/or services shall be negotiated to a firm fixed amount for the duration of this contract or as agreed to in terms of time frame. Proposal Form The vendor is to fill out and return to the County Auditor, one original proposal form (marked original). Proposal packaging must show the RFP number, project description, proposal due date and time, and be marked as a “sealed proposal”. A company representative authorized to submit the proposal and bind the company in a contract with the County must sign the proposal cover sheet. Completion of this form is intended to verify that the vendor has submitted the proposal, is familiar with its contents and has submitted the material in accordance with all requirements. Proposal Format: Proposals submitted in response to this RFP shall be organized and configured in the following format. Section 1 – Executive Summary The proposal shall include an Executive Summary of ten (10) pages or less, which provides in brief, concise terms, a summation of the proposal. Section 2 – Overview of the Firm and its Experience in Delivering Systems of this Nature The proposal shall include an overview of the firm, its background, history, and experience in providing public safety and local government land‐mobile radio communication systems, particularly P25 trunked simulcast radio system projects of this size and complexity or larger. Provide the full name and address of your organization and identify the parent company if you are a subsidiary. Identify if you are a manufacturer of the proposed system or you are a reseller, integrator or agent of the manufacturer. Specify the branch office or other subordinate element that will perform, or assist in performing, work herein. Identify whether or not that branch is located in the Dallas Metropolitan area. Indicate whether you operate as a partnership, corporation, or individual. Include the State in which incorporated or licensed to operate. Provide the name, phone number, and fax number for your proposal contact. Provide the number of years your firm has been in business and the number of years it has been providing land‐mobile radio systems of this type for cities and RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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counties. Provide a list of previously completed public safety P25 trunked simulcast radio systems that your firm has successfully completed as well as a list of those expected to be completed by March 31, 2015. Provide the required project references and system summaries with a customer name and contact information so that the Proposal Evaluation Committee can contact your project references. Section 3 – Proposed System Design and Configuration Provide a detailed description of your proposed system configuration and architecture including at a minimum: •
Overall system configuration , design, and capabilities; o
Guaranteed radio coverage performance as outlined in this RFP. Include guaranteed radio coverage analyses as required elsewhere in this RFP; o
Radio system RF channel capacity (proposed initially and expansion capabilities for future growth) o
Microwave system design and connectivity; o
Provided system redundancy to maintain normal trunked simulcast operation during adverse conditions, including a detailed failure mode analysis as required in Section 2 of this RFP. Be sure to discuss any single points of failure that result in loss of normal coverage, capacity, or operational functionality. o
System features and functional capabilities; o
System modularity allowing for graceful expansion without the need for a “forklift upgrade”. Proposers shall identify and discuss subsystem bottlenecks, thresholds or hardware / software limits that inhibit easy growth and expansion or result in major out‐of‐pocket expenditures to expand the system; o
Proposed user radio equipment and accessories; o
Dispatch console systems for the County and the City of Rockwall; o
System management capabilities; o
Radio interoperability both internally and with external entities in the area, and o
Site equipment and services (towers, shelters, commercial and auxiliary power systems, grounding and surge protection, site security, and connectivity). See RFP Sections 2 through 7 for additional information and requirements. Section 4 – Proposed Project Team Provide the names, titles and location of the key personnel you will assign to this project and describe the contribution each will make on your company's behalf, paying particular attention to the project engineers and project manager. In addition, provide the following information for each member of your team: education, related experience, the number of years with your firm, and a current resume. Include the percent of each individual’s time devoted specifically to this project. List any other projects or commitments that each RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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proposed person is committed to or expected to be involved with during the period of time this project is underway. Identify who within your company will have overall responsibility for quality assurance and ultimately the successful completion of this project. Include a project team chart with assigned roles and responsibilities. Identify who will be providing system installation, optimization, system warranty, and system maintenance. Identify and discuss all subcontractors, their experience in providing the services you have assigned them to. Discuss their responsibilities and the roles they will play on your behalf in supporting this project. Section 5 ‐ Project Work Plan and Schedule Project Work Plan Provide a detailed project workplan i.e. a task‐based scope of work for the project from project initiation through final system acceptance. This is intended to be a turnkey system purchase. Include a division of responsibilities that identifies work to be undertaken and completed by your firm (including subcontractors) and the work and responsibilities that you believe belong to the County and its Partners. See RFP Section 8 for additional information. Project Schedule Provide a detailed task‐based project schedule in Microsoft Project format to accompany your project work plan. Include relevant project milestones, some of which are associated with milestone payments by the County as outlined in this document under the heading called Payments. Section 6 – System Acceptance Testing Provide a detailed description of your proposed system acceptance testing program at both system staging and in the field following system installation and optimization. Ensure that the following is included: •
Detailed narrative of Coverage Acceptance Test Plan (CATP) •
Outline of Staging Functional Acceptance Test Plan (test scripts not required for proposal) •
Outline of Field Functional Acceptance Test Plan (test scripts not required for proposal) •
Outline of Microwave Radio Acceptance Test Plan •
Outline of MPLS Acceptance Test Plan •
Outline of Site Civil, Installation, and Grounding Acceptance Test Plan If there are any exclusions or deviations from the requirements in this RFP they must be clearly noted and described in this section. Additional information regarding Acceptance Testing is provided in RFP Section 10. Section 7 ‐ System Training Provide a detailed description of your proposed training program following system installation and optimization. If there are any exclusions or deviations from the training requirements in this RFP they must be clearly noted and described in this section. Additional Training information is provided in RFP Section 12. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Section 8‐ System Installation, Warranty and Maintenance System Installation Provide a detailed description of your proposed system installation team including your in‐house personnel and any involved subcontractors. Identify specifically who will provide the system installation and whether or not the proposed firm and proposed personnel have been previously factory trained in the installation and optimization of the proposed P25 Phase 2 TDMA simulcast trunked radio system as well as the proposed MPLS microwave system. If there are any exclusions or deviations from the requirements in this RFP they must be clearly noted and described in this section. RFP Section 9 includes additional information. Warranty Provide a detailed description of your proposed system warranty program. If there are any exclusions or deviations from the requirements in this RFP they must be clearly noted and described in this section. Identify who will provide the warranty support and the number of personnel the provider has who are trained in warranty and repair of the proposed system/ equipment. Identify the warranty provider’s location and response times to both major and minor system problems as defined elsewhere in this RFP. Additional information is provided in RFP Section 11. System Maintenance Provide a detailed description of your proposed system maintenance program. If there are any exclusions or deviations from the requirements in this RFP they must be clearly noted and described in this section. Identify who will provide the system maintenance support and the number of personnel the provider has who are trained in the maintenance and repair of the proposed system/ equipment. Identify the maintenance provider’s location and response times to both major and minor system problems as defined in this RFP. Additional information is provided in RFP Section 11. Section 9 ‐ System Pricing Provide detailed turnkey system pricing for all services (included but not limited to engineering, design, detailed design review, manufacturing, staging, installation, system optimization, testing, training, and system acceptance), equipment, software, system warranty and maintenance support as required in the RFP, cost discounts, purchase incentives, and equipment trade‐ins, etc. To help reduce system costs, it is the intent of the County and its project Partners to offer a substantial portfolio of existing VHF conventional and UHF simulcast EDACS radio infrastructure, dispatch consoles and several hundred mobile and portable radios to be used as a “trade‐in” offer to those interested in working with the County and its Partner agencies. Additional information is provided in RFP Section 13. Point‐by‐Point Response Proposers shall insert a complete Point‐by‐Point response that addresses each numbered point or paragraph listed in this section. The response shall address at a minimum, the following: 1. Read and Understood: Where appropriate, when there is a point or paragraph that does not specifically require that the Proposer indicate any level of compliancy and this point or paragraph is provided for informational purposes, the Proposer shall indicate that it has read and understood that point or paragraph. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. Fully compliant with this point or paragraph: This shall indicate that the proposer fully understands the specification and is fully compliant with this requirement. 3. Partially compliant with this point or paragraph: This shall indicate that the Proposer does not fully meet the requirement or intent of the specification. The Proposer shall provide a complete description of why they do not meet the full requirement of the specification and then state their clarification or substitution for that particular point or paragraph. 4. Not Compliant (Exception): This shall indicate that the Proposer’s solution does not comply with this specification listed in this point or paragraph. Proposal Submittal Requirements: Vendors who submit a proposal in response to this RFP shall provide the following: •
Twelve (12) complete printed copies of the proposal, including one (1) printed original signed in BLUE ink and seven (7) complete copies. •
Twelve (12) searchable electronic soft copies of the entire proposal shall be provided on DVD media. Proposals shall include a table of contents and shall be printed on double sided 8.5 x 11 inch paper with a reasonable allowable exception for pages that need to be printed on 11 x 17 inch media to facilitate readability. Such pages might include the proposed project schedule and required radio coverage maps (propagation analyses). Proposals shall be provided in three ring binders with tabs separating each section. Pre‐Proposal Conference A Pre‐Proposal Conference will be held on _____________ at 1:30 PM at the following location: Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office 950 T L Townsend Drive, Rockwall, TX 75087 Phone: (972) 204‐7001 The County recommends that vendors read all sections of the RFP prior to attending the conference and submit their questions regarding the RFP or supporting documentation to the County prior to the meeting in written format (Microsoft Word) so that the discussion during the meeting can be as productive as possible. Submitted questions should include the name of the firm submitting the questions. A written summary of all questions and the County’s responses to the questions will be provided to all attendees in the days following the meeting. The cut‐off date for submitted questions will be 2 business days before the conference as noted in the Schedule of Events provided in this document. Any interpretation of or change in the RFP will be made by addendum. Protections of Persons and Property The vendor shall be responsible for initiating, maintaining and supervising all safety precautions and programs in connection with the performance of the Contract. The vendor shall take reasonable precautions for safety of, and shall provide reasonable protection to prevent damage, injury or loss to: RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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1. Employees on the Work site and other persons who may be affected thereby; 2. The Work and materials and equipment to be incorporated therein, whether in storage on or off the site, under care, custody or control of the vendor or the vendor’s subcontractors or sub‐subcontractors; and 3. Other property at the site or adjacent thereto, such as trees, shrubs, lawns, walks, pavements, roadways, structures and utilities not designated for removal, relocation or replacement in the course of construction. Sales Tax Rockwall County is, by statute, exempt from the State Sales Tax and Federal Excise Tax; therefore, the proposal price shall not include taxes. Schedule The successful vendor will be responsible for preparing, maintaining and updating the official detailed project schedule from start to finish. The vendor, after being awarded the Contract, shall submit for the Owner's and Consultant’s information a vendor's construction schedule for the Work. The schedule shall not exceed time limits current under the Contract Documents and shall be updated at appropriate intervals as required by the conditions of the Work. Severability If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word of these requirements or the specifications shall be held invalid, such holding shall not affect the remaining portions of these requirements and the specifications and it is hereby declared that such remaining portions would have been included in these requirements and the specifications as though the invalid portion has been omitted. Silence of Specification The apparent silence of these specifications as to any detail or to the apparent omission from it of a detailed description concerning any point, shall be regarded as meaning that only the best commercial practices are to prevail. All interpretations of these specifications shall be made on the basis of this statement. Site Visits Vendors are highly encouraged to participate in the site visits prior to preparation of their proposals. There will be two sets of site visits. The first set includes the following: •
Rockwall County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center; •
City of Rockwall Dispatch Center; •
City of Rockwall repeater site locations (3); •
Tentative Royse City repeater site location, and the •
Tentative McLendon‐Chisholm repeater site location(s). RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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The dates selected for site visits above will be discussed at the proposers’ conference. Firms participating in the site visits shall contact the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office and provide the number of personnel expected to attend. The contact for the Sheriff’s Office is provided below. Lt. Greg Welch Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Phone: 972‐795‐5502 Email: [email protected] The second set of site visits involves the list of mandatory buildings requiring indoor portable radio coverage as outlined in Section 3 – Radio Coverage Requirements. If requested, the County and its Partner agencies will provide an escort individually for each vendor for the mandatory buildings. System Staging Following equipment manufacturing, the P25 radio infrastructure shall be staged at a suitable facility at which all of the radio infrastructure equipment required to make a fully operational communications system shall be assembled into the proposed system configuration and shall be tested as a system, with test scripts approved by the County and its project Partners. This testing is referred to as Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), including, but not limited to: •
Trunked repeater site equipment including representative antenna system equipment with RF cabling •
Main Control Point, Simulcast Control Points, Servers •
LAN/WAN/Audio Distribution Equipment •
Alarm and control units •
Dispatch console systems •
Representative radio field units •
System management systems •
System alarm panels and alarm reporting systems, and •
Microwave/MPLS system – The vendor shall recommend whether or not the microwave system is to be staged with the trunked radio system equipment or separately at the microwave vendor’s facility, and provide the basis for this decision for approval by the County. Supervision and Construction Procedures The vendor shall supervise the Work and shall be solely responsible for and have control over subcontractors, construction means, methods, techniques, sequences and procedures, and for coordinating all portions of the Work unless the Contract Documents give other specific instructions concerning these matters. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Substantial Completion Substantial Completion is the stage in the progress of the Work when the Work or the designated portion thereof is sufficiently complete in accordance with the Contract Documents so that the Owner can occupy or utilize the P25 Radio System for its intended day‐to‐day use. System acceptance testing or resolution of system problems identified during acceptance testing shall not constitute substantial completion. Substantial completion shall not be achieved prior to final system acceptance by the County unless specifically agreed to and authorized by the County. Terminology Wherever the words ‘furnish’, ‘provide’, ‘furnish and install’, ‘provide and install’ and similar phrases occur, it is the intent that the materials and equipment described be furnished, installed, connected, optimized, and successfully acceptance tested under these Specifications, complete for operation unless specifically noted to the contrary. Title & Risk of Loss Title to and risk of loss for the deliverables shall pass to the County only when County actually receives and accepts delivery of the equipment. Venue This agreement will be governed and construed according to the laws of the State of Texas. This agreement is performable in Rockwall County, Texas. Warranty All warranty requirements are stated in Section 11 of this RFP. Withdrawal of Proposals A proposal may be withdrawn or cancelled by the vendor for the period of days following the date designated for the receipt of proposal up until the Commissioners Court takes action and approving the contract/proposal, and the vendor so agrees upon submittal of their proposal. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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PROPOSAL AFFIDAVIT The undersigned certifies that the proposed prices contained in this proposal have been carefully reviewed and are submitted as correct and final. The vendor further certifies and agrees to furnish any and/or all products upon which prices are extended at the price offered, and upon the conditions contained in the specifications of the PFP package. The period of acceptance of this bid will be 180 calendar days from the date of the bid opening unless otherwise indicated by vendor.
STATE OF: ______________________________ COUNTY OF BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, a Notary Public in and for the State of , on this day personally appeared ____ , who after being duly sworn, did depose and say: "I, _____________________________________________ am a duly authorized officer of/agent for ________________________________________________________________________________ and have been duly authorized to execute the foregoing on behalf of the said ________________________________________________________________________________ and I also hereby certify that the foregoing proposal has not been prepared in collusion with any other proposer or other person or persons engaged in the same line of business prior to the official opening of this proposal. Further, I certify that the proposer is not now, nor has been for the past six (6) months, directly or indirectly concerned in any pool or agreement or combination, to control the price of services/product proposed on, or to influence any person or persons to propose or not to propose thereon." Name and address of vendor: _______________________________________________________ Telephone No.: By: (Printed Name Signature: Title: __________________________ SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me by the above‐named on this the day of , 2015. Notary Public For the State of ________________________ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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PROJECT REFERENCES System References (To be included in Proposal Section 2 – Overview of the Firm and its Experience in Systems of this Nature) Provide a minimum of five Reference Projects for public safety / local government P25 linear simulcast trunked radio systems of similar or larger size and scope which have been developed and installed by your company.
Provide a thorough description of each referenced system including at a minimum the following information:
•
Name of the system owner; •
System location; •
Client Contact; •
Client Title; •
Telephone Number; •
Email Address; •
Name of system manufacturer of the following components: o
Radio infrastructure o
Dispatch console system o
User radio equipment o
Microwave equipment •
Brief description of the system architecture and configuration (P25 Phase 1 / Phase 2, simulcast, multicast, redundancy); •
Number of repeater sites; •
Frequency band; •
Number of RF radio channels per site; •
Number of user radios in use; •
Agencies using the system; •
Type of System Connectivity (dedicated MPLS microwave, fiber, leased 3rd party circuits, etc.); •
Number of Dispatch centers in use, number of dispatch positions per center; •
System status (awarded, manufactured, undergoing installation, installation completed, system accepted, system cutover, fully operational, etc.), and RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Date accepted: ___________________________ Project Manager References (To be included in Proposal Section 4 – Proposed Project Team) The proposed project manager must have been heavily involved in a minimum of three prior P25 public safety trunked radio system projects of similar or greater size and scope that were provided by your company. Provide a minimum of three customer references for your proposed project manager and identify which systems were involved. Provide at a minimum the following information: •
Project Manager’s Name: •
Location: •
Number of Years with your Company: •
Percent of Project Manager's time dedicated to this project: •
PMP / PMI certified? Yes ‰ No ‰ 1. Customer Reference Name and Title: _______________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ Street/PO Box Telephone No.: City State Zip Fax No: ___________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ 2. Customer Reference Name and Title: _______________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ Street/PO Box Telephone No.: City State Zip Fax No: ___________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ 3. Customer Reference Name and Title: _______________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ Street/PO Box Telephone No.: City State Zip Fax No: ___________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 1 – CURRENT SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT
1.1
INTRODUCTION Rockwall County is the smallest county in Texas, measuring approximately 12 miles by 12 miles square. There are two (2) primary radio systems and two Public Safety dispatch centers that provide radio communications dispatching for all departments and agencies in Rockwall County. These two systems are listed below, along with the agencies for which they provide radio communications. 1. Rockwall County For many years, Rockwall County has utilized a conventional VHF analog radio communication system that is now aging and struggling to meet the ever growing needs of the County. The current VHF system and the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center provide radio communications support for the following agencies: •
Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office •
Rockwall County Constables •
Rockwall County EMS •
Rockwall County Detention Services •
Rockwall County Road and Bridge •
McLendon Chisholm FD •
Royse City PD •
Royse City FD 2. City of Rockwall The City of Rockwall operates a Harris UHF trunked simulcast EDACS system that has served the City and its Partners reasonably well but is facing declining vendor support and does not provide a standards‐based interoperability platform for their future. The current UHF EDACS system and the City of Rockwall dispatch center provide radio communications support for the following agencies: •
City of Rockwall PD •
City of Rockwall FD •
City of Rockwall Public Works •
City of Fate DPS •
City of Heath DPS Details for these two systems are provided in the following pages. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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ROCKWALL C
COUNTY SYSTTEM The curre
ent Rockwall County radio communicaations system
m is a VHF cconventional system utilizzing a single 320
0’ tower site located at 32
2‐53‐44.4N, 96‐26‐52.0W. There are tw
wo VHF repeaaters (Rockwall SO Primary aand Rockwall SO Secondarry) that are shared amongg all of the aggencies. Theere are two ZZetron radio dispatch consoles in the Rockwall R
County Sheriff’s Office dispaatch room tthat provide 24x7 ng services fo
or the agencies listed in Section 1.1 abbove. Figure 1.2a below d
depicts the ZZetron dispatchin
radio disp
patch consoles. There is no backup dispatching d
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The vario
ous control stations thatt interface into the Zettron Figure 11.2b: Rockwaall County Sheeriff’s Office Dispatch C
Control Station
ns
dispatch cconsoles are located in a ccabinet in the
e dispatch rooom, as shown in Figure 1.2b on the rightt. nty’s Road and a
Bridge department d
dispatches vvia a single The Coun
control sttation radio from the “Cou
unty Barn,” w
which serves aas the Road and Bridgge headquarte
ers. The Rockkwall County Detention Seervices (Jail) has their own UHF rep
peater system
ms. There arre currently ttwo (2) UHF repeaterss utilized in the t jail, one in North Co
ontrol and onne in South Control. In an equipment closet within the SSheriff’s Officce facility the County has an equipment rack with w
a Raytheon ACU‐100
00, along wiith multiple VHF/UHF control statio
ons for intero
operability pu
urposes. Rockwall County currently uses a HigherGro
ound, Inc. CCapture‐911 logging re
ecorder syste
em. The HigherGround system s
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KWALL SYSTTEM The curre
ent City of Ro
ockwall radio
o communicaations system
m is a Harris UHF trunked
d simulcast EEDACS system uttilizing three simulcast rep
peater sites. Table 1.3a b elow providees information on the Disp
patch, Main Control Point, an
nd trunked sim
mulcast repeaater sites con tained within
n the EDACS ssystem. Tab
ble 1.3a: City o
of Rockwall ED
DACS System
Site Address // Coords Desccription Site Facilities
Rockwall Police Dept Dispatch Room 205 W. R
Rusk St. Four C3 Maestroo Dispatch Con
nsoles 400K
KVA Diesel 380 G
Gal Tank Rockwall Police Dept pment Room Equip
205 W. R
Rusk St. Maain Control Pooint Equipmen
nt 400K
KVA Diesel 380 G
Gal Tank Rockwall Fire Station 1
1 32‐55‐‐29 N 96‐27‐‐32 W Fivve UHF MASTR
R III Trunked Sim
mulcast Repeaater Stations 265’ Self‐Supportin
ng 1999 20’ xx 12’ CellXion 1
250K
KVA Diesel 360 G
Gal Tank Rockwall Fire Station 2
2 32‐53‐‐6.7 N 96‐28‐4.7 W Fivve UHF MASTR
R III Trunked Sim
mulcast Repeaater Stations 221’ Monopole 2010 20’ xx 12’ CellXion 2
250K
KVA Diesel 360 G
Gal Tank Heath W
Water Tower 32‐50‐‐10 N 96‐28
8‐7 W Fivve UHF MASTR
R III Trunked Sim
mulcast Repeaater Stations 180’ Water Towerr p Room in WTT Equip
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C3 Maestro ddispatch conso
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ur positions is equipped with a backu
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d with the disspatch positio
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Model 26 Firre Station Aleerting controllerr. These provide for Fire Sttation Alertin
ng to the Fire Stations. Thee Model 26 at Position 1 sserves as the maaster unit and
d utilizes a CA
AD Fire Station
n Alerting (FSSA) interface with the Cityy’s New World
d CAD system. Standard S
operating proced
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method of sttation alerting through the Position P
1 Mo
odel 26. The button paneel on each M
Model 26 is aavailable for direct station ale
erting in the e
event of a CA
AD or FSA inte
erface failure . The Model 26 interface with the VHFF base station att Fire Station 1 takes place through a ““Conventionaal Black Box” interface in the PD tech room through A
AT&T provide
ed 2‐wire/4‐w
wire copper ciircuits with a “line bridge card interfacce” at the rep
peater site. Stations are alertted over‐the‐air via the VH
HF Fire Paginng/FSA frequeency. The Fire Station Aleerting System is thoroughly d
described in SSection 6.4 of this RFP e Communicaations System
m Director (CSD), which pro
ovides The Contrrol Point equiipment room contains one
for system
m management of the entiire EDACS sysstem as well aas all subscrib
ber unit param
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A list of the talkgroups currently on the City of Rockwall EDACS system is shown in Table 1.3c. Table 1.3c: City of Rockwall Talkgroups on Existing EDACS System 1.
5.
9.
13.
17.
21.
25.
29.
33.
37.
41.
45.
49.
53.
57.
61.
65.
69.
73.
RPD‐FLT RPD‐DISP RPD‐TWO RPD‐NCIC FATE‐DPS RPD‐TAC1 RPD‐TAC2 RPD‐ADMN RPD‐ANML RPD‐SRO
RPD‐CID RPD‐TRFF RPD‐SPL1 RPD‐TRAN RPD‐M/A RFD‐FLT RFD‐DISP
RFD‐GRD1 HPD‐ANML RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
2.
6.
10.
14.
18.
22.
26.
30.
34.
38.
42.
46.
50.
54.
58.
62.
66.
70.
74.
RFD‐GRD2
RFD‐GRD3
RFD‐GRD4
RFD‐MARL
RFD‐OFIC
RFD‐ADMN
RFD‐TRAN
RFD‐VOL
RFD‐M/A
RPW‐FLT
RPW‐DISP
RPW‐SERV
RPW‐PARK
RPW‐STRE
RPW‐WATR
RPW‐UTIL
RPW‐I O
RPW‐INSP
TF‐ADMN
3.
7.
11.
15.
19.
23.
27.
31.
35.
39.
43.
47.
51.
55.
59.
63.
67.
71.
RPW‐CODE
RPW‐ENG
RAM‐FLT
RAM‐EMR1
RAM‐EMR2
RAM‐EMR3
RAM‐RACS
RAM‐EVT1
RAM‐EVT2
HPD‐FLT
HPD‐DISP
HPD‐PTRL
HPD‐NCIC
HPD‐TAC1
HPD‐TAC2
HPD‐TAC3
HPD‐CID
HPD‐SRO
4.
8.
12.
16.
20.
24.
28.
32.
36.
40.
44.
48.
52.
56.
60.
64.
68.
72.
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SECTION 2 – P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM
2.1
GENERAL SYSTEM OVERVIEW 2.1.1
System Description Rockwall County, the City of Rockwall, and their Partner agencies (Heath, Royse City, Fate, and McLendon Chisholm) are taking proactive steps proactive to significantly improve the delivery of public safety and local government services to citizens within the County. For many years, the County has utilized a conventional VHF analog radio communication system that is now aging, does not provide adequate radio coverage, and is struggling to meet the ever growing needs of the County. The City of Rockwall operates a UHF trunked simulcast EDACS system that has served the City and its Partners reasonably well but is facing declining vendor support and does not provide a standards‐based interoperability platform for their future. The County is spearheading the effort to develop and implement the new shared standards‐based 700 MHz P25 Phase 2 simulcast trunked radio system that will greatly improve communications and interoperability among all of the agencies in the County and with neighboring cities and counties. The new radio system developed through this project will represent a new start, a new system, and a new era in wireless communications for Rockwall County, the City of Rockwall, and their Partner agencies. This RFP outlines the requirements for the new P25 trunked radio system. Proposers submitting a proposal in response to this RFP shall at a minimum submit a Primary Proposal that addresses these RFP requirements. The selected vendor will be responsible for providing the required levels of radio coverage. The County and its Partners have provided a list of preferred radio communications sites in the following pages. Proposers shall note that some of the facilities at these sites, such as equipment shelters, equipment cabinets, and radio towers, which can likely be used for the new P25 system are currently in place. That said, the final decision on what can be used versus what will need to be replaced will be up to the Proposer. Proposers shall decide if and to what extent these facilities can be used in their system design with no detriment to the system performance, and under the same maintenance and warranty policy as would be provided if the facilities were being replaced. It is important to understand that the County’s VHF system and the City of Rockwall EDACS system must remain in full operation until the new P25 system has been installed, optimized, acceptance tested, and placed into normal day‐to‐day operation. A synopsis of each of these sites and their existing assets has been provided in Table 2.1.1a. Table 2.1.1a: Preferred Sites Site Tower Rockwall Fire Station 1 Existing 265’ Self‐Supported.
Existing 20’ x 12’
250KVA Diesel, 360 Gal Tank
Proposers may use existing tower for new system. If possible, Proposers should consider existing shelter for new system. Proposers should use existing generator for new system. Existing 221’ Monopole
Existing 20’ x 12’
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Proposers may use existing monopole for new system. Proposers should consider existing shelter for new system. Proposers should use existing generator for new system. Existing 180’ Water Tower
Approval has been granted to place equipment on bottom floor inside water 50KW Diesel, 120 Gal Tank
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Site Tower Shelter Generator system’s antennas.
tower. Proposers should system. consider environmentally controlled cabinets or devise an alternate containment plan which utilizes a small area on the bottom floor. Royse City Water Treatment Plant New Self‐Supporting Tower required. Proposers should determine specific location of tower at the site. New Shelter required. New generator required McLendon Chisholm Future City Hall New Self‐Supporting Tower required. Proposers should determine specific location of tower at the site. New Shelter required. New generator required 2.1.2
Definitions For the purpose of the RFP, the following definitions are offered based on the premise that the trunked simulcast two‐way radio system architecture being proposed contains these items. Proposers shall clearly explain the system architecture being provided and include this information in the narrative portion of the Proposal. 1. Main Control Point: Generally noted by the various vendors as the IP Core, Network Switching Center, Master Site, or Main Switch. The Main Control Point generally contains the P25 system’s call processing controller(s), database servers, firewall computers, network system management servers, associated routers, WAN/LAN Ethernet switches, and other related hardware components. 2. Simulcast Control Point: Generally noted by the various vendors as the Simulcast Prime Site or Distributed Control Point. The Simulcast Control Point is the site that operates as the collection and distribution site for all two‐way radio communications for the trunked simulcast system and generally contains the voting comparators and simulcast distribution equipment for the other remote trunked simulcast radio sites. It may also provide a backup P25 system call processing functionality, either utilizing sub‐controllers or a distributed processing architecture. 3. Simulcast Remote Site: These are additional trunked radio sites that contain the trunked repeater stations, associated hardware, and subsystems. A Simulcast Control Point may include an associated Co‐
Located Simulcast Remote Site. 2.1.3
Basic Design Concepts This RFP section describes high level requirements for the trunked radio system. More specific information for other elements of the system is included in the following sections of the RFP. Rockwall County and its Partners plan to implement a new 700 MHz Project 25 Phase 2 trunked simulcast radio system that has the following characteristics: 1. A 700 MHz, standards‐based Project 25 Phase 2 architecture. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. Be comprised of a single simulcast cell that provides at a minimum, radio system coverage as defined in Section 3 of this RFP. 3. Each of the sites within the simulcast cell shall initially be equipped with six (6) RF channels. Thus the system shall provide ten simultaneous Project 25 Phase 2 talkpaths. 4. The system infrastructure as equipped must be fully capable of supporting both Project 25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 talk groups “on the fly” but under management control as Phase 1 P25 radios from surrounding areas roam into the system. Initially two (2) of the six RF channels shall support Phase 1 calls. 5. To improve system reliability, the system shall incorporate two geographically‐separated Simulcast Control Points. 6. The system shall incorporate a single fully redundant Main Control Point. A second geographically separated main Control Point is not required. 7. Site connectivity shall be accomplished via a new ring‐protected MPLS microwave system as described in Section 5 of this RFP. 8. There shall be separate dispatch centers for the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Rockwall. 9. The system shall easily accommodate future technology upgrades at minimum cost with the least disruption to system operation. 10. The system shall be modularly expandable without requiring a “forklift upgrade”. 11. The system shall incorporate robust system reliability using single point of failure avoidance. 12. The system shall be compliant with all applicable regulatory rules and actions. 2.1.4
One Vendor for Infrastructure and Subscribers (Initially) The P25 Standards process has evolved significantly over the past five years. Good competition now exists within the user radio market sector. However, much of the equipment and software for P25 trunked simulcast radio infrastructures is still vendor proprietary. In addition vendors have added certain vendor‐specific functionality above and beyond what has been incorporated into the P25 Standards. Accordingly, for the initial system procurement, the County and its Partners prefer that the radio infrastructure and the user radios (mobile radios, handheld radios, and control stations) be manufactured by the same company. This will allow for proper performance verification of all proposed system capabilities and functionality and will reduce the chance of problems and vendor finger pointing during the detailed system acceptance testing process. Later on in subsequent user radio equipment purchases, the County and its Partners will likely consider P25 mobile and portable radios from various vendors. 2.1.5
Optional Offerings The County recognizes that there are existing P25 trunked radio systems currently in operation or currently under development adjacent to Rockwall County. The County understands that those systems/projects incorporate a Main Control Point that represents a substantial portion of the cost of those systems. The County recognizes that there may be an opportunity for Rockwall County to share an existing Main Control Point with a neighboring City or County, thereby potentially reducing the initial purchase cost of the new RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County system. The County will entertain a cost reducing option based on the sharing of a Main Control Point owned and operated by another City or County. If such an option is included in the proposal, it shall be clearly priced separately using the structure of the Pricing section of this RFP, along with a brief description of all other system changes needed to accommodate that option, including but not limited to long term maintenance implications. Coverage and other operational requirements shall remain exactly the same for the optional configuration as required for the configuration that provides the County with its own Main Control Point. 2.1.6
New System Cutover The new system will initially accommodate more than 800 radio units. Thus, the new system must be developed, installed, and tested in a manner that provides for continued, uninterrupted full‐featured communications via the existing VHF and EDACS radio systems during the P25 system cutover. The new system must be installed while the current systems are still in place and operating. Proposers shall supply in their proposal a complete preliminary “System Cutover Outline” that lists the major steps that will be taken to ensure that existing two‐way radio communications will be maintained during the commissioning and cutover t0 the new system followed by the decommission of the current systems. A carefully thought out and detailed design and system cutover plan must be developed by the selected Contractor in cooperation with the County and its Partners to ensure the continuous operation of both the new and current systems throughout system cutover. A thorough system training program will follow the system installation and acceptance testing period, in which the dispatchers, technical support staff and radio users will be trained in the proper use of the new system prior to system cutover. Proposers must factor this aspect into their proposals. 2.1.7
System Lifecycle and Technology Roadmap The new system is intended to support the County and its Partner agencies for at least the next fifteen (15) years, following system acceptance, without a major system upgrade. Proposals shall include a detailed Technology Roadmap for the system including but not limited to the radio infrastructure, dispatch console system and user radio equipment. The proposed Technology Roadmap shall include the proposed system, equipment, and software and shall extend out at least 15 years from the proposed system cutover date. The purpose of the Technology Roadmap is to identify where the proposed system components will be in their product lifecycle at the time of system cutover and what useful service life can be expected from the proposed radio system before the vendor begins reducing product availability and support. The Technology Roadmap shall include product timelines and milestones for expected equipment, firmware or software upgrades or replacement. 2.1.8
Future System Expansion Though the initial system will be configured with 10 talkpaths, it is still necessary for the Proposer to explain what will be required if the system needs to be expanded in the future and how such expansion would be accommodated. System configuration, functionality and flexibility must be sufficient to support the expected growth and changing needs of the County and its Partners for at least a fifteen (15) year period. The proposal shall provide the following information “as equipped” for the proposed initial system configuration: 1. Maximum number of simulcast sites per simulcast sub‐system; 2. Maximum number of total sites for the proposed Main Control Point; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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3. Maximum number of talkpaths per site; 4. Maximum number of talkgroups for the proposed Main Control Point; 5. Maximum number of radio unit ID’s (including radios and dispatch consoles) initially provided for the proposed Main Control Point; Note: If the number proposed system IDs for the Rockwall County system is limited to a particular number, that number must be sufficient to address the operational needs of all radio system users within Rockwall County and must also address expected radio interoperability needs with other agencies outside of Rockwall County. In the event that there are limitations placed on proposed system IDs, the Proposer shall be very clear about what has been proposed initially as part of the base system and what the additional costs will be to acquire additional blocks of IDs in the future if needed. 6. Maximum number of dispatch sites allowed for the proposed Main Control Point 7. Maximum number of dispatch positions for the proposed Main Control Point
2.1.9
System Outage Avoidance In order to avoid a system outage or a significant change in operational capabilities due to a complete failure of critical system elements, the trunked radio system shall be configured with redundant equipment in key areas that impact the delivery of wide‐area system operation and trunked radio operation between personnel in the field, and between field personnel and their dispatch or office personnel. A single point of failure shall not inhibit or interrupt trunked simulcast operation. Specific redundancy requirements are addressed in Section 2.4 of this RFP. 2.2
700 MHZ RADIO CHANNELS Rockwall County has fifteen (15) 700 MHz, 12.5 KHz channels assigned to the County in CAPRAD. The County’s Consultant has evaluated the channel assignments and found that some of the 15 channels are more suitable for this system design than others. The six channels in the table below were selected from the fifteen channels assigned in CAPRAD based on the following criteria: 1. Not co‐channel licensees elsewhere within 70 miles of Rockwall. 2. No adjacent channel licensees within 40 miles of Rockwall. Table 2.2a – 700 MHz Channels to be Used
Channel # Frequency 13 769.08125 243 770.51875 381 771.38125 453 771.83125 615 772.84375 679 773.24375 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County will soon be submitting an application to Region 40 for these six candidate channels listed above. For the purpose of proposal development Proposers shall assume that the County will be able to license these frequencies. That said, Proposers should also review the six channels identified above and provide comments in the proposal regarding channel compatibility within their proposed system, equipment and system design. Any Proposer concerns must be identified and discussed in the proposal. If the Proposer finds that the six channels are acceptable, the Proposer shall so state that in its proposal. For transmitter combiners, the Proposer shall provide high‐quality low‐loss combining systems consistent with the stated radio coverage requirements. The combiner design is the responsibility of the Proposer. Any proposed transmitter combining systems shall be capable of supporting P25 Phase 1 and 2 operation without any modification. The number of transmitters and their frequencies associated with each combining system at each site shall be clearly stated and shown in block diagrams of the system design included in the proposal. Proposers shall be mindful of the additional nine (9) channels remaining in the CAPRAD allocation for Rockwall County in case the County needs expand the system’s RF channel capacity in the future to meet future growth. As part of the Proposer’s spectrum review for proposal purposes, the Proposer may want to perform its own review of the six channels shown above. Id such a review is conducted by the Proposer and any concerns are identified, they should be mentioned in the proposal. The Proposer shall also be responsible for the selection and design of the Receiver Multicouplers and tower mounted Pre‐Amplifier systems for each of the trunked radio sites. Such designs shall be low‐noise, fully expandable, with the expansion capability fully explained in the proposal. The receive antenna system shall be fully capable of supporting Phase 1 and 2 operation. The number of receive antennas (single vs. diversity) associated with each receiver antenna system at each site shall be clearly stated and shown in block diagrams of the receiver antenna system design included in the proposal. The Proposer shall fully understand all relevant FCC rules and regulations pertaining to the 700 MHz frequencies, including any Regional Planning Committee (RPC) requirements, as noted in the Region 40 Plan for the 700 MHz band. Any such requirements shall be factored into the radio coverage design of the system. For the initial system configuration, all six RF channels shall be placed at each of the trunked simulcast sites. 2.3
P25 TRUNKED SIMULCAST OPERATION 2.3.1
General 1. Proposals shall completely describe the proposed wide‐area system architecture and the levels of reliable guaranteed radio coverage and Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) that it will provide within the required coverage area as defined in Section 3 of this RFP. 2. Wide‐area coverage is defined as operation throughout an area that cannot be reliably covered by a single repeater site. Proposed simulcast designs shall be digitally synchronized and shall have the capability to connect audio and data between the control site and remote repeater sites via high‐quality microwave radio as its primary form of interconnectivity. 3. The trunked radio system shall be capable of automatically optimizing all circuits utilized in the system to maintain high‐quality simulcast audio and bit‐error‐rates (BER) required to provide stable and reliable performance in the in the talk‐out direction. The automatic synchronization and level control adjustment shall compensate for any change in microwave path performance. The system shall be capable of maintaining the necessary parameters in order to ensure that the system’s performance meets or exceeds the required coverage and audio quality requirements at all times. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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4. A detailed written response to these items shall be included in the Proposer's narrative response to this RFP: a. System Architecture ‐ The trunked simulcast system architecture shall be described in detail, with written descriptions of all major system components and their functions. System and site block diagrams shall be provided to show the interconnection between system elements and the level of system redundancy incorporated into the system design. b. Simulcast Time Delay Control ‐ Once the path delays have been measured, the method by which audio path time delay will be automatically controlled and equalized shall be specified. c. Audio Level Control – Method by which distributed system audio levels are controlled and maintained to ensure interference free simulcast operation. d. Frequency Stability ‐ The method by which the frequency of base station transmitters is maintained within the required tolerance range for satisfactory simulcast operation shall be specified, and this value shall be provided. For GPS based simulcast timing and synchronization Proposers shall discuss the steps taken to maintain synchronized long‐term simulcast operation in the event loss of the GPS information from the GPS satellites. e. Control of Sites ‐ The method by which the simulcast remote sites are controlled and interfaced with the trunked system controller shall be described. Link type and bit rate shall be specified. 2.3.2
Voting Comparator and Simulcast Audio/Data Distribution Equipment 1. General Requirements: Receiver voting of all sites shall be employed as part of any proposed trunked simulcast system. The Proposer shall provide and describe the means of selecting the best quality received signal from each of the proposed repeater sites. 2. Voting Comparator: A comparator shall be provided for each trunked RF channel. The voting comparator shall act as the system‐wide collector, voter and distributor of system data and control signals for its associated RF channels. The comparator shall extract the best quality signal from the multiple signal sources and provide the means to deliver it to a single or multiple destination(s). The comparator shall incorporate frame diversity or an equivalent technology to utilize the best data frames of all of the inputs to construct a better output signal. The comparator shall be modular in construction and allow for the addition of radio sites (inputs). 3. Voting Process: The Proposer shall include a detailed description of the methodology used in the voting process. Alarm reporting and/or diagnostic capabilities of the receiver voting system shall be provided. 2.4
RELIABILITY AND REDUNDANCY 2.4.1
General In addition to meeting day‐to‐day operational requirements, one of the most essential elements of a complex wide‐area radio system is how the system performs during various failure conditions. Such conditions may arise through direct equipment failure or as a result of external events that may disable certain system components or the facilities that support them. The system must be designed with robust levels of redundancy, and the ability to provide continued trunked communications in the event that various system failures occur. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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It is the intent of this specification to provide a trunked system that will not suffer the loss of full simulcast trunking capability as a result of the failure of a single system component, in particular, the Main Control Point and the Simulcast Control Point equipment. Sufficient redundancy, including geographic separation, shall be incorporated in the system design so that full trunking operation continues without interrupting on‐going communications. Trunking capability is defined in this context as the ability of the system to properly assign voice channels to independent talkgroups, as required, and the ability of the system’s radio user groups to remain functionally independent (i.e., full P25 trunked feature set with no loss of functionality). Any system component or power distribution design that could render the system or 25% of its channel resources useless for communications from a single point of failure shall incorporate redundancy. 2.4.2
Specific Redundancy Requirements 1. Single Point Failure Avoidance: Simulcast trunking communications shall remain intact to the greatest extent possible during failures. System architectures in which single points of failure would disable seamless wide‐area trunked communications are unacceptable. 2. Main Control Point Redundancy: All critical components of the Main Control Point and associated subsystems at the location of the Main Control Point shall be redundant in nature unless noted otherwise. These critical components must remain online continuously with parallel updating of critical system databases to provide minimal interruption of service in the event of failure. Switching from primary to backup operation must be fully automatic, including a manual override capability. An audible and visual indication of the failure, switchover and current system status shall be provided at the Dispatch Supervisor’s console at the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center. Proposers must specify the amount of time required between component failure and the resumption of normal operation with the backup controller. 3. Simulcast Control Point Redundancy: Because of the importance of maintaining synchronized transmitters at all of the simulcast repeater sites, the Simulcast Control Point is a “mission critical” portion of the radio system, more so than perhaps than any other system elements. Thus Proposers shall pay particular attention to the design of the Simulcast Control Point. The simulcast sub‐system shall have primary and backup Simulcast Control Points that are geographically separated at different secured location. Both main and backup, or distributed processing architectures, must remain online continuously with parallel updating of critical system databases to provide minimal interruption of service in the event of a simulcast control point failure. Switching from the primary to the backup simulcast controller must be fully automatic, but include a manual override capability. An indication of the failure, switchover and current system status shall be provided via the system management system and at the Dispatch supervisory position at the Sheriff’s Office dispatch center. Proposers shall fully explain the mechanics and operation of the switching system and the expected time required between switching from the primary simulcast controller to the backup , or among distributed processing elements. The time required to switch back and return to normal operations as conditions permit shall be provided.. Additionally, the “networked” nature of the Simulcast Control Point makes it particularly vulnerable to network component failures that can result in a large percentage of the system’s resources being taken out of service. For example, a network switch or hub failure may disable all of the talkpaths whose channels (voting comparators) are connected to the switch. To protect from these types of failures, it is required that a complete set of voting comparators be located with each of the geographically separated Simulcast Control Points that operate in a redundant fashion. 4. Simulcast Remote Site Redundancy: All critical components at the Simulcast Remote Sites shall be redundant in nature. This includes Site Routers, Remote Site Simulcast Controllers, and frequency RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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standard/GPS equipment (if not incorporated in each repeater station). Switching from primary to backup operation must be fully automatic. Proposers must specify the amount of time required between component failure and the resumption of normal operation with the backup system. 5. Dispatch Site Redundancy: Critical components linking the Dispatch Sites to the radio infrastructure shall be redundant in nature. In a networked environment it is understood that “switches (or hubs)” that provide Ethernet connectivity to the individual dispatch consoles are a potential failure point for which a single point of failure can cause a disruption of multiple console positions. Proposers shall describe their proposed protection to avoid having a switch or router failure cause multiple dispatch console positions to fail. 2.4.3
Failure Mode Analyses Proposers shall include a comprehensive analysis and discussion of system failure scenarios and reliability the safeguards proposed for the system solution being offered. The table below addresses a number of failure modes that, at a minimum, shall be addressed. Proposers shall provide a thorough failure mode analysis and may supplement the items noted in the table as needed to demonstrate the system’s capabilities. A narrative response combined with high‐level system diagrams (with failures marked / identified) is preferred for this analysis. See Table 2.4.3a that follows. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Detection Where and how is failure detected, indication to radio units and dispatchers, indication to system manager Protection Proposed protection components, fallback modes of operation, radio unit “failure friendly” features, estimated restoration time Impact to Dispatch How does the dispatch centers react and adapt to failure, how is normal operation hindered Failure Impact to Radios How do radio units react and adapt to failure, how is normal operation hindered Table 2.4.3a – Structure for Comprehensive Failure Analysis & Reliability Features Main Control Point Describe all Main Control Point component failures individually. Please include a separate failure scenario for controllers, each piece of LAN/WAN equipment, all switches and routers, and servers. Communications Dispatch Console Systems Describe all system component failures related to the dispatch system individually. Please include a separate failure scenario for controllers, each piece of LAN/WAN equipment, all switches and routers, Simulcast Control Points Describe all Simulcast Control Point component failures individually. Please include a separate failure scenario for controllers, voting comparators, each piece of LAN/WAN equipment, all switches and routers. Simulcast Remote Sites Describe all system component failures related to site equipment individually. Please include a separate failure scenario for controllers, each piece of LAN/WAN equipment, all switches and routers. Connectivity ‐ Provide a thorough analysis of the results of connectivity failures, including microwave path failures, microwave radio failures, and MPLS Router failures. Provide this for all RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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link scenarios (to tower sites, dispatch sites control point sites, etc.). 2.5
TRUNKED SYSTEM FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS 1. Access Time: The system shall allow a transmitting unit access to an available “channel” and unmute a receiving unit’s speaker with the transmitting unit’s audio within 1.0 second of the transmitting unit’s request for channel push‐to‐talk (PTT). Should system traffic be at a level where all channels are busy, the system will automatically give preference to higher priority units attempting access. The system shall indicate to the radio user that channels are busy, that the unit is placed in queue, and will be offered a channel in a call back mode. 2. Unit Identification: A real time display of push‐to‐talk unit identification at the dispatch positions and on receiving radio units shall be provided in an alphanumeric alias format. 3. Emergency Button: Mobile and portable units shall be equipped with a dedicated switch or function that allows for emergency access. The switch shall be easily accessed, but designed to minimize the chances for accidental activation. Upon emergency activation, the field unit shall transmit the Unit I.D. and/or alias and an emergency indication on a periodic basis until acknowledged by the dispatch console operator. 4. Emergency Alarm and Call: A display and an audible alert on the dispatch console upon activation of an emergency button or switch shall be provided. The display shall identify the unit ID of the radio initiating the emergency alarm. Automatic translation of this unit identification to correlate to an alphanumeric alias format is required. Upon activation of the “emergency unit’s” PTT, a channel shall be assigned for a predetermined and variable amount of time. The emergency call hang‐time shall be adjustable by the system manager. 5. Emergency Alarm and Call Programmed Modes: In the event all voice channels are occupied, the system shall be capable of functioning (via programming) in at least the following two (2) modes: •
Emergency Priority Queuing: If all voice channels are occupied when an emergency call is made, then the unit initiating the emergency shall be placed at the top of the busy queue list and allowed access to the next available voice channel. The "emergency unit" shall be given the highest level of priority regardless of how many units are already in queue or what their priority is. •
Emergency Preemption: If all voice channels are occupied when an emergency call is made, the unit initiating the emergency shall be provided access to the voice channel that was supporting the lowest priority user currently ”on the air”. It is understood that until the current user de‐
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keys, there will be RF contention between the emergency user and the current transmitting unit. However, once the "non‐emergency" user de‐keys, that radio unit shall be directed back to the signaling channel so the voice channel can then be assigned to the emergency user. The County understands the implications of the contending audio, but also realizes the possible advantages of obtaining a prompt channel grant in an emergency situation. 6. Encrypted Mode: All channels of the trunked simulcast system shall be installed and equipped to accommodate AES voice encryption. All subscriber units properly equipped with encryption shall be able to scan between and converse on encrypted and clear talk groups. All dispatch positions shall be capable of utilizing the encrypted channels. The range of the system in encrypted mode must equal the range of the system in clear mode. A cost reduction option shall be provided to reduce the number of encrypted channels to two (4 talkpaths). 7. Encryption Process: The encryption process shall not degrade the audio quality of the system. Encryption shall be available in trunked, conventional and talkaround modes. Proposers shall state the number of encryption algorithms available in their system and the encryption algorithm capacity of their radio units. Multiple keys must be accommodated. 8. Encryption Key Management: Proposers shall provide a thorough discussion of their methodology for managing encryption keys for the system. OTAR is not required for the system. Proposers shall include and describe the minimum required Key Management equipment required to manage the single key encryption. 9. Individual or Private Call: Selected users and dispatchers shall have the ability to selectively communicate “privately” with another individual on the system regardless of what talkgroup either unit is in. The call shall allow the two users to utilize a single channel resource to communicate without the participation of other units in their respective talkgroups. 10. Individual or Private Call Display: If the recipient of a private call has a display‐type radio, the radio shall display the alphanumeric alias of the calling party. Respectively, the calling party shall be able to determine if the recipient did not receive the call or is not available for the call (i.e. recipients radio is turned off, out of range, etc.) by hearing a distinctive tone and receiving a message in their display. 11. Call Alert: Selected users and dispatchers shall have the ability to selectively alert another individual user on the system regardless of what talkgroup either unit is in. The call shall allow an individual to alert another user with a distinctive tone and their individual ID/alias (on display radios only). The alert shall be accomplished over the signaling (control) channel and should not affect any voice channels on the system. 14. Call Alert Display: If the recipient of a call alert has a display‐type radio, the radio shall display the alphanumeric alias of the alerting party. Respectively, the alerting party shall be able to determine if the recipient did not receive or is not available for the alert (i.e. recipients radio is turned off, out of range, etc.) by hearing a distinctive tone and receiving a message in their display. 15. Multi‐Group Call: Multi‐Group talkgroups shall allow multiple talkgroups to be affiliated to a single multi‐group. When a call is placed on the multi‐group talkgroup, all talkgroups associated with the multi‐group shall be assigned to a single voice channel for the conversation. Every user involved in the multi‐group call shall have talk‐back capabilities for the duration of the call. The system shall be programmable to allow for the following two (2) modes of operation: RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Ignore Mode: If a user initiates a multi‐group call, the call will immediately ignore calls in progress on affiliated talkgroups. The multi‐group call will not wait for units in those talkgroups to de‐key and therefore those transmitting units will not hear the multi‐group call until they de‐key. •
Wait Mode: If a user initiates a multi‐group call while calls are in progress on affiliated talkgroups, then the multi‐group call will wait (busy‐queued) until all participating talkgroups have finished their transmission. Initiating a multi‐group call should transmission trunk all calls in progress on affiliated talkgroups in order to facilitate the multi‐group call. 16. Scan: This function shall provide the ability to scan through multiple modes (talkgroups) within the same system. It shall also contain the capability to store and scan a list of conventional frequency pairs. Subscriber units shall be provided with multiple scan list capability. Each list shall contain at least ten (10) talkgroups or frequency pairs. 17. Priority Scan: This feature shall provide the ability to apply two priority levels to a defined scan list. While in the scan mode, a Priority One transmission shall be received regardless of the activity on the Priority Two (or other non‐priority modes). A Priority Two message is heard over all (except Priority One messages) non‐priority modes. 18. Channel Access Priority Levels: As a minimum requirement, the system shall provide user definable levels of access priority and such levels of priority shall be variable from any dispatch console in the system to allow assignment of specific talkgroup members to a higher system access priority for the duration of a special event or tactical operation. Access and control of priority levels shall be partitioned so as to allow separate control by the respective agency. 19. Dynamic Talkgroup Reconfiguration: Dynamic regrouping of mobile and portable radios shall be provided. This function shall allow units from different talkgroups to be regrouped into a common talkgroup via the signaling channel. Preprogramming of regrouping functions to allow rapid implementation of emergency plans shall be provided. 20. Selective Disablement of Radio Field Units (often referred to as Radio Inhibit): Selective disablement of individual mobile, portable, and control station radios shall be provided. Reactivation of such radios, which have been disabled, shall also be provided. These functions shall be performed via the signaling channel. Use and control of this feature is to be partitioned by manager user name and shall be provided at any manager user terminal. 21. Time‐Out Parameter Control: Control of transmitter time out parameters shall be provided at any manager user terminal. Any valid manager logged in with this capability shall be able to control at a minimum: •
Channel Hang Time; •
Interfering Carrier Time (length of time channel remains enabled with an interfering carrier); •
Remote Link Failure Time (length of time site remains enabled without a remote site data link); •
Channel Fade Time (length of time channels remains assigned without a carrier or data present), and •
Emergency Call Time (length of channel hang time when an emergency call is initiated). RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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22. System Programming: Programming of system operational parameters shall be provided by operator terminals controlled by the trunked system management computer. These terminals shall provide for "user friendly" operation by trained personnel. Access to system programming functions shall be protected by hierarchical password security. 23. System Management Partitioning: System Manager partitioning shall allow for different agencies, such as Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall, to control their user database independently of one another. Partitioning shall be defined and protected by a user name and a respective password. Partitioning shall allow access to, as well as prohibit users from, different sub‐systems, programming and system management areas, and subscriber ID ranges (talkgroup and individual ID ranges). 24. Over‐The‐Air‐Programming (OTAP): The system shall provide OTAP. Both the radio infrastructure equipment and all proposed subscriber radios shall be equipped with Over‐The‐Air‐Programming (OTAP). The Proposer shall describe the system’s capability for OTAP, including any limitations that occur when programming subscribers over‐the‐air vs. traditional programming methods. The Proposer shall describe the process by which the reprogramming takes place and the timeframe required to reprogram an individual radio and a group of 500 radios. Any assumptions used in determining the time needed to reprogram the 500 radios shall be stated in the proposal response to this item. 25. Control Channel Updating: The signaling channel shall continually transmit the current channel assignments of the system. This feature is intended to insure that radios "signing on", coming into range, or switching talkgroup modes are directed to the correct radio channel if a talkgroup call is in progress. 26. Embedded Signaling: Embedded or sub audible signaling shall be transmitted on assigned voice channels in order to prevent subscribers from being misdirected or allowed to transmit on an improperly assigned channel. 27. GPS Location Monitoring: Agencies may wish to deploy the GPS location monitoring feature available with new P25 trunked radio systems on the market today. Proposers shall provide a complete description of their GPS location system, its capabilities, and monitoring point equipment requirements. 28. Cell Phone LMR Gateway: As an option, Proposers shall provide the cost of a smartphone gateway that will allow a properly equipped smartphone to participate in talkgroup calls on the P25 Phase 2 radio system. Proposers shall include a brief description of this option. 29. Inter Sub‐System Interface: A cost option shall be provided for an appropriately sized Project 25 Inter Sub System Interface (ISSI). Proposers shall detail the configuration and functionality of their ISSI option. 30. Cyber Security: Although the new P25 trunked radio system will be a closed network, it may still have vulnerable avenues through which cyber security breaches could occur. Accordingly, Proposers shall include a section in their response that describes the proposed system’s protection schemes against cyber attacks. The discussion should include the network’s vulnerable elements and potential malicious entry points. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2.6
SYSTEM MANAGER/INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 2.6.1
General The system shall incorporate a graphical user interface (GUI) based system Manager/ Information Management System to be used to set or adjust selected system parameters and allow the supervisory personnel to effectively monitor, control and analyze system operation. Three Network Management Clients (user terminals) shall be provided initially. The system shall allow for the addition of Network Management Clients as needed. One Client shall be installed at each of the following locations: •
The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Main Control Point Equipment Room; •
The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch; •
The City of Rockwall Dispatch Center. The Network Management Clients shall include a 24” LCD monitor, a keyboard, mouse, and printer. A printer for printing activity reports or other outputs produced by the System Manager/Information Management system is required at each location. The printer shall be a high‐quality color laser / LED type printer similar to Hewlett Packard’s LaserJet family of printers. One printer will be provided and located with each of the Network Management Clients. Required system manager capabilities at a minimum shall include: 1. System Management Partitioning: System Manager Partitioning shall allow different agencies, such as Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall, to control their user database independently of one another. Partitioning shall allow a user to view, set or modify subscriber information pertaining to a particular agency while restricting access to other agencies. The highest level manager shall be capable of viewing all information. Partitioning shall be defined and protected by a user name and a respective password. Partitioning shall allow access to as well as prohibit users from, different sub‐
systems, programming and system management areas, and subscriber ID ranges (talkgroup and individual ID ranges). 2. System Configuration: System Configuration shall enable the control all of the programmable features of the trunking controllers, radio infrastructure, and network components. 3. Subscriber Management: Subscriber Management shall allow an authorized operator to view, set, or modify the talkgroup ID's, and the unique ID permission. 4. Manager Partitioning: Manager Partitioning shall allow an authorized user to view, set or modify subscriber information pertaining to a particular agency while restricting access to other agencies. The highest level manager shall be capable of viewing all subscriber information. Partitioning shall allow access to, as well as prohibit users from, different sub‐systems, programming and system management areas, and subscriber ID ranges (talkgroups and individual ID ranges). 5. Diagnostic Management: Diagnostic Management shall allow an operator to view current status and status history of the system, its sub‐systems or system components. It shall also allow for diagnostics to be performed on the system's network devices. 6. Dynamic Radio Commands: Dynamic Radio Commands shall enable regrouping of system users, including the ability to predefine, store, and implement regrouping plans as needed. It shall also RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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enable sending and receiving of status messages to and from subscriber units, and elective radio status information regarding radio’s operating status (i.e. on/off, inhibited). 7. Selective Inhibit/Uninhibit: This shall provide for enabling/disabling of control stations, mobile and handheld radios. Field equipment shall be equipped to respond to the system manager commands. 8. Activity Reporting: System Activity Reporting shall be provided by individual radio unit, talkgroups, and system wide. A detailed description of the types of activity reports provided shall be included in the proposal. Typical reports shall include at a minimum PTTs, airtime used in a defined timeframe, busy‐queued calls, time in the queue, emergencies declared, talkgroup activity, outside receiver interference detected, etc. as outlined in the following section. 9. Graphical Channel Activity – The system shall provide a graphical activity monitor to display the status and activity of all RF channels and talkpaths within the system. 2.6.2
System Reports The following system generated reports shall be provided on‐demand: 1. System Usage Reports: The system shall collect and process data with regard to system usage and provide a number of unique reports. Proposers shall describe how the data is parsed for displaying on the Network Management Terminals. Also, at a minimum, data to be archived on the system or routed to a file/printer shall include the following: •
Error Event Log; •
Number of Push to Talks (PTT’s) per talkgroup per interval of time; •
Number of PTT’s per system per interval of time; •
Number of calls by type/interval •
Call duration by type of call; •
Number of system busies/interval of time, and •
Total busy time/interval of time. 2. System Configuration Reports: System Configuration Reports shall include, at the minimum: •
Configuration information for all components in the system, and •
Functional configuration of controllers, channels and sites. 3. Subscriber Management Reports: Subscriber Management Reports shall include, at a minimum: •
Manager database (list of system managers); •
Logged on managers; •
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Inhibited radios •
Storm plans; •
Commands (tasks)‐in‐Progress (regroups, inhibits),and •
Subscriber configuration & attributes (by individual, talkgroup & multigroup) 4. Channel Usage Reports: Channel Usage Reports shall include, at a minimum: •
Identification of calling units by talkgroups and unit identification number; •
Time of channel access; •
Duration of transmission; •
Classification of call; •
Channel assigned, and •
Site of Sub‐system involved in a call. 5. Fault Management Reports: Fault Management Reports shall include, at a minimum: •
Current alarms; •
Alarm history (daily, weekly, monthly); •
Alarm history (by system component), and •
Technician notes. 6. Sample Reports: Proposers shall include sample copies of these reports in their submitted proposals and state the data storage capacity of the proposed system in days and/or number of alarms. 2.6.3
Alarm Monitoring and Reporting System An alarm monitoring package shall be provided to monitor system parameters and alarms. Both the trunked system alarms and the microwave alarms may be incorporated into one system provided that the microwave alarm functionality meets the requirements of Section 5 of this RFP. The alarm system shall display alarm conditions of board level failures of all network elements on a single 24” LCD monitor. The system architecture shall be displayed using graphical system icons. Selecting an icon such as a repeater site shall open and reveal the next higher level of system detail, allowing the user to then select the equipment shelter or tower, and then a repeater or other piece of equipment, down to the board level. Alarms shall appear as flashing icons, representing the component and sub‐systems affected. Flashing icons shall alternate between red and their normal appearance. The Proposer shall describe their alarm monitoring system’s capabilities for SNMP reporting of alarms to external systems and devices (i.e., cellular phone or PDA) and/or a web‐based SNMP Manager. The County and its Partners are interested in understanding the flexibility the proposed system has in reporting and forwarding events and alarms to external devices. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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The system shall allow the manager to view historical data on selected performance characteristics. Access to the management system shall be controlled through the use of an encrypted password (not displayed on the screen). In their proposal, Proposers shall detail what alarms, conditions and parameters can be controlled and/or displayed through the System Management/Alarm Terminal. The list shall be comprehensive and include all Project 25 system alarms, all network alarms, all microwave radio and MPLS alarms, and all environmental alarms. The selected Contractor shall be responsible for interconnecting and testing all alarm points to the proposed alarm systems, including but not limited to: 1. Sensors; 2. Contacts; 3. Wiring; 4. Programming, 5. Installation, and 6. Acceptance testing. 2.6.4
Software and Programming Accessories Four (4) complete sets of programming software, cables, and required interface devices shall be provided for each model of software programmable equipment included in the system. All PC‐based software utilized in the new radio system shall be Windows based. Proposers are required to identify each software package that will not be compatible with this requirement. Proposers shall identify the proposed version of the Windows operating system provided in all windows based system computers. At the time of system cutover, all system software shall be of the latest version available unless there is a compelling and acceptable reason that this requirement cannot be met. 2.6.5
Subscriber Radio Management and Diagnostics In order to enhance the service and maintenance of user radios on the system, Proposers shall provide an over‐the‐air user radio diagnostic tool. This device shall be capable of being remotely monitored from any Network Management Client. The diagnostic tool shall include at a minimum the following features: 1. A single device that can be moved between sites with an option to implement multiple devices placed at different sites each networked to the user terminal placed at the radio shop. 2. Be connected to the new site interconnectivity system being deployed as part of this procurement. 3. The ability to monitor: •
Received frequency error from field radios; •
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Transmitter modulation, and •
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4. The ability to store unit ID’s and aliases and generate reports of problems / issues detected with subscriber radio equipment. 2.6.6
Radio System Maintenance Tracking and Ticketing Software Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall intend to develop their own radio maintenance program simultaneously with the implementation of this system. Proposers shall provide the option for a recommended software package, along with pricing for implementation and training that functions with their proposed radio system solution. Software such as that offered by MCM Technologies would be considered. The agencies are interested in implementing such a system that addresses the following: 1. Work ticket generation; 2. Equipment repair tracking in order to ensure resolution; 3. History of each piece of equipment; 4. Technician time and productivity; 5. The ability to track common problems to assist in the early identification of a common problem and allow for a pro‐active response by the shop; 6. Recalls or repeat call tracking; 7. Ability to manage spare parts stock with automatic replenishment capability; 8. Help track MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of the different radio system components, and 9. Facilitates the ability to track lost equipment RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 3 – RADIO COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS
3.1
INTRODUCTION Reliable two‐way radio coverage is the foundation of any Public Safety and Local Government radio communications system. By this project, Rockwall County and its Partner agencies are replacing their current two‐way radio systems. It is expected that the new radio system developed through this project will represent a substantial improvement in the two‐way radio communications provided to the various departments and agencies. The purpose of this section is to define the radio coverage requirements for the new Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network. This section is intended to provide Proposers with a clear understanding of the expectations and requirements of Rockwall County and its Partner agencies. There are several aspects of radio coverage performance addressed in this section that include but are not limited to: •
An In‐Building Required Coverage Contour Map; •
A List of Mandatory Buildings requiring coverage, and •
A description of the coverage acceptance testing process to be used to determine compliance. As outlined in Section 2 of this RFP, the system will utilize 700 MHz channels operating in the P25 Phase 2 mode. The system must also be capable of reverting to P25 Phase 1 operation in order to support interoperability with Phase I only capable radios that may need to operate on the system for mutual aid purposes. The system shall operate in the simulcast mode using six (6) RF channels initially. The system's capacity may be expanded beyond the six channels in the future if needed. Final licensing of the actual six initial frequencies being used shall take place a system design is finalized. 3.2
RADIO COVERAGE DEFINITION: MOBILE AND PORTABLE RADIO UNITS Radio Coverage: Coverage is defined as the ability to successfully complete inbound (talk‐in), field unit to dispatch communications, outbound (talk‐out), dispatch to field unit communications, and field radio unit to field radio unit voice communications in a trunked repeat mode via the system infrastructure throughout the designated areas, standing still, and while in motion, with at least the minimum required level of audio quality, per TIA/TSB‐88.1_ (latest approved version), and at the specified level of propagation reliability stated in this section of the RFP. This level of performance is required for digital and digitally encrypted modes of operation. Audio Quality: For informational purposes, Proposers are required to submit with their proposals their recorded samples* of digital voice messages for the following Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) levels for digital operations. For reference, the DAQ definitions, as defined in the latest version of the TSB‐88 Bulletin are listed below: RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Table 3.2a – DAQ Definitions Delivered Audio Quality Subjective Performance Description DAQ 5.0 DAQ 4.5 DAQ 4.0 Speech easily understood. Speech easily understood. Infrequent Noise/Distortion. Speech easily understood. Occasional Noise/Distortion. DAQ 3.4 Speech understandable with repetition only rarely required. Some Noise/Distortion. DAQ 3.0 Speech understandable with slight effort. Occasional repetition required due to Noise/Distortion. DAQ 2.0 Understandable with considerable effort. Frequent repetition due to Noise/Distortion. DAQ 1.0 Unusable, speech present but unreadable. *Audio samples shall be submitted by the Proposer in a .WAV file format on Flash Drive, CD‐R or DVD_R media and will be reviewed by the Project’s Evaluation Committee. Coverage Reliability: All references to coverage reliability in this document refer to area reliability. For example, the phrase "95% coverage" indicates that if the total service area requiring guaranteed coverage is segmented into test tiles, a minimum of 95% of the test tiles will yield a Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) of at least a 3.4 per Table 3.2a above. Radio Coverage Scenarios: Rockwall County requires that radio coverage be provided to and from mobile radio units, to and from portable radio units, and between portable radio units in the field (on‐street and in buildings). Portable radio units are utilized in multiple scenarios including usage on the street and inside buildings and structures with portable radios and their antennas worn “on the belt” using a belt‐clip carrying device. 3.2.1
Mobile Radio Coverage Mobile Coverage Performance: Mobile radio coverage is expected to well exceed the range of portable radios and will continue beyond the stated normal service boundaries. A composite mobile coverage map depicting talkout and talkback coverage shall be provided for informational purposes. 3.2.2
Portable Unit Radio Coverage: Portable Unit Radio Coverage: Portable radio coverage shall be based upon a portable radio worn at the hip of the user and with an antenna height at three (3) feet above ground. Proposers must clearly identify the specific antenna type and size in inches for the portable radios proposed for this project. Proposers shall provide sample radios with the proposed antenna at their oral presentation should they be selected to make a presentation. Portable Carrying Devices: To avoid any ambiguity regarding the potential affects produced by various portable radio carrying or housing devices, i.e., “belt clips” versus “swivel cases”, Rockwall County is requiring that the system design be based on a “belt clip” carrying device. No other configuration is acceptable. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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BASELINE COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS Various levels of in‐building radio coverage are required. Specific coverage levels required are depicted in Figure 3.3a below. A system infrastructure that provides a baseline of at least 95% area reliability, a minimum of DAQ 3.4, and the in‐building coverage levels shown below is required for portable radios and antennas worn “on the belt” using a belt clip device. ArcView “.SHP” files are included with this RFP for Proposers to utilize in their coverage modeling and system designs. Figure 3.3a: Required Radio Coverage Levels On‐Street Coverage: Portable “On‐Street” radio coverage is also required for the bounded area within the red line. It is expected that “On‐Street” portable coverage will be addressed by the baseline system design. Proposers shall provide On‐Street radio coverage analyses for portable radios as outlined in Section 3.5. Coverage Performance: For the baseline coverage requirements of 10 dB and 20 dB in‐building, coverage into structures does not include stairwells, basements, underground or partially underground structures, or structures that have special shielding from radio frequency signals. However, there are specific Mandatory Buildings in which coverage is required in these areas. City of Rockwall Existing Three (3) Sites: The City of Rockwall currently uses three (3) simulcast repeater sites for their UHF trunked simulcast system. Though these sites are relatively close together, it is “highly desired” that all three of these sites be used as P25 simulcast repeater sites in the Proposer’s system design, even if the Proposer can achieve the Baseline 20 dB In‐Building requirement without using all three sites. The City of Rockwall has grown accustomed to the coverage provided by these three sites, and does not want to risk a “reduction in coverage” as a result of implementing a replacement system. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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PORTABLE COVERAGE IN MANDATORY BUILDINGS In‐building portable radio coverage is necessary within the 23 facilities listed in Table 3.4a below. These buildings will be tested separately. Each of these buildings shall have a minimum DAQ 3.4 for 95% of its test locations. It is important to note that each listed building may encompass more than one structure. For example, an unattached parking garage is a separate structure from the building it is associated with. A school campus may have many discreet unattached structures. In general, multiple structures that are attached shall be treated as one building. If there are multiple structures within a given Mandatory Building property that are detached, then the 95% requirement shall be treated independently for each “structure.” Using the school campus example, Proposers shall not be allowed to “completely fail” one building, while making up for it by adding in the remaining buildings on that campus. Coverage is required within all areas of each specific building including basements, parking garages, and stairwells. As part of proposal development, Proposers are expected to evaluate each mandatory facility to determine whether the building will be provided with the required coverage reliability solely by the proposed radio system infrastructure, or will require supplemental methods to provide the required coverage reliability. Proposers shall not propose or rely on vehicular repeater systems or other similar systems to extend tactical on‐scene radio coverage into heavy structures. Rockwall County will facilitate the Proposers' visiting these facilities at the Proposer's request. Proposers shall provide in their proposal a summary table of their analyses, stating whether or not a supplemental coverage method is being proposed for each location and the method being employed (BDA, DAS, etc.). Proposers shall also provide costs individually for any supplemental coverage methods in their Pricing Proposal. Detailed information on how the buildings listed in the following tables will be Acceptance Tested may be found later in this section. Table 3.4a – Mandatory Buildings Ref # Facility Agency 1 Fate Department of Public Safety Station 2 Heath Department of Public Safety Heath 200 Laurence Dr. 3 Rockwall Heath High School Heath 801 Laurence Dr. 4 Baylor Medical Center Heath 6435 South FM 549 5 OMI Crane Royse City 1515 W IH 30 6 Stonebrook Learning Center Royse City 3200 FM 548 7 Royse City High School Royse City 700 FM 2462 8 Bimbo Bakery Rockwall 3055 Discovery Blvd 9 Cinemark Rockwall 2125 Summer Lee Dr RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Table 3.4a – Mandatory Buildings Ref # Facility Agency Facility Address 10 Costco Rockwall 1225 Hwy 276 11 Hilton Bella Harbor Rockwall 2055 Summer Lee Dr 12 Lake Pointe Church Rockwall 701 E. Interstate 30 13 Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall Rockwall 3150 Horizon Rd 14 Rockwall Commons Rockwall 1345 Ridge Rd 15 Rockwall High School Rockwall 901 W. Yellowjacket Ln 16 SPR Rockwall 1480 Justin Rd 17 Trend Tower Rockwall 2701 Sunset Ridge Dr 18 Whitmore Mfg. Rockwall 930 Whitmore Dr 19 Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office / Jail Facility Rockwall County 950 T L Townsend Dr 20 Rockwall County Courthouse Rockwall County 1111 E Yellow Jacket Ln 21 Rockwall County Historic Courthouse Rockwall County 101 E. Rusk St. 22 Rockwall County Library Rockwall County 1215 E. Yellowjacket Ln 23 Rockwall County Road and Bridge Rockwall County 3322 S. FM 551, Royse City 3.5
RADIO COVERAGE ANALYSES 3.5.1
Introduction Radio system coverage prediction maps shall be produced through the use of a radio wave propagation model which has been developed on the basis of theoretical and empirical data, and which will take into account channel bandwidth, modulation schemes, delivered audio quality, coverage reliability, terrain irregularity, foliage, land use/land cover, building penetration losses, RF noise, and long and short‐term signal variations. The model used for the purposes of the coverage prediction process shall be identified in the proposal, and the rationale for system gains and losses used must be provided. A table of system coverage parameters such as gains and losses utilized in each propagation analysis must be provided. A terrain database with 1 arc‐
second (30 meters) of resolution or better is required and the terrain data model used in the coverage analyses must be identified. The propagation analyses system must utilize both vertical and horizontal antenna patterns. The result of the analyses will be a set of radio coverage maps, which shall follow the criteria outlined below. 3.5.2
Radio Coverage Maps to be Provided RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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The following coverage maps shall be provided as part of the proposal. All maps shall depict worst case scenario (talkout versus talkback). All RF coverage maps shall be provided in both printed and electronic formats. •
Portable On‐Street for Project 25 Phase 2 •
Portable in 10 dB Buildings for Project 25 Phase 2 •
Portable in 20 dB Buildings for Project 25 Phase 2 •
Portable in 30 dB Buildings for Project 25 Phase 2 Portable radio coverage maps provided in the proposal shall illustrate the full extent of the radio coverage footprint(s) derived from the proposed system including any portion that extends beyond coverage boundaries as depicted in this RFP. Coverage maps that abruptly stop at the service area borders are not acceptable. Each of the radio system users often travel outside of their normal service area for mutual aid and other interoperable communication reasons and they are interested in seeing what additional coverage will be available from the Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network. The borders of individual cities, as well as the “red line” boundary, shall be clearly shown on all coverage maps produced and presented in the Proposal. All coverage maps included in the Proposer’s response shall be printed on paper such that the printed scale for the maps has resolution of 1” = 2 Miles, likely 11” x 17” paper. Each coverage map shall include a legend with the following information, (alternately this information can be on an accompanying “parameter” cover sheet that clearly references the particular map.) 1.
2.
Type of coverage displayed on the individual map: a.
Portable on the street; b.
Portable in 10 dB buildings; c.
Portable in 20 dB buildings; d.
Portable in 30 dB buildings; Location and height of the user radio's antenna a.
Portable radio (radio and antenna at belt level at 3 feet AGL) b.
Type of portable carrying device (belt clip) 3.
Area Reliability % 4.
Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) 5.
System Type a.
6.
Digital Project 25 Phase 2 RF signal levels (ranges depicted in dBm, corresponding to the coverage colors displayed on the map) a.
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b.
Blue – Portable coverage Inside standard structures, up to 10 dB penetration loss; c.
Red – Portable coverage Inside heavy structures, up to 20 dB penetration loss, and d.
Yellow – Portable coverage inside heavy structures, up to 30 dB penetration loss. For each coverage type (On‐Street, 10 dB, 20 dB, 30 dB), Proposers shall state what percentage of each bounded area is covered.. Coverage outside of the Service Area Boundary shall not be included in these numbers. Land Use/Land Cover Data: A separate map exhibit must be provided showing the land use/land cover (LULC) data used for this project. The source and publication date of the LULC database must be provided. The latest available data is preferred along with a color land use map showing where each use category was used. A table that describes each use category and lists the dB loss value associated with it shall accompany this map. Simulcast Time Delay Interference: All coverage maps must account for (display) any harmful time delay interference (TDI), AKA delay spread, that may occur in the proposed system configuration if such interference falls within the coverage footprint shown on the map even if it occurs beyond the required coverage contours provided in Section 3.5. This means that forecasted areas of TDI must be clearly shown on the coverage maps in (grey) or be shown as “non‐covered” areas. Additionally, a separate TDI map shall be provided solely depicting areas with potential TDI in (grey). Quantity of Coverage Maps: Maps shall be provided for the composite simulcast system only. Individual simulcast repeater site maps are not required. 3.6
OVERVIEW OF RADIO COVERAGE TESTING PROCESSES 3.6.1
Introduction Coverage testing shall be conducted as part of the System Acceptance Testing process to verify that the appropriate levels of coverage performance have been provided for the P25 trunked simulcast radio system. No coverage testing will commence until the Contractor has provided the County a written certification that the system has been fully installed, has been fully optimized, and is actually ready for coverage testing to begin. The following two parameters shall be used throughout the DAQ testing: •
All DAQ tests shall be performed in the trunked "Project 25 Phase 2" mode of operation. •
All DAQ tests shall be performed in the clear (non‐encrypted) mode. Radio Coverage Testing Timeline: As part of the response to these requirements, the Proposer shall provide a projected timeline stating the expected duration of the coverage testing process. The Proposer shall include all elements of the testing program from set‐up and calibration to the presentation of the final data. Each major task shall be denoted and a time assigned to the task along with the personnel requirements. Coverage Testing Pricing: The Proposer shall quote a price for the radio coverage acceptance testing as a separate part of the pricing proposal. The pricing shall be segmented as follows: 1. Portable On‐Street / Random Building coverage testing RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. Mandatory Building coverage testing 3.6.2
Equipment Preparation and Documentation All mobile and portable radios supplied by the Contractor for the testing process shall be from the stock to be supplied to Rockwall County. The Contractor shall present the final design for all test instrumentation to Rockwall County for approval at least two months prior to starting the test. Rockwall County and its Consultants reserve the right to disapprove any instrumentation or procedures that do not comply with contractual requirements or that do not provide valid test results. The Contractor has sole responsibility to provide instrumentation and procedures that are acceptable. The radio coverage testing process will not begin until the P25 trunked simulcast radio system infrastructure has been properly installed, tested, fully optimized and the Contractor has provided the County a written certification that the system is actually ready for coverage testing to begin. At a minimum, the following items must be tested/measured/certified and reported to the County by the Contractor prior to the initiation of radio coverage testing. •
Repeater / transmitter output power and deviation for each channel •
Effective receiver sensitivity for each channel •
Transmit and receive frequency noise floor sweeps for each channel to identify harmful interference prior to the test •
Repeater antenna time delay reflectometry (TDR), VSWR and return loss sweeps for each antenna •
Measured insertion loss for the entire repeater transmit and receive path from each repeater to the associated transmit and receive antennas •
Noise Floor for each channel on each site •
Current certification of test equipment calibration for all equipment used to verify system performance The County will review and approve the tests and measurements prior to initiating the Coverage Acceptance Testing program (CATP). The Contractor shall keep thorough records during the equipment testing process and shall provide a permanent record of the testing results to Rockwall County and its Consultant. Once coverage testing begins, no adjustments shall be made to the repeaters, simulcast control, receiver voting system, 700 MHz antenna systems, mobile units, portable units, or test instrumentation without Rockwall County’s approval in writing once Rockwall County has observed appropriate calibration of all units. If such changes are approved, Rockwall County reserves the right to require that a portion or all of the affected areas be retested. The Contractor will devise a plan to ensure that well‐charged portable batteries are used during all testing. 3.6.3
10 dB and 20 dB Attenuated Portable Radios The Contractor shall prepare two portable radios, the same model series as those procured, with the following: RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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One portable radio shall have 10 dB of attenuation for both transmit and receive operations. •
One portable radio shall have 20 dB of attenuation for both transmit and receive operations. The attenuators shall not change the overall operation or performance of the radio other than to reduce its ERP and receiver sensitivity by the 10 and 20 dB amounts. For example, adding a six inch long attenuator to the antenna port on the radio will change the effective antenna height and will not be accepted. The Proposer shall in its proposal describe its method for preparing these attenuated portable radios. The use of these radios in the coverage test is described later in this section. 3.6.4
Test Teams and Configurations The coverage testing process will be staffed with a number of Dispatch teams located at one or both of the dispatch centers, and a number of Field teams in vehicles. Rockwall County and its Partners will provide staff for the coverage test teams (Dispatch and Field). Proposers in their response shall state the number of test teams required to complete the testing in the time allotted in their schedule for coverage testing. Each Field team will utilize an iPad or tablet computer for recording test results for all test calls. The Contractor shall provide the iPads for the testing event. Each Dispatch team will be assigned a unique trunked talkgroup and will support two Field teams. The Field test teams will be equipped with digital camcorders (provided by Rockwall County) to record the testing process. Representatives of Rockwall County will operate and maintain the camcorders during the testing. The Contractor team will operate and maintain the iPad based record sheets. The test teams shall be staffed as follows: Dispatcher Teams Dispatch teams will be located both at the Rockwall County Dispatch Center and the City of Rockwall Dispatch Center. Some Dispatch teams will utilize a dispatch console, while other Dispatch teams will be equipped with a portable radio (for portable‐to‐portable test calls). Each Dispatcher team will consist of: •
A Dispatcher – Rockwall County, City of Rockwall, or Partner agency employee or representative, performs DAQ grading; •
A Test Monitor ‐ Provided by the Contractor, performs DAQ grading, and •
A Test Monitor ‐ Third party, such as the County's Consultant Field Teams Each Field team will be equipped with a portable radio. Each Field team will consist of: •
A Driver – Rockwall County, City of Rockwall, or Partner agency employee or representative, performs DAQ grading. •
A Test Monitor ‐ Provided by Contractor, performs DAQ grading. •
A Test Monitor ‐ Third party, such as the County’s Consultant The Field teams will record all test results, including the grading given by the Dispatch teams. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Service Area Gridding Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network Service Area to be tested is the area described earlier in this section. For test purposes, this area shall be divided into approximately 1850, 1/3 mile square grids. Coverage shall be tested in all accessible grids. Grids that cannot be accessed will not be counted in the reliability calculation. Rockwall County may elect to pass certain grids if it is obvious that they are adequately covered. All accessible grids intersecting or contained within the defined coverage area will be tested. Rockwall County and its Partner agencies have the ability to assert during the coverage test that additional testing be performed in inaccessible grids that cover areas of particular interest. These agencies shall arrange for permission and escorts to enter such facilities. 3.6.6
Tests to be Performed in Each Grid The Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network coverage test will consist of the following tests in each grid. All tests will be split between the Dispatch teams assigned to dispatch consoles and Dispatch teams assigned to portable radios. •
Portable On‐Street Audio Quality Portable On‐Street inbound and outbound Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) tests shall be performed throughout the Service Area. For any given grid, both the inbound and outbound call must pass for the grid to pass. The pass/fail criteria shall be at least DAQ 3.4 and at least 95% area reliability. •
Portable in Random Buildings Audio Quality In‐Building coverage is extremely important to Rockwall County and its Partner agencies. Accordingly, the agencies have developed a list of buildings shown in Table 3.6a below which is separate from the Mandatory Buildings. All of these buildings shall be tested as part (a subset) of the Random Building test. The procedures for testing these buildings as well as other elements of the Random Building test procedures are described in sections that follow. In order to test the Proposer’s design for in‐building coverage, portable inbound and outbound Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) tests shall be performed in Random Buildings throughout the Service Area. For any given test point, both the inbound and outbound calls (including Dispatch and radio‐to‐radio calls) must pass for the test point to pass. The pass/fail criteria shall be successful delivery of at least DAQ 3.4 and at least 95% of all random buildings tested pass, with at least 95% of the areas tested in each building passing. Some test calls will be made from field personnel to and from Dispatchers with consoles, some will be from field personnel to and from Dispatchers with portable radios to accommodate the radio‐to‐
radio portion of the testing process. Table 3.6a – Random Buildings to be Tested Ref # Facility Agency Facility Address 1 Billie Stevenson Elementary School Fate 636 Stevenson Dr, Rockwall 2 Herndon Intermediate School Fate 300 Blackland Rd, Royse City RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Facility Agency 3 Miss May Vernon Elementary School 4 Amy Parks Elementary Heath 330 Laurence Dr. 5 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‐Day Saints Heath 6819 S. FM 549 6 Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary Heath 6492 FM 3097 7 First Baptist Church Heath Heath 224 Smirl Dr. 8 First United Methodist Church Heath 140 Smirl Dr. 9 Maurine Cain Middle School Heath 6620 FM 3097 10 Springer Elementary Heath 3025 Limestone Hill, Rockwall 11 The Fulton School Heath 1623 Laurence Dr. 12 The Lighthouse Private School Heath 5600 Horizon Rd. 13 Amanda Rochell Elementary Rockwall 899 Rochell Ct 14 Celia Hays Elementary Rockwall 1880 Tannerson Ln 15 Conference Center Rockwall 2055 Summer Lee Dr 16 Cullins‐Lake Point Elementary Rockwall 5701 Scenic Dr 17 Dorris A. Jones Elementary Rockwall 2051 Trail Gln 18 Grace Hartman Elementary Rockwall 1325 Petaluma Dr 19 Hatfield Company Rockwall 2475 Discovery Blvd 20 Herman E. Utley Middle School Rockwall 1201 TL Townsend Dr 21 Howard Dobbs Elementary Rockwall 101 S. Clark St 22 JW Williams Middle School Rockwall 625 FM552 23 Nebbie Williams Elementary Rockwall 350 Dalton Rd 24 Precision Metal Rockwall 2650 Observation Trail 25 RISD Administration Rockwall 1050 Williams St 26 Shannon Elementary Rockwall 3130 Fontanna Blvd 27 The Harbor Rockwall 2091 Summer Lee Dr 28 Tom Thumb Rockwall 3070 N. Goliad St 29 Virginia Reinhardt Elementary Rockwall 615 Highland Dr 30 Wal‐Mart Super Store Rockwall 782 E. Interstate 30 31 Davis Elementary Royse City 1500 FM 1777 32 Fort Elementary Royse City 2801 FM35 / Epps Road RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Facility Agency Facility Address 33 Four Brothers Outdoor Power Royse City 2324 E IH 30 34 H H Browning Alternative Learning Center Royse City 810 Old Greenville Road 35 Harry Herndon Intermediate Royse City 300 Blackland Road 36 Royse City Middle School Royse City 1310 E Main 37 Ruth Cherry Intermediate Royse City 1400 FM 1777 38 Scott Elementary Royse City 1401 Erby Campbell Blvd. 39 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church •
Heath 1524 Smirl Dr. Outbound Signal Level and Bit Error Rate Outbound Signal Strength and Bit Error rate (BER) testing shall also be performed throughout the Service Area. The Contractor will be required to pass both the Signal Strength and the BER tests, demonstrating the 20 dB In‐Building and 10 dB In‐Building areas within the Service Area depicted in Figure 3.3a. Below is a synopsis of a suggested methodology. 1. For Signal Strength testing, a mobile radio is utilized to capture received signal level dBm for every grid. The signal level for each grid will then have the 10 dB and 20 dB attenuation applied to each grid measurement to establish the projected “target” signal level for a portable worn on the belt with a belt clip, with 20 dB of additional de‐rating applied in 20 dB grids, and 10 dB of additional de‐rating applied in 10 dB grids. Proposers shall state in their proposal the “target” dBm values. 2. For BER testing, two separate mobile radios are utilized, one for 20 dB In‐Building areas and one for 10 dB In‐Building areas. Each mobile shall have an attenuator in‐line to accurately represent the de‐
rating required for a portable worn on the belt with a belt clip, with 20 dB of additional de‐rating applied in one mobile radio, and 10 dB of additional de‐rating applied in the second mobile radio. Proposers shall state in their proposal the “attenuator dBm values” for each BER mobile. A complete description of the testing instrumentation shall be provided in the Proposer’s proposal. Additionally, the Proposer shall indicate what type of signaling is being used for the talk‐out BER signal test and its origin (generating source). At the minimum, the signal level testing shall be done with automated test instrumentation installed in the vehicle. The test package shall automatically record the position of the test vehicle (by means of GPS positioning) at the time of a reading, and record the signal strength/BER. The signal shall be measured in such a manner to allow for at least 500 signal samples to be taken over 40 wavelengths for each test grid, with the sampling rate adjusted for the vehicle’s speed. The mobile antenna for the test package shall be a quarter‐wave antenna with magnetic mount and shall be mounted on the trunk deck of the vehicle. 3.6.7
Tests to be Performed in Mandatory Buildings Portable inbound and outbound Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) tests shall be performed throughout the Mandatory Buildings listed in the Mandatory Buildings table above. For any building listed that is actually multiple unattached structures (a campus, parking garage, etc.), all structures in the location shall be tested, and the 95% requirement shall be treated independently for each “structure.” RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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The pass/fail criteria for these buildings shall be successful communications with a minimum DAQ 3.4 for 100% of all buildings (structures) tested, and 95% of each building’s (structures) test locations. The Specific Buildings coverage is deemed to meet the coverage requirements if all of the Specific Buildings are scored as pass. 3.6.8
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Test Procedures Test Calls Upon entering each grid, test calls are placed to and from Dispatch teams and Field teams for each of the tests. The field team test message shall consist of identification of the location being tested, as well as a short message representative of typical public safety call durations (approximately 8‐15 words from a periodical or magazine.). The test message response from the dispatch team will consist of 8 – 15 words from a periodical or magazine. Each successful test point must deliver audio quality of at least DAQ 3.4 both in the inbound and in the outbound directions. For any given test point, both the inbound and outbound call must pass for the test point to pass. A failure in either the inbound or outbound direction will constitute a failed test call, subject to a test retry. •
Portable on Street and Random Buildings Test Procedures Upon entering a grid, the Field Team will: 1. Determine if a building listed in Table 3.6a is contained within the grid. If yes, then that will be the Random Building selected for the grid. 2. If the grid does not contain a building listed in Table 3.6a, then the team will determine if the grid is in any City Limits (must test a 20 dB Building) or outside of any City Limits (must test a 10 dB building). 3. The team will locate a Random Building that is consistent with the characterizations given in Table 3.6b below for the appropriate Random Building category. 4. If the team is within a City Limits and there is not a 20 dB category building in the grid, then the team shall attempt to locate a 10dB category building in which to perform the test. Teams shall avoid testing in buildings like those characterized in the 30 dB category. 5. If no Random Building can be found by the test team for a grid, then the test team shall perform an inbound and outbound Audio Quality test using the appropriate “Attenuated Portable Radio” and record the results. This test will then serve as the Random Building test for that grid. Table3.6b – Random Building Characteristics Building Category Random Buildings with 10 dB or less of loss Random Buildings with 20 dB or less of loss RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Bank Building Home Depot, Lowes, Wal‐Mart Multi‐story building with small or few windows Mall Department store Multi‐story Hospital Large concrete or heavily constructed building The Field Team will first perform the Portable On‐Street Audio Quality test outside of the selected random building, and then proceed to perform the Portable in Random Building Audio Quality test. Upon entering the Random Building, the testing will be conducted as described in Table 3.6b below: Table 3.6c ‐ Random Building Test Procedure The building’s lowest indoor floor that is completely above ground level will be tested. Test points will include at least one point at each of the furthermost accessible locations in the four corners, and one in the center of the floor. Beyond the initial five test points, additional test points evenly distributed throughout the floor shall be tested so that there is no more than 100 foot spacing between test points. The results of each test point shall be recorded separately and may utilize a retry if necessary as described below. All test locations will be above ground level. • If more than 5% of the test points fail, then the building will be more thoroughly tested by performing a test with minimum of 20 test points, evenly spread throughout the first floor, following a 50 foot spacing guideline. If more than 5% of the test points still fail, then additional test points may be performed on each floor, If the more thorough test results in an overall failure rate of more than 5% (2/20, 2/30, 3/40, etc.), then the Random Building is scored a fail. If any building listed in Table 3.6a has multiple unattached structures (a campus, parking garage, etc.), all structures in the location shall be tested, and the 95% requirement shall be treated “collectively” for all structures, resulting in one pass/fail record for that Random Building. If there is more than one building listed in Table 3.6a contained within a grid, then all will be tested as part of the Random Building test process. However, only the building closest to the center of the grid will count in the pass/fail calculation. The other building(s) will be tested and results presented for informational purposes only so the agencies are aware if any coverage issues exist within these facilities. Any Random Building test points that fail must be recorded with a location description sufficient to go back to that same failed point at a later date. •
Mandatory Buildings Test Procedures Upon entering the Mandatory Building, the testing will be conducted as described in Table 3.6c below. Test points shall include all areas of the building. Basements, multi‐level basements, stairwells, and parking garages will all be included as test locations. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County may pass a building prior to completion of its testing if it is obvious that the building is adequately covered. Table 3.6d ‐ Mandatory Building Test Procedure The buildings listed as “Mandatory Buildings” shall be tested for 95% reliability. Valid test points shall include all areas of the building. The building’s lowest two floors (even if one or both are basements or parking garages) will be tested. Each floor shall have at least 20 test points, with at least one point at each of the furthermost accessible locations in the four corners. Beyond the initial twenty test points, additional test points evenly distributed throughout each floor shall be tested so that there is no more than 50 foot spacing between test points. Elevators, basements, and stairwells must also be included as test locations. Parking garages, if part of the Mandatory Building property, shall also be tested. The results of each test point shall be recorded separately and may utilize a retry if necessary as described below. If after testing the lower two floors for any specific building (or group of attached buildings), there are more than 5% test point failures, a more thorough test will be required. At this time the next floor, moving up, will be tested following the same test point procedures. If more than 5% of the cumulative test points on the last two floors still fail, then the next floor, moving up, will be tested. This process of moving up and testing additional floors will continue until: The cumulative failures are 5% or less ‐ or ‐ All floors have been tested •
Test Retry Each portable failed radio test point will be allowed a retry. In the event that the first On‐Street, Random Building, or Mandatory Building test point is unsuccessful, the Field team will be permitted a second (final) attempt, within five (5) feet from the previous test. If the final attempt to communicate fails (no access or audio quality below DAQ 3.4), that test location will be deemed a failure. A successful final attempt will be considered a successful retry. If a test team realizes that a particular voice test was unsuccessful due to operator error (i.e. volume set too low, not speaking into microphone, on wrong talkgroup, etc.), then the test team will correct the operator error and perform the test again. Such an occurrence would not be counted as a retry. All retries will be counted. The number of successful retries counted as a “pass” may constitute no more than 5% of the test grids for any of the DAQ tests. •
Test Grading There will be two DAQ graders for each Dispatcher team and two for each Field team, one from the City and one from the Contractor. The third party representative is observing and recording the testing with a camcorder, as well as serving as a test monitor. The Contractor is serving as the record keeper and navigator. If both graders agree that the voice quality does not meet the defined DAQ 3.4 criteria, then that test location fails, and a retry shall commence. All test grading shall be recorded on templates devised for the iPads. Upon making an entry, recorded results will be cross‐checked by a different team member. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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If a DAQ score differs between the two testers on the same test team and results in a failing score from only one tester, then the third party representative will cast a decisive vote. •
Daily Data Collection At the end of each test day, the Contractor shall provide a copy of all recorded test data (i.e., iPad Files and raw data), to Rockwall County or their representative. Any special software (software not commercially available) required to read the test results shall be provided to Rockwall County. 3.6.9
Protection from Excessive Grid Failures in a Particular Area It is unacceptable to implement a radio system that has an unusually high number of failed grids within a particular area, while still meeting the overall coverage reliability goals. Proposers shall devise and include in their responses a methodology and plan of ensuring that the County is protected from the scenario of having an unusually high number of failed grids within a particular area. One such methodology that has been accepted and effective in the past is some adaptation of the “Supergrid” concept. If during the process of performing the coverage test, the test management team determines there are an unusually high number of failed grids within a specific vicinity, then the test management team shall halt testing in that area and attempt to diagnose the issue for potential radio system infrastructure problems, portable radio issues, etc. 3.6.10
Results Preparation After all testing has been completed; the Contractor will evaluate the test results by compiling all of the data gathered for each test scenario. The Contractor will provide a summary of the test results and the extent to which the following were successful: •
A minimum of 95% of grids passed the Portable On‐Street Audio Quality inbound and outbound tests with a DAQ of 3.4 or higher. •
A minimum of 95% of Random Buildings evaluated passed, with 95% of each building's inbound and outbound test locations having a DAQ of 3.4 or higher. The results of grids without a Random Building that utilized the “Attenuated Portable Radio” will also be included in this calculation. If the Random Building test reliability does not meet the 95% reliability requirement, the Contractor shall have the ability to conduct alternate tests for any failed Random Buildings utilizing the “Attenuated Portable Radio” to perform inbound and outbound Audio Quality testing. In this case, one location will be selected near the building at which to perform the test. The results of this alternate test will then replace the failed Random Building test. •
For the Mandatory Buildings, 95% of each building's (or each structure, if a Mandatory Building has multiple unattached structures) test locations passed with a DAQ of 3.4 or higher. •
A minimum of 95% of grids passed the Signal Level test RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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The formu
ula for calculatting Area Reliaability for each
h test configurration shall be as follows: 3.7
TOWER SIT
TES The City o
of Rockwall haas an existing UHF trunked radio system that utilizes three existing repeater sitess. It is understoo
od that Propossers will be prroviding a covverage guaranntee with their proposed syystem so the use of these existting sites is no
ot mandatory, but is preferrred. In additioon, to extend coverage thro
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County as needed
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d if required b
by the Propose
er’s design, w
with substantiaal and adequaate justification
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eserves the right to reject any sites pro
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existing sites aand the Greenn Field sites. 3.7.1
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es Table 3.7a – Fire Station
n 1 Site Tower Sitte Owner: Latitude: Longitude: Structure
e Height: Ground EElevation: ASR Num
mber Site Addrress: Tower Tyype: ockwall City of Ro
32‐55‐29
9.0 N 96‐27‐32
2.0 W 260’ 575’ 1243645
305 E. Bo
oydston St., Roockwall Self Supp
ported Table 3.7b – Fire Station
n 2 Site Tower Sitte Owner: Latitude: Longitude: Structure
e Height: Ground EElevation: ASR Num
mber Site Addrress: Tower Tyype: ockwall City of Ro
32‐53‐6.7
7 N 96‐28‐4.7
7 W 200’ 552’ 1274351
920 Rockkwall Parkway., Rockwall Monopole Table 3.7c –
– Heath Waterr Tower Tower Sitte Owner: Latitude: Longitude: RCC
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CONSULT
TANTS, INC.
City of He
eath 32‐50‐10
0.0 N 96‐28‐7.0
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Structure Height: Ground Elevation: ASR Number Site Address: 3.7.2
196’ 522’ n/a 200 Laurence Dr., Heath Possible Future Sites The properties below may be used in the proposed system design. Please note that preliminary approval has been granted for the use of these sites. However, final approval must be sought and granted through the governing board controlling each of the properties. Table 3.7d – Royse City Water Treatment Property Royse City 32:57:28 N 96:19:22 W 450’ Property Owner: Latitude: Longitude: Ground Elevation: Table 3.7e – McLendon Chisholm Future City Hall Property Property Owner: Latitude: Longitude: Ground Elevation:
City of McLendon Chisholm (15 acres) 32:50:14.1 N 96:23:57.7 W 538’
Table 3.7f – McLendon Chisholm Fire Station #2 Property Property Owner: Latitude: Longitude: Ground Elevation: City of McLendon Chisholm 32:51:41.2 N 96:18:42.3 W 541’ Table 3.7h – Meyers Property (40 Acres) Property Owner: Latitude: Longitude: Ground Elevation: RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 4 – COMMUNICATIONS SITES
4.1
GENERAL INFORMATION 4.1.1
Preferred Communications Sites The City of Rockwall currently has three (3) repeater sites in operation. Section 3 of this RFP states that it is “highly desired” that all three of these sites be used as P25 simulcast repeater sites in the Proposer’s system design, even if the Proposer feels that it can achieve the Baseline 20 dB In‐Building requirement without using all three. Additional tower sites beyond these three will be needed to meet the coverage requirements of Rockwall County and its Partner agencies. This section addresses requirements for each of the new sites and those preferred to be re‐used in the Proposer’s system solution. In Section 2 of this RFP, Table 2.1.1a listed several “preferred” sites to use in the radio system design. The table also gave information about the towers, equipment shelters, and generators for each of these sites. For the Proposer’s benefit, that table is repeated below. Table 4.1.1A – Preferred Sites Site Rockwall Fire Station 1 Rockwall Fire Station 2 Heath Water Tower Tower Shelter Generator Existing 265’ Self‐Supp.
Existing 20’ x 12’
250KVA Diesel, 360 Gal Tank
Proposers should use existing tower for new system. If possible, Proposers should use existing shelter for new system. Proposers should use existing generator for new system. Existing 221’ Monopole
Existing 20’ x 12’
250KVA Diesel, 360 Gal Tank
Proposers should use existing monopole for new system. Proposers should use existing shelter for new system. Proposers should use existing generator for new system. Existing 180’ Water Tower
Approval has been granted to place equipment on bottom floor inside water tower. Proposers should consider environmentally controlled cabinets or devise an alternate plan which utilizes a small area on the bottom floor. 50KW Diesel, 120 Gal Tank
Proposers should use top of water tower for new system’s antennas. Proposers should use existing generator for new system. Royse City Water Treatment Plant New Self‐Supporting Tower required. Proposers should determine specific location of tower. New Shelter required. New generator required McLendon Chisholm Future City Hall New Self‐Supporting Tower required. Proposers should determine specific location of tower. New Shelter required. New generator required RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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General Requirements 1. The Contractor will be responsible for all site development required in this document. 2. The Contractor shall provide 2 printed copies and 2 complete electronic copies of all site development documents to the County. 3. The Contractor shall perform all work necessary to provide required site development documents for approval by the County or the cities for the development of repeater and microwave sites that meet all City, County, State and/or Federal requirements, and which provide the necessary antenna mounting structures, equipment rooms or shelters and all required environmental conditioning, security, power, standby power, access roads, foliage control, lighting, and cable support structures. 4. The Contractor shall be responsible for preparing specifications and site development documents for a complete and fully operable installation which shall be in compliance with the latest version of the National Electrical Code (or local electrical code, if applicable), local building codes, environmental laws, zoning and planning regulations or ordinances, land use restrictions, Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations, State, City, and County regulations governing road access and entry, OSHA guidelines and all other applicable local, state or Federal codes, regulations, laws and/or ordinances. The Contractor shall prepare all specifications, plans, documents, and required forms and exhibits required to obtain the necessary approvals from each of the above entities. 5. Materials specified by the Contractor shall be new and of high quality as defined in relevant industry standards. The Contractor shall not make substitutes unless prior written approval has been obtained from the Rockwall County team. 6. The Contractor will be required to assume full responsibility for the specification of materials and equipment employed in construction of the project and agrees to make no claims against any of the County/Cities for damages to such materials and equipment except for that which is caused by the County/Cities involved, their employees or agents. The Contractor shall be responsible for managing the storage of all materials that they purchase or that they receive from the County/Cities and shall receive all delivered items by suppliers at the job site or at a staging area (to be provided by the Contractor). 7. The Contractor shall oversee clean up and remove from the work site on a daily basis (or sooner if directed by the County team) all rubbish and construction debris, resulting from his own and/or from the site development contractor’s work. The Contractor shall supply a dumpster or similar trash storage/removal device when the amount of construction debris generated exceeds a normal trash can volume. Upon completion of all work, the entire job site areas shall be left clean and free of trash, debris, mud, dirt, dust, scrap materials, and excess materials. Floors in radio equipment shelters and rooms shall be clean, mopped and polished to the satisfaction of the County team upon completion of installation and construction work. 8. The Contractor shall coordinate the work of the site development contractor(s) to ensure that interference between electrical conduits, cable support trays, grounding wire, structural members, and radio system work shall be avoided so that the project is completed within budget, in a professional manner, and on schedule. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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9. The Contractor shall maintain up‐to‐date marked‐up prints of the Project Drawings. Markings indicating changes to the drawings shall be red or green and clearly visible. Two (2) complete printed and bound sets of "As‐Built" drawings shall be furnished to the County team at the completion of the project. Two (2) electronic sets of “As Built” Project Drawings shall also be supplied on DVD media reproducible in AutoCAD in both DXF and DWG formats (latest release). 4.2
GROUNDING AND SURGE PROTECTION SYSTEMS 4.2.1
Grounding Systems 1. All sites selected by the Proposer for its system configuration shall be implemented and/or upgraded if necessary to meet these grounding specifications. For sites where existing equipment shelters and/or existing towers are to be used, and for the two existing dispatch sites, Proposers shall include in their proposal all costs for any grounding upgrades required to meet these specifications and any other specifications required by the Contractor to warranty the system. 2. All new sites shall have a single‐point internal ground system installed to provide the greatest possible protection against lightning strikes and possible power faults. This includes existing tower sites that are proposed to have a new electronics equipment shelter installed as part of the project. 3. Standard requirements for the installation of radio communications sites shall include the adherence to the following standards (at a minimum) : a. American National Standard for Telecommunications: b. T1.334‐2002, Electrical Protection of Communications Towers and Associated Structures c. T1.313‐2003, Electrical Protection for Telecommunications Central Offices and Similar Type Facilities d. T1.333.2001, Grounding and Bonding of Telecommunications Equipment e. ANSI–J‐STD‐607‐A‐2002, Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications f.
ANSI/NFPA 780‐2004, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems g. NEC, National Electrical Code 4. Site planning shall require that the main electrical service be brought into the shelter at a location as close to the transmission line entry port as practical. 5. All power feeders and branch circuits shall contain an equipment grounding conductor which shall have green colored dual rated THWN/THHN insulation or green identifying tape at both ends and which shall be suitably terminated to an equipment ground bus or device screw terminal at both ends. 6. At any site at which building structural members are used for grounds, connections to those main structural steel members shall be made with exothermic “Cadweld”, Burndy press or equivalent type connectors. Any paint or fire retardant material shall be removed down to bare metal (for RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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good metal contact) before applying the connector. Surface preparation recommendations of the manufacturer of the exothermic welding process to be used shall be followed. 7. All connections to equipment room or shelter internal perimeter grounds shall be made as straight as possible with a minimum number of bends. The minimum bending radius of any ground wire shall be one foot. 8. Grounding of electronic communications equipment, cabinets and all associated equipment within the equipment shelter shall conform to the latest versions of the standards referenced above as well as the radio manufacturer’s own company standards or guidelines for site grounding, bonding and lightning protection. Should a discrepancy or conflict arise between manufacturers guidelines or standards referenced above, the more stringent of the standards shall apply at the County’s discretion. 9. A ground ring consisting of a #2 AWG solid tinned bare copper wire shall be installed in a trench at a minimum depth of 24" below final grade at a maximum distance of 3 feet from the foundation of the equipment building where the equipment is installed. 10. The ground ring shall be supplemented with copper clad steel ground rods. The ground rods shall have a minimum length of 10 feet and a minimum diameter of 5/8 inches. All ground rods shall be interconnected, including the AC power service and telephone ground rods, to form a ground grid with resistance of 5 Ohms or less under all conditions. 11. If soil conditions do not allow ground rods to be placed, an equivalent supplemental system must be used. 12. The minimum requirements for the quantity of ground rods shall be based on the following: a. At least one ground rod at each corner of all equipment shelters shall be installed b. Supplemental ground rods installed every 10’ around the ground ring or along buried ground lines c. Self‐supporting 3 legged towers shall have a minimum of 3 equally spaced ground rods connected to the tower ground ring. A tower grounding conductor shall connect each tower leg to the ground ring. d. Self‐supporting 4 legged towers shall have a minimum of 4 equally spaced ground rods connected to the tower ground ring. A tower grounding conductor shall connect each tower leg to the ground ring. e. At least one ground rod shall be installed directly at the AC power service entry point and at least one ground rod shall be installed directly below the RF transmission line entry port. f.
The top of the ground rods shall be driven to 2 feet below grade. Inspection wells with removable lids shall be installed at the junction points between the tower ground ring and the shelter ground ring, at the shelter ground bus and the grounding electrode system, and at the main AC power service ground rod. Ground access wells shall be 12” x 12” x 36” deep (Synertech S1212B36FA) or equivalent. The test well cover shall have a bolt down cover with hex head stainless steel hardware and shall have a minimum cover rating of 15,000 lbs. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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g. The ground rods shall be bonded to the external shelter ground ring using an exothermic welding process such as Cadweld. h. It will be left to the discretion of the Contractor to determine the type of connector to use in the welding process. The following three restrictions, however, shall be observed. 1) An anti‐oxidant compound shall be applied to the connection point after the bond is completed. 2) All connections to the ground ring shall be such that the ground wires are as straight as possible with no sharp bends (i.e., 12 inch minimum bend radius). 3) All connections shall be properly fitted and welded, i.e. poor welds and burned through cables will not be accepted. 13. The exterior ground ring shall be bonded to a minimum of two 6" wide copper straps descending from the shelter's cable entry bulkhead panel. The copper straps shall be secured to the building exterior so as to eliminate wind vibration or flapping. 14. An internal perimeter ground bus (split halo) shall be installed in all equipment rooms or shelters which consists of #2 AWG tinned bare solid copper conductor, running along the perimeter of the room on each interior wall, at a maximum of 6 inches below the ceiling. The perimeter bus shall not form a continuous loop around the room. It shall have an opening of 12‐16 inches on the opposite side of the room from the master ground bus bar. Insulated mounting standoffs shall be installed to provide a maximum separation of 2 feet to accommodate bends and avoid sag. Standoff shall provide 1‐2 inches of clearance from the wall. 15. The cable entry G‐frame shall be properly bolted to the outside of the shelter, sealed and bonded to the exterior shelter ground buss bar. The cable entry bulkhead assembly shall be sized to provide 50% expansion capability (based on the use of the largest size coaxial cable used at the site). 16. A Harger Entrance Panel Kit, Harger EPK24 (or equivalent), shall be provided and installed with through‐wall mounting bars to provide the interior shelter master ground buss (MGB) bar and the shelter exterior ground buss bar. The ground bar must not be integrated with the cable entry panel. The exterior ground bar shall be wall‐mounted and shall utilize a minimum of 3” flat copper ground straps on the exterior ground bar which are exothermically welded to a copper (1/4” x 1” copper bar for connection to the site grounding electrode system. Both the interior and the exterior ground bar shall be predrilled to provide ground connections for equipment. 17. The internal ground bar shall be directly connected to the shelter exterior ground buss bar with the through wall mounting hardware provided in the entrance panel kit. This shall be the single ground connection from the shelter interior ground to the site grounding electrode system. 18. For exposed noncurrent carrying metal parts of fixed equipment which could become energized, the following bonding connections shall be made directly to the internal perimeter ground (split halo) using green insulated #2 AWG stranded copper wire: a. Ventilation louvers and sheet metal duct‐work RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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b. Metal doors shall be grounded to the door frames (using 1 inch wide braided copper flexible straps, and door frames shall be bonded to the internal perimeter ground (split halo) with green insulated #2 AWG stranded copper conductor. c. All metal racks and cabinets, including but not limited to tower lighting cabinets, generator transfer switch cabinet, power panel cabinets, metal conduits, telco/alarm panel demarcation block covers, metal HVAC lead‐lag controller cabinets, cable trays, file cabinets, metal desks and other exposed metal surfaces shall be bonded to the internal perimeter ground (split halo) with green insulated #2 AWG stranded copper conductor. d. Generator rooms shall have a separate internal perimeter ground (split halo) connected to the shelter interior Master Ground Bus bar. Equipment within the generator room shall be grounded as required in the main electronics equipment room of the shelter. If the generator is outside the building, it shall be grounded to the exterior grounding system. 19. All ground connections to equipment that are not exothermically welded shall use stainless steel 2 hole long barrel compression lugs. Connections between dissimilar metals shall not be made unless the conductors are separated by a material specifically approved for use with the dissimilar metals. 20. Star or split lock washers shall be placed under the head of the screws or, if bolts are being used, on the nut side of the fastener, and not between the conductive surfaces of the lug and the metal surface to be bonded. Self‐tapping sheet metal screws shall not be used for attaching grounding conductors to any surface. Paint shall be removed from any painted surface before ground connections are made and the appropriate antioxidant compound shall be applied to the connection. 4.2.2
Lightning Protection 1. The new system will be installed in a lightning prone location. It is the goal of Rockwall County and its Partner agencies to eliminate possible system damage and failure due to lightning strikes or induced currents by implementing a proper ground system and appropriate lightning and surge protection. The Contractor shall adhere to current best practices in providing protection to sensitive electronic equipment. At a minimum, the Contractor shall comply with the following lightning protection practices: 2. All tower lighting controls shall be equipped with gas tube or other suitable surge arrestor devices, subject to County approval, which will prevent a lightning strike to the tower or lighting system from back feeding into the electrical distribution system of the equipment shelter. This device shall shunt surges to the tower grounding system, and shall protect the tower lighting controller. Appropriate high quality surge protectors shall be used. 3. Each transmit or receive transmission line shall be protected by coaxial surge/lightning protectors, Polyphaser DSXL Series, or equivalent, between the transmitter combiner output and the antenna. Lightning arrestors shall be grounded to the bulkhead panel. 4. On receiving antennas with a tower‐mounted amplifier, a Polyphaser CGXZ series lightning arrestor (or equivalent) shall be installed in the transmission line. 5. Control stations with outdoor antennas shall be equipped with a coaxial lightning arrestor, Polyphaser DSXL series (or equivalent). These lightning arrestors shall be grounded to a ⅝" X 8 foot RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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driven ground rod by a #2 AWG tinned solid copper wire attached to the rod using exothermic welding. It is preferred that the grounding system used for the control station lightning arrestor shall be connected back to the building ground system at the power service entrance. 6. If GPS receivers are used as frequency/time references in the simulcast system, the antenna line shall be equipped with a coaxial lightning arrestor, Polyphaser DGXZ series (or equivalent). 7. Each coaxial transmission line shield shall be grounded at a point just above the bend required to exit the tower mounted cable ladder to the ice bridge leading to the radio equipment shelter or room. These grounds shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, and shall be sealed against entry of moisture at any location where the outer sheath of the transmission line has been cut or removed. 4.2.3
Surge Protection The surge protection equipment and methodologies used shall be specifically determined for use in “High Lightning Exposure Locations.” The Proposer shall maximize efforts to effectively protect all communications site equipment from power surges and transient voltages. 4.2.4
AC Power Surge Protection 1. Parallel SPDs (Surge Protection Devices) shall be provided with the equipment building to protect the AC main and sub‐panels. Panel surge suppression devices shall have an IEEE Location Category Rating of C High, Rated for 65kA AIC fault current, have a Response time of <1 nanosecond and be supplied with metal cabinets. 2. SPDs shall be equipped with primary modules using SAD (Silicon Avalanche Diode) technology and secondary modules using MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) technology. Primary SAD suppressor modules shall be capable of providing 500 Joules per phase per polarity, minimum energy absorption, secondary modules shall be capable of 5000 Joules per phase of minimum energy absorption. 3. The units shall provide isolated dry contacts for remote monitoring of protector status, replaceable surge protection modules, and offer Normal Mode protection: Transtector APEX IMAX Series surge protection devices (or equivalent) shall be provided. All surge protection devices shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 4. SPD’s shall be installed between the commercial main AC power disconnect and the automatic transfer switch. 5. AC Main and sub power panels shall each have SPD’s installed. 6. In addition to the panel type surge suppression devices, individual equipment SPD’s shall be installed on all individual loads. Each rack or cabinet that has AC powered equipment shall have a wire‐in receptacle outlet SPD installed at the top of each rack or chassis. Transtector OP8 20B Series, Northern Technologies TCS Series (or equivalent). RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Electromagnetic Pulse Protection (Provide Optional Cost) 1. Proposers shall provide an optional cost for implementing the necessary protection devices to protect from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). This option shall apply to all repeater sites, Main Control Point, Simulcast Control Points, and Dispatch sites. 4.2.6
Leased Telephone and T1 Circuits All telephone company circuits or other twisted pair cable which may enter an electronic equipment room or shelter shall be equipped for electrical transient protection utilizing a common mode SPD such as the Transtector TSJ series, Northern Technologies TMC‐50, or equivalent. These arrestors shall be installed as close as practical to the point of entry to the facility. SPDs used on leased telco circuits shall use silicon avalanche diode technology, and shall be grounded to the equipment shelter/room ground system. 4.2.7
Conduits and Raceways 1. All AC power electrical wiring inside of the building/shelter shall be enclosed in electrical metallic tubing (EMT) with compression type fittings (set screw type fittings are unacceptable). EMT shall be surface mounted in a neat, professional manner. UL approved locknuts and grounding bushings (or EMT box connectors) shall be used at boxes and equipment enclosures. 2. All AC power wiring outside of the building/shelter shall be enclosed in heavy wall galvanized rigid steel conduit with form eight gasketed fittings. Weatherproof grounding type hubs shall be used at boxes and equipment enclosures. All wall penetrations shall be sealed with weatherproof compounds. 3. Telephone Company cable(s) shall be enclosed in galvanized rigid conduit (GRS). 4. Flexible metallic conduit (UL approved) with UL fittings shall be used as final connections to all mechanical vibrating/rotating machinery (A/C units, heaters, motors, transformers, UPS, and generator set, etc.) 5. All new conduit routings shall be horizontally and vertically straight, neat in appearance, indicative of professional workmanship and shall conform to existing conduit routings. Where existing conduit supports are adequate, they shall be used. If new supports are required, they shall be installed at intervals in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC). Only structural members suitable for conduit supports shall be used; piping, HVAC ducts, etc. shall not be used for conduit supports. Conduit support intervals shall be based on the NEC Table 346‐12. 4.2.8
Wiring and Devices 1. Power conductor insulation shall be color coded (with tape at each termination end). Identification shall be by color tape (black‐phase A, red‐phase B, blue‐phase C, white‐neutral and green‐ground). Branch circuit conductors shall be labeled (using Brady or approved equivalent wire markers) at each end with the appropriate circuit numbers. Genset and A/C unit control wiring shall be labeled with the terminal numbers corresponding to the Contractor's wiring diagrams to be furnished with the equipment. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. All outlet boxes shall be metallic surface mounted types suitable for the quantity of devices enclosed. Faceplates shall match the outlet boxes. The outlet boxes shall be marked with the associated circuit and breaker box numbers. Outlet boxes fed by emergency power shall be plainly marked and identified. Orange outlets shall be used for circuits protected by both UPS and generator power; red outlets shall be used for any circuits that are protected by generator only. 3. Radio equipment from the 120 VAC and UPS power panels shall contain separate identifiable white neutral conductors. Common or shared neutrals for these loads are unacceptable. 4. All wire for power, lighting, control and grounding systems shall be stranded copper with UL dual rated THWN/THHN 600V insulation, sizes as indicated. Minimum size for power shall be #12 AWG and minimum size for controls shall be #14 AWG. 5. Electrical equipment such as UPS, generator sets, A/C (air conditioning units), heater, etc. shall be wired in accordance with the manufacturer’s wiring diagrams furnished with the equipment and applicable codes.. 4.2.9
Commercial Power 1. The County Team will assist in arranging for commercial power installation to the meter at each simulcast repeater/microwave radio site. The agency involved will negotiate a utility easement or right of way, if needed, at each site. 2. The Contractor is responsible for all power installation on the equipment side of the meter. Power feeds to shelters shall be buried and shall enter the building through conduit and an elbow described in the equipment shelter specification. 4.2.10
Ground Resistance Testing 1. A component of the system acceptance test plan to be monitored by the Contractor and the County will be the testing of all grounding systems installed, or utilized, for equipment associated with this procurement. This includes grounding at all base stations, control stations, communication centers, microwave terminals, and repeater sites associated with this procurement. 2. All grounding systems shall be tested before commercial power is connected to the site using an AEMC or equivalent clamp‐on ground resistance tester or Biddle 500V Null Megger or equal (3‐
terminal fall‐of‐potential method). The resistance to ground of all tie‐in connections to the building's ground sources shall measure 5 Ohms or less under all conditions. 3. Ground tests shall be conducted in the presence of a County team representative, and results shall be recorded on a form approved by the County team. These forms shall be included as a part of the acceptance test documentation and are a component of final acceptance of the radio communications system. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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4.3
SCOPE OF WORK 4.3.1
General Contractor Responsibilities The Contractor shall be responsible for preparing plans and specifications for the following: 1. Procurement or furnishing of all services, and furnishing and installing all materials, necessary to complete the site development work. 2. Submittal for approval of all details, cuts, plans, and drawings of sites, site related equipment, and security/access control systems. 3. Monitor disposal and removal from the site, of all debris and refuse that results from performing the work. 4. Applications for and obtaining all required permits, including but not limited to, frequency coordination, FCC licensing, FAA submittals and approvals, building, electrical, soil disturbance, environmental issues, fire protection, fuel permits and safety permits. 5. Compliance with all applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations in accordance with the requirements set forth in the specifications. 4.3.2
Sites at Which New Construction is Required 1. The standard configuration for sites will: a. Serve as a base / repeater site for the trunked radio system; b. In some cases, house NPSPAC mutual aid channel base repeaters; c. House conventional VHF or UHF base stations / repeaters used for alerting or mutual aid purposes; d. Support a new digital ring microwave system, TELCO, and/or leased fiber optic transport interface to interconnect the proposed sites; e. Provide sufficient expansion capability to support future growth or new technologies, and f.
Sufficient additional space will be provided on the tower and in the radio equipment shelters (if new) to permit additional uses by the County and its Partner agencies. See tower and shelter specifications that follow for growth allocation details. 2. Generally the plans and specifications for site development work to be performed by the Contractor at each site (where existing facilities will not be used) includes of the following: a. Furnish and install an electronic equipment shelter and appropriate concrete foundation; b. Furnish and install a self‐supporting communications tower and necessary base foundations; c. Prepare and submit plans for site civil improvements; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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d. Install electrical service into the radio equipment shelter; e. Construct concrete fuel tank pads, and walkways and ramps to the shelter entrance; f.
Perform site preparation and improvements, including road improvement, grading, installation of fencing, installation of the grounding and surge suppression system, installation of a fuel supply for the emergency generator to be installed at the site; g. Furnish and install a standby power generator, automatic transfer switch, and full fuel supply h. Furnish and install an uninterruptible power supply to provide power conditioning and standby service to critical electronic equipment i.
4.3.3
Furnish and install a site alarm system including sensors, transducers, detectors and contacts all of which is to be properly connected to the alarm monitoring points. Sites That Will Utilize Existing Towers and/or Equipment Shelters 1. Proposers are responsible for assessing existing tower site suitability, including any necessary upgrade or replacement costs in their proposals. 2. For all sites where existing towers/structures are to be used, prior to placing any equipment on the tower/structure, the Contractor will commission a structural analysis to be performed on the tower by a licensed Professional Engineer experienced in radio communications tower design. The structural analysis shall demonstrate that the Contractor’s installation plans comply with relevant revisions and sections of TIA/EIA‐222G standards. 3. For all existing equipment shelters that the Proposer elects to use in the new radio system, the Proposer shall evaluate the existing HVAC units for suitability, and provide upgrade and/or replacement HVAC units as needed. 4.3.4
Electromagnetic Compatibility Studies 1. The Contractor is required to perform an Electromagnetic Compatibility study for each site at which equipment associated with this procurement will be installed. The study shall consider the effects of transmitter and receiver intermodulation, transmitter noise, and receiver desensitization between and among existing and proposed stations. The output of this study and recommendations shall be provided to the County team for review and approval, and shall be factored into the system design. 2. The Proposer shall provide transmit to transmit and transmit to receive antenna system isolation requirements for their system. Proposers shall indicate the amount of isolation that will be achieved by their design at each radio site. 4.3.5
Electromagnetic Emissions Exposure 1. All sites, whether existing or proposed, shall be designed, protected and posted by the Contractor to limit exposure to Electromagnetic Emissions (EME) in accordance with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Bulletin OET‐65 (Appendix D or most recent regulation adopted by the FCC), the Federal Communications Commission’s exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Emissions. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. The Contractor shall certify compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Bulletin OET‐65 (Appendix D or most recent regulation adopted by the FCC). RF exposure limits at each site shall be evaluated, a paper study of the electromagnetic emissions produced by any or all of the antennas mounted thereon shall be conducted by the Contractor, verified and sealed by a Professional Registered Engineer licensed in the State of Texas who is experienced in non‐ionizing electromagnetic radiation protection. The County team will review all site EME studies to evaluate compliance with the Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) requirements of FCC Bulletin OET‐65, the Federal Communications Commission’s exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Emissions. 3. The Contractor’s study shall define the total radiation levels possible based on both the proposed and existing antennas at the site. The Contractor’s study should verify that the expected levels are within the MPE levels as specified in FCC Bulletin OET‐65, the FCC Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Emissions. 4. Should the study establish that the expected levels exceed the MPE, the Proposer shall bring the site into compliance at no additional cost to the participating agencies while maintaining the required radio system performance levels, particularly radio coverage.. 5. Under no circumstances shall the levels outside of the site boundaries (i.e., site fenced area) exceed the MPE exposure levels for public exposure. 6. Once the system is on‐the‐air, the Contractor shall be expected to provide the services and equipment necessary to verify that the site is in compliance with EME emission levels as stated in FCC Bulletin OET‐65 and then submit an RF Radiation Exposure Compliance certificate to the City’s Project Manager. 7. The Contractor is responsible for posting all required signs for identification of the various threats of exposure. Posting of required signs by the Contractor will be done only after approval of the County team. 4.4
TOWER SITE WORK 4.4.1
General Contractor Responsibilities The following tasks are specified for any site at which tower erection, modification, or equipment shelter installation is required. Plans and specifications for site work include: 1. Clearing, earthwork, excavating, backfilling, compacting and grading 2. Construction of access roads and drainage, including installation of stone base surfacing and erosion control measures 3. Installation of fencing and security gates 4. Foundation design and installation 5. Delivery and installation of shelters, including sidewalks, ramps, grounding systems, security systems, and ancillary equipment. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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6. Delivery, installation, and commissioning of generators and fuel tanks, including completely filling the fuel tanks with fresh fuel. 7. Construction of towers as specified, including soil exploration, geotechnical reports, foundation design and construction, tower marking and lighting, grounding, and installation of antennas, transmission lines, cable ladders, waveguide bridges, anti‐climbing devices, climbing ladders or step bolts, and related equipment as well as any required environmental assessment and remediation needs. 8. Coordinate installation of commercial electrical power to the site 9. Permits and approvals required for site work 10. Proper signage including but not limited to emergency contact information, Antenna Structure Registration number, MPE signage, etc. 4.4.2
Stone Surfacing The plans and specifications for site development prepared by the Contractor shall include the installation of stone surfacing within the fenced‐in site area. Material shall be 1" broken stone with 10% binder material. Two layers of polypropylene liner shall be installed under the stone for foliage suppression. Prior to installation of any material, an EPA approved defoliant shall be applied over the area. 4.4.3
Fencing 1. Perimeter fencing shall be supplied at any new sites selected by the Proposer, and at the Heath water tower site. Fencing is not required at the City of Rockwall Fire Station #1 and Fire Station #2 sites. 2. The Contractor shall supply a perimeter fencing system complete with all hardware, posts, rails, unions, security mesh panels infill panels to be expanded metal, 3/4” x 9 gauge, one (1) each walk through swing gate, one (1) each drive through slide gate and accessories necessary for a complete and aesthetically balanced installation. The fencing system and gates must come as a complete unit produced by a single manufacturer, including necessary erection accessories, fittings and fastenings. 3. The Contractor shall provide a fencing system design with the layout, locations, components, materials, dimensions, sizes, weights, finishes of components, installation and operational clearances, gate swings, post sizes, spacing and mesh type, gate details/dimensions, details of post anchorage, and post attachment/bracing. The design shall be certified by an engineer registered in the State of Texas. The fencing system, foundation and installation shall be engineered to withstand a sustained 90 mph wind load. 4. Fence posts shall be properly bonded to the site grounding system using an exothermic welding process (Cadweld). 5. The selected fence installation company must be trained and certified in the installation of all specified brands of equipment that make up the site fencing. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Security Equipment Requirements Rockwall County and its Partner agencies are interested in equipping new repeater sites with the security systems described below. Existing sites used by the City of Rockwall have some level of security systems in place and will only need to be proposed if new equipment shelters are required by the Proposer. 1. Intrusion Alarm System: Door contacts shall be included that are connected to the site alarm system that indicate when the door has been opened. These contacts shall be placed on every door of the new equipment shelter. 2. Lighting: There shall be dual floodlights with motion detection mounted on all 4 corners of the radio equipment building facing down each side. 3. Security Cameras: A Security Camera system shall be supplied at any new sites selected by the Proposer, and at the Heath water tower site. Cameras are not required at the City of Rockwall Fire Station #1 or Fire Station #2 sites site unless a new equipment shelter is proposed that is not covered by the existing camera system. There shall be 5 cameras (High Res, Low Light DSS Color) with cameras mounted on each corner of the radio equipment building looking down each side and cameras looking at each entrance gate. They shall be recorded on a DVR installed in the radio equipment building. 4.5
TOWER SPECIFICATIONS 4.5.1
Reference Standards Unless otherwise modified herein, materials, design and construction procedures shall be in accordance with Electronic Industries Association (EIA) Standard EIA‐222‐G (or latest version), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular AC 70/7460‐1K or latest version, applicable ASTM concrete standards and all applicable odes. 4.5.2
Submittals 1. The Contractor shall prepare and submit for approval plans, specifications, scale drawings of the tower depicting its overall height, the number and height of sections, the horizontal spread of each section, guy points (if applicable), antenna loading at specified heights and obstruction lighting details. 2. The Contractor shall submit for approval a profile view of the tower, containing structural details and engineering notes. 3. Drawings shall be sealed by a Registered Professional Architect/Engineer (structural) licensed for practice in the State of Texas. 4.5.3
Radio Tower Basic Requirements 1. Materials: All steel materials used in the construction of the towers shall be new, shall be rated for their intended purpose, and shall conform to the provisions of EIA‐222‐G (or latest version) with respect to physical properties, manufacture, workmanship and factory finishes. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. Height: The Proposer shall identify required tower heights, excluding appurtenances. 3. Loads and Stresses ‐ The design of the tower shall take into account dead and live loads induced by the structure itself and all appurtenances, and all stresses applied to the tower and its appurtenances by wind forces. The minimum safety factors listed on EIA‐222‐G (latest version) shall apply under the most severe combination of dead load plus live loading. Each new tower shall be designed and constructed as a Class III tower in accordance with TIA‐222‐G. 4. Appurtenances ‐ Appurtenances include, but are not limited to, the following: antennas, antenna mounts, antenna platforms, microwave antennas and radomes, tower‐top amplifiers, lighting, transmission lines, transmission line hangers, cable ladder, climbing ladder and safety device, lightning rods (air terminals) and conductors, conduit, waveguide bridge, lighting control, and ice shields. 5. Antenna & Transmission Line Loading ‐ The towers shall be designed to support, at a minimum, the antennas and transmission lines required by the Proposer’s antenna design for the P25 system. New radio towers shall be designed to support at a minimum the following: Table 4.5.3a – New Tower Loading Minimum Requirements Qty Description Part Number or Equivalent Coaxial Cable Size / Type 2 700/800 Transmit Antenna RFS BMR10A 1 5/8" / LDF7‐50A 2 700/800 Receive Antenna RFS BMR10A 1 1/4" / LDF6‐50A 2 VHF Omni‐Directional Antenna Comm‐Scope DB224 7/8" / LDF5‐50A Future UHX10‐59‐P3A CommScope EW90 429B‐83H‐01 1/2" / LDF4‐50A Based on System Design Based on System Design RFS‐10108‐2 7/8" / LDF5‐50A Future C10‐856‐801 N/A Future 932DG65T2EKL 7/8" / LDF5‐50A Future 2 1 3 2 24 6 GHz Microwave Dish (10') with Ice Shields 700/800 Tower‐Top Amplifier with Test Port 900 MHz Scada Directional Antennas 12’ Face Sectored Antenna Mount Cellular Panel Antennas Planned Usage Based on System Design Based on System Design *Actual Mounting heights based on Proposer’s System Design 6. Wind Loading ‐ The structures shall be designed for horizontal wind pressures induced by 120 MPH basic wind speed with all appurtenances installed. Wind loading shall be calculated per EIA‐222‐G (latest version). 7. Ice Loading ‐ The structures shall be designed per EIA‐222‐G (latest version) to withstand additional horizontal wind pressures and dead loading produced by the accumulation of ½" thickness of radial ice. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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8. Tower Twist, Sway and Displacement ‐ Each tower shall be designed to meet twist, sway and displacement specifications for all loading conditions as recommended by EIA‐222‐G (latest version) for the tower loading specified. 4.5.4
Transmission Line Support 1. Transmission lines shall be installed to minimize tower face wind loading. Andrew Cluster Mount 207030 or equivalent shall be used. The cable support shall be of galvanized steel construction, and shall have mounting hardware of stainless steel or galvanized steel construction. No drilling of the tower legs or cross bracing shall be required to install the cable support device. 2. Transmission lines shall be attached to the transmission line cable support using stainless steel hangers and adapters of the appropriate size for the transmission line supplied. Andrew Model 206706‐1,2,3,4 snap‐in kits (or equivalent) shall be used to attach the cable to the transmission line support. 3. Transmission lines shall be supported on the tower or ice bridge at intervals specified by the cable manufacturer but in no cases at intervals of more than six feet, or a smaller interval as indicated for the wind speed design of the tower with ½” radial ice. (7/8” Andrew LDF5‐50A, if used, shall be supported at intervals of 5.5 feet or less; ½ “ LDF4‐50A shall be supported at intervals of three feet or less). Larger lines shall be supported per manufacturer’s instructions, or a smaller interval as indicated for the wind speed design of the tower with ½” radial ice. 4. A waveguide bridge/ice shield shall be installed between the tower and the equipment room/shelter to support transmission lines and to protect them from ice falling from the tower or antennas. The waveguide bridge shall be designed to accept support devices to properly attach the transmission lines at the intervals specified. The waveguide bridge shall be installed close to ground level, below 3’ if practical. The waveguide bridge shall be designed to match the height of the cable entry port on the equipment shelter. The waveguide bridge shall be supported by pipe columns if any horizontal span is 20 feet or greater, or if so required by local building codes. Galvanized steel construction shall be used for the waveguide bridge and its ancillary components. A grating type of waveguide bridge is required. Microflect waveguide cushions, hangers and crosses are the preferred method of attachment to the waveguide bridge. 4.5.5
Lighting and Controls 1. Lighting: The towers shall be lighted and/or marked in accordance with the applicable chapters of FAA Advisory Circular AC 70/7460‐1K, or latest revision, as required by the particular Aeronautical Study performed by the FAA for each tower. 2. Controls: Activation of any required lighting systems shall be via a light sensitive, photoelectric type switch and controller which will activate the lights at dusk (or other cloud darkened condition) and extinguish the lights at sunrise. If a dual lighting system is required at any site, the controller shall automatically switch from red lights at sunrise to strobe lights, and back to red lights when the sky darkens. Tower lighting must remain functional during the loss of commercial AC power and the site’s auxiliary power generator is operational. 3. Wiring: Wiring for the tower lighting shall be provided and installed in conformance with the lighting manufacturer's specifications and in accordance with the NEC and local electrical codes. All cable RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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ties used on the tower shall be stainless steel or Weather Resistant Black Acetal. Standard White or Black cable ties made of Nylon or Polypropylene shall not be used. 4. Bulb Failure Indications: The lighting control system shall be equipped to provide a single, form "C" dry contact closure alarm indication of bulb failure. Upon bulb failure, the site specific alarm condition shall be reported in the equipment shelter and by the P25 radio system’s master alarm system. 4.5.6
Ice Shields Each tower shall be equipped with steel mesh ice shields to be installed above each of the microwave antennas to fully protect them from falling ice. The ice shield shall cover the width and length of the microwave antenna and its waveguide between the antenna and tower face it is intended to protect. 4.5.7
Climbing Ladder Radio towers shall be equipped with an OSHA compliant climbing ladder, safety cable, and climbing harness. The climbing ladder shall be attached to tower legs in a manner that will not interfere with the installation or maintenance of antennas, or installation of transmission lines on the cable ladder. Similarly, the placement of cable ladder structures shall not interfere with the climbing facility. The climbing ladder shall be equipped with an ability to lock‐out the climbing facility to preclude unauthorized use. The climbing facilities shall meet all OSHA requirements. 4.5.8
Design Documentation 1. In accordance with ANSI/TIA‐222‐G, complete plans, assembly drawings, or other related documentation shall be supplied showing the necessary marking and details for the proper assembly and installation of the components, including the member sizes, design yield strength of the structural members and the grade of structural bolts required. Foundation reactions shall be based on factored loads. 2. The tower plans shall detail attachment heights, antenna quantities, antenna models or types, mount quantity and locations, mount types and line sizes that were included in the structural analysis. 3. At a minimum, the tower plans shall detail the following data for the site specified that was used in the structural analysis: a. Basic wind speed (3 second gusts, 50 year return period) without ice. b. Basic wind speed (50 year return period) with ice. c. Design ice thickness (50 year return period). d. Exposure category (B, C or D) for the site specified. e. Structure classification (I, II or III) used to classify the structure. (Class III is required) f.
Topography category (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5). RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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g. Earthquake spectral response acceleration at short periods. h. Foundation reactions for the loading combinations considered. i.
Soil design parameters or source of data. 4. The required tower design documentation shall be approved, signed, dated, and sealed by a registered Professional Engineer qualified and licensed to design radio towers and practice in the State of Texas. 5. Upon completion of tower construction, the Contractor shall deliver to the County team two (2) complete original copies of the tower and foundation’s as‐built documentation, and two (2) copies in an electronic format compatible with AutoCAD 2013. Files shall be provided in Adobe PDF format, and in both DWF and DWG file formats. 4.5.9
Tower Manufacturer's Certification 1. All tower materials, hardware, and accessories shown on the plans and drawings shall be certified in writing by the tower manufacturer as being suitable for the purposes shown. 2. The manufacturer’s certification shall include the following statement for each tower: "This tower and foundation design meets or exceeds all requirements of the P25 Radio System Request For Proposals No. 15‐12‐004 and ANSI/TIA‐222‐G. 3. The foundation and tower designs shall be approved, signed, dated, and sealed by a Registered Texas Professional Engineer qualified in radio tower and foundation design and authorized pursuant to State of Texas law. 4.5.10
Site Development ‐ Contractor’s Responsibility 1. The system Contractor shall be responsible for providing the towers, site preparation, installing suitable foundations, furnishing and installing all associated hardware and appurtenances, for performing all planning and installation of the tower, and for site restoration and cleanup. The Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring that each foundation, tower, and all associated hardware/appurtenances meets all design criteria, labor services, guarantees and installation requirements contained in the Proposer’s specifications, or in national or industry standards to which such specification refers. 2. The work to be performed shall include site preparation, tower foundations, tower erection, climbing ladders, grounding systems, lighting protection systems, antenna support brackets, installation of antennas, transmission lines, ice shields, cable ladders, waveguide bridges, platforms, tower lighting controls, lightning rods (air terminals), and touch up of any damage to the galvanizing and/or paint. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Construction Requirements 1. Soil Analysis a. For the purpose of the initial proposal only, Proposers can assume that soil conditions at all sites requiring new towers are “normal” soil. However, the Proposer must state in its proposal the amount of concrete in cubic yards and its cement content ratio that is proposed for the Normal soil condition at each new tower proposed. Prior to construction, the Contractor is responsible for conducting a geotechnical analysis at the locations of each tower leg, tower foundation or guy anchor point. The soil analysis shall include field borings, laboratory testing, and a report containing a summary of the analysis with an evaluation and recommendations for structural foundations. The geotechnical investigation report shall include all information in accordance with ANSI/TIA‐222‐G, Annex G, Geotechnical Investigations (Normative). The report shall be generated and certified by a Registered Professional Engineer, licensed to practice in the State of Texas and qualified in the area of subsurface investigations for radio tower development purposes and engineering evaluation. b. The number of field borings to be performed at the site and their depths shall be appropriate for the antenna tower and loads described in this Statement of Work in accordance with ANSI/TIA‐
222‐G Annex G: Geotechnical Investigations. c. This section contains the minimum information that shall be contained in the geotechnical investigation. d. Boring logs and report shall provide: 1)
Date, sampling methods, number and type of samples 2)
Description of the soil strata according to the Unified Soil Classification System 3)
Depths at which strata changes occur referenced to a site benchmark elevation 4)
Standard Penetration Test blow counts for each soil layer 5)
Soil density for each soil layer 6)
Internal angle of friction for each soil layer 7)
Cohesion for each soil layer 8)
Ultimate bearing capacities for each soil layer or at the recommended bearing depth(s) 9)
For expansive soil conditions, the active zone of influence and recommendations for design 10) Elevation of free water encountered and the ground water depth below grade to be considered for design 11) Soil electrical resistivity, pH values and corrosive nature of soil 12) Other pertinent soil design data and recommendations RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13) Recommendations for alternate foundation types 14) Topographic information for the site 15) Note the location within 1,000 ft (300 m) of the structure of underground pipelines, buried concentric neutral power wires and electrical substations as these may affect electrolytic corrosion. 16) For drilled piers the following information, at a minimum, shall also be provided: a)
Ultimate tip bearing capacity b)
Ultimate skin friction for each soil layer c)
Lateral modulus of soil reaction for each soil layer d)
Ultimate soil strain at 50% of ultimate compression, ε50, for each soil layer. 17) For rock anchors the following information, as a minimum, shall also be provided: a)
Type and condition of rock b)
Rock quality designation, RQD c)
Percent rock sample recovered d)
Ultimate bond stress in the interface between the rock and grout e)
Ultimate shear strength. Two (2) paper copies of the soils report and 2 electronic copies shall be provided to the County’s Project Manager. 2. Submittal Data and Notification Requirements a. At no later than 30 calendar days prior to foundation excavations for the tower, the Contractor shall deliver signed and sealed copies of all required tower structure and foundation design documentation. Two (2) paper copies and 2 electronic copies shall be provided to the County team. b. These submittals are in addition to any documentation submittals that may be required by the local building official. The Contractor shall contact the appropriate local building official to determine what submittals are required and shall provide the required submittals. 3. Construction Notifications For the tower structure, the Contractor shall notify the respective agencies as to construction status at the following times: a. Ten working days prior to start of tower installation ‐ notify as to the start date of construction and estimated completion date of construction. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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b. The day the tower reaches the greatest height. c. The day tower installation is completed, including the status of the permanent obstruction lighting. A building inspector where the tower is being constructed is required to be present during concrete pours and sample retrieval and for concrete sample testing. The Contractor is required to notify the respective agency in accordance with issued permit. 4. Foundation Design Proposed pricing for the foundation design will be assumed to be based on “normal” soil conditions, and shall include the number of yards of concrete and its cement content ratio. 5. Site Plan A site plan shall be prepared for each respective site. Approval by the site owner for each site at which construction of a tower and/or installation of an equipment shelter will be required. The Contractor shall install the tower and shelter in conformance with the approved site plan. The Contractor shall note that regardless of its size at the base, the tower shall be installed such that a minimum of a 30 foot spacing is maintained between the building and the tower face or leg nearest the building where possible. Certain sites may not be able to accommodate this spacing. Sites that require a shorter spacing shall be identified in the proposal. 6. Power The Contractor shall be responsible for connecting to the commercial AC power at the meter. Temporary power may be required for the obstruction lighting on the tower during construction. The Contractor is ultimately responsible for arranging and installing this temporary power. The FAA required lighting shall be installed while the tower is being erected. 7. FAA Notification The Contractor shall be responsible for notifying the FAA of commencement of construction through the filing of appropriate forms. The Contractor is also responsible for notifying the FAA when the tower has reached its greatest height, and also when tower construction has been completed. Copies of these notifications shall be provided to the County team or point of contact. 8. Painting If an FAA Aeronautical Study requires any tower to be painted, the paint shall be applied at the factory and touch up painting shall be properly applied as required at the site. (Obstruction lighting is preferred over painting). Touch‐up galvanizing shall be done in dry weather. Galvanizing shall not be applied over wet surfaces. 9. Site Landscaping a. The Contractor will be responsible for landscape grading and sodding of the disturbed soil, as well as watering the sod for the first month. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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b. If planning authorities require foliage screening or other plantings at the tower sites, the Contractor shall arrange for professional planting of the required species and quantities of trees or shrubs, as well as watering the plants for the first month. c. The Contractor shall restore the other site areas to original condition following construction and installation activities. 4.6
SHELTER SPECIFICATIONS 3.6.1
General Description Prefabricated, 30‐caliber bullet resistant, Electronic Equipment Shelters, foundations, and ancillary equipment shall be furnished as specified herein where required. 3.6.2
Reference Standards Unless otherwise modified herein, materials, design and constructions procedures shall be in accordance with ANSI/NFPA‐70, The National Electrical Code and all applicable federal, state and local building codes. 3.6.3
Structural Requirements 1. Design Loading The equipment building floor shall be designed per ASCE 7‐88 Uniform Distributed Load of 300 pounds per square foot. The equipment building roof shall be designed per ASCE 7‐88 Roof Load Specification of 150 pounds per square foot. The equipment building wind loading specification shall be per ASCE 7‐
88 Basic Wind Speed Specifications of 120 MPH. 2. Foundation The building foundation shall be concrete slab, and installed in compliance with local building codes. A concrete walkway shall be installed between the shelter entry door and the gate to the fence surrounding the shelter to allow equipment to be brought into the shelter on hand trucks without tracking mud into the building. 3. Flooring The floor section shall be constructed of steel reinforced concrete. All surfaces shall be smooth. The interior floor surface shall be commercial grade asphalt tile. Base molding shall be installed around all perimeter walls. 4. Roof Section a. The roof section of the equipment building shall be concrete with at least a ⅛” per foot drainage slope. Roofing shall be designed to prevent penetration by ice falling from the tower at the site. Proposers shall describe this roof protection in their proposals. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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b. The roof shall be designed in such a manner to prevent accumulation of water. The roof section shall provide a 2” minimum overhang on all sides. The roof shall be a cap and fit over the walls, leaving no exposed roof to wall joints. 5. Walls The wall sections shall be steel reinforced solid concrete, 5000 PSI lightweight concrete is preferred. Construction shall be concrete aggregate exterior with Fireproof FRP interior walls. Interior walls shall be designed to allow mounting of electrical and electronic equipment using standard fasteners available from local hardware stores. 3.6.4
Shelter Features 1. Power a. AC power shall enter the shelter through an entrance elbow, which can be rotated to accommodate connection to conduit from the power company feed. A main cutoff switch shall be provided inside the shelter, followed by a distribution panel, which provides for a minimum thirty branch circuit breakers. b. The Equipment Room AC power shall be installed in EMT conduit with two duplex outlets mounted along the overhead cable ladder at the top of each equipment rack space, and at four foot intervals on each of the four interior walls of the equipment shelter (EMT conduit, grounded, duplex outlets). Each outlet shall be served on separate circuits. A minimum of two, or the minimum required by local electrical codes (whichever is greater) duplex outlets shall be installed in the generator room of the shelter. Also, an outdoor GFCI duplex outlet supported by the generator shall be provided near the shelter entrance and on each exterior wall. c. All electronic equipment in the shelter shall be equipped with transient voltage suppressors. d. Outlets protected by the generator only shall also be provided, for tools or test equipment that may be used at the site and potentially cause a UPS circuit to trip due to a ground fault detection. Circuits protected by the generator only shall be clearly marked by red outlets. One quad outlet shall be provided every 10’ along each “long” wall of the shelter. For example, walls 20’ and less require one outlet near the middle of the wall length; walls greater than 20’ (and less than 30’) require 2 outlets, near the 1/3 and 2/3 length of wall, etc. e. All electrical equipment supplied shall be UL listed. The entire electrical installation and wiring shall be in strict compliance with the latest approved edition of the National Electrical Code and all state, county, and city codes and ordinances. 2. Building Size Radio equipment shelters shall be sized to house all of the trunked radio site equipment and allow for future growth. At a minimum the shelter shall have planned space for (5) additional full height equipment racks. Ceiling height shall be a minimum of nine feet. Enough space shall be provided to include both front and rear access to all equipment racks and cabinets, both included with the system and with future rack space allocations. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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3. Doors a. Exterior doors, shall be of steel construction with a solid core, and shall be 30‐caliber bullet resistant. b. The door frames shall be minimum 16 gauge galvanized steel, primed painted, and cast into the wall panel. The door entrance(s) shall consist of an 40”x84”x1¾” 18‐gauge galvanized steel, insulated, primed, painted brown and installed flush with door check, door stop, weather stripping and stainless steel ball bearing hinges. All exterior doors shall meet UL 752 Level 4 standards. The lockset shall be protected on the exterior by anti‐prying plate. Hinges shall be tamper resistant to prevent removal of the pins from outside the building. c. A drip awning with a minimum 4’ protrusion from the outer wall shall be installed over each door to prevent water from dripping into the building. d. Doors shall be sealed using adjustable weather stripping, and an adjustable saddle. e. Doors shall be equipped with a mortise lockset with an electric door strike and a single cylinder deadbolt lock. f.
All radio equipment shelters shall be keyed the same. Eight (8) sets of keys each shall be provided. 4. Lighting a. There shall be sufficient interior lighting to provide a level of 75 foot‐candles at 3 feet above the floor. Fluorescent fixtures using two standard four‐foot tubes per fixture shall provide interior light. The switch for the light fixtures shall be located inside and on the latch side of the entry door. Light fixtures shall be installed to the front and rear of electronic equipment racks to provide sufficient lighting for service personnel to perform equipment maintenance. b. Exterior lighting shall be provided adjacent to the entry door to the shelter in a manner to avoid shading by the open door. A photoelectric switch that allows automatic illumination and extinguishment at twilight and sunrise shall control this lighting. Exterior lighting shall be heavy duty, shatter and tamper resistant. c. There shall be four (4) dual weatherproof floodlights with motion detectors installed on the exterior shelter walls near the corners in a clockwise or counterclockwise orientation, to minimize “blind spots.” Lights shall be installed so that they are facing along the length of the wall. 5. A/C Power The AC service shall be sized to accommodate the fully‐loaded system plus 100% reserve capacity. 6. HVAC a. Low ambient temperature air conditioning equipment shall be provided. Electric heat strips or other devices shall be provided which will maintain the interior temperature of the shelter between 55 and 75ºF when outside temperatures range from ‐5ºF to 115ºF. Relative humidity RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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shall be maintained at a level acceptable to the equipment to be furnished in this procurement, typically a range of 55% (+/‐ 10%) relative humidity. b. Shelters shall be equipped with a minimum of two (2) external vertical air conditioning units installed with a standard lead/lag controller to cycle between the two (2) units. c. One auxiliary exhaust fan system for every 150 square feet of floor space shall be installed including motorized louvers, thermostat, timer, and hood with permanent expanded metal dust filter and exhaust insect screen in both the equipment and generator rooms. d. Exterior HVAC equipment shall be enclosed in security cages designed to prevent copper theft or general vandalism. This shall be provided on a site by site basis as an option depending on the location. 7. Alarms a. The following alarm inputs associated with the site shall be installed and connected to a site security system. The alarm system layout will be standardized for all shelters. 1) Fire/Smoke Detector 2) Shelter Door Open Alarm (each door) 3) Site Gate Open Alarm (each gate) 4) Site Intrusion Alarm (multiple motion detectors as required) 5) Shelter Hi‐Temp 6) Shelter Low‐Temp 7) Auxiliary Exhaust Fan Run 8) Commercial AC Power Fail 9) High and Low Humidity Sensors 10) Floor Water Sensors 8. Waveguide Entry Waveguide openings, with modular wall/roof feed through plates shall be installed in the wall of the shelter adjacent to the waveguide/ice bridge from the tower, and in horizontal alignment with interior cable ladders arranged over the equipment rack space. The entry panel shall be a modular design, have a 1 hour fire rating for floor and wall penetrations, and be water and gas pressure rated up to 4 bars. The feed through plate shall be equipped to seal the coaxial transmission lines to be supplied pursuant to this procurement. All unused entry ports shall be sealed. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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9. Cable Tray A cable tray with a minimum width of 12 inches shall be installed over all equipment rack spaces, to any MDF panels, and to any future equipment expansion space in the shelter. Cable tray sections shall be bonded to one another and to the building perimeter ground (split halo) by #2 AWG copper wire and compression fittings. 10. Security Screens Security screens to prevent unauthorized entry shall protect all ventilation openings. 11. Fire Protection Systems a. Each new equipment shelter shall be provided with a 20‐pound CO2 fire extinguisher. b. New radio equipment shelter shall also be provided with an automatic fire protection system. The system must provide the following when excessive heat is detected: 1) Activates a local, resettable, audible and visual alarm. 2) Reports the detection of fire to the new P25 system's alarm reporting system. c. The fire suppression system shall be activated upon detection of excessive heat and will extinguish the fire with an agent suitable for electronic equipment. d. A means to manually activate and/or deactivate the fire protection system must be provided in each shelter. e. The automatic fire protection system must comply with all applicable fire codes, building codes and safety laws, and regulations. 4.7
GENERATOR SPECIFICATIONS 4.7.1
General Requirements 1. Plans and specifications for standby power generators shall be furnished by the Contractor at all sites to be constructed pursuant to this procurement. Generators shall be mounted outdoors in accordance with the manufacturers’ specifications for shock and vibration mounting, ventilation, cooling, fuel supply and electrical connections. 2. It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to provide plans and specifications to install and test a complete and operational standby power generator and automatic transfer switch in each electronic equipment shelter to be supplied pursuant to this procurement. The equipment shall be new and factory tested @ 0.8 power factor for 3 hours. 3. The following sub‐sections provide detailed requirements for proposed new generators and associated equipment and services. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Documentation The following documentation shall be supplied for each generator set and transfer switch provided: 1. Specification and data sheets for the exact manufacturer, type and model of generator and transfer switch supplied pursuant to this procurement, including all applicable options and accessories; 2. Manufacturer's certification of prototype testing; 3. Manufacturer's warranty documents; 4. Shop drawings showing plan and elevation views of the equipment; 5. Interconnection wiring diagrams showing all external connections required; with field wiring terminals marked in a consistent point‐to‐point manner; 6. Manufacturer's installation instructions; 7. Operator's and maintenance manuals that outline routine maintenance and troubleshooting procedures 8. Transfer switch manual and wiring diagram. 9. The above documentation shall be included in each copy of the as‐built documentation delivered to the County team. 4.7.3
Warranty A no‐deductible warranty, which provides for onsite service by a factory authorized service contractor, shall be provided. This warranty shall provide coverage against all defects in materials and workmanship for a period of at least one (1) year from the radio system’s final system acceptance date. 4.7.4
Start Up Service A factory authorized service representative shall provide initial start‐up service and shall conduct acceptance testing at each site at which the equipment is installed. This testing shall be witnessed by a County team representative. Test records shall be furnished to the County team in both printed and electronic format. 4.7.5
Type of Generator The generator shall be configured for outdoor installation and shall be furnished complete with all accessories and equipment needed for the proper operation of the unit. These shall include, but not be limited to, starting batteries, battery racks, battery chargers, battery cables, cooling systems, residential grade exhaust silencers with exhaust pipes and rain caps, automatic load transfer controls, electrical surge protection, automatic frequency regulators, vibration isolators, fuel lines, fuel regulators, fuel filter/water separators, fuel storage tanks, conduits, junction boxes, wiring, instrument panels, remote alarm panels mounted inside equipment buildings, mounting bases, and fuel leakage detectors. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Generator Requirements 1. Ratings Output power rating of the generator shall be sized to support the full forecasted load of the equipment shelter, including both air conditioners running in the cooling mode, plus 30% reserve capacity. 2. Site conditions a. Ambient Temperatures ‐ The outdoor mounted generator is to be fully operational at outdoor environmental conditions experienced in Rockwall County, Texas. b. Voltage Regulation ‐ ±2% of rated voltage for constant load between no load and full load c. Frequency Regulation ‐.5% from steady state no load to steady state rated load d. Single Step Load Pickup ‐ 100% of rated output power, less applicable derating factors, with the engine‐generator at operating temperature. 3. Generator Set Control a. The generator shall be an automatic and manual remote start type compatible with the automatic transfer switch to be supplied pursuant to this procurement. 1) Cranking control — Shall provide a minimum of three cranking cycles of at least 15 seconds before lockout and activation of an over crank alarm condition. 2) Generator Protection Controls — per NFPA 110 b. The generators shall shut down and lock out upon: 1) Failure to start (over crank); 2) Over speed; 3) Low lubricating oil pressure, and 4) High engine temperature. c. Alarm contacts shall be provided to allow transmission of status on fault alarms for any of the above conditions, plus low oil pressure pre‐warning, high coolant temperature pre‐warning, low coolant, low fuel, an alarm indication when the generator set is running, and when the generator is on‐line under load conditions. These alarm contacts shall be wired into and shall be reported by the P25 system's alarm system being supplied pursuant to this procurement. Form C alarm contacts shall be provided and connected to the alarm system to report loss of AC power, AC power on, low battery voltage, and high battery voltage. d. Meters shall be provided on the generator to indicate output voltage, output current, running time, and frequency/RPM. An AC rheostat shall be supplied for voltage adjustment. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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4. Fuel Supply a. Generators shall be diesel fueled. The fuel tanks shall be sized to provide a full load backup time that is consistent with the backup time provided by the existing generators/fuel tank sizes that will be used in this system. The fuel tank shall be filled before conducting acceptance tests. Proposed diesel fuel systems shall meet all applicable codes, standards and requirements for such systems. b. Fuel tanks and fuel line locations and installations shall meet all environmental, building, and fire safety codes that apply. c. The fuel supply shall be located in the base of the generator. For either of the fuel supplies used, the fuel tank shall be connected to the site ground system at the nearest point. If the generator and fuel supply are further than 6’ from the nearest site ground system, another ground rod shall be installed and tied to the generator, fuel tank, and site ground system. d. All necessary supplies needed for an installation, which meets industry, local fire, environmental, and building codes shall be furnished and installed. Fuel leak detectors shall be interfaced to the alarm reporting system. 5. Exhaust System A residential grade exhaust silencer shall be installed on the generator. 6. Battery and Charger A lead acid starting battery rated for the engine type to be supplied shall be furnished and installed with the generator set. This battery shall be float charged by an appropriate sized voltage regulated charger, which is powered by 120 volts AC. Float, taper, and equalize charge settings shall be provided. 7. Cooling System a. A radiator‐cooled engine is required. The radiator shall be filled with a water and coolant mixture in accordance with the engine manufacturer's recommendations. b. A thermostatically controlled water jacket coolant heater shall be provided and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. 8. Base The generator set shall be mounted on a heavy duty steel base which is anchored to a concrete pad. The base shall maintain alignment between generator set components and shall include vibration isolators. The concrete pad shall be designed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and be located within 6’ of the equipment shelter where practical. 4.7.7
Transfer Switch 1. An automatic transfer switch, which provides switching of the equipment shelter electrical load between commercial power and generator power, shall be supplied and installed for each generator set. The transfer switch shall be completely factory assembled and shall contain electronic controls RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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designed for surge voltage isolation, with voltage sensors on all phases of both input power sources. Permanently attached manual control handles shall also be installed on the transfer switch. The switch shall provide positive mechanical and electrical interlocking and mechanically held contacts. Quick‐make and quick‐break contact mechanisms shall be provided for manual transfer under load 2. The manual transfer switch shall be wired to an appropriately sized Appleton external power receptacle to allow for the use of a transportable power generator in the event that a complete loss of site power occurs 3. The transfer switch shall be installed in a key locking, UL listed, NEMA cabinet to be mounted on a wall in equipment shelter. The switch shall be fully wired and integrated with the engine generator set in accordance with the manufacturers' requirements and applicable national and local electrical and fire codes. 4. All transfer switches and accessories shall be U.L. listed and labeled, tested per U.L. Standard 1008 and CSA Approved. 5. Transfer switches shall be double‐throw electrically and mechanically interlocked and mechanically held in both positions. 6. Main switch contacts shall be high pressure silver alloy. Contact assemblies shall have arc chutes for positive arc extinguishment. Arc chutes shall have insulating covers to prevent interphase flashover. Form C contacts shall be provided in each position for alarm reporting purposes. These contacts shall be connected to the P25 system's alarm system for reporting transfer status. 7. The transfer switch shall be rated for continuous operation in ambient temperature ranges of ‐40 to +70 degrees Celsius. Transfer switches shall be rated to carry 100% of the rated current in the enclosure. 8. Transfer switch control shall be solid state and designed for a high level of immunity to power line surges and transients. The device shall be tested in accordance with IEEE Standard 587‐1980 (or latest revision). Controls shall have optically isolated logic inputs, and isolation transformers for AC inputs. Relays shall be installed on all outputs. 9. Solid‐state under voltage sensors shall simultaneously monitor all phases of the standby power source and the commercial power source. Pick up and drop out voltage settings shall be adjustable. Voltage sensors shall allow for adjustment to sense partial loss of voltage on any phase. 10. Controls shall be provided with solid‐state over‐voltage sensors, adjustable from 100‐130% of nominal input voltage to monitor the source. An adjustable time delay shall be provided. 11. Automatic controls shall signal the engine‐generator to start upon signal from normal source sensors. A time delay start, variable from at least 0 to 5 seconds, shall be provided to avoid nuisance start‐ups. Battery voltage starting contacts shall be gold, dry type contacts, which have been factory, wired to a field wiring terminal block. 12. The switch shall transfer when the emergency source reaches the set point voltage and frequency. A time delay shall be provided for transfer, which is variable from 0 to 120 seconds. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13. The switch shall retransfer the load to commercial power after time delay retransfer. This time delay shall be variable (adjustable) from 0 to 30 minutes to avoid short engine run times. The retransfer time delay shall be immediately bypassed if the emergency generator fails. 14. A control shall automatically signal the engine generator to stop after a time delay, which shall be adjustable from at least 0 to 10 minutes; with the time starting on return to commercial power. 15. Power for transfer operation shall be from the source to which the load is being transferred. 16. Diagnostic indicators shall be provided to allow the last successful step in the sequence of control functions to be pinpointed. The present status of the control functions shall also be indicated. These functions, at a minimum, shall include: a. Source 1 OK b. Start generator set c. Source 2 OK d. Transfer timing e. Transfer complete f.
Retransfer timing g. Retransfer complete h. Timing for stop 17. Front Panel Control Devices ‐ A key operated selector switch shall be provided which will provide the following functions: a. Test — to simulate commercial power loss to allow testing of the generator set with or without transfer of the load. b. Normal — leaves the switch in its normal operating position c. Retransfer — a momentary position, which will provide an override of the retransfer time delay and cause immediate return to the commercial power source (if available). 18. Exerciser Clock ‐ The transfer switch shall be equipped with a programmable exerciser clock which allows setting the day, time and duration of a generator set exercise/test period. Tests under load or with no load shall be selectable. 4.8
UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY (UPS) SPECIFICATIONS 4.8.1
General Requirements 1. All repeater sites shall include an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). The Proposer shall describe the UPS’s protection from inverter failures, internal switching failures, and any UPS malfunction that could cause the site to lose power. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. UPS’s shall have the UPS sized for 4 hours of full operation with all equipment energized and all repeater channels continuously keyed. The Main Control Point shall sustain full operation for a minimum of a 4‐hour period. For other sites, there shall be a cost reduction option to reduce the backup operating time to 2 hours. Existing dispatch center power systems shall be evaluated by the Proposer to determine the adequacy for supporting the new system equipment proposed. 3. The UPS shall incorporate single or three phase (as appropriate) input and output over current protection. A maintenance bypass switch shall be provided to allow the unit to be taken fully out of service allowing for commercial power to be fed to the load. The system shall be "on‐line" ferroresonant transformer technology or as an alternate; static Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) technology. The UPS shall be UL 1778 and 1449 listed. Acceptable vendors are Best Power Technology Inc., or an approved equivalent. 4. It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to provide plans and specifications to install and test a complete and operable UPS system for each radio site included pursuant to this procurement. Equipment shall be new, factory tested, and shall be installed in the equipment shelter prior to delivery to the site. 4.8.2
UPS Documentation 1. The following documentation shall be supplied for each UPS supplied: a. Specification and data sheets depicting dimensions, weight, location of conduit entry, grounding and wiring requirements and details for bolting assembly frames to floor; b. Schematic wiring diagrams showing input and output protective devices and field connections, battery connections, interconnect wiring, controls and instruments; c. Manufacturer's certified standard test data; d. Manufacturer's warranty documents; e. Manufacturer's installation instructions, and f.
4.8.3
Manufacturer's Operating and Maintenance Manuals UPS Warranty A no‐deductible warranty, which provides for onsite service by a factory authorized service contractor shall be provided. This warranty shall provide coverage against all defects in materials and workmanship for a minimum period of one (1) year from the final system acceptance date of the radio communications system. The Proposer shall state the number of years that the batteries are warranted. 4.8.4
UPS Start Up Service A factory authorized service representative shall provide initial start‐up service and shall conduct acceptance testing at each site at which the UPS is installed. Test records shall be furnished to the County team. 4.8.5
UPS Ratings RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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1. UPS shall be continuous, "On‐Line, No‐Break" static type employing the latest state‐of‐ the‐art solid state components incorporating microprocessor based Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) technology or Ferro resonant transformer design. The UPS system shall consist of free standing cabinets consisting of a rectifier section, inverter section, batteries, solid state transfer switch, isolation transformer, manual synchronized make‐before‐break bypass switch and input and output over current protective devices. Also included are all status and alarm displays, remote interface communicator compatible with the P25 system's alarm reporting system), control devices, meters, components, cabling and connectors. Alarm monitoring shall be provided at the UPS site and shall be sent to the P25 system's alarm reporting system. 2. UPS and associated components shall be housed in heavy‐duty reinforced steel freestanding finished cabinets requiring front or side access. Batteries shall be housed in the UPS or if necessary, in a matching cabinet. 3. UPS rating shall be 240 volt ± 10% single phase input and 120/240 ± 3% single phase, three wire output, output frequency range of 0.1 Hz (or better), battery back‐up time of 240 minutes with a cost reduction option of 120 minutes @ full load for 0.8 (lag) P.F. computer type loads. Temp. 0‐40 degrees Celsius, Rel. Humidity 0‐95% non‐condensing, noise level: 60 dBA approx. @ 3' and noise reduction greater than 60 dB (normal mode) and 120 dB (common mode). UPSs’ shall be sized to support their designated loads, + 25% growth. 4.8.6
Description and Operation 1. The capacity of the solid state rectifier section shall be sufficient to maintain the battery in a fully‐
charged condition and continuously supply the required load through the inverter while floating the battery. 2. The system offered shall not include any switching device or devices which will interrupt the continuity of power in any way. 3. The output voltage of the UPS shall be maintained within ± 3% over the nominal output voltage under any load conditions within the UPS's rating and ambient temperature range specified. 4. The sine wave output shall have a maximum of 5% total harmonic distortion over the entire range of output voltage at any load at any power factor. 5. Automatic Frequency regulation shall maintain the output frequency to within ± 0.1 Hz for all combinations of temperature, input voltage variation, and load variation. The output shall not follow the reference source beyond ± 0.3% Hz of nominal frequency. When input returns to normal, the UPS shall automatically synchronize to the line frequency. 6. The components shall be selected to provide sufficient voltage capability and ample current‐carrying capacity to furnish reasonable margin for handling over‐currents and minor voltage variations. In no case shall components be operated at more than 80% of the device's maximum steady state rating. 7. The UPS shall be capable of withstanding without failure, short circuit currents, and surges of magnitude and duration in accordance with ANSI/IEEE Standard C62.41, categories A and B. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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8. The UPS shall be capable of carrying 100% of the rated UPS output current continuously and shall be capable of carrying 125% of rated output current for approximately 10 minutes. 9. The system transient response shall be ±5% from nominal peak voltage for 100% load step. Voltage recovery shall be within 4 mSec. to ±3% of nominal voltage. 10. The battery system shall be of the lead acid maintenance‐free sealed, non‐gaseous type with a minimum ten (10) year life. 11. The rectifier shall maintain a DC output voltage regulation of ±1% with a maximum of 2% RMS ripple. Rectifier shall be of the solid‐state full wave SC bridge design to limit AC wave‐shape distortion on the power system. 12. At a minimum, over current protection (10 KAIC circuit breakers or 100 KAIC C.L. Fuses) shall be provided for: a. AC Input; b. Rectifier Input; c. Inverter Input; d. AC Output, and e. Battery Input. 4.8.7
UPS Accessories 1. The following items shall be mounted on the instrument panel of the UPS cabinet via microprocessor based LED or equal display (including lights/meters) for the following characteristics: a. Mode Select Switch (UPS Normal, UPS Bypass & Battery Modes); b. Input AC Voltage; c. Battery DC Voltage; d. Rectifier DC Voltage; e. Output AC Voltage; f.
Output AC Amperage; g. Output AC Frequency; h. Synchronizing verification; i.
Low Battery DC Voltage Indication; j.
Static Switch Position Indication; k. Manual By‐Pass Mode Indication; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Float‐Equalize switch/timer DC Circuit Indication; m. % Rated Load Indication, and n. Battery back‐up time available in Minutes. 2. The following conditions shall have audible and visual alarms in addition to dry contacts that shall be connected to the alarm system by the Contractor: a. Low & High Battery Voltage b. Automatic Bypass Operation c. Emergency Operation (UPS on Battery) d. Rectifier/Inverter Failure e. Common Trip Alarm (form "C") 3. All external power and control connections shall be terminated on terminal blocks and identified clearly on wiring diagrams. 4. The UPS cabinet and battery cabinet (if not in UPS cabinet) shall be provided with a ¼" x 1" copper ground bus with mechanical type lug connector #6‐#1/0 AWG copper ground cable. UPS manufacturer shall indicate on applicable drawing(s) requirements for neutral‐ground bonding per UL Listing qualifying as "Separately Delivered System" per NEC Art. 250. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 5 – RADIO SYSTEM INTERCONNECTIVITY
5.1
GENERAL INFORMATION 5.1.1
Implementation General Requirements Rockwall County and its Partner agencies are requiring that the Proposers include the design and cost for a complete MPLS based ring‐protected microwave system, which will connect to each of the simulcast radio sites and the County and City of Rockwall dispatch centers. The MPLS microwave network will be the primary means of connectivity for the new P25 Radio System. The City of Rockwall has an existing 18 GHz microwave hop connecting the EDACS Control Point at PD Dispatch with the Fire Station 2 site. There is also an extensive fiber network in place that connects many City facilities and schools. The City of Rockwall’s existing fiber network will not be used in the new P25 Phase 2 radio system. 5.1.2
Basic Requirements 1. This section defines the basic requirements for the major equipment items comprising the digital microwave network. Minor equipment and hardware including wiring, connectors, cabling, fuses, circuit breakers, brackets, fasteners, DC power systems/converters or conditioners, and other items which are necessary to provide a complete and fully functioning system must also be furnished and installed by the Contractor. 2. The Contractor must be responsible for the design and delivery of the digital microwave system, as well as installation, optimization, and performance verification testing of the complete network. 3. The topology of the microwave system must be designed by the Contractor to efficiently achieve the connectivity required by the proposed P25 Radio System. 4. Ring protection must be used to the maximum extent practical to provide the greatest system reliability and protection against catastrophic equipment failure or loss of a complete site. 5. Microwave “spurs” will be considered only when necessary. Any spurs used must incorporate built‐in redundancy to improve link reliability. This redundancy shall be detailed in the proposal. 5.1.3
Capacity 1. The MPLS microwave backhaul network must be designed for at least 50 Mbps throughout the ring. 2. The microwave network must efficiently use the available spectrum and bandwidth, while meeting the capacity requirements of the interfaces to repeater sites, network control equipment, and any other components or network resources, which may be identified. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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TECHNICAL DESIGN 5.2.1
Ethernet and Internet Protocol 1. The Microwave network will be provisioned for the Ethernet based P25 Radio System network traffic. 2. Ethernet traffic must be true Ethernet. Ethernet over T1 or T1 over Ethernet is not allowed due to latency concerns. 5.2.2
Multi‐Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) 1. MPLS must be implemented in all backhaul networks to insure that Public Safety traffic has top priority over other traffic. 2. The microwave terminals proposed by the Proposer shall be capable of transporting Ethernet packets from end to end of the Microwave network. 3. The Proposer shall propose MPLS Router equipment capable of supporting proper operation of the system while providing the following MPLS service: a. Aggregation of multiple services; b. Fast Re‐Route (FRR); c. Link Aggregation Groups (LAG); d. Interfaces for 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and e. Provide Traffic Management and QOS. 4. Proposer shall provide all network engineering services required to configure and implement the MPLS services for the P25 mission critical traffic and other lower priority traffic, in manner that prefers and protects the P25 traffic. 5.2.3
Redundancy and Reliability 1. In order to implement a highly reliable mission critical communications network, Rockwall County and its Partner agencies require route reliability of six (6) nines (99.9999%) utilizing microwave ring protection, and any partial or full mesh networks that the contractors are capable of providing. Proposers are to define and describe the methods and calculations used to achieve this. 2. Wherever ring protection is not provided, microwave frequencies that are not subject to rain outage must be used and radios must be configured as MHSB or MHSB with space diversity, if required. Backbone or spurs must not extend more than one hop from an access point on the microwave ring. 3. Redundancy of the microwave radio network must be provided such that no single failure will disrupt normal operation, assuming normal ring availability. 4. The Contractor shall calculate and provide the route availabilities at full bandwidth using the below formula: RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Equipment: N Ue [Uo] Path: N Up [(N‐1)Up+Uo] Where N = Number of sites Ue = equipment unavailability for each link. Up = path unavailability for each link. UL= Loop‐switch or other ring switch equipment unavailability. Uo = (N‐1) Ue + UL 5.2.4
Microwave Path Reliability and Design 1. Path design data must be provided for all proposed paths in the system proposal. This design data must include path profiles, reliability calculations, radio and antenna details, and all other supporting data. 2. Proposer must include a tree growth factor of 20 ft. to be added to measured tree heights at critical points along all microwave paths. Path profile data sheets included with final path engineering documents must clearly denote the tree growth factor used at each critical point. For calculating path clearances on non‐
diversity paths or top dishes on space diversity paths, use of classic heavy route criteria of 100%F1 @ K=4/3 and 30% F1 @ K=2/3 must be used. For diversity paths (top to bottom dishes), clearance must be as provided for in ITU‐R Rec. P.530‐11. 3. All paths in the system, including rings and spurs, must be designed for a minimum two‐way path reliability of 99.9999% per year using the Vigants‐Barnett model. The 10‐6 BER receiver threshold at full capacity bandwidth must be used as the outage point. Adaptive modulation must not be included in any path reliability calculations. 4. Minimum fade margin for any path must be 38 dB. 5. All paths in the system, including spurs and rings, must have a required long‐term, un‐faded RBER (residual bit error rate) of <10‐11. 6. All paths in the 11 GHz band and any band where rain outage is a significant factor, must be designed for a minimum two‐way rain availability of 99.9999% per year, using the parameters and methods of Crane 96 with the latest published rates or charts. The 6 GHz band is preferred for all ring paths. The 18 GHz or higher frequencies must not be used. 7. The Contractor must be responsible for the complete design of all microwave paths. If criteria other than those defined in this section are proposed, Proposer must provide details in the proposal, stating all specific differences and why those are being suggested in place of those stated. 8. Contractor must be responsible for performing physical path surveys to locate obstructions on the paths and to ensure that proper path clearances are maintained in the design. Contractor must guarantee the paths clear of any and all obstructions and that reflections are not an issue. 9. Contractor must be responsible to provide all personnel, maps, proper instrumentation, and any other equipment or material necessary to perform the physical path and site surveys. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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10. In executing the path surveys, if a particular location along the path is already developed with existing structures not likely to be rebuilt or extended/expanded, the Contractor must state the pre‐existence of these objects. In addition, Contractor must search for existing construction plans, permits, etc., for proposed structures (towers, buildings, landfill, stockpiles, etc.) along the projected path. If new or existing structures are proposed to grow in height, the Contractor must consider the future construction in microwave path calculations. 11. The Contractor must provide the results of the physical path surveys for every path. These submittals must provide, as a minimum, the following information: a. Verified site geodetic coordinates in NAD83 formats. b. Verified ground elevations along paths. c. Obstruction descriptions, heights and locations along microwave paths. d. Path profile characteristics, path clearances at critical points along the path, potential reflection points, and natural/manmade shielding along the paths are to be identified /noted and discussed in detail. 12. The Contractor must provide results of physical site surveys of every site. These submittals must provide, as a minimum, the following information and material: a. Verified site geodetic coordinates in NAD83 formats. b. Verified site elevations. c. General site characteristics: access, nearest utility power location, soil conditions, surrounding land features, and optimum positioning for new towers. d. Location map plotted on United States Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute map. e. Proposed plot plan. 5.3
MICROWAVE RADIO EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 5.3.1
Microwave Equipment 1. The Contractor must develop a system layout and frequency plan which will provide the most reliable propagation using available frequencies, while appropriately considering rain fading characteristics and other design issues associated with the various frequency bands and the Rockwall County environment. Six (6) GHz microwave radio systems are preferred throughout the system. The successful contractor will be responsible for the planning, design and licensing of each of the microwave paths used in the system. 2. The RF paths planned for the digital microwave network must utilize FCC Part 101 frequencies assigned for full‐period service in available 6, upper 6, and 11 GHz frequency bands. As stated earlier in this section, it is preferred that all paths in the microwave ring operate in the 6 GHz frequency band. If 11 GHz frequencies must be used in some cases, the paths shall operate in the vertical polarity. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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3. To the greatest extent possible, consideration must be given to minimizing differences in product lines and equipment types within the microwave system while maximizing availability and performance. 5.3.2
Microwave Radio Specifications 1. All microwave radio equipment must be indoor equipment installed in 7‐foot tall, self‐supporting, EIA standard, 19” equipment racks. Absolutely no Split‐mount microwave equipment will be allowed. 2. Each rack must have a separate fuse panel with alarm and a ground bar. 3. Redundant equipment must have dual, independent power feeds from separate circuit breakers to ensure that no single point of failure will cause a disruption of service. 4. All indoor microwave site equipment must operate within the full specification requirements over a temperature range of 0° to 55° C with up to 95% humidity (non‐condensing). 5. All work on towers must be done by certified (and licensed if required) tower climbers utilizing standard safety requirements with a spotter on the ground. The successful Contractor assumes all risk and liability regarding installation worker’s safety. 6. The microwave and ancillary equipment must be designed and manufactured for continuous duty operation in a fixed station application, be of all solid‐state design, and have an expected operational service life of at least 15 years with proper maintenance and service. 7. All radios must be compliant with FCC Rules and Regulations, Part 101 and be type‐accepted for their intended use, specifically including spectral density requirements. 8. MHSB receivers where required must be provided with an asymmetrical RF directional coupler having less than 1 dB of loss to the preferred receiver and 7‐10 dB to the non‐preferred receiver. 9. Switching between redundant receivers in MHSB or SD configurations must employ hitless switching, causing no errors in the data throughput. 10. Microwave radios configured as MHSB, must have the capability to automatically switch far end transmitters via a control signal through the reverse path when the BER of both receivers' BER Degradation falls below 10‐6. Radios configured for space diversity must include an adjustment to equalize delay (Differential Absolute Delay Equalization) DADE for different waveguide lengths for space diversity antennas. 11. Radios must be installed in a manner that is accessible to general maintenance personnel. Microwave network equipment that is only accessible by climber certified personnel IS NOT allowed. 12. Minimum additional functional requirements for each microwave radio must include: a. Forward error correction b. Time domain and slope equalizer c. Automatic Transmitter Power Control (ATPC) RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Microwave Radio Service Channel and Orderwire 1. The digital service channel must employ radio overhead to permit a minimum of one (1) voice circuit and two (2) independent RS‐232C data transmission circuits between all sites without consuming payload capacity. 2. The service channel must be interconnected between radios to prevent loss of channel connectivity in the event of loss of any single spur or ring radio. 3. Each site must be equipped with a complete orderwire / voice maintenance channel unit with selective call and “all‐call” features, and including a speaker, ringer, and DTMF handset. 5.3.4
Diagnostics, Controls, Alarms, and Monitoring 1. All microwave radios must have local, on‐site provisioning, control, and monitoring capability via a keypad, craft interface terminal, or simple computer terminal provided at each site. This capability must: a. Allow configuration of software‐programmable radio parameters, monitoring of radio status and faults, observation of various traffic performance measurements, including alarm history and chart data of RX levels over time. b. Provide access to the same information from any other radio at any site in the system. c. Operate independently of the centralized SNMP Network Management System (NMS), specified elsewhere in this RFP. 2. The Proposer must supply a list of alarms, programmable parameters, and manner of access for each type of microwave radio. 3. At least eight (8) external alarms must be provided for each site, in addition to those internal ones employed for radio and MPLS Router alarm and control. Each external alarm or control interface must use a dry contact interface. 4. Radio status and performance information must also be made available via an SNMP NMS. 5.3.5
Microwave Radio Network Management Systems (NMS) 1. An NMS must be provided for the microwave radio network. The NMS must have at least two (2) points of access to its respective operating radio network, such that no single point of failure or ring operation will disrupt communication between the masters and their respective operating equipment network. There shall be two (2) NMS terminals located at: •
Main Control Point Equipment Room •
City of Rockwall Equipment Room 2. The NMS terminals must: a. Be powered by 120 VAC/60 Hz from a UPS provided by Proposer to carry the planned load for at least four (4) hours; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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b. Include a dedicated PC or workstation, with full capability to easily and effectively view all system graphics, monitor the status of any alarms, and operate any control points on the system; c. Contain a graphical user interface (GUI), views including, at a minimum, an overall system map, a site detail of each site and an equipment rack or subsystem, suitable for viewing details of individual equipment shelf or module status; d. Provide time‐date‐site‐event logging and storage of individual alarms, faults, or status changes with sufficient storage capacity to record all events for a period of at least 40 days; e. Include any and all PC’s, monitors, mice, storage devices, servers, modems, routers, switches, cables, connectors, software and any other items or accessories necessary to make each master fully operational; f.
Include software and hardware as needed for configuration and provisioning management as well as performance monitoring of its respective network. and g. Include long‐term storage hardware and software tools for all logged alarms to be stored for a minimum of 10 years, while allowing efficient searching and retrieval of events for trend and after‐
action event analysis. 5.3.6
General Equipment Requirements for All Microwave Sites 1. All materials, design, and construction procedures must be in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and local building codes 2. Shielding and filtering must be provided to prevent interference from, or to, other radio frequency equipment installed near or in the vicinity of the proposed equipment. The equipment must meet or exceed spurious frequency emissions, conducted, or radiated, as outlined in Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Regulations, Subpart J, Class B Computing Devices. Equipment must be operationally compatible with the other equipment at the sites including but not limited to the following types of equipment located adjacent to the microwave radio equipment: a. VHF Base/Mobile Stations; b. UHF Base/Mobile Station; c. 700/800 MHz Base / Repeater Stations; d. 700/800 MHz Hand‐held Radios; e. VHF/UHF Hand‐held Radios; f.
DC Power Systems g. Smoke detectors and heat sensors, and h. Personal computers, servers, routers, etc. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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DC Power System 1. All microwave site equipment (radios, alarms, except the waveguide dehydrator) must be powered by a positive‐ground, 48‐volt battery system furnished by the Contractor. Each system must include batteries, battery rack, or mounting hardware, float‐type battery charger, low voltage disconnect, and DC load center. If the proposed batteries are not sealed, and eye wash station must be included. 2. The entire DC power system must be sized to accommodate the number of electrical circuits and the electrical load of the equipment specified in this project plus a future growth of 50% of load and circuits. 3. Each battery charger must: a. Be modular and sized to power the full load (including the future growth identified above), as well as recharge a fully discharged battery plant in less than 24 hours; b. Have sufficient filtering and regulation to power all or any portion of the load without the need for batteries; c. Be provided with dual AC input circuits and circuit breakers (such that there will be no single point of failure), DC circuit breaker, DC voltmeter, DC current meter, current limiting, and high voltage shutdown circuitry and continuous float voltage adjustment; d. Have separate dry‐contact alarm points for, at a minimum, low voltage, high voltage, charger failure, and loss of AC input; e. Operate from 208 or 240 VAC, as appropriate to the site installation, and f.
Employ redundant rectifier modules, provided on a 1:N basis, such that no single failure will overload the remaining system, even with future growth included. 4. Each battery system must: a. Be modular and of the stationary, sealed, valve‐regulated, maintenance‐free type; b. Be designed for a minimum 10‐year life expectancy; Proposer shall state the number of years that the batteries are warranted. c. Have sufficient capacity to provide a minimum of 8‐hours operation of the microwave site equipment including the future growth identified above; d. Include a secure mounting rack or facilities and include protection from ruptured battery cells, and e. Not require venting facilities or a special battery room. 5. A wall‐mounted DC load center with circuit breakers must be provided with the DC power system to provide protected DC distribution to all ‐48 VDC‐powered equipment, including future growth. 6. An automatic low‐voltage disconnect must be provided to protect the batteries from over discharging. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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5.4
MICROWAVE ANTENNA SYSTEMS 5.4.1
Microwave Antenna System Requirements 1. Microwave antennas must be selected by Contractor and be FCC‐Part 101‐Category “A” compliant, parabolic dishes. 2. All microwave antennas, regardless of size and frequency band, must be provided with protective radomes, standard four‐inch pipe mounts, dual side struts and ice shields unless installed at the top of the structure and where ice from other structures cannot do damage. 3. Antennas, side struts, ice shield mounts, transmission lines, and grounds must be attached to the tower in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and relevant EIA/TIA standards. 4. Antenna systems must use standard waveguide sizes and rectangular flanges of a consistent type to the maximum extent practical, to minimize sparing and tool costs. 5. All transmission lines must be either pressurized jacketed copper elliptical waveguide or jacketed copper coaxial cable in continuous lengths without splices, and must be installed in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications. 6. Where transmission lines consist of elliptical waveguide, it must be of premium quality, use pre‐tuned connectors, and include rigid and flexible waveguide sections that provide a measurable return loss equal to or greater than 23 dB, as measured at the antenna port of the radio. Flex waveguide must not be used outdoors. 7. An AC‐powered, automatic dehydrator of the mechanical, non‐desiccant type, and all accessory equipment, including line monitoring for each waveguide and an overpressure relief valve, must be provided for every microwave site with a pressurized feedline. 8. The dehydrator must provide the necessary capacity for all of the waveguides and feedhorns with an anticipated leak rate of 1%, and provide sufficient capacity to maintain a stable pressure during a 19°C (35° F) temperature drop in 60 minutes. 9. All dehydrators must provide dry contact alarms for at least low pressure, high humidity, and excess run time alarms. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 6 – DISPATCH CENTERS
6.1
OVERVIEW OF DISPATCH CENTERS 6.1.1
Introduction The purpose of this section of the RFP is to provide the requirements of the two dispatch facilities that will be deployed with the new P25 trunked radio system. The two dispatch centers are listed in the following table: Table 6.1.1a: Dispatch Centers Dispatch Center Name Dispatch Center Address Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch 950 TL Townsend Drive in Rockwall City of Rockwall Dispatch 205 W. Rusk Street in Rockwall Please note that additional detail regarding the dispatch console equipment requirements has been provided Section 13 – Pricing. Each of these Dispatch Centers has unique requirements based on their own general operating policies and procedures. Proposers will need to consider the individual requirements of each facility when developing a response to these specifications. Proposers shall review the different communications consoles and equipment at the current Dispatch Centers to familiarize themselves with the current console system environment. Site visits will be scheduled to provide the Proposers an opportunity to see the facilities on a first‐hand basis. A new Dispatch Console system shall be proposed that employs a state‐of‐the‐art IP network architecture with GUI‐based operator and supervisory positions. The operator positions shall be "user friendly", highly reliable, and incorporate radio control in a manner that shall provide for efficient and simple operation for the dispatchers and department personnel in any combination of configurations and functions available. The proposed system shall provide all of the necessary functions to control and monitor the radio system and related subsystems. The proposed dispatch console system shall be a high‐tier product specifically designed for use in a large‐scale Public Safety/Mission Critical communications environment and shall be modularly expandable to support expected growth by the individual entities. The system shall be fully compatible with the associated Project 25 based trunked radio system infrastructure. Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall understand that much of the equipment and software for P25 trunked simulcast radio infrastructures is still vendor proprietary and that various vendors have added vendor specific functionality above and beyond what has been incorporated into the P25 Standards. Accordingly, for the initial system procurement, Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall prefer that the dispatch console systems and the radio infrastructure be manufactured by the same company. This will allow for proper performance verification of all proposed system capabilities and functionality and will reduce the chance for problems and vendor finger pointing during the detailed system acceptance testing process. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center currently has two (2) radio dispatch operator positions. In the new P25 system, the Sheriff's Office requires the following: •
Two (2) new IP‐based radio dispatch operator positions to replace the two current positions; •
One (1) new IP‐based radio dispatch operator position to support a third position in the dispatch area, and •
One (1) new IP‐based radio dispatch operator position in the EOC room at the Sheriff's Office. New dispatch furniture is not required with this procurement. Rockwall County will require a conventional network interface into their new dispatch console system to support radio interoperability via the conventional stations depicted in Table 6.1.2a. The electronics and/or network equipment required to interface these conventional stations must be located at the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center. Table 6.1.2a: Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Conventional Interface Requirements Conventional Interface To: Quantity Station Location New 700 MHz P25 Phase 2 Trunked Control Stations for “Site Trunking” Backup 10 Rockwall County SO Dispatch Existing Intercity VHF Control Station 1 Rockwall County SO Dispatch Existing DOJ VHF Control Station 1 Rockwall County SO Dispatch Existing Fate FD VHF Control Station 1 Rockwall County SO Dispatch 6.1.3
City of Rockwall Dispatch The City of Rockwall currently has four (4) radio dispatch operator positions. In the new P25 system, they will require a one‐to‐one IP‐based console replacement for each of the four existing EDACS radio dispatch positions. New dispatch furniture is not required with this procurement. A fifth IP‐based dispatch operator position is required to be located at Fire Station #2. A sixth IP‐based dispatch operator position is required to be located in the City EOC. The City of Rockwall will require a conventional network interface into their new IP‐based console system to support radio interoperability via the conventional stations depicted in Table 6.1.3a. The electronics and/or network equipment required to interface these conventional stations must be located at the City of Rockwall Dispatch Center. Table 6.1.3a: City of Rockwall Dispatch Conventional Interface Requirements Conventional Interface To: Quantity Station Location New 700 MHz P25 Phase 2 Trunked Control Stations for “Site Trunking” Backup 10 City of Rockwall Dispatch Existing Mutual Aid 1 VHF Base Station 1 Fire Station #1 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Conventional Interface To: Quantity Station Location Existing Mutual Aid 2 VHF Base Station 1 Fire Station #1 Existing P25/Analog UCALL/UTAC UHF Base Stations 3 Fire Station #1 Existing 8CALL/8TAC 800 MHz Base Station 1 Fire Station #1 Existing Law Mutual Aid TXCALL VHF Control Station 1 City of Rockwall Dispatch Existing Hunt/Kaufman VHF Control Station 1 City of Rockwall Dispatch FED East VHF Control Station 1 City of Rockwall Dispatch FED West VHF Control Station 1 City of Rockwall Dispatch Existing Fire Alert Paging VHF Base Station 1 Fire Station #1 New 700/800 MHz P25 Phase 2 Control Station for Interop with Collin County 1 City of Rockwall Dispatch New 700/800 MHz P25 Phase 2 Control Station for Interop with Mesquite/Garland‐ 1 City of Rockwall Dispatch 6.2
DISPATCH CONSOLE FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS 6.2.1
General 1. Note that any differences in requirements that appear between the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office dispatch and the City of Rockwall Dispatch requirements will be made clear in Section 13 ‐ Pricing. 2. The console system shall be designed to enhance the dispatchers' ability to communicate effectively with field personnel, perform resource management tasks and to minimize the effort and concentration required for efficient use and control of the trunked radio system. This shall in part, be accomplished through the use of high quality, LCD monitors for selecting dedicated channel and talkgroup control windows representing all base stations, repeaters, talkgroups, alert paging and auxiliary functions at each console. 3. To minimize operator confusion and the chance of errors being made, all channels, talkgroups and individual ID's shall be referred to and displayed by alphanumeric names. Numeric only references for talkgroup or channel names shall not be acceptable. Manually cross‐referencing a channel name to a number shall not be acceptable for any dispatch operation. 4. It is desired that all control functions displayed be user configurable so that they can be organized on the viewing screen in the most efficient and flexible manner possible. The use of printed, paste‐on and/or snap‐on, mechanically engraved labels is specifically excluded under this specification. 5. Once customized for the individual user, screen configurations may be saved and easily recalled by a dispatcher when desired. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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6. Each function within each channel/talkgroup control representation, and all other functions controlled through the console shall be color‐coded with user definable color choices. These functions shall include but not be limited to audio activity indicators, transmit push‐to‐talks, volume controls, alarm conditions, etc. Keyboard/mouse operations shall be used to select and use all dispatch functions. Touch screen is not required for either dispatch center 7. All console positions shall have Supervisor Override capability for training and other purposes at any console. 6.2.2
Console System Reliability 1. Due to the critical nature of the Public Safety and Local Government services provided by the County and its Partner agencies, a high degree of console system reliability is required. The console system, to the greatest extent possible, shall: a. Provide automatic on‐going self‐testing and diagnosis; b. Be automatically self‐correcting; c. Alert the operator and dispatch supervisors in the event of component or sub‐system failure; d. Allow continued system operation in the event of failure of a console sub‐system, through isolation of the defective sub‐system and use of redundant components, and e. Provide an audible and visual “trouble signal” upon a trunked system failure impacting communications as require by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1221). 2. 24‐hour dispatch centers such as those included in this procurement are mission‐critical and cannot be disabled. A high degree of modularity is required to reduce the number of sub‐systems affected by a single component failure. The ability to repair, reprogram or replace sub‐systems without impacting dispatch operations shall be provided and discussed in the proposal, as continued console operation is necessary during repairs. 3. Proposers shall recommend the spare modules and parts needed to promptly restore the console system to full service following potential sub‐system failures. These costs shall be included in the overall system's recommended spare parts listing to be provided in the Pricing Section of the proposal. 4. The console system shall be interfaced with the simulcast infrastructure (including VHF and UHF interoperability radios), P25 System Management and Alarm System, and supply statistics and diagnostics identifying console sub‐system issues and failures for the purpose of making service related inquiries. 5. The console system shall notify all Operator and Supervisory positions of a link failure between the console infrastructure and the Master Control Point. 6.2.3
Fallback Operation 1. In the event that primary and backup network links between the console system and the radio infrastructure are lost, or any failure otherwise causing all dispatch positions to be disconnected RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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from the P25 simulcast trunked system, the console system shall revert to a fallback mode of operation utilizing on‐site RF control stations to communicate with field personnel. The County and its Partner agencies understand that in this mode of operation, some of the trunked system’s capabilities will not be available. In the Proposer’s response to the Section 2 Comprehensive Failure Analysis & Reliability Features, the proposal must clearly address and describe what normal operational capabilities will not be available under link failure scenarios. 2. The fallback control stations shall be assigned to a dedicated channel select folder (screen) at the operator positions. When link connectivity is lost, a link failure message shall prominently appear on the LCD display to notify the operator that the console system is no longer in contact with the radio infrastructure. The operator can then select the fallback operation folder (screen) and then the desired radio talkgroup to communicate with field personnel via the console and fallback control stations. The RF control stations connected to the dispatch console will utilize one (1) talkgroup each, thus it is not a requirement to switch talkgroups for the RF control stations from the dispatch console. It is also not a requirement for the RF control stations to pass PTT ID to the dispatch console. 3. There shall be a separate bank of fallback control stations provided for each of the two dispatch centers. They shall be rack mounted and installed in an equipment room at each of the two dispatch centers. Control stations shall utilize control station combiners where practical to minimize the number of antenna systems required at the different dispatch centers. 6.2.4
Console Network Equipment Reliability 1. To the extent possible, the routers and switches associated with the dispatch console system shall be redundant, have redundant components, and provide redundant links back to the Main Control Point to prevent single points of failure disabling a large segment of the console system. 2. Replacement UPSs are required at each of the two dispatch centers. The UPSs shall provide four (4) hours of full load backup time. 6.2.5
Console Operator Position Functionality 1. Console Position PC Equipment ‐ Each of the radio dispatch consoles shall provide all controls that apply to the various channel/talkgroups and auxiliary functions for the console. Operator positions shall be PC based, utilizing modern PC equipment and software operating systems in current production at the time the system is staged in order to help provide long service and equipment life. The PC shall be equipped with a heavy‐duty keyboard and mouse, and a touch screen LCD display with a 24” diagonal measurement screen. The operator position software application shall be Windows based. The proposal shall identify the proposed operating system and provide a description of the PC equipment proposed for the project. 2. User login accounts – Each operator position and Supervisory position shall require a valid user login and security password to access the console system and its capabilities. The system shall provide multiple levels of access security for different levels of system usage. 3. Talkgroup/Channel Select – Each talkgroup or channel shall be capable of independent selection by the dispatcher. The channel window shall provide a visual window indication when the corresponding channel is selected and when that talkgroup is transmitting. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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4. Select Speaker – A select speaker shall provide audio from the selected channels/talkgroups, with an independent volume control. A volume level display shall be provided for each channel as well as a select speaker audio level adjustment that ranges from silent to full volume. The option for the audio to not be completely silenced from a particular channel or talkgroup shall also be described. 5. Unselect Speaker – An unselect speaker shall provide audio from unselected channels/ talkgroups, with an independent volume control for the unselect speaker. 6. Transmit Function – A color‐coded transmit push‐to‐talk (PTT) function shall be provided to control the selected transmitter(s) and/or talkgroup(s). The PTT function shall be capable of being enabled by a PTT button on the headset, a PTT indication on the LCD display, and by a foot switch at the position. As stated elsewhere in these specifications, for training and management purposes two headset jacks shall be included with each operator position, each of which shall operate identically. 7. Station Channel Selection – Controls shall be provided for all conventional channel interfaces for selecting between eight (8) different frequencies (modes) for a given conventional station. 8. Station Repeat Enable/Disable ‐ Controls shall be provided for all conventional channel interfaces for enabling and disabling the repeat function for a given conventional station. 9. PTT ID Display and PTT ID History – The PTT ID of the last subscriber unit to transmit must be prominently displayed on the GUI. By scrolling, the dispatcher shall be able to immediately see a history of the last 50 PTT ID’s. a. A separate PTT ID display must be provided for the selected channel, and for each talkgroup and conventional channel. b. PTT ID entries must also display a time stamp. c. If the PTT ID has been assigned an alphanumeric alias, the alias must be displayed rather than an electronic serial number or Trunking ID code that would require the dispatcher to manually look up the user assigned to that radio. d. Aliases must be maintained in a single, common database accessible from all workstations. e. Aliases must support a maximum length of no less than sixteen characters. f.
Aliases may contain any character defined in the ASCII character set. 10. CTCSS Monitor or Disable Function – This shall disable the receiver's CTCSS decoder of the selected base / repeater station(s) for monitoring purposes. 11. Console Clock – A console clock shall display time in a twelve or twenty four‐hour format (user selectable) and day of the year (HH:MM:SS day) at each operator position. The Proposer shall evaluate existing dispatch center time sync systems and propose a methodology for the new dispatch consoles to sync with existing CAD, logging, and network systems. 12. VU Meter or Display – This shall present a visual indication of transmit audio levels. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13. Keypad – The console shall contain a keypad or screen representation of a keypad for numeric data entry. 14. Microphone – A high‐quality microphone shall be provided, high fidelity, frequency response 20 Hz – 10,000 Hz or more, with a maximum of 1% distortion at normal sound pressure levels. 15. Intercom – An easy to use console intercom function shall be provided between all operator and supervisory positions in both dispatch centers. A visual display shall be provided to identify both the calling and called parties by console name. Multiple simultaneous intercom conversations between individual consoles shall be possible. 16. Telephone Interface – The City of Rockwall currently uses a digital ShoreTel VOIP telephone system. In the proposed system, the City of Rockwall requires that the console operator be able to answer phone calls, hands free, using the wireless dispatch headset. A cross‐mute function shall be provided that allows the operator to dispatch on the radio system if the operator is on the phone at the time of radio PTT. Rockwall County also required this functionality. 17. Talkgroup/Channel Cross Patch – This function shall allow cross‐patching talkgroups and channels to permit intercommunications. As participants are added or deleted, there shall be no variation in audio levels or quality. All patch audio shall be digitally processed. A patch shall utilize a single trunked channel resource when patching more than one talkgroup together. Dispatch Consoles must have the capability to patch between: a. Any trunked talkgroup and one or more other trunked talkgroups; b. One or more trunked talkgroups and one or more conventional channels; c. Any conventional channel and one or more other conventional channels; d. There shall be no limit to the number of talkgroups or channels that may be included in a single patch. There shall be three types of console patches: •
Hard – permanently pre‐programmed patches, which the dispatcher cannot modify. •
Soft – predefined patch, which may be activated or deactivated from the console. •
Dynamic patch – temporary patch created and controlled at the console level. e. Active hard patches must be displayed to the console operators through the console workstation GUI, but the console operator must not have the capability to knock down the patch. f.
A soft patch may be added to or removed from a hard patch at any time and in the same manner as the soft patch. g. Talkgroups and conventional channels may be added to or removed from an existing hard or soft patch. h. Often‐used patch configurations may be stored and recalled for later use. Recall of a stored patch configuration must be through the console workstation GUI via a drop‐down box or other method convenient to the console operator. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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18. Talkgroup Call – The console system shall support trunked talkgroup calls on any talkgroups programmed into the system, with appropriate management approvals. 19. Trunked Announcement Group Calls – The console system shall support trunked announcement group calls on any announcement groups programmed into the system, with appropriate management approvals. 20. Trunked Emergency Calls – The console system shall support trunked emergency calls from any user radio programmed into the system, with appropriate management approvals. 21. Private Call – Selected users and dispatchers shall have the ability to selectively communicate “privately” with another individual on the system regardless of what talkgroup either unit is in. The call shall allow the two users to utilize a single channel resource to communicate without the participation of other units in their respective talkgroups. Private calls will be visually identified on the dispatch console and on the user's radio for management purposes. 22. Selective Alert – Selected users and all dispatchers shall have the ability to selectively send and receive alerts to and from an individual user on the system regardless of what talkgroup either unit is on. The call shall allow an individual to alert another user with a distinctive tone and their individual ID (ID on display radios only). The alert shall be accomplished over the signaling (control) channel and shall not affect any voice channels on the system. 23. Remote Monitoring – During an emergency situation, it may be necessary to open (enable) the microphone of a user radio. Proposers shall describe how that functionality is achieved. 24. All Mute – All console positions shall provide a one button “All Mute” function that will temporarily mute or un‐mute all incoming radio traffic audio to that position. An adjustable time‐out‐timer shall automatically cancel the all mute function after a pre‐determined time has elapsed. 25. ID Display Queuing – The console shall provide for queuing of at least ten plain ID’s (ID scroll list) on the channel window for standard and emergency calls. 26. Maximum Number of Aliases – Proposers shall state the maximum number of unit and talkgroup aliases that can be displayed on the console and that are available on the system. 27. Unselect All Receiver Mute Function – A function that will immediately mute the received audio from all unselected channels shall be provided. This condition shall be indicated visually, and be automatically canceled by a user adjustable time‐out timer. 28. Simultaneous Select – Controls shall be provided that allows the operator to manually select any combination of console controlled channels or talkgroups for simultaneous transmissions (multi‐
select). Three selectable combinations shall be allowed at the discretion of the dispatcher. The combined transmission shall utilize a single trunked channel when involving more than one talkgroup. All selected channel receive audio is routed to the Select speaker and headset(s). 29. Instant Transmit Function – Each operator position (including Supervisors) shall provide an instant transmit function which will allow the dispatcher to quickly key up a talkgroup by depressing the instant transmit “button”. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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30. Emergency/Reset – All consoles shall be capable of declaring and receiving emergency alerts from user radios and other operator positions operating on the trunked radio system regardless of the status of the channel control window. Emergency messages shall be indicated by a flashing red ID, an emergency ID character and an audible alert. Dispatcher acknowledgment of the message shall silence the audible alert and stop the flashing display. The console system shall be capable of queuing multiple emergency messages in the display stack and the emergency ID character shall continue to flash until all messages have been viewed by the dispatcher. The most recent emergency declaration shall be displayed and the dispatcher shall be able to easily scroll through the queue to view queued emergencies. If no console is monitoring the talkgroup, the dispatch console must be capable of routing the emergency signal in the following manners: a. All Consoles; b. No Consoles (emergency signal is discarded); c. One or more consoles which have been pre‐selected to receive emergency signals from that talkgroup in the event the talkgroup is un‐monitored; d. The disposition of emergency signals from un‐monitored talkgroups must be configurable by an authorized System Administrator on a talkgroup‐by‐talkgroup basis; e. The routing of emergency signals may be changed at any time by an authorized System Administrator without the need for a re‐start of software or hardware; f.
Changes must take place immediately; g. The response time to display the emergency condition at the console position(s) must not exceed three (3) seconds; h. The display must identify PTT ID alias (if one is defined) of the subscriber unit initiating the emergency signal. Otherwise, the PTT ID must be displayed; i.
The audible and visual alerts must continue to be activated until the operator of one or more consoles acknowledge the emergency signals. Acknowledgement of the alarm at one console must silence other consoles, but must not cancel the emergency condition; j.
A separate action (other than the acknowledgement) must be required to “clear” the emergency and return the system to normal operation; k. Acknowledgement of the alarm must send an electronic message to the initiating subscriber unit, which, if it is so programmed, must cause it to activate a light or another display to indicate that a dispatcher has acknowledged the emergency signal; l.
The electronic acknowledgement must not take the place of, or interfere with, a voice acknowledgment that may be made by the dispatcher; m. The emergency condition must be cleared by either of the following methods (both methods must be available and functional). •
An action by the dispatcher through the console workstation, or. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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An action by the user through the user’s subscriber unit. n. The Emergency feature shall be programmable to allow the alert message to be delivered and displayed in predefined ways, including display on the current talkgroup in use by the person declaring the emergency, and display on a separate pre‐defined talkgroup. 31. Alert Tones – The console system shall provide to the operator a minimum of five distinct over‐the‐
air tones(three preset and two user configurable) to be used for alerting purposes. Each alert tone shall be immediately broadcast on the selected talkgroup, group call or all call, when activated. Tones shall be presented in the headset as side‐tone audio only, at a reduced volume level to confirm that the tone was generated and sent. The operator shall have the ability to import and assign WAV. files to an alert tone button. The following selections shall be available as a minimum: a. Alert 1: 1000 Hz Steady Alert Tone b. Alert 2: Warbling Tone c. Alert 3: Pulsed Alert Tone 32. Paging Encoders – Each console operator position and Supervisory positions shall include a multi‐
format paging / signaling encoder that is accessible through the data entry keypad and a one button per station encoder panel. The encoder shall be capable of encoding industry standard two‐tone sequential and DTMF signaling formats. 33. Preprogrammed Single Button Function Paging – Each console shall be capable of supporting 250 pre‐programmed single‐button paging functions. 34. Talkgroup/Channel Busy Indicator – Consoles shall have channel busy indicators to visually indicate that the channel is in use by another console. 35. Individual Volume Adjust – Shall be provided for each talkgroup or channel on the console. Associated color‐coded status indicators shall continuously show whether the channel is in the full or adjustable volume mode. The volume control shall be automatically bypassed when a channel is placed in select status. 36. Channel Name – Designated channel control modules or windows shall include a minimum of twelve character alphanumeric display symbols to identify the channel. 37. Talkgroup/Channel Cross Mute – Consoles shall include a cross mute feature, which precludes voice communication from a dispatcher’s microphone being repeated over loudspeakers at other consoles in the dispatch center. 38. Supervisory Control – The supervisors’ consoles shall provide takeover control to prevent other dispatch consoles from keying repeaters or base stations for each channel supported by parallel consoles. Supervisory consoles shall be capable of overriding transmissions from other consoles and field units. 39. Repeat Disable – The Supervisors’ positions shall be equipped with the ability to disable received audio from being repeated, as needed. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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40. Headset and Jack – Proposers shall describe available wireless dispatcher headsets available for use with the proposed operator positions. The headset jacks shall support both radio and telephone audio operation in the new console system as described above in Telephone Interface. a. The console operator position shall provide independent level settings for audio input from the headset microphone and the console microphones, such that dispatchers may freely switch operation between microphones without affecting dispatch audio volume or quality. b. Dual headset jacks shall be provided at each console operator position. The jacks shall provide TX and RX audio and PTT as well as telephone support. Separate headset volume controls for radio and telephone audio output shall be provided. One telephone style handset shall be provided in each dispatch center for training purposes. Insertion of headset or telephone handset plug into jack will automatically disable the console microphone. 41. Footswitch – Each of the console operator positions shall be equipped with a footswitch. The footswitch shall be heavy duty, designed for Public Safety use, and shall be designed so as not to skid on a smooth flooring surface. 42. Priority/Emergency Channel Marker – A low volume tone pulsed at user defined intervals must be available to indicate that the channel/talkgroup is handling emergency traffic. The tone must be easily distinguishable from other tones used for other functions. 43. Individual Alert Capability – Dispatcher console workstations must have the ability to initiate Individual Alerts to any subscriber unit, regardless of current talkgroup affiliation. The desired subscriber unit must be selected by the PTT ID alias, if one is defined, or by the PTT ID. 44. Individual Call Capability – Dispatcher console workstations must have the ability to initiate an Individual Call to any subscriber unit, regardless of current talkgroup affiliation. The desired subscriber unit must be selected by the PTT alias, if one is defined, or the PTT ID. 45. End‐to‐End Encryption ‐ The console system shall provide a high level of security by providing end‐
to‐end AES encryption of selected talkgroups that are configured for encrypted operation. The system must provide an Encrypted/Clear selector for each talkgroup. a. The talkgroup control window must indicate clearly and prominently whether the talkgroup is currently in the encrypted or clear mode, b. Talkgroups must be programmable to be either encrypted or clear by default. Manual selection of encrypted or clear by the dispatcher must override the default programming. 46. Instant Recall Recorder (IRR) a. Each of the console operator positions and Supervisory positions shall be equipped with an instant recall recorder capable of allowing the operator to quickly retrieve and playback recent radio traffic and recent telephone calls at the operator position. The recorder shall be capable of recording and replay of the latest incoming radio traffic from any radio channel or system talk group selected on the radio dispatch console for transmission and the latest radio transmissions received on the selected talkgroup or channel at that position. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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b. The IRR must be capable of storing at least 30 minutes (proposer shall state maximum available at the proposed cost) of message material in solid state dynamic RAM or on a hard drive to allow instant access to recorded information. Simultaneous record and playback shall be possible, with incoming calls taking priority. Recording shall begin whenever an audio signal or off‐hook telephone condition is presented to the recorder input. The system shall enable an operator to save a message for future referral or re‐recording. c. The system shall be capable of playing a message back at reduced speed, without a change in voice pitch. The range in speed variation shall be at least 2:1, but a greater range is desirable. d. The control panel shall contain at least the following controls: •
Fast Forward; •
Fast Rewind; •
Pause; •
Restore; •
Save; •
Clear, and •
Volume Control. e. Proposers shall describe what will be displayed in the IRR control window such as the alphanumeric display showing such information as message length, message ID, radio user ID, number, date, time. 6.3
LOGGING RECORDERS 6.3.1
Introduction Both Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall currently have in place digital logging recorders. Proposers shall evaluate the existing logging recorder systems as to how they may be re‐used with the proposed system as they are, through an upgrade, or whether they will need to be replaced. Some of the specified functionality may already be provided in the existing loggers. It is the Proposer’s responsibility to verify which, if any functions or operations already exist and to provide those features or functionality that does not currently exist. The Proposer also has the option of selecting another platform. For example, if the end result of using the current platform results in a very non‐standard, ad hoc configuration, it will probably be desirable to start with another platform. If the Proposer elects to upgrade or integrate with an existing logging recorder, the Proposer shall provide a narrative with their proposal describing how the proposed logging recorder solution will be upgraded, cutover, and implemented in general without disruption of existing recording of critical voice calls. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County currently uses a HigherGround, Inc. Capture‐911 logging recorder system. The HigherGround system records all radio, telephone, and 911 voice traffic. The HigherGround system was upgraded to “Capture 911” in March of 2013. The City of Rockwall currently uses an Eventide forty (40) channel logging recorder. 6.3.2
New Logging Recorder Specifications 1. A logging recorder is required in order to log all talkgroup audio traffic from the trunked radio system. Proposers shall clearly explain their particular solution. 2. The system shall be a state‐of‐the‐art IP network architecture based logging system with GUI based operational controls and administrative control that is "user friendly", highly reliable, and incorporate audio logging in a manner that shall provide for efficient and simple operation by the dispatchers and department personnel in any combination of functions available in the system. At a minimum, the new system shall provide time stamped recordings that include the following: a. Date of the recorded transmission b. Time of the recorded transmission c. Radio Talkgroup of the recorded transmission d. Radio system ID’s of transmissions within the recording e. The system shall have the capability of reconstructing trunked radio system conversations. f.
The ability to record analog radio resources that might include back‐up control stations or interoperability base / control stations. 3. Recorder inputs shall be available to interface with the Telephone System, Administrative Telephone system and from designated telephone sets where all audio would be recorded. If the current recorder is to be replaced, it is essential that responding Proposers be familiar with the current system and duplicate all of its current features as well as those required with the new system. 4. The recorder system shall interface to a P25 Phase 2 trunked radio system that has six (6) total channels, thus ten (10) total talkpaths. 5. Proposers shall provide information about their storage methods offered in their solution with a complete description of its initial capacity and expansion capabilities. 6. Proposers shall provide thorough description of the solution proposed. 7. All equipment supplied under this specification must be completely operational when installed. After the equipment has been tested and accepted by the County and City, the Contractor must provide repair parts and labor for a minimum period of one year following the P25 system acceptance and must replace any parts, which become broken or defective, except because of accident or misuse during such period at no additional charge. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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8. The equipment furnished under this specification must be designed for continuous duty operation 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. If additional servers are required, they must be equipped with an internal, hot swappable, RAID‐5 hard disk configuration, and hot swappable power supplies. 9. The RAID‐5 disks must be capable of storing 30 continuous 24‐hour days of radio traffic on all channels. Anticipated radio traffic level is an average of 72 channel‐hours per day. 10. The System must be capable of recording and “de‐trunking” all of the trunked radio system channels. “De‐Trunking” includes the ability to search for replay by, at a minimum, date, time, talkgroup, radio ID, or radio alias name. Conventional channels must also be recorded. This may include control / base stations at each of the different dispatch centers 11. Concurrent Users – Access for monitor/replay functions must be available for a minimum of six (6) concurrent users. 12. Search Parameters – The user should be capable of defining any available search parameter. Proposer should list all parameters capable of being defined, and which parameters are not capable of being defined. 13. Tagging and Filing Multiple Recordings – The system Search & Replay software must be capable of "Tagging" a single recording in a manner which will allow a search by that individual “Tag.” It must also be capable of saving large number of recordings into a single file, the Proposer will define the maximum number/size of recordings in the Proposal. It must be capable of allowing Naming of the file up to 32 alphanumeric characters and playing the recordings from the file, when selected, in date/time sequence. It must allow additional recordings to be added at any time after the file has been created. 14. Non‐Affecting Operation – The system must continue to record all channels during any mode or multiple remote accesses to the Search and Replay operations. The Search and Replay operations must not affect the continuity of recording operations in any manner. 15. Security Levels – The system must provide at least five levels of security with assignable password and user ID protection for each access capability. 16. The system must be capable of setting customizable parameters per channel when no recording has taken place for a defined and adjustable (from at least one hour to twenty four hours) time period. An alarm will be sent when the condition has been met (e.g., “No Recording at Fire Dispatch Position Number 6 for the past hour”). The new system must detect and report any differences between the data collected, as well as alarm when the backup system is being used. 17. Error Record Log – The system must provide an error log to maintain records of all alerts, faults, error messages, and conditions. The system should also track and make an audit trail of all user access and maintenance functions, recording who accessed the system, at what time and date and for what purpose. 18. Diagnostic Center – The Proposer shall describe any automatic failure reporting capabilities if available such as automatic placement of a report to a Contractor‐supplied diagnostic center in the event of a failure or alert. When this feature is incorporated into the system, the Contractor or Contractor’s designated representative will initiate a service call to dispatch a service technician. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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19. Real‐Time Channel Monitoring – The system must provide real‐time channel monitoring at all system access locations. 20. Diagnostic Help Screens – The system must provide diagnostic help screens to assist in areas such as alarm definition and operations such as how to change recording media. 21. Review Back‐up – The system must provide a review capability, allowing backup in at least five (5) second increments. 22. Media Remaining Indicator – The system must provide a media remaining indicator measuring actual time remaining or actual percent of time remaining on the media, along with 10% and 5% visual and audible time remaining warnings. 23. Hot Spares – As an option to the County and City, the Proposer must include pricing for an optional pre‐installed “Hot Spare” drive within the RAID array, which will automatically replace a failed drive. 24. On‐Site Spare Parts Kit: Provide cost of On‐Site Spare Parts Kit and recommended components. 25. Redundant Server Capability: If the proposed system upgrade can be equipped with a redundant (backup) server that will automatically activate in case of primary server failure, provide the cost and describe how it is activated and what alarms are provided upon activation. 26. Archive to Network Attached Storage (NAS): If Proposer can provide the capability to archive recorded data to a Customer Provided NAS, describe how this is accomplished, and provide the cost to do so. This function must occur over the Customer network. Solutions using transcribed DVD disks are not acceptable. 6.4
FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEMS 6.4.1
Introduction There are currently nine (9) fire stations throughout Rockwall County. Four (4) of these are currently alerted via a Zetron Model 26 encoder located at the City of Rockwall Dispatch center. Five (5) of these are “toned out” by the Rockwall County Dispatch Center using their existing Zetron dispatch consoles. The nine fire stations within Rockwall County are listed in the table below. Table 6.4.1a Fire Stations Throughout Rockwall County Fire Station Address City of Rockwall Fire Station 1 305 Boydstun Avenue | Rockwall, TX 75087 City of Rockwall Fire Station 2 920 Rockwall Parkway | Rockwall, TX 75032 City of Rockwall Fire Station 3 191 E. Quail Run Road| Rockwall, TX 75087 City of Rockwall Fire Station 4 2915 S. Goliad St. | Rockwall, TX 75032 Royse City Fire Station 232 E Main Street | Royse City, TX 75189 Heath Fire Department 200 Laurence Drive | Heath , TX 75032 Fate City Fire Department 105 E Main PL | Fate , TX 75132 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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McLendon Chisholm Fire Station #1 1250 S Highway 205 | Rockwall , TX 75032 McLendon Chisholm Fire Station #2 10685 Farm to Market Road 548 | Royse City, TX 75189 The existing Zetron Fire Alerting system is over ten years old and is in need of replacement. Accordingly, Proposers shall include a state‐of‐the‐art replacement Fire Alerting System in their proposal that is compliant with the station alerting guidelines in NFPA 1221. The basic requirements of the new Fire Alerting System are outlined below: 1. The new Fire Station Alerting system must provide, at a minimum, the same functionality as the current Zetron system provides. 2. The new Fire Station Alerting system must provide a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Interface into the City of Rockwall’s existing New World CAD system with at least the same functionality as the Zetron system provides currently. The Proposer is responsible for including all interface, integration, and custom software/API requirements for this CAD interface. CAD Interface is not required for the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch 3. The new Fire Alerting System shall provide fire alerting to the existing nine (9) existing Fire Stations listed in the table above, and shall be expandable to at least fifteen (15) Fire Stations in total. 4. The new Fire Station Alerting system must provide fire alerting encoding from both the City of Rockwall Dispatch Center and the Rockwall County Dispatch Center, at all dispatch operator positions. 5. The new Fire Station Alerting system user interface may be integrated into the radio dispatch console screen or may provide a separate user interface from the radio dispatch screen. 6. The new Fire Station Alerting system must provide an “All Call” that will instantly alert all stations and must provide the same functional capabilities as the current system has. 7. The connectivity for the new Fire Station Alerting system is left up to the Proposer, as long as single points of failure are avoided. The current system utilizes VHF radio for station signaling only. Fire station alerting audio is by a separate UHF EDACS radio at the stations. Sending alerting audio over the new P25 Phase 2 trunked system is acceptable in the replacement Fire Station Alerting system. 8. Rockwall fire stations have auxiliary power generators and do not need battery or UPS backup for the station alerting radios A description of the existing Zetron Fire Station Alerting system is provided in the following section. 6.4.2
Existing City of Rockwall Fire Station Alerting system The City of Rockwall operates a VHF Fire Paging and Station Alerting system. The system utilizes a Harris MASTR III simplex base station located in the Fire Station 1 equipment shelter. The base station supports tone and voice paging and a Zetron M26/M6 station alerting system. The City of Rockwall Dispatch Center is equipped with a Zetron Model 26 Fire Station Alerting controller at each of the four dispatch positions. The Model 26 at Position 1 serves as the master unit and utilizes a CAD Fire Station Alerting (FSA) interface with the City’s New World CAD system. Standard operating RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 7 – EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS
7.1
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – FIXED EQUIPMENT 7.1.1
Main Control Point Trunking Controllers and Servers 1. Functional requirements for the Main Control Point trunking controllers are detailed in Section 2 of this RFP. 2. Environmental: It is expected that the Main Control Point trunking controllers and servers will be of an architecture that requires a temperature and humidity controlled environment. a) Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C b) Operating Humidity: 10% to 95% non‐condensing 3. Radio Frequency Fields: Equipment shall be properly shielded to allow proper operation in equipment rooms or buildings occupied by base station transmitters, with associated strong RF fields. 4. Duty Cycle: Equipment proposed shall be rated for continuous duty. 5. Unit ID Capabilities: The system shall accommodate, at a minimum, 10,000 individual active subscriber user licenses, i.e., dispatch console IDS and user IDs. If licenses for users are required, a minimum of 5,000 ID’s must be included for the proposed system. The Proposer shall also describe what is required and the associated costs to add additional IDs in the future. 6. Alarms and Diagnostics: The trunking controllers and servers shall provide monitoring and trouble alarms for key operational parameters. The Proposer shall describe how these functions are being provided. 7. Equipment Brochures: Brochures that describe the equipment, and list the specifications, shall be included in the Proposal for each type of controller used in the system. 7.1.2
Simulcast Control Point Trunking Controllers 1. Functional requirements for the Simulcast Control Point trunking controllers are detailed in Section 2 of this RFP. 2. Environmental: It is expected that the Simulcast Control Point trunking controllers will be located in an equipment shelter making them more susceptible to temperature and humidity variations. a) Operating Temperature: ‐30º to 60º C; and b) Operating Humidity: 10% to 95% non‐condensing. 3. Radio Frequency Fields: Equipment shall be properly shielded to allow proper operation in equipment rooms or buildings occupied by base station transmitters, with associated strong RF fields. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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4. Duty Cycle: Equipment proposed shall be rated for continuous duty. 5. Alarms and Diagnostics: The trunking controllers and servers shall provide monitoring and alarms for key operational parameters. The Proposer shall describe how these functions are being provided. 6. Equipment Brochures: Brochures that describe the equipment, and list the specifications, shall be included in the Proposal for each type of controller used in the system. 7.1.3
Voting Comparators – Simulcast System 1. As described in Section 2 of this RFP, the system shall include redundant sets of voting comparators that are geographically separated. 2. The voting comparators supplied shall operate as the collector for all incoming voice and trunked data traffic received by the trunked repeater stations at the various sites in the trunked simulcast system. A comparator shall be provided for each and every radio channel being employed in the trunked simulcast cell. 3. The voting comparators supplied shall provide a visible front panel indication of the operation of the voting comparator regarding the number of receivers (per talkpath) that are receiving a signal and the receiver selected as the “voted and selected” receiver. In addition, a “receiver fail” indication shall be provided for each voting receiver and for each talkpath in the event the receiver is not functioning as part of the voting process. If a front panel indication is not available, the Proposer shall describe what means is available to provide an on‐site an indication that the comparator is functioning. 4. The comparator shall be configured for P25 Phase 2 operation, and shall be capable of shifting to P25 Phase 1 operation upon detection of a Phase 1 transmission by a field unit. 5. When processing digital signals, the comparator shall generate, from the multiple inputs, a composite signal using a software voting algorithm that results in a high quality signal that can be re‐
transmitted by the simulcast system and/or delivered to the associated communication dispatch console systems. 6. The comparators shall employ a form of configuration management and diagnostics capability and this capability shall be described in the proposal. 7.1.4
Trunked Network Equipment 1. The County and its Partner agencies require a network that employs VoIP and IP simulcast technology for all system services on the network. The proposer shall describe the proposed systems, proposed IP architecture, and shall state whether the proposed components (routers, switches, etc.) are commercial off‐the‐shelf (COTS) devices or have been modified in any manner that would make those devices no longer available from a variety of procurement sources. Any modifications to a manufacturer’s standard item of equipment shall be explained and its impact on operation, serviceability and maintainability noted. The County and its Partner agencies prefer components that can operate effectively and with little or no failures for the extended and continuous use environment consistent with public safety operations. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. Network equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following: a. Site routers; b. Site LAN/WAN switches; c. Site servers; d. Firewalls; e. Site audio switches; f.
System/site controllers; and g. Other network components unique to the trunked system architecture. 3. For the Proposal, all such network equipment shall be identified by manufacturer and by model number. In addition, the operating system software version used by each network equipment item shall be noted, as well as the software version of any application specific software required by the individual item of equipment. 4. Network Time Synchronization: a. For all network and trunked radio sites that require a time and/or frequency source, the Proposer shall provide an ultra‐stable modular frequency and time standard. The device shall utilize highly stable rubidium oscillators that are disciplined via the GPS system. Once synchronized to GPS, the device shall employ software algorithms to maintain an extremely high degree of precision for all outputs. The Proposer shall state and clearly explain the need for and the type and number of time sources needed and proposed in the system. b. The time and frequency system shall employ, at a minimum, the following: 1) A redundant configuration with dual GPS antenna system, GPS receivers, oscillators and power supplies; 2) Hot swappable, plug‐in functional modules; 3) Low phase and spurious noise on sine wave outputs; and 4) USB and Ethernet network interface with fault sense and alarm capability. The presentation of any alarms to the network/system management and alarm reporting system shall be fully explained. c. The device being proposed shall be described in detail in the Proposal and an equipment brochure shall be included that provides the manufacturer’s information and lists the specifications of the time and frequency system; d. The proposer shall identify the amount of time the Master Time source can maintain accuracy and appropriate simulcast synchronization without a GPS signal and stay within acceptable specifications needed to maintain normal trunked system operation. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Repeaters ‐ 700/800 MHz 1. Trunked radio repeaters are to operate within the entire 700/800 MHz Public Safety band and shall be continuous duty, solid state, transmitter/receiver combinations. The trunked repeater stations shall be equipped with receiver voting which will operate in conjunction with the system’s voting comparators. The repeaters shall accommodate the mounting in either 19” open racks or equipment cabinets. 2. Metering shall be provided for the repeaters to monitor all points in the transmitter and receiver circuitry needed to maintain, align and adjust these radios. The methodology for metering shall be described in the Proposal. 3. All equipment, at time of delivery, shall be FCC type accepted for the proposed application, and Proposals shall provide the type acceptance numbers in their Proposals. Any proposed radios that are not yet FCC type accepted shall be disclosed in the proposal. 4. It is essential that all equipment including receivers, transmitters, terminated circulators, filters, watt meters and any other RF carrying assemblies be supplied with high quality type "N", "HN", "LC", Series "C", BNC, DIN or EIA flange constant impedance connectors or approved equivalent. No adapter shall be utilized with equipment or assemblies to convert from one type of connector to the specified types. 5. The stations' receiver and transmitter antenna systems shall utilize separate antennas and transmission lines in accordance with the Proposer’s recommendations. In any event, the receiver and transmitter must be capable of simultaneous operation with the antenna configuration supplied without any degradation to the system. Also, of the radio equipment shall be protected from other co‐site in‐band and out‐of‐band transmitters and shall permit full duplex continuous operation without degradation at each site in the system, with all co‐site transmitting equipment activated. 6. Additional Repeater technical specifications are listed in Table 7.2.3a later in this RFP section. 7.1.6
Antenna Systems: 1. Trunked Radio Site Antennas: The Proposer shall select the transmit and receive antennas required for their system design. a. Separate transmit and receive antennas shall be used at each site and shall be selected by the Proposer so as to provide optimum radio coverage. b. Appropriate antenna mounting hardware, including any mounting brackets, shall be supplied and shall be fabricated from 17‐7 PH stainless steel or equivalent. c. As part of system implementation, to ensure that antennas and lines meet specifications after installation, all trunked station antennas and transmission lines shall be sweep tested with a Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) or approved antenna system analyzer. A test sweep shall also be made using a frequency domain reflectometer or approved antenna system analyzer at the operating frequencies with the antenna attached. A chart recording of test measurements shall be made and retained in the Site Log. No Variable Standing Wave Ratios (VSWR) in excess of 1.25:1 is permitted. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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d. The Proposer shall note that the three existing trunked radio sites in the Preferred Site List must support both the existing and new antenna systems during the implementation period if they are selected by the Contractor. 2. Transmission Lines: All RF transmission lines used at the trunked radio sites shall be low density foam (LDF) transmission lines or equivalent for any cable runs exceeding 15 feet for receive or transmit purposes. Proposers shall utilize industry practices to select the appropriate size transmission line for each installation. Lines shall be selected to minimize line loss as needed to meet coverage requirements. a. For short runs, i.e., less than 15 feet, “super‐flexible” or equivalent cables are authorized. b. All connectors used shall be high quality type "N", "HN" Series "C", "LC", BNC, DIN, EIA flange, or approved equivalent and must be fully compatible with directly associated equipment or jumpers in the system. Care should be taken to ensure that the power rating of all connectors is not exceeded by the system’s Effective Radiated Power (ERP). Connectors must be of non‐ferrous construction. No splices or adapters shall be used under any circumstance. However, it is permissible to utilize different connectors on opposite ends of a cable to avoid the use of adapters. When transforming from one diameter cable to another, it is acceptable to use flange reducers, so long as the cable VSWR specification is achieved. c. Care must be exercised in the installation of all connectors. A loss in excess of 0.25 dB per connector is not acceptable. In addition, any connectors/connections used outdoors must be protected from corrosion and be fully weatherproof. The use of vinyl tape is not acceptable for any purpose whatsoever. d. The Proposer shall determine and install the correct transmission line lengths for each site and understand the specifics of each site that may call for special routing and/or installation of the transmission lines. All cables must be secured with stainless steel clamps and hardware consistent with conditions at the site. The use of coaxial adapters and/or splices is prohibited. 3. Transmitter Combiner: The Proposer may employ any type of suitable transmitter combiner that meets or exceeds the following parameters: Table 7.1.6a – Transmitter Combiner
General Expandable transmitter combiners shall be provided which will provide multiple inputs. The Proposer shall examine the transmit frequencies specified in Section 2 to ensure a low loss combining system. Multiple combiners may be needed given this requirement. Power Rating The combiner shall provide sufficient operating margin to allow the operation of multiple transmitters at the full output power selected by the Proposer with all transmitters keyed continuously Isolation Transmitter isolation required as a result of an E.M.C. Study performed by the Contractor shall be an integral part of the combiner. Isolators shall be equipped with RF terminating RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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loads rated for the full output power of the transmitter Frequency Separation The combiner shall accommodate a minimum of 250 kHz frequency spacing VSWR 1.25:1 or less Mechanical Shall be mounted in a self‐supporting 19” steel relay rack Insertion Loss 4.0 dB maximum, per channel (lower loss if preferred) IMD and Harmonic Products ‐70 dB minimum Full Performance ‐30° to +60° C 4. Transmitter Combiner Information: The Proposal shall include the manufacturer and model number of the combiners used at all sites. 5. Receiver Multicoupler and Tower Top Amplifier: The Proposer may employ any type of multicoupler or amplifier and associated tower mounted pre‐amplifier, which meets or exceeds the following parameters: Table 7.1.6b – Tower Top Amplifier
General Use of a tower mounted low noise amplifier with a receiver multicoupler is required at each fixed site Gain Minimum 10 dB Noise Figure 2.0 dB or better Third Order Intercept Point +18 dBm or better Mechanical Shall be housed in a gasket sealed weather resistant housing designed for mounting to the tower structure with galva‐
nized steel U‐bolts. Consideration shall be given to the galvanic effect of this box in interacting with the antenna structure. Power Supply If needed by the TTA, DC power shall be passed to the amplifier via the center conductor of the coaxial transmission line. The AC Power Supply shall be 120 Volts, 60 Hertz. Amplifier Bypass / Redundant Amplifiers The system shall be capable of a bypass around the amplifier system such that the main line, jumper assemblies, and antenna may be tested. Instead of a bypass, redundant amplifiers may be provided; however, in any case, means to test the amplifier from the equipment shelter shall be provided. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Amplifier Failure Protection The system shall be equipped with protection from a primary amplifier failure. The Proposal shall state the protection methodology employed. Any performance degradation as a result of the failure shall be explained. Window (bandpass) Filter The TTA shall be equipped with a narrow bandwidth pass type filter than will accommodate the frequencies that will be used in the system per this RFP. Test Port and Test Line The system shall be equipped with a test port and test line to allow the frequency performance of the tower‐mounted amplifier system to be tested from the equipment shelter. Lightning & Surge Protection Protection of the AC and DC power supplies and RF input of the amplifier shall be provided by a combination of gas tubes, Zener diodes and M.O.V.'s, and proper grounding of the enclosure. Minimum Rating @ 50,000 Amps, 30 strokes. Metering Metering of the DC power supply shall be provided in the equipment shelter or equipment cabinet or room. Table 7.1.6c – Receiver Multicoupler
General Shall be expandable and provide output ports for at least sixteen (16) ports. Lightning Protection The RF input to the device shall be protected with a gas tube type lightning arrester, which will pass the DC required to power the tower mounted amplifier if required. Minimum Rating @ 50,000 Amps, 30 strokes. Mechanical Shall be mounted in a 19” rack with other equipment at the site. DC metering of the tower mounted amplifier power supply, if applicable, shall be rack mountable. Preselector A receiver preselector shall be provided to attenuate out of band signals by at least 40 dB and have a bandwidth that allows minimum attenuation to the desired band of frequencies while attenuating undesired frequencies. Gain Gain through the multicoupler system shall be field adjustable. Noise Figure 2 dB or lower 1 dB Compression Point 18 dBm minimum 3rd Order Intercept Point 30 dBm minimum Receiver‐to‐ Receiver Isolation 25 dB minimum Full Performance ‐30° C to +60° C RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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7.2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ‐ USER EQUIPMENT 7.2.1
Mobile Radios 1. Mobile Radios: Mobile radios shall be capable of performing all functions and features of the system, as noted in this RFP. See Section 13 – Pricing. Mobile radios shall have the capability of being programmed to operate on the new Rockwall County Interoperability Network as well as on nearby Project 25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 systems, given that the proper programming and permissions are in place. Individual departments or agencies may request specific features, and these are noted in Section 13. At a minimum, mobile radio units shall meet the requirements as noted in the following paragraphs and Proposers are to provide equipment that best meets the “tier” of radio as identified in the Section 13 ‐ Pricing worksheets. 2. Programming: Radio programming shall be provided by direct connection to a computer equipped with the proper programming software. Radio programming shall also be provided through over‐the‐air programming (OTAP) provided via the simulcast radio infrastructure. 3. Serial Numbers: All mobile radios shall have a multi‐digit unique serial number. These shall be of such type, and located in such a position that their removal or alteration is as difficult to do and as obvious to spot as economically feasible. As part of implementation services, the selected Contractor shall provide a complete inventory listing of all equipment delivered with unique serial numbers by department/agency, and must also maintain a copy in its records to facilitate system support and future purchases. The equipment inventory shall be provided in both printed and electronic formats. Electronic versions shall be provided in Microsoft Access format. Data Fields shall, at a minimum, include Manufacturer, Description, Model number, Serial number, Unit ID, and VIN number for mobile radio installations. 4. Exterior Construction: The mobile radio exterior housing shall be made of plated or painted steel or aluminum of sufficient gauge to provide for adequate physical and RF protection and theft deterrence. 5. Cabling: The interconnecting cable, including + and ‐ DC power, shall be of such construction that frequent exposure to hydraulic fluids and petroleum based oils will cause minimal damage such as cracking or softening of the cable jacket. 6. TOT: A variable transmitter time‐out‐timer must be provided to limit key‐down time. 7. Basic Functionality: Mobile radio equipment proposed shall incorporate the latest available technology and shall be fully functional in the vehicular environment. This shall include, but not be limited to, RF immunity, DC input voltage fluctuations, noise introduced in the DC line, and typical usage impact. Any degradation of functional parameters of the equipment supplied due to normal or emergency operation of the vehicle in which it is installed shall be corrected by the Contractor. 8. Construction: If needed, external heat radiators shall be used to keep the RF power devices within conservative operating temperature, without allowing airborne contaminants to enter the interior portion of the radio. The housing shall be devoid of any louvers or other openings thereby protecting the radio set from dirt, dust, moisture, and splashing water. 9. Accessories: All open‐air mobile units and all external headsets, microphones and speakers must be weatherproofed and suitable for outdoor mounting. All installation cabling, brackets, etc., must be part of this procurement. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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10. Control Heads: Control head mounting locations shall be subject to the approval of the particular department being supplied. Mobile antennas and cabling to trunk or dash mounted units must be supplied as part of this procurement, replacing any existing cabling and antennas. 11. DC Power: The mobile radio shall be capable of operation from a nominal 12‐Volt DC primary power source, with positive action reverse polarity protection to avoid damage if the radio were to be incorrectly installed. In that event, the only damage allowed shall be blown fuses if the radio is turned "ON". The radio set shall operate from a negative ground primary source and shall be wired to the "cold" side of the vehicle ignition switch. All power should be derived directly from the vehicle battery, without using active components. Primary power input shall be adequately fused to assure fast and positive action. 12. Talkgroup Scan: Some mobile radios will require priority‐scanning capability. These units shall be capable of scanning a minimum of ten (10) talkgroups. Proposers shall identify the maximum number of talkgroups that can be placed in a scan list. The operator shall be readily able to select the talkgroups to be scanned, to designate and change the priority channel, and to enable or disable the scanning mode. 13. Emergency Alarm Switch: Mobile radio control heads shall be equipped with an emergency switch which will encode a unit identification and emergency status message when depressed. This indication shall be placed onto the system immediately, and shall be decoded and displayed at the pre‐designated dispatch console(s). 14. Status Tones: Shall provide audible indication of the following conditions: a. System busy; b. Call back when channel available; c. Time out timer activation; d. Access to system denied; e. Out of trunked radio system range; f.
Site trunking indication; and g. Other reduced capability indicator. NOTE: To avoid user confusion during emergency operations, no single tone shall represent more than one function or condition. 15. Control – The following items shall pertain to mobile unit control requirements; a. Displays ‐ Shall be clearly labeled and shall be backlit (variable) for nighttime visibility; b. Microphone ‐ Palm type, with push to talk switch; c. Selector Switches ‐ Rotary selectors and volume controls are preferred instead of rocker buttons; d. An "on‐off" switch shall control primary power to the radio set; e. A volume control shall regulate the audio level of the speaker from zero to full volume; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Indicators (either incandescent, LED, or LCD devices) shall be provided which indicate "radio set on" and "transmitter carrier on" functions; g. A channel or talkgroup selector switch; and h. Mounting ‐ Shall provide for mounting on vertical or horizontal plane mounting surface. 16. Service Facilities: A central metering jack/interface shall be provided for connecting a test apparatus to the radio for measuring transmitter and receiver circuitry and alignment. 17. Transmission Lines and Antennas: As part of the standard package, a roof or trunk mount antenna shall be proposed as noted in the table below. All mobile RF connections must be weatherproof and corrosion resistant. Table 7.2.1a – Mobile Radio Antenna
Mounting: ¾” Hole Roof Top Mount Gain: Unity referenced to a Quarter Wave Cable: Low loss public safety grade, minimum 15’ in length Connector: To Match Mobile Radio 18. Multiple Product Tiers ‐ Mobile Radios: Multiple tiers of mobile radios are being requested by Rockwall County and its Partner agencies. Section 13 ‐ Pricing provides details on the tiered feature sets required for each agency/department. 19. Additional mobile radio technical specifications are listed in Table 7.2.3a that follows. 20. Control Stations: "Control station" refers to a mobile radio based desktop office radio with a user interface consisting of a desk microphone and internal speaker, and that is equipped with a power supply and antenna network. These stations can be remotely controlled, local controlled, or both. Control stations may be wall mounted, rack mounted, placed on an equipment rack shelf or used on a tabletop or desk. Some of these stations will be controlled/operated by the individual radio dispatch centers, whereas others may be controlled by a “remote controller” or directly by an operator using the associated microphone and controls directly on the unit (local control). "Remote controller" refers to a desktop unit/controller/deskset interfaced to the control station by some means of connectivity. RF control stations being supplied shall meet the same specifications described above for mobile radios. Control Station types required by Rockwall County and its Partner agencies are depicted in the Pricing Section of this RFP. 7.2.2
Portable Radios 1. Portable Radios: Portable radios shall be capable of performing all functions and features of the system, as noted in this RFP. See Section 13 – Pricing. Portable radios shall have the capability of being programmed to operate on the new Rockwall County Radio Interoperability Network as well as other nearby Project 25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 systems, given that the proper programming and permissions are in place. Individual departments or agencies may request specific features, and these are identified in Section 13. At a minimum, portable radio units shall meet the requirements as noted in the following RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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paragraphs and Proposers are to provide equipment that best meets the “tier” of radio as identified in the Section 13 worksheets. 2. Programming: Portable radios shall be programmed in a direct connection to a computer equipped with the proper programming software. Radio programming shall also be provided through over‐the‐air programming (OTAP) provided via the simulcast radio infrastructure. 3. Serial Numbers: All portable radios shall have a multi‐digit unique serial number. These shall be of such type, and located in such a position that their removal or alteration is as difficult to do and as obvious to spot as economically feasible. As part of implementation services, the selected Contractor must provide a paper copy and an electronic copy (inventory) of a complete listing of all equipment delivered with unique serial numbers by department/agency, and must also maintain a copy in its records to facilitate system support and future purchases. 4. Intrinsically Safe: Proposers shall provide an intrinsically safe option for portable radios, accessories, and batteries that allow for their use in hazardous locations per the latest recognized standards. The Proposer shall describe the Class and Groups of hazardous (classified) locations where these units may operate. 5. TOT: A variable transmitter time‐out‐timer must be provided to limit key‐down time. 6. Talkgroup Scan: Some portable radios will require priority‐scanning capability. These units shall be capable of scanning a minimum of ten (10) talkgroups. Proposers shall identify the maximum number of talkgroups that can be placed in a scan list. The operator shall be readily able to select the talkgroups to be scanned, to designate and change the priority channel, and to enable or disable the scanning mode. 7. Emergency Alarm Switch: Portable radios shall be equipped with an emergency switch which will encode a unit identification and emergency status message when depressed. This indication shall be placed onto the system immediately, and shall be decoded and displayed at the pre‐designated dispatch console(s). 8. Status Tones: Shall provide audible indication of the following conditions: a. System busy; b. Call back when channel available; c. Time out timer activation; d. Access to system denied; e. Out of trunked radio system range; f.
Site trunking indication; and g. Other reduced capability indicator. NOTE: To avoid user confusion during emergency operations, no single tone shall represent more than one function or condition. 9. Service Facilities: A central metering jack/interface shall be provided for connecting test apparatus to the radio for measuring transmitter and receiver circuitry alignment. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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10. Multiple Product Tiers ‐ Portable Radios: Multiple tiers of portable radios are being requested by Rockwall County and its Partner agencies. Section 13 (Pricing) of this RFP provides details on the tiered feature sets required for each agency/department. 11. Portable Accessories: The County and its Partner agencies are interested in evaluating the various portable accessories available for the proposed portable radios. If there is a catalog of portable accessories available, please include this with the proposal. 12. Additional portable radio technical specifications are listed in Table 7.2.3a in this RFP section. 7.2.3
Additional Technical Specifications for Repeaters, Mobiles, and Portables Table 7.2.3a – Additional Technical Specifications for Public Safety Radios
Spec Repeater ‐30° to +60° C (Full Performance) 90% @ 50° C n/a Temperature Humidity Shock & Vibration Tx Frequency Stability Tx Audio Response Tx Audio Distortion Tx Spurious & Harmonic Tx FM Noise Rx Frequency Stability Rx Selectivity (12.5 kHz) Rx Intermod Rejection Rx Spurious & Image Rejection Rx Audio Response Rx Audio Output Mobile ‐30° to +60° C (Full Performance) 95% @ 50° C MIL 810 C/D/E/F/G +/‐ .1 ppm (30° to +60° C) n/a n/a ‐70 dB ‐50 dB +/‐ .1 ppm (30° to +60° C) ‐60 dB ‐80 dB ‐100 dB +/‐ .8 ppm (30° to +60° C) +1, ‐3 dB 1% ‐70 dB ‐44 dB +/‐ .8 ppm (30° to +60° C) ‐70 dB ‐82 dB ‐90 dB +1, ‐3 dB 15 Watts @ 1% Distortion Portable ‐30° to +60° C (Full Performance) 95% @ 50° C MIL 810 C/D/E/F/G +/‐ .8 ppm (30° to +60° C) +1, ‐3 dB 1% ‐70 dB ‐44 dB +/‐ .8 ppm (30° to +60° C) ‐70 dB ‐78 dB ‐70 dB +1, ‐3 dB 1000 mW @ 1.1% Distortion Table 7.2.3b – Additional Technical Specifications for non-Public Safety Radios
Spec
Temperature
Humidity
Shock & Vibration
Mobile
Portable
-30° to +60° C
(Full Performance)
-30° to +60° C
(Full Performance)
95% @ 50° C
95% @ 50° C
MIL 810 C/D/E/F/G
MIL 810 C/D/E/F/G
+/- 1.5 ppm
+/- 1.5 ppm
(30° to +60° C)
(30° to +60° C)
Tx Audio Response
+1, -3 dB
+1, -3 dB
Tx Audio Distortion
1%
1%
Tx Frequency Stability
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Tx Spurious & Harmonic
-60 dB
-60 dB
Tx FM Noise
-44 dB
-44 dB
+/- 1.5 ppm
+/- 1.5 ppm
(30° to +60° C)
(30° to +60° C)
Rx Selectivity (12.5 kHz)
-66 dB
-66 dB
Rx Intermod Rejection
-75 dB
-75 dB
Rx Spurious & Image Rejection
-80 dB
-70 dB
+1, -3 dB
+1, -3 dB
15 Watts @
1% Distortion
500 mW @
1% Distortion
Rx Frequency Stability
Rx Audio Response
Rx Audio Output
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SECTION 8 – IMPLEMENTATION & PAYMENT
8.1
IMPLEMENTATION 8.1.1
Implementation General Requirements 1. The new system implementation shall include the complete installation, optimization, and acceptance testing of the 700 MHz radio infrastructure, which is comprised of multiple repeater sites consisting of base repeater radios, the microwave system, standby power systems, grounding systems, shelters, network and trunked system controllers and associated equipment and other subsystems as described in this RFP that are selected by Rockwall County for implementation. It shall include the installation of the radio dispatch center equipment for both the City of Rockwall and Rockwall County and the new user radio equipment. Proposers must understand that the current systems in place support public safety and public works communications and must not be disturbed or interrupted during the implementation, testing and cutover process. 2. The implementation of any system of this size and complexity is a significant undertaking. Careful planning of all aspects of the project, including the physical installation of equipment, new system testing, training, and cutover of the agencies onto the new system are required to ensure a successful project. The successful Proposer, i.e., Contractor, will provide detailed plans defining the processes for tracking and controlling the project. The proposal will include a high‐level project plan for the overall project schedule, work breakdown structure, project communications procedures, quality assurance, and change control procedures. 3. The project plan will be a dynamic document in that it will be continually updated and evaluated as the project progresses. A finalized version of the detailed project plan and schedule will be required of the Contractor after the system design review has been completed and will be a condition to proceed with the implementation phase. 8.1.2
Project Schedule 1. The County needs to develop and implement the new system as soon as possible. The Proposer shall provide a tentative project schedule in the proposal that includes, at a minimum, the following topics. a. Contract executed followed by a Notice to Proceed; b. Completion of System Design Review; c. Delivery of Detailed Project Plan; d. System staging completed; e. Completion of infrastructure installations at end locations; f.
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h. System and operational training for selected personnel completed; i.
Test documentation submitted to the County; j.
Initial user radio training for non‐public safety system users; k. radio field unit installation completed for non‐public safety user equipment; l.
30‐day operational test successfully completed; m. System infrastructure accepted, Warranty begins; n. Completion of transitioning the remaining County and Partner agencies to the system; and o. Project completion. 2. The detailed project schedule shall be provided as part of the proposal. The project schedule shall be referenced to the Notice to Proceed date. The project schedule shall clearly identify tasks to be performed by the County, Partner agencies, and the Contractor. 3. The project timeline shall include important milestones and logical breakpoints during which the County team and Contractor shall assess the progress to date, and prepare for the remaining project tasks. 4. The first milestone of the Proposer’s timeline shall be the County’s Notice to Proceed (NTP). All other events will be referenced in number of days from the NTP. The third major milestone in the proposed schedule shall be completion of System Staging. At staging, all of the infrastructure equipment required to make a fully operational communications system shall be assembled into the proposed configuration and tested as a system, with test scripts approved by the County team. This testing is referred to as the Factory Acceptance Testing Program (FATP), using test scripts approved by the County team, including, but not limited to: a. Trunked repeater site equipment including representative antenna system equipment with RF cabling; b. Main Control Point and Simulcast Control Point controllers, servers; c. LAN/WAN/Audio Distribution Equipment; d. Alarm and control units; e. Dispatch console systems; f.
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Microwave system – The Proposer shall propose whether the microwave system is staged with the trunked radio system equipment or separate at the microwave vendor facility, and provide the basis for this decision for approval by the County team. 5. At the successful completion of system staging, the fixed network will not be shipped until approval to ship has been granted by the County. Such approval will not be unnecessarily withheld. 6. Upon receipt of approval from the County team, the fixed network equipment shall be delivered to the County by a method specifically designed to safely transport sophisticated electronic equipment. Upon arrival at the destination, all equipment will be received and inventoried by the Contractor, including software versions. Any interim storage required for the equipment is the responsibility of the Contractor. Title to and risk of loss for the equipment shall pass to the County only when the County actually receives and accepts the equipment. 7. When the system has been fully installed, programmed, and has been optimized, the Contractor, under supervision of the County, will test the system according to agreed upon test scripts. The tests will generally repeat the FATP, although some factory conditions that may have been simulated, will need to be tested and verified in the field. When the contractor believes that the system is ready for System Acceptance Testing, it shall provide to the County a written certification that the system has been properly installed, optimized, and is ready for the System Acceptance Testing Program (SATP) to begin. 8. The Coverage Acceptance Testing Program (CATP) shall not begin until the system has been fully optimized and the infrastructure tests have been successfully completed and approved by the County, as well as ensuring, to the extent reasonably possible, that full foliage conditions are present for the duration of the CATP. Documentation of both the infrastructure and coverage test results shall be presented for the County team’s review following successful completion each of the tests. The proposed timeline shall allow at least three (3) weeks for the County team to review and approve the test documentation after all testing has been completed. 9. Non‐Public Safety user training and radio field unit installation should be scheduled to begin within one (1) month after successful completion of the Coverage Acceptance Test. This will provide ample time for the County team to review all test documentation, and time for the Contractor to resolve any deficiencies. This will also allow the Contractor time to prepare for the cutover to the new system, which will include training all users and issuing radio equipment. 10. A thirty (30) consecutive day operational system test without a major failure, hardware/software changes, etc., will be required as part of system acceptance. All users shall be transitioned over to the new system prior to the burn‐in test beginning. For the purpose of the 30‐day operational test, a portion of the system users will be placed on the system to help identify system issues that may arise and need attention. The specific agenda that will participate in the test will be discussed and mutually agreed to a month or so prior to the commencement of the test. Typically, personnel who are not involved in critical operations are selected for the operational test. Usually, at the point in the project, most agencies are interested in having some of their staff “try the system out” on a voluntary basis. Full Public Safety operations on the new system will not commence until Final System Acceptance has occurred. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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11. The 30‐day operational test, or Burn‐In period, shall be scheduled to start upon written notification to the County that the system is ready for the burn‐in test and the initial user training and radio field unit transitions have been successfully completed. 12. If the system performs as specified for 30 consecutive days, and the remainder of the acceptance tests and have been successfully completed and punch listed items have been resolved (including as‐built documentation), then the system infrastructure will be considered accepted. Any major failure or hardware/software change that occurs, at the discretion of the County’s project manager, may reset the 30 day operational test clock. The project manager’s decision to reset the clock will be based, in part, upon the source and severity of the failure and/or hardware/software change, as well as the operational impact suffered by the users. 13. The system will be observed during this period to help ensure that it performs as specified. Any failure to perform as specified in the contract will be remedied by Contractor before the infrastructure is accepted. 14. Upon successful completion of all of the agency transitions and burn‐in period, the Contractor shall begin demobilization and removal of existing infrastructure equipment that is not being used as part of the new system. The Contractor shall provide a list of equipment to be removed at least two weeks prior to the planned removal date. Infrastructure equipment shall include, but is not limited to, base/repeater stations, dispatch consoles, associated control cables, combiners, multicouplers, antennas, and transmission lines. Equipment sites shall be cleaned of any existing mounting hardware, grounding straps, wiring, etc., that are no longer needed. The sites shall be left in a clean and orderly condition subject to the County’s inspection and approval. 15. Old infrastructure equipment will be conspicuously labeled with the following information: a. Site name and description; b. Description; c. Associated accessories or options; d. Frequency information (VHF, UHF); and e. Any asset tags shall be recorded and inventoried. 16. Infrastructure equipment from the existing system will not be damaged during removal or transport. The equipment shall be transported to a location designated by the County within Rockwall County. 8.1.3
Work Breakdown Structure 1. The Work Breakdown Structure shall provide the detailed task listing of the physical work to be accomplished by the Contractor, the County, and its project Partners. The initial work breakdown structure shall be a high‐level block diagram or a numbered list of the tasks to be accomplished throughout the project. The detailed work breakdown structure will be due three (3) weeks after the system design review. The work breakdown structure outlines the work needed to develop and implement the system. The tasks must be detailed enough so that all items are included and tracked, but it shall not be so detailed as to be cumbersome. The Work Breakdown Structure can be a part of the Project Schedule, but it must include the following: RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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a. Project task descriptions and durations; b. Predecessors; c. Responsibility for supporting work tasks, if any; d. Responsibility for completion of work tasks; e. Date scheduled for work to begin; and f.
8.1.4
Date scheduled for completion. Project Communication Plan 1. The Contractor shall work with the County and its Partner agencies to develop a mutually agreeable communication plan that includes contact information for the members of the project team and escalation procedures to be followed if an issue arises which may put the project or a portion of the project at risk. The communication plan must also show all levels of project reporting throughout the project lifecycle. 2. The County requires a regularly scheduled weekly project meeting that shall be conducted by the assigned Project Manager starting immediately after the contract signing. Items to be included in the communication plan: a. Project Team contact information b. Escalation procedure c. Scheduled meetings 1) Meeting cycles; 2) Meeting agendas; 3) Meeting report sample; and 4) Required attendees by title (engineer, user, executive, etc.). d. Project status reports 1) Status report cycle; 2) Content to be provided in the status report; 3) Status report sample; and 4) Status report recipients. e. Secure web site for document and information sharing and collaboration 4. The Project Manager will be required to periodically attend regularly scheduled Commissioners Court and/or City Council meetings to provide updates on the project as requested. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Quality Assurance Plan 1. The Proposer shall discuss its Quality Assurance Plan and the steps to be taken to demonstrate that system implementation is proceeding in a manner that is consistent with the County’s expectations, RFP requirements, and relevant industry standards. The QA plan shall include physical inspection points needed and should include the following: a. The Detailed Design Review; b. System design documentation; c. Equipment staging; d. Equipment inspection and inventory; e. Steps of inspection throughout the implementation process: 1) The site is ready for construction; 2) When pouring concrete; 3) Tower erection; 4) During placement of shelters; 5) Before installing electronic equipment; 6) After installation of electronic equipment; 7) Before installation of antennas; and 8) After installation of antennas. f.
As‐built documentation; and g. Final acceptance. 2. The County team and the Contractor shall have the appropriate representatives inspect and approve the quality of work before moving to the next step. Inspection points must be a part of the Project Schedule. 8.1.6
Change Control Process As with all projects of this size and complexity there will likely be some changes to the original scope of work. An important part of managing a project is to prevent, track, and document changes. The proposal will include the procedures to minimize or stop “scope creep”, identify potential problems that can change the schedule or project cost, and track and record changes that are agreed upon by the County team and the Contractor. The proposal will include a sample change control document. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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8.1.7
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Transition and Cutover Plan 1. The transition and cutover process is critical to the success of implementing the new system. The County team will work closely with the Contractor to develop a successful plan. The Contractor will be expected to understand the operations of the agencies to be cutover to the new system and to develop a mutually acceptable step‐by‐step plan that will minimize problems and disruptions. 2. The proposal will include a high‐level preliminary plan to transition agencies from the existing systems to the new system and the steps required to complete the cutover. During transition, the County and Partner agencies must not have communications on the existing systems disrupted. The Proposer must consider the use of loaner radios, gateways, RF patches, timing, training and/or any other appropriate method to minimize the chance of disrupting radio communications. 3. A detailed transition and cutover plan will be required from the Contractor sixty (60) days prior to system cutover. The cutover plan must include a fallback plan to revert back to the old systems if there is a problem during the cutover phase. There must be a well‐defined decision point for the County and Partner agencies’ agency representatives to determine whether or not the agency and the system are ready for cutover. 8.2
PAYMENT & PROJECT SCHEDULE 8.2.1
Payment Schedule Payments will be made as key milestones are reached, in accordance with the following schedule: Table 8.2 – Payment Schedule Project Milestone 8.2.2
Payment I.
Contract execution 5% II.
Completion of the Contract Design Review 5% III.
Shipment of FNE from staging facility 15% IV.
Infrastructure Delivered and Fully Operational 15% V.
Infrastructure Acceptance Testing Completed and Approved 10% VI.
Coverage Acceptance Testing Completed and Approved 15% VII. 30‐Day Operational Testing Successfully Completed 10% VIII. Installation and Distribution of Radio Field Units Completed 5% IX.
20% Final Project Acceptance, Warranty Begins Extension of Project Schedule 1. Installation and satisfactory operation of the system must be completed within the period specified herein, or the time guaranteed by the Proposer in the project schedule submitted with the proposal, whichever is shorter. Extension of time for completion is unlikely, especially if such extension would cause loss of funds appropriated to pay for the new radio system. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. Project extensions will be granted if delays are experienced as the result of: a. Actions taken by the County, or their agents; b. Changes ordered by the County that materially impact the schedule; c. Difficulties experienced in obtaining FCC, FAA or zoning approval of proposed facilities, assuming approval requests were filed in a timely manner, and diligently pursued; and d. Road repairs, mishaps, strikes, Acts of War, Acts of God, riots, lockouts, or extended inclement weather which would delay equipment or limit access to any site at which work will be required. 3. Due to the critical time constraints, should the Contractor fail to complete the project within the specified completion schedule, the sum of $1,500.00 per calendar day will be deducted from the monies due the Contractor for purchase of the equipment/services. This sum shall not be considered as a penalty, but rather as reasonable liquidated damages, since it would be impracticable or extremely difficult to fix the actual damages. An extension of time may be allowed for delays beyond the control of the Contractor at the discretion of the County. 4. The Contractor shall submit requests for time extension(s) to the County, in writing. The request shall describe the type of delay, the cause and its apparent impact on contract delivery/completion schedules. The Contractor shall make such requests on the Friday of the week in which such potentially excusable delays occur. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 9 – INSTALLATION AND DOCUMENTATION
9.1
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 1. All installation work performed shall be in accordance with laws and regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor, the State of Texas, and local government agencies. 2. The Contractor shall provide all the necessary personnel, tools, equipment, and transportation for the successful installation of all equipment provided. 3. At a minimum, the Contractor shall provide at least one experienced, qualified Project Manager completely dedicated to the project in accordance with the options requested in Section 8. 4. The Project Manager shall oversee all aspects of system implementation, including site preparation, equipment programming, staging, installation, etc. Other individuals may assist the Project Manager in various functions such as reporting, accounting, testing, optimization, etc., but this individual shall have primary responsibility for the performance of the system. 5. The Project Manager shall focus solely upon the Radio Communication project from contract signing to acceptance of the system. 6. It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to provide the design, equipment, software, and services to successfully install the new Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network as described in this RFP. System optimization, troubleshooting, and adjustment of each subsystem shall be the Contractor’s responsibility. Installation shall include the removal of existing mobile radio equipment and ancillary subsystems that will be replaced under this procurement. All equipment removed from service shall be kept together with any associated parts, cables, accessories, etc. Care shall be taken to prevent damage to any equipment, parts, cables or accessories, so that the equipment can be reused if needed. The Contractor shall inventory these items as they are collected, and shall be transported to a storage facility designated by the County. 7. To the extent possible, the existing radio communications systems shall remain fully operational during installation of the new system and until the County provides final acceptance. Because the existing systems support current operations, interruptions in service due to Contractor or Contractor activities cannot be tolerated. If interruptions in service are deemed by the Contractor to be unavoidable, written notification detailing the nature and duration of such interruptions shall be provided to the County for review and approval no less than 30 days before the interruption is to occur. In the event that the Contractor or associated subcontractor causes a major outage resulting in loss of one or more repeater sites, or the dispatch console system at the Sheriff’sd Office or the Rockwall Police and Fire Dispatch Center, the Contractor shall be assessed $5,000 for each site/console occurrence, and for each day that the outage continues. 8. All equipment shall be installed in a neat and professional manner, in accordance with high‐standard professional practices, and by competent technicians or mechanics. Personnel designated by the County will provide inspection and approval of all installations. Such approval shall be limited in scope to the specific subsystem physical installation, and shall not be construed to imply full acceptance of the system or subsystem. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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9. Subcontractors performing installation of any equipment or subsystems shall be identified in the Proposer's proposal. The background and qualifications of all sub‐contractors shall be provided in the proposal. 10. Notwithstanding the details presented in these specifications, it is the responsibility of the Contractor to verify the correctness of the material lists and suitability of devices proposed to meet the intent of the specifications. 11. Any equipment or parts required to provide a complete and operational system, and not specifically mentioned herein, shall be provided by the Contractor without any claim for additional payment. 12. Mobile installations performed in vehicles that are equipped with air‐bag protection devices shall be installed in a manner that will not in any way impede the ability of the air bag to protect the occupants during a collision. 13. When applicable, Contractor must prepare and submit required documents for plan review and building permits and inspections in each local jurisdiction. 9.2
COMMUNICATION SITES 9.2.1
Communications Sites ‐ General The Contractor shall be responsible for the proper installation of all of the necessary components associated with the communications system described in these specifications. The Contractor shall furnish all tools, test equipment, supplies, and services necessary to provide a fully operational and accepted communications system for the County and its Partner agencies. 9.2.2
Trunked Base/Repeater Systems 1. The installation of the radio frequency equipment will be provided by the Contractor at the designated location(s) within the equipment shelters at the base station sites. The Contractor shall supply and install all required equipment, accessories, punch‐blocks, terminal strips and/or cables needed to interface to new and/or existing facilities. 2. All audio and control cable/wiring to and from the radio equipment shall be shielded. 3. All external equipment inter‐cabling, whether NETWORK, RF, AC, AUDIO or CONTROL cables and/or wiring, shall be labeled with pre‐printed adhesive wire labels and be clearly visible. Markers shall be placed at each end, adjacent to the connector, plug or terminus. This data shall be recorded in the installation documentation. 4. All equipment cables or cable bundles within the shelter, to the greatest extent feasible, will be neatly tied by means of plastic tie wraps and secured by clamps to flat surfaces. All cables shall be installed in a symmetrical manner; drooping, stretched, or unsupported cables will not be acceptable. Any system cabling that is not neatly installed in an organized and symmetrical manner will be removed and reinstalled at the cost of the Contractor. 5. All cable/wiring bundles exiting the equipment must do so through the top of the equipment cabinets or racks. Rubber grommets or other suitable protection shall be used at cabinet knockouts RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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to protect the cable/wiring. Splicing of NETWORK, AC, AUDIO or CONTROL cable/wiring will not be permitted. 9.2.3
Antennas & Transmission Lines 1. For each RF cable provided, the coaxial antenna transmission line shall be cut to the proper length. The radio equipment end of this line shall terminate at a point where the lengths of jumper cables are kept as short as possible. 2. The ends of rigid transmission line shall not be connected directly to the antenna, to any RF equipment interference protection, or multiplexing devices. Appropriate RF jumper cables shall be used and installed. 3. Transmission line runs inside equipment shelters or buildings shall be supported and marked, every 3 feet, with cable trays or stainless steel cable hangers. Multiple cable runs shall not be bundled together, but rather, shall be strung and supported adjacent to each other. 4. All coaxial RF jumper cables shall be high quality, low loss, and with low interference generating connectors. The size and type of the cables shall be selected by the Proposer and shall be consistent for all radio sites and applications. 5. Appropriate jumper cables shall be used to interconnect all interference protection or multiplexing devices with the coaxial antenna transmission line and radio frequency equipment. 6. A jumper cable shall be used to interconnect the antenna(s) to the top end of the coaxial antenna transmission line. Jumper cables used to reach a side arm mounted antenna shall be shaped to form a drip loop. Jumper cable interconnections shall be weather proofed by installation of 3M cold shrink weather proofing kits or equivalent. The use of vinyl tape is not acceptable for this purpose. 7. All antenna jumper cables shall be cut to length and shall use type 'N male' connectors except as dictated by the connector supplied with the antenna. 8. To meet cable bending specifications for strain relief purposes, equipment cabinet intra‐cabling will be permitted by the use of ¼" diameter coaxial cable, such as Andrew Superflex, or RG‐142 double shielded coaxial cable. These cables shall be limited to: a. 10 feet in length b. Interconnection between the equipment RF port(s) and the cabinet feed‐throughs or the first interference protection or multiplexing devices. 9. All coaxial cables exiting the equipment cabinets (if used) shall do so through cabinet feed‐throughs. 10. Following installation, all repeater site and microwave antenna systems shall be sweep‐tested using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) for proper operation following system installation. Test results shall for each antenna system be presented to the County for review and approval. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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DISPATCH CONSOLES 9.3.1
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1. The installation of the new dispatch consoles and associated equipment shall be provided by the Contractor at the designated locations specified in Section 6, Dispatch Centers. 2. The Contractor shall supply and install all required termination blocks, terminal strips, and/or cables needed to interface the new console electronics to existing facilities such as radio equipment, clocks, telephone equipment, logging recorder equipment, auxiliary function activators, control circuits, Fire Station Alerting systems, VHF Paging systems, and CAD systems. 3. All new console inter‐cabling, including those that are to terminate at existing punch blocks, shall be labeled with pre‐printed adhesive wire markers. The markers shall be placed at each cable end, adjacent to the connector or plug. All cables and/or cable bundles will be hidden from view and will be neatly secured by means of plastic tie wraps. 4. All inter‐cabling to the operator positions shall be provided with sufficient slack to permit movement of at least 5 feet in any direction. As stated previously, all cabling within console furnishings shall adhere to the cable management systems within the console furniture. Lengths of cable shall be provided to accommodate raisings and lowering of console furniture work surfaces. Headset jacks, and any other radio system peripherals shall conform to the console furniture system. 9.3.2
Physical Interface Requirements 1. The Contractor shall be responsible for providing the links between the console operator positions and the radio network. 2. The physical interface is expected to include, at a minimum, the following: a. Wire and/or network connections to the appropriate console termination points b. Wire and/or network connections to the appropriate audio distribution networks and network components c. Proper termination of all used and unused I/O ports on audio distribution networks 9.3.3
Functional Interface Requirements 1. The Contractor shall be responsible for configuring and providing the functional interface(s) between the radio system and the communications consoles. 2. The functional interface is expected to include, at a minimum, the following: a. Adjustments of input signal level(s) to consoles; b. Adjustments of output signal level(s) to consoles; c. Adjustments of output signal level(s) from any required base station interfaces; d. Adjustments of input signal level(s) to audio distribution networks from corresponding base station interfaces; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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e. Verification of necessary base station control format(s), and f.
Adjustments of the level and duration of the output signal(s) from the corresponding base station interface. 9.4
MOBILE RADIO INSTALLATION 9.4.1
Mobile Installation ‐ General 1. It is a requirement that the Contractor be capable of performing all mobile radio installations at a location provided by the Contractor, which has an indoor secured facility, or at a location(s) provided by the County and/or its Partner agencies. Pricing shall include all appropriate costs. The facility provided by the Contractor shall be located within the County, and shall be subject to County approval. 2. Mobile unit installations shall be coordinated with the implementation of the system infrastructure including the console systems. Training for the console operators and mobile / portable radio operation training for each agency shall also be performed in a timely manner just prior to the system becoming fully operational. Preparation of the training schedule will be a joint effort between the Contractor and the participating agencies. The Training program is described in RFP Section 12. 3. The Contractor shall remove the existing radio unit (unless instructed not to) when installing the new trunked mobile radio. When removed, the existing radio, its control head, antenna, and wiring harness shall be placed in an individual storage box with a label indicating the agency, department, unit number it was removed from, make and model of radio, frequency band, and date removed. 4. At a mutually agreed time prior to installation, the Contractor will be provided information regarding the physical placement of the mobile radios in vehicles for each agency / department. This work may in some cases include relocation of existing equipment. The County and its Partner agencies have several types of vehicles in service that will require installation of new radio equipment. The Contractor shall work with the participating agencies to inspect the different vehicles involved to determine the exact installation requirements prior to installing any vehicle radios. For proposal development purposes, the Proposer shall plan on having eight different vehicle configurations. 5. There will likely be two types of mobile radios involved in the project, trunked mounted radios and dash mounted radios. For trunk mount applications, the radio will be mounted in the trunk or other designated area with the control head mounted within easy reach of the driver, typically between the seats, in some cases in an existing equipment console or stack. The radio itself shall be positioned on a mounting device, including the mounting plates, base plates, brackets, etc., designed for mobile communication applications. The finished assembly shall be secured and remain in a fixed and motionless position under all operating conditions. In dash mount applications, the entire radio and microphone will likely be mounted within easy reach of the driver. The radio installation will include an appropriate mounting bracket or plate that will secure the radio in a fixed position near the driver. 6. All coaxial cable connectors shall be soldered to associated cables or to interface circuitry. Crimp‐
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7. All wiring shall be appropriately dressed and connectorized in accordance with appropriate engineering practices. Each main radio power lead shall be attached to its own in‐line fuse rated to support the maximum current drain of the associated circuit and shall be connected as close as practical to the existing power source or to the vehicle battery using approved methods and hardware. Obtaining power by connecting to existing radio equipment or any other device is unacceptable. 8. All cabling that is exposed shall be dressed with an appropriate flexible tubing and secured to the vehicle by attachment to appropriate stationary supports using solid copper wire or fasteners. Plastic tie wraps should be used within at least 2’ of the end connection points in areas not directly exposed to the weather. 9. The cable length shall allow minor repositioning of the equipment to allow for changing operating conditions. A representative from each applicable agency shall inspect the first installation of radio equipment for each vehicle type it uses. Upon completion of each vehicular installation a qualified technician shall successfully conduct and complete an operational performance test that will be approved via signature by the designated County or Partner agency’s representative. 10. The County will periodically make random inspections throughout the mobile installation process. 9.5
AS‐BUILT INSTALLATION DOCUMENTATION 9.5.1
As‐Built Documentation Requirements 1. Thorough “as built” documentation shall be provided by the Contractor and delivered to the County’s Project Manager. Six (6) copies of the documentation shall be provided in 3‐ring binders and six (6) copies on CD media in the original software format, including AutoCAD, Excel, and Word for drawings, spreadsheets, and text. 2. At a minimum, the following “as built” documentation shall be included in each set: a. A general system description that includes the overall system layout, architecture, and its operating and failure modes; b. System block diagrams; c. Site layouts and floor plans of each equipment site and dispatch facility, to scale; d. Rack face drawings for all racks, to scale; e. Drawings showing cable tray location details, to scale; f.
Microwave system map identifying each site, antenna make, model, orientation, radio models, link capacity, and frequency of operation; g. 700 MHz Radio propagation coverage maps; h. System Acceptance Testing documentation (Functional and Coverage testing); i.
All external equipment inter‐cabling lists, whether NETWORK, RF, AC, AUDIO or CONTROL cables and/or wiring, consistent with the field cable labels; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Interconnection drawings that show all connections between sub‐assemblies, such as terminal boards, panel assemblies or other equipment, and which external connections are made, shall be provided; k. Numbering and labeling lists of all cabling associated with remote control units l.
Numbering and labeling lists of all connections to termination blocks associated with the control consoles m. Numbering and labeling lists of all interconnecting cabling between repeaters, the central control, any remote site controllers or processors, alarm circuits, leased telephone company circuits, and the microwave system; n. A log of level settings for all control circuits o. A record of telephone circuits by circuit number and telephone number for service on these circuits p. A microwave channelization plan q. Documentation and labeling lists of transmission line routing and antenna mounting at all fixed sites, with detailed drawings showing all mounting hardware and accessories r.
Complete set of maintenance and operations manuals shall be provided for the system as a whole and for each category of equipment purchased in association with this project. In addition, a complete set of maintenance and operations manuals shall be placed in a secure location at each of the radio system sites s. Manuals for OEM hardware for each component of the system t.
Any unique wiring configurations or circuit modifications that are not part of the standard equipment documentation provided shall be included. All information as described in the previous paragraph shall be included, in addition to the theory and method of operation u. A complete inventory of all provided equipment and software including model numbers, serial numbers, version numbers in printed form and in the latest version of Microsoft Access v. Final fleetmap configuration, with all group I.D.’s and aliases w. A complete roster of unit I.D.’s and aliases x. Documentation of final programming configuration for all software programmable equipment y. A soft copy and printed copy of all equipment programming templates used in the system z. Copies of the Hardware Acceptance Test Plan, with all recorded measurements RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 10 – ACCEPTANCE TESTING
10.1
ACCEPTANCE TESTING 10.1.1
Acceptance Testing ‐ General 1. Proper operation of the new trunked radio system is essential, both initially and in the long term. To help assure that the system is ready for agency use, the County and its Partner agencies and the selected Contractor will jointly undertake a structured System Acceptance Testing Program (ATP) to verify proper installation, optimization, and performance of the system and its components. Radio coverage performance is an important part of the ATP process. Detailed information about the coverage testing process has been included in Section 3 of this RFP. 2. As part of the Acceptance Testing Plan, the County team is requiring both factory acceptance testing and post‐delivery on‐site field testing in the County to verify operational compliance. 10.1.2
Factory Acceptance Testing 1. Due to the size and complexity of the P25 system, the County team is requiring that the system be “staged” at a facility where system issues & problems that may arise during system development can be identified and corrected prior to shipment of the system infrastructure to the County. 2. The Contractor shall provide a staging area to facilitate system assembly and testing. The staging area shall be in a secured facility specifically designed for the staging of large‐scale Public Safety radio communication systems and equipment in a clean, climate and RF controlled environment. Outdoor installation bays are not an acceptable location for system staging. 3. Representatives from the County and its project Partners shall be invited attend and participate in the system staging event. The Contractor will assemble and stage the system. Once the system is ready for customer inspection and testing, the Contractor will notify the County’s Project Manager that the system is ready for review. The County’s Project Manager and the Contractor will arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for the staging event. All reasonable effort should be made to avoid the scheduling of system staging during or around holidays, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas. Under no circumstances will the County and its Partners be rushed into and through system staging in the last few days of the year solely for Contractor sales reasons. The County and its Partner personnel attending the staging event will handle their own travel costs. Such costs shall not be included in the proposed system pricing. 4. The system staging and testing process shall simulate, as closely as possible, the final configuration of the system. The system layout within the staging area shall, to the reasonable extent possible, be laid out geographically as it will be in the field. This will permit the County and its Partners to become familiar with the system layout and facilitate testing the appropriate system features while on‐site. 5. Once the team from Texas has arrived at the staging facility, the first on‐site activity of staging will be for the Contractor to provide a presentation describing the staging event and schedule. The presentation will identify what equipment has been staged, and how the system viewing and testing process will be conducted while County, its Partners, and Consultant are at the facility. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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6. The following items and system components shall be part of the system staging event: a. A physical review of the system in the staging area to familiarize the County team with the equipment on‐hand; b. An overview of the theory of system operation, particularly the redundant operational capabilities designed to keep the system operational when system failures occur; c. Primary and backup Master Control Point controllers; d. All trunking controllers; e. All repeater sites; f.
All simulcast equipment; g. All voting comparators; h. All dispatch consoles; i.
Proper operation of simulcast equipment and simulcast redundancy issues; j.
Microwave system interface equipment; k. System management terminals; l.
System alarm and monitoring equipment, and m. Representative user radio equipment. 7. At the conclusion of system testing, three (3) certified printed copies and three (3) electronic copies of the system acceptance testing report shall be submitted to the County’s Project Manager for approval before the equipment is released for shipment to Rockwall County. The County reserves the right to approve or disapprove shipment of the system infrastructure after system staging based on staging test results. 8. Upon approval from the County to begin shipping the system infrastructure, the Contractor shall provide appropriate shipping and transportation via a method specifically designed for the safe transportation and successful delivery of such equipment. 10.2
FIELD ACCEPTANCE TESTING AND PROOF OF PERFORMANCE 10.2.1
Field Testing ‐ General 1. Following final installation and optimization of the system and all subsystem components in Rockwall County, the installation, performance and operational tests shall be performed by the Contractor and witnessed by the County, interested representatives from its Partner agencies as appropriate and the Consultant to verify proper operation of all subsystems, features, and capabilities of the system. Physical inspections of all sites will be conducted to observe the quality and correctness of equipment and facility installations. Following physical inspections, the Contractor and the County team will perform and successfully complete acceptance testing prior to RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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final system acceptance. The Field Acceptance Testing should essentially repeat the System Staging Test, except that it will be performed on location within the County. Accordingly some test items that had to be simulated in the factory environment will be fully tested in the field. Successful passage of the acceptance test plan will be a payment milestone. 2. The Contractor shall provide all test equipment required for the ATP, and all such test equipment must be in current calibration with appropriate calibration records. 3. The Proposer shall provide a detailed Coverage Acceptance Test Plan (CATP) with their proposal. This CATP shall adhere to the requirements of the Radio Signal Coverage section of this RFP. 4. The Proposer shall provide an outline of the proposed Functional Acceptance Test Plan (FATP). Detailed test scripts are not required for the proposal, but will be required prior to contract execution. 5. The CATP and FATP shall include the procedures to be followed, the equipment to be used, and the pass/fail criteria to be utilized to verify system performance. Upon notification of selection for contract negotiation, a final acceptance test plan shall be submitted for review and approval prior to execution of a contract. 10.2.2
Functional Acceptance Tests 1. The Functional Acceptance Tests will, at a minimum, include the following test procedures: a. Verification that all equipment has been delivered and properly installed in an appropriate manner in accordance with this RFP and the system contract. b. Demonstration that delivered equipment meets specifications. Some equipment will be checked on a spot basis since testing every piece of equipment in the system is not is not practical. c. Verification that all functions and features are performed according to specifications and contract. d. Verification that required system redundancy functions properly; e. Successful completion of dispatch console testing, and f.
Successful completion of a 30‐day system burn‐in test. 10.3
P25 SYSTEM RELIABILITY FEATURES & FUNCTIONALITY 10.3.1
System Reliability Features Overview 1. The Contractor shall devise a plan for testing the system’s redundancy and fallback modes of operation. Examples of tests to be performed include: a. Commercial power failure at the system’s Main Control Point to demonstrate proper operation of auxiliary power systems; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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b. Commercial power failure at repeater of the repeater and microwave sites, proper operation of the auxiliary power systems, and the system as a whole; c. Automatic switching to backup equipment, and return to the normal configuration; d. Response time for transition to backup system, and return to the normal configuration; e. Trunked signaling channel failure, and proper response; f.
Repeater failures and appropriate alarm reporting functions; g. Trunked site failure, and proper alarm reporting & system response; h. Primary and backup Main Control Point failure and proper system response; i.
LAN/WAN equipment failures; j.
Simulcast frequency standard failure; k. Remote site controller failure; l.
Field radio behavior under system failure modes; m. Loss of connectivity to: 1) Repeater sites (demonstrate ring protection) 2) Repeater sites (total loss of connectivity) 3) Dispatch sites (demonstrate ring protection) 4) Dispatch sites (total loss of connectivity) 2. Proposers should not limit their plan to this list, but rather use the failure scenarios listed in Section 2 as a guideline to devise their own comprehensive plan. 10.3.2
Radio System Features and Functionality Each of the following items shall be included in the functional acceptance test plan at a minimum. 1. Trunked Radio System Functions a. Automatic unit identification; b. System access time: encrypted and non‐encrypted calls; c. Emergency alarm function, with and without all voice channels busy; d. Talkgroup selection & operation (mobile, portable and control station); e. Radio regrouping from control terminal; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Call queuing and proper operation of priority levels; g. Emergency access to voice channel, w/ all channels busy; h. Operation of equipment alarm functions; i.
Operation of talk‐group database; j.
Over‐The‐Air‐Programming (OTAP) k. Interfaces as appropriate to other radio systems for interoperability purposes, and l.
Encryption operations. 2. Communications Console Functions a. Proper installation and operation of the console system; b. Proper operation of all talkgroup and conventional channel on‐screen controls and functions; c. Proper operation of all signaling and encoding functions; d. Proper display of Unit ID and alias database functionality; e. Proper display and operation of emergency call/alarm processing; f.
Adjustment of all audio levels for best audio quality; g. Proper operation of volume and mute controls; h. Proper operation of headset interfaces and volume controls; i.
Proper operation of cross patch functions; j.
Proper operation of simul‐select functions; k. Proper operation of Man‐Down feature; l.
Proper operation of instant call recorder/playback units; m. Proper operation of relay controlled external devices; n. Proper operation of clocks, meters or other displays contained in console; o. Proper operation of operator positions, speakers, headset jacks, displays, keyboard, mouse, and touch screens; p. Proper operation of Fire Station Alerting system, and q. Proper operation of Logging Recorder. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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3. System Management System a. System configuration; b. Subscriber access management; c. Manager partitioning; d. Diagnostic management; e. Dynamic radio commands; f.
Selective inhibit/uninhibit; g. Activity reporting; h. User database maintenance; i.
Activity monitor; j.
Automatic backup controller database updating; k. Alarm Monitoring and Diagnostic Functionality 1) Current alarms; 2) Alarm history (daily, weekly, monthly); l.
Disablement of Failed Voice Channels upon: 1) Low forward power; 2) High reflected power; 3) Unidentified carrier on unassigned voice channel, and 4) Voter receiver failed; m. System Usage Reports 1) System configuration; 2) Configuration information for all components in the system, and 3) Functional configuration of controllers, channels and sites; n. Subscriber Management 1) Manager database (list of system managers); 2) Logged on managers; RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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3) Regrouped radios; 4) Inhibited radios; 5) “Storm” plans; 6) Commands (tasks)‐in‐Progress (regroups, inhibits); 7) Subscriber configuration and attributes; 8) Channel Access Priority Levels; 9) Control of Time‐Out Parameters; 1) Channel Hang Time (message trunking); 2) Interfering Carrier Time (length of time channel remains enabled with an interfering carrier); 3) Remote Link Failure Time (length of time site remains enabled without a remote site data link); 4) Channel Fade Time (length of time channels remains assigned without a carrier or low speed data present), and 5) Emergency Call Time (length of channel hang time when an emergency call is initiated). 4. Site Installation Quality a. Site appearance; b. Cabling neatness c. Labeling; d. Completeness, accuracy, and readability of documentation and drawings; e. Removal of old equipment; f.
Baseline documenting of repeater measurements, and g. Baseline documenting of antenna system measurements. 10.3.3
Site Grounding and Bonding Verification 1. Due to the critical need for a high quality grounding system, special attention will be paid to the proposed grounding system designs, installation, and performance. The ATP will include thorough inspections of the grounding and bonding systems installed as part of this project. Proper materials and installation practices shall be utilized in accordance with the requirements provided in the Communication Sites section. 2. All installed site grounding facilities that are to be installed below ground shall be LEFT EXPOSED (NOT BURIED) until inspected and approved by the Consultant and the appropriate County / city Inspector and / or project team representatives. Grounding facilities that are installed and buried RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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without proper inspection shall not be approved. Due to the ongoing problems with copper theft, the Contractor will coordinate the installation of buried grounding system components with the County so that the installations can be inspected and buried promptly to minimize the chance of copper theft. 3. As part of the proposed Acceptance Testing Plan, the Contractor shall provide a grounding and bonding test plan in accordance with grounding requirements provided in the Communications Sites section. 10.4
MPLS MICROWAVE NETWORK TESTING AND INSPECTION 10.4.1
General Acceptance Requirements 1. Proposers must understand that the ultimate acceptance for the microwave system is based on its ability to meet the operational requirements of the new Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network, which it was designed to support. Despite any testing, reviews, or demonstrations of the microwave system, acceptance or approval of the system may be withheld at any time if operational requirements of the Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network are found to be unfulfilled by the proposed microwave system. Should the microwave system be found lacking the Contractor shall make any and all such changes, as may be required, at no cost to Rockwall County and its Partner agencies. 2. Within 60 calendar days after final Radio System design, for every piece of microwave equipment provided, the Contractor must provide three (3) paper copies and three (3) electronic copies of the following items for review. a. Manufacturer’s Product Literature, b. Manufacturer’s Performance Data Sheets, c. Manufacturer’s Published Standard Warranty, d. Samples of all relevant manufacturer’s standard factory test and inspection forms, e. Complete Set of System Configuration Drawings, including an index listing, f.
Final Design Equipment List, organized by site, g. Final Design Equipment List, organized in a sortable, Excel spreadsheet format with equipment line items as rows and site designations as columns 10.4.2
Microwave System Tests 1. Acceptance testing of the microwave system must include, but not necessarily be limited to the following tests and inspections. Each test must be performed, at least once, whether as part of the manufacturer’s manufacturing and quality assurance program or as part of any contract resulting from this RFP. Regardless of when performed, complete documentation of each test and its results, signed by the Contractor must be shipped with each corresponding piece of equipment. 2. The results of the tests and the associated punch list of outstanding items for re‐testing, if any, must be signed by both parties and forwarded to the Rockwall County team for review and acceptance. Any RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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outstanding items must be resolved within seven (7) working days and these items must be re‐tested. If the outstanding items have an effect on other previously performed tests, then re‐testing of those tests must also be included. 3. Microwave Radio specific tests: a. Verify radio nameplate/label and provisioning with system documentation, b. Receiver Checks: frequency, sensitivity, AGC calibration, MHSB switching, alarm verification to NMS, c. Transmitter Checks: frequency, power, MHSB switching, alarm verification. 4. Transmission specific tests a. Orderwire levels and function, DTMF dialing – selective and all‐call b. Reverse Channel Switch (MHSB only) 5. Antenna system specific tests: a. Each path must be aligned and tested to conform with engineering design and path survey calculations. b. Each antenna waveguide must be swept and plotted in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications at the time of contract execution. Measured return loss must be a minimum of 23 dB across the entire frequency band of interest. c. Antenna waveguide must be pressurized in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications at the time of contract execution and leak down tests will be performed to ensure leak rate does not exceed manufacturer’s specifications at the time of contract execution. d. Verify waveguide pressure alarm to system alarm display. e. Verify the correct antenna sway brace configurations. f.
Verify proper grounding and waveguide support 6. Microwave Power Plant specific tests and adjustments: a. Measure and record individual cell and power plant total output voltages. b. Verify float voltage on charger. c. Set and verify alarm thresholds on battery charger in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications at the time of contract execution. Verify alarm indication on system alarm display. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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7. Radio equipment specific tests: a. Transmitter: Using calibrated test equipment, measure, and record transmit power and frequency; verify operation of ATPC, if and where used. b. Receiver: Using calibrated test equipment, measure, and record RF receiver local oscillator frequency; Receive Signal Level (RSL). Verify MHSB, and/or space diversity error‐less receiver switching and operation of reverse path protection, as applicable. 8. Overall RF system testing: a. Using calibrated test equipment; including BER test sets, perform a transmitter fade margin test on each path in both directions. Measure and record the 10‐6 BER threshold and relevant AGC voltages and RSL readings. Results must be tabulated, compared with calculated predictions, summarized, and signed by Contractor’s test team and submitted to the County’s Project Manager for approval. b. The BER test must be performed for 12 hours per TX and RX on each microwave hop. The Contractor may daisy chain the hops during the test, but if a bit error occurs the test must be repeated. c. Test Ethernet quality using RFC 2544, ITU‐T Y.1564, and other such tests 9. Microwave alarm system testing: a. Verify reporting to system alarm display. b. Verify proper display, acknowledging, logging, and storage of all alarms. 10.4.3
MPLS System Tests 1. MPLS functionality; 2. VPLS functionality; 3. Network QoS queue verification; 4. Network resiliency / availability; 5. Traffic verification; 6. MPLS Router alarm reporting, and 7. Fast Reroute functionality. 10.5
ACCEPTANCE TESTING DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDS 1. Within 30 days of successful completion of the Acceptance Testing Plan, the Contractor shall provide the County with a complete set of test documentation, including the testing procedures utilized, testing dates, testing locations, project participants, weather conditions, a description of testing irregularities or problems encountered, and testing results. Any punch listed items that have not RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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been resolved within the 30 day window shall be listed along with the proposed resolution and timeframe for completion. 2. The documentation shall include a complete inventory database of all equipment sold to the County for this project. The data base shall be in a Microsoft Access or Excel format, and shall be segmented into equipment types and location. For infrastructure equipment, the information must include an item description, the manufacturer, model, serial number, and latest software load and version. Equipment passwords for access to secured equipment shall also be provided to the County team. 3. For user radio equipment, radios shall be identified by agency / department and include a description, manufacturer, model, serial number, latest software load and version and flash code. 4. Three (3) complete printed sets of ATP documentation shall be provided in 3‐ring binders along with three (3) complete sets in electronic format (Adobe PDF) on DVD media to the County’s Project Manager. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 11 – WARRANTY & SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
11.1
WARRANTY 11.1.1
Warranty & Maintenance – General 1. The County is requiring a “System Warranty” for the Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network. The Infrastructure (System) Warranty shall encompass all equipment, microwave network, facilities, software, firmware and services provided for at least one (1) year beginning after final system acceptance. The Contractor shall warrant that all equipment, facilities, software, firmware and services provided shall conform to the proposed specifications as described in this RFP and meet all warranties as stated in the applicable Uniform Commercial Code and be free from all defects in material, software, workmanship, and title. 2. For user radio equipment consisting of mobile radios, portable radios, and RF control stations, the individual municipalities may wish to procure an extended warranty. This requirement is noted in Section 13 – Pricing Section for the specific items. 3. The Contractor shall warrant that all equipment and installation conforms to the specifications provided within this RFP, or the manufacturer's published specifications, whichever is most stringent. Systems shall be free from defects in materials, functionality, and workmanship for a period of at least one (1) year (except where stated that a longer warranty period is required or provided) from the date of final system acceptance. Interim periods between the manufacturer's standard warranty and the date of acceptance will be the Contractor's responsibility. Proposers shall clearly state if warranty period exceeds one (1) year and provide the warranty period detail and the conditions of the warranty. 4. The Contractor shall warrant and guarantee further that the equipment furnished hereunder is new, of good workmanship and materials and that the same is properly designed, operable and equipped for the proposed use by the County, and is in strict conformity with the detailed Request for Proposal except as agreed upon within the contract documents. 5. All test equipment used in the provision or delivery of warranty and maintenance services provided to the County, shall, at all times, be functioning properly and have current equipment calibration certificates. Technicians using the equipment shall be properly trained to utilize the equipment. Technicians that are dispatched or assigned to service the facilities of the County or its Partner agencies shall be familiar with the equipment, sub‐systems and systems and their unique configuration. 6. The Contractor shall provide a copy of provisions and terms of the proposed warranty in compliance with applicable state and local codes. A description of available warranty options shall be included in the proposal. The Contractor shall be the single point of contact for all warranty claims. 7. Warranty repairs on all furnished equipment and systems shall be made at no cost to the County or the Partnering agencies for parts or labor for a period of at least one (1) year from the date of final system acceptance (except where stated that a longer warranty period is required or provided). The Contractor shall be responsible for any shipping costs incurred to send components or equipment to RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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manufacturers for repair or replacement. The County reserves the right to closely monitor and observe warranty repair service. 8. During the warranty period, the Contractor shall maintain adequate staff and spare parts inventory, both located within the Dallas area to assure prompt warranty service. Response times during the warranty period are detailed below. 9. The Contractor shall certify that its proposed service facilities shall, within the time required herein be able to diagnose any system failure, that repair will be completed at the earliest possible opportunity upon receipt of necessary parts, and any system critical part or sub‐system part that is not locally stocked as a spare part will be available on an express basis within no more than twenty‐
four hours after a failure becomes known to Contractor. 10. Any Contractor or Subcontractor costs for the warranty period of any system hardware or software component covered under the above warranty requirements shall be included within the basic system cost. The County shall pay any out of pocket warranty or maintenance costs to any Contractor or Subcontractor during the warranty period. 11.1.2
Service Under Warranty 1. If it becomes necessary for the County to contract with another entity for warranty repairs, due to the inability or failure of the Contractor to perform such repairs, the Contractor shall promptly reimburse the County or participating agencies for all invoices for labor, materials required and the shipping/handling costs thereof, to perform such repairs, within 30 days from presentation of such invoices. This shall only occur after the Contractor has been given written notice, reasonable time, and fair opportunity to respond and correct the problem. The cost limitation for such repairs will not exceed the parts and labor replacement costs of the repair. All warranty services shall be coordinated with the selected County designee. 11.2
MAINTENANCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT 11.2.1
System Maintenance, Repair, and Service Facilities 1. The Contractor shall be responsible for preventative and remedial maintenance of the communication system and all supporting subsystems and elements for a period of one (1) year following final system acceptance by the County. Maintenance shall include parts, labor and travel to communications sites or the facilities and or sites to repair infrastructure equipment. As much as practical, i.e., in a manner that does not delay restoring the system from an outage, the appropriate County or Partner agencies’ technical personnel may accompany Contractor personnel to sites or facilities when performing infrastructure maintenance and repairs to increase their knowledge level in addition to the training program described in Section 12. During the initial one (1) year warranty and maintenance period, should a user radio need repair, the Contractor shall provide and deliver a spare programmed radio to the County or its Partnering agencies to facilitate a rapid replacement of the failed radio. Following delivery of the replacement radio the Contractor shall have the bad radio repaired and returned to the system user. A repair report documenting the scope of work and preventative maintenance conducted on the radio shall be supplied to the County designee(s). RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. The Contractor shall provide in its system proposal the name, location and capabilities of the service facility(s), which will provide any or all of the system installation, warranty, service, and maintenance, both initially and on a continuing basis beyond the first year of system operation. 3. Proposers shall include a thorough description of the proposed service facilities, the size and location of the facilities, the size and qualifications of its overall staff and the number of trained and qualified personnel in the Rockwall County area, the number of years in business and a list of at least five (5) customers (with names and telephone numbers) who operate systems of similar size and complexity for whom similar installation and maintenance services have been performed. 4. The Contractor shall specifically identify what experience the proposed service provider(s) and its staff currently have in working on the specific type of system that is proposed to Rockwall County, i.e., a 700 or 800 MHz P25, Phase 2 TDMA trunked simulcast public safety system and the associated sub‐systems (including the proposed microwave system) identified in this RFP. This information is required to demonstrate to the County that the proposed local service facilities are capable of installing, optimizing, and maintaining the proposed system. 5. The Contractor shall describe the ongoing level of factory engineering and service support that will be available to the local service facility during the installation and maintenance of the system and specifically where that support is located. 6. The factory organization that provides such support shall be thoroughly described in the proposal. Contractor shall also detail the response times for factory support, should it be required by the local service facility. The factory support referenced here will be provided directly to the local service facility for assistance in fulfilling the terms of the installation and (optional) maintenance agreements. Costs for such factory support shall be defined in Section 13, the Pricing Section. 7. The County and its project Partners are interested in determining what the expected system maintenance costs will be for the new system in years two through ten. The Contractor shall provide a discount level (below list price) and terms at which the County and participating agencies can purchase system maintenance including parts and services parts for years two through ten. 11.2.2
System Availability 1. The importance of a well‐defined warranty/maintenance program for this system cannot be overstated. Successful system operation depends on consistent, comprehensive routine maintenance backed up by expedient remedial action in response to infrastructure equipment failures. The Proposal shall define a maintenance program that assures, to the extent possible, the highest possible system availability and operation during the warranty period. 2. The County and its Partner agencies expect that the utmost care and attention will be given to maximizing the system network availability, despite the failure of individual components. In addition to thoroughly describing the proposed system design’s incorporated redundancy and fallback scenarios, the Proposal shall include an initial recommended maintenance schedule to minimize the likelihood that the proposed system will revert to any of the fallback modes of operation. No single point of failure in the system infrastructure shall be allowed to completely isolate any site from the network or a user from voice communications with the communication dispatch centers. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Major and Minor Failure Definitions for Warranty and Maintenance Purposes 1. A Major Failure is defined by the following: a. Any Main Control Point controller failure causing a switch to redundant Main Control Point controller, or otherwise causing the Simulcast subsystem to enter a “Site Trunking Mode”; b. Any subsystem or microwave failure resulting in the Simulcast subsystem reverting to “Site‐
Trunking” or “Conventional Failsoft mode of operation” for any length of time; c. Loss of a Simulcast Control Point controller or failure of switchover to a backup Simulcast Control Point controller or distributed processing elements; d. A failure resulting in any simulcast sub‐system reverting to “Site‐Trunking”, i.e., the simulcast system is no longer interconnected to the Main Control Point and/or dispatch console systems; e. Loss of two (2) or more System Manager/Alarm Terminals; f.
Loss of two (2) or more dispatch console operator positions at either the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch center of the City of Rockwall Dispatch center; g. Loss of “trunked full‐featured” dispatch capability at any of the individual communication console system locations (revert to back‐up RF control stations use by dispatch); h. Total failure of the logging recorder and/or logging recorder interface at any one of the trunked communications console system locations; i.
Loss of any of the simulcast repeater sites; j.
A trunked repeater site antenna system failure adversely affecting multiple channels; k. Any component or module failure which results in loss of 20% or more of trunked channel resources; l.
HVAC system failure at repeater sites, the Main Control Point, or a Simulcast Control Point site; m. UPS system failure at failure at repeater sites, the Main Control Point, or a Simulcast Control Point site; n. Loss of all voting comparators at either of the Simulcast Control Point sites, and o. Sustained loss of a microwave link that is part of the system. 2. A Minor Failure is defined by the following: a. Loss of single trunked repeater station at any one site b. Loss of one (1) System Manager/Alarm Terminal c. Loss of one (1) Dispatch console operator position at any of the individual communication console system locations RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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d. Any component or module failure which results in loss of the availability of a single trunked channel resource. 11.2.4
Service Response – Warranty Period 1. Service response on the system shall be provided as follows: a. All system infrastructure components, including, but not limited to MPLS microwave network, Main Control Point controller(s), Simulcast Control Point controllers and Simulcast Remote Site controllers, trunked repeaters, antenna systems, control stations and communications center equipment, voting receiver equipment, emergency backup generator systems (provided by Contractor), and simulcast alarm/control and optimization equipment, shall be provided service twenty‐four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days a week. On‐Site response to a major system failure, as defined above, shall be made within two (2) hours of notifying the Contractor’s Radio Shop or other source of failure indication via network monitoring by the Contractor. Response to minor system failures, as defined above, shall be made within eight (8) hours. The term “Response” is defined as having a factory‐certified technician on‐site at the location where the failure occurred. b. Warranty service of the MPLS and Microwave equipment shall be included as part of the system. c. A sufficient local supply of spare parts shall be maintained to allow rapid restoration of the system infrastructure. High volume spare parts shall be stocked at levels to prevent running out of these parts. In the event these parts are consumed, they will be replaced promptly. Replacement stock shall also be available via emergency request with expedited delivery within twenty‐four (24) hours of the equipment failure. d. The County and its Partner agencies plan to have spare mobile and portable radio units available for the Contractor to swap out to facilitate servicing. Mobile and portable equipment shall be serviced in the Contractor's service facility or factory depot during normal working hours, Monday through Friday. Repairs shall be completed within three (3) business days. The Contractor’s Radio Shop will address warranty service repair of the radio units for all radio system users and will be the coordinating point for shipping and receiving all radio units processed for depot services. e. Proposers shall certify that infrastructure replacement parts shall be available for a minimum period of ten (10) years following the date of product discontinuance by the Contractor. Mobile, portable, and control station radio parts and accessories shall be available for at least seven (7) years after the date of product discontinuance. The location of the parts depot that stocks parts for the system shall be specified in the proposal. f.
Should replacement parts be unavailable as outlined above, such that the radio system components cannot be repaired, the Contractor shall replace that item with a current year, equivalent model of the same item, with the same features and capabilities. If the current year item is not compatible with a portion of the system, that portion of the system or subsystem will be replaced. These replacements shall be made at no charge to the County or its Partner agencies during the warranty period. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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g. If equipment is proposed which contains devices which cannot be field diagnosed and repaired, or which require special instrumentation or devices to repair, the Proposer shall specify how such assemblies will be repaired at a central facility. The guaranteed turnaround time for return of an exchange or repaired circuit card or other assembly shall be three (3) days or less. Equipment will be packed, shipped, received, and checked by the Contractor. The Contractor shall pay all shipping costs. If the equipment has the potential to create a major failure, the Contractor will have adequate stock in market to maintain and support the proposed system to alleviate this possibility. h. Contractor shall recommend a list of essential infrastructure spare parts, and a recommended quantity for each part, to be maintained by the County after the warranty period to assure rapid restoration of systems operations in the event of equipment and/or component failure. In addition to parts, Proposals shall include a list of recommended test equipment required to maintain the proposed system. Automated test equipment is preferred for mobile/portable radio equipment. A detailed itemized price list shall be provided in Section 13 – Pricing for both the recommended parts inventory and test equipment. i.
Stocking of spare parts shall remain the responsibility of the local maintenance provider, during the warranty period. The maintenance provider shall work with designated County personnel in placing the necessary spare parts at the various trunked radio sites and other communication sites as needed. j.
Maintenance shall include keeping all system and equipment software current and up to date. At the end of the initial 1 year warranty / maintenance service period, all system software shall be of the latest version, release, and service release that applies to the equipment provided. A comprehensive list of such software shall be provided to the County. It is imperative that all network components have the latest revision of code and that “interoperability” and network integrity is maintained. Any code in any network components that causes a failure must be corrected by the contractor. This includes replacement of hardware or other components as required to assure the network is operating as required in the proposal. A software compatibility matrix must be maintained during the warranty period. The matrix will be provided to the County for all Contractor provided infrastructure and user equipment, including third party equipment that may be installed by the Contractor at the end of the warranty period. k. Four (4) complete sets of programming software, cables, and required interface devices shall be provided for each model of software programmable equipment included in the system. l.
11.2.5
The Proposer shall define any user responsibilities necessary for complete system operation. Performance of any such defined user responsibility shall not be required to qualify for or maintain express or implied warranties or performance guarantees specified within the proposal. Maintenance Manuals 1. The Contractor shall supply one (1) complete set of system maintenance manuals for each trunked radio site, the Main Control Point and each dispatch site, for all equipment associated with the particular site in printed form, with an electronic copy accompanying each printed (paper) copy. The printed copies shall be provided in ring binders, indexed and cataloged for easy use. The electronic copy shall be on DVD+R, CDR, or thumb drive media. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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2. The Contractor shall supply three (3) paper copies, cataloged and indexed for easy use (in 3‐ring binders), and three (3) copies of manuals for OEM hardware for each component of the system by the manufacturer, showing the system layout and architecture, and describing the function of each major item. 3. Any unique wiring configurations or circuit modifications (“specials or as‐builts”), which are not part of the standard product offering or the associated equipment documentation provided, shall be identified and included in the ring binder(s). All information as described in the previous paragraph shall be included, in addition to the theory and method of operation. 4. Each mobile radio, hand held radio, control station, and dispatch console shall be provided with (4) original printed user/operator manuals. Photocopies of manuals are not acceptable. Four (4) electronic copies for each of the individual types of mobile, portable, control station manuals shall be provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format on CDR, DVD+R, or thumb drive media. 11.2.6
Extended Maintenance and Technical Support: 1. The Contractor may be requested to provide for the on‐going upkeep, maintenance and repair of the 700 MHz P25 trunked simulcast system, and designated sub‐systems, once the initial 1 year system warranty has expired. The Proposer shall provide a quotation for extended technical support services for the trunked radio system as noted below. For radio field units, (mobiles, portables and RF control stations), the County or the Partner agencies may individually engage the Contractor in providing maintenance services for the radio field units that may consist of mobile radio units, portable radio units and RF control stations, after the expiration of the associated warranty period. a. Note that the individual agencies may choose to purchase an extended warranty for specific radio field units. b. Note that the Contractor’s Radio Shop may address first echelon repair of the radio units of all or part of the individual agency network users and could be the coordinating point for shipping and receiving all radio units processed for depot services. 2. Trunked System Technical Support: The Proposer shall include an option to provide trunked system infrastructure technical support on an annual basis for up to ten (10) years following expiration of the system warranty. The system elements for which costs are required are detailed in the Pricing Section of this RFP. 3. Note that the Contractor’s Radio Shop could maintain the recommended infrastructure spare parts inventory at the Contractor’s Radio Shop, or at the various sites as noted above and elsewhere in this RFP, and this aspect should be noted when quoting services for any extended technical support. The Proposer shall comment on the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. 4. Trunked System Technical Support Requirements: The Proposer shall include the cost of providing support via their remote “Technical Support Center” (TSC) that allows the Contractor’s Radio Shop, or other designated support services, access to qualified technical support personnel who will address repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance issues regarding hardware and software issues that may be encountered when maintaining the P25 700 MHz trunked simulcast system and associated sub‐systems. This service shall be available on a 24 hour, 365 day “call‐in” basis. The Contractor’s Radio Shop will provide access of the trunked system to the TSC so that diagnostics can be undertaken and the TSC shall RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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work with the Contractor’s Radio Shop support personnel on the technical issues. The TSC shall engage the local technical service provider as required and only with the permission of the designated County Program Manager, if the issues so warrant. Any such quote should include this aspect with provisions as noted below. A full response to this requirement shall be provided in the Proposal, and shall fully explain the Proposer’s program along with the associated costs for this type of support. 5. Local Technical Support: As noted above, the cost of TSC assistance shall be provided along with the cost of any local support, when needed. Local support shall be on a time and material basis with a response based on a 24 hour, 365 day call out, with a 2 hour response time on a major failure once the local support entity has been notified. Any technician responding shall be fully trained to address the technical issues associated with the 700 MHz P25 trunked radio system operated by the County and certification shall be provided noting compliance with this requirement. 6. Technical Support Center Quotation: TSC support shall be quoted, and the quotation shall be broken down by year for a ten year period, starting after the initial system warranty has been completed and divided into at least two major categories with associated cost priced for each category. The ability of a successful Contractor to support the system being provided at a reasonable cost is a critical element and any proposed program will receive the scrutiny of the County when reviewing the Proposals. a. Technical Support Center support costs b. Time and Material Local Technical Support costs 7. Radio Field Unit On‐Going Maintenance: Each of the Agencies involved may wish to enter into an individual maintenance agreement with the Contractor after the associated warranty period expires. The Proposer shall include a quotation for their Depot Services for radio field units for each of the County network users based upon the quantities noted in this RFP. 8. Technical Support Proposals: Any Technical Support or Maintenance proposals shall clearly identify those items covered under the agreement, and clearly delineate items that are not included or conditions that would invalidate the support or maintenance agreement. 11.2.7
Software Subscription Programs Proposers shall provide information and pricing on all software subscriptions for the trunked system infrastructure and for the radio field units. It is understood that many of these costs are based on the number of user radios, number of system channels, number of talkgroup ID’s, number of user ID’s, etc. It is the intent of this procurement to unveil all user software requirements and not have any issues arise that include that there are only a limited number of “anything” associated with this particular license. An example of this might include the ability to only be able to program over the air 100 radio ID’s when it has been stated that 800+ ID’s will be present on the system. Proposers shall clearly state what is included in their proposal and eliminate any hidden or future costs that may be incurred in the first few years of system ownership. 1. Cost of System Ownership – System Infrastructure ‐ The Proposer shall provide cost of ownership for the following system components for years 2 through 10. This shall include any software and hardware refreshes as required pertaining to the following: a. The Main Control Point and associated equipment RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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b. The Simulcast Control Point and associated equipment c. All trunked simulcast sites and associated equipment d. All communication console sub‐systems and associated equipment e. All trunked sub‐systems f.
Other Third Party equipment critical to the infrastructure operation g. Any logging recorder equipment or upgrades h. Fire Station Alerting systems proposed 2. Cost of Ownership – Radio Field Units: All software subscription requirements for user radio equipment including mobiles, portables, control stations, RF modems, or siren radios shall be stated. Software subscriptions for additional radios under any of these categories shall be provided on a unitized basis. 3. Escalation Factors – If pricing for the software licensing is going to change between years 2 through 10 through an escalation process, Proposers must include this information in their response to this RFP. 4. OTAP Licensing – Over the Air Programming (OTAP) is an important aspect of the new system being deployed. Proposers shall state how many units can be programmed with the provided software license. The projected total number of radios operating on the system has been provided in this RFP. Proposers shall include a complete description of the following: a. Total number of radios that can be programmed in the system proposed b. Total number of radios that can be added without purchasing future SW agreements c. Total number of licensed radios that can be programmed utilizing OTAP d. Costs for additional radios in blocks of 100 that can be added 5. Additional Charges ‐ It is the goal of this procurement to achieve all that is necessary to outfit the public safety and local government radio users as part of this procurement. The possibility of additional charges that may be incurred within the first 10 years of ownership must be described. Additional charges not included in the 10‐year plan and not disclosed by the Proposer providing the system would be considered as “included” with the initial system equipment purchase over the next 10 years. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 12 – TRAINING
12.1
SYSTEM TRAINING The success of the new Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network will be closely tied to an effective user training program. If the radio system users in the field and in dispatch do not fully understand how to properly use the new system and equipment it will likely create the perception that the “new system does not work properly” and can lead to a mistaken lack of confidence in the new radio system. To help avoid that problem, this section of the RFP provides the County’s expectations and requirements for conducting and completing a comprehensive multi‐level user training program prior to system cutover. The Proposer’s training proposal must specify the amount of classroom training to be provided for all levels of training. A syllabus of the training program must be provided in your proposal. The County and City of Rockwall reserve the right to videotape training classes and use the recordings later for training purposes. For proposal development purposes, the following levels of training are to be proposed for consideration by the County and its project Partners: •
Radio user training based on a train‐the‐trainer approach; •
Dispatcher training provided directly by the Contractor’s training personnel; •
System management training provided directly by the Contractor’s training personnel, and •
System technician training provided directly by the Contractor’s technical personnel. Once a Contractor has been selected, the County and its Partners, the Consultant, and the successful Contractor will work together cooperatively to further refine the training program to help ensure that it fully meets the needs of the project participants. Prior to final system acceptance and cutover to the new Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network the Contractor shall provide and conduct the finalized version of the system training program. The program will include both “Train‐the‐Trainer” courses and other courses in which Contractor personnel will directly train the system users. Train‐the‐Trainer courses are preferred when hundreds of personnel from the County and the five participating cities must be trained on the use of the new system and the associated user radios and accessories. The “Train‐the‐Trainer” program for Level 2 – Operators (Field personnel) shall be used to ultimately train a total of approximately 500 field personnel employed by the County, the five cities listed below, and Rockwall County Emergency Medical Services. Each entity has identified a specific number of personnel listed below who are to be trained as Trainers who will then train their own personnel. •
Rockwall County (15 student trainers) •
The City of Royse City (5 student trainers), •
The City of McLendon‐Chisholm (5 student trainers), •
The City of Rockwall (15 student trainers), •
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The City of Heath (5 student trainers), and •
Rockwall County Emergency Medical Services (2 student trainers). Dispatcher training and System Manager training are more complex and will require more training time and highly skilled trainers to effectively instruct personnel on the many details involved in the proper use of the dispatch console systems and the management of the overall system operation. Accordingly, training in these categories is more involved and will be provided directly by the Contractor. Beyond those levels of training, Technician Level training is even more complex and usually requires one or more weeks of on‐site training at a Contractor location which provides detailed hands‐on training on a live P25 trunked radio system to diagnose and repair / correct system problems. The County may or may not purchase the Technician Level training, but it is interested in evaluating that level of training and its associated cost. Proposers shall provide a listing and description of the Technician Level training courses that are available along with the associated costs for each training module. 12.2
USER TRAINING Level 1 – Executives Executives can be any user or non‐user of the system who needs to have a high‐level understanding of the new radio communication system, its operation, fleetmaps (radio channels), and radio interoperability capabilities. Personnel in this category typically include: •
Elected Officials •
County and City Management personnel •
Emergency Management Planners •
Supervisory Personnel, and •
Project Managers. Level 2 – Operators (Field personnel) The operator is the person that actually uses a portable (handheld) radio, a mobile (vehicle mounted) unit or a control station (a fixed desktop radio). The operator may be a daily user or a user only during emergencies and exercises. Personnel in this category typically include: •
Police Department personnel •
Fire Department personnel •
EMS personnel •
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Public Works other Local Government personnel. Level 3 – Dispatcher/Console Operator The Dispatch/Console Operator directs communications during daily operations and emergency situations. The Dispatch/Console Operator needs a detailed understanding of both console operation and agency operations. Personnel in this category include: •
Dispatcher/Console Operators, and •
Dispatch Supervisors. 12.3
TECHNICAL TRAINING Level 4 – 1st Echelon Technician The 1st Echelon Technician is a person that interfaces with the radio user to triage the radio problem situation and determine the nature of the problem (bad microphone, bad antenna, bad battery, etc.) and whether or it can be quickly corrected on the spot. If it can be easily resolved it will be resolved. If the problem cannot be corrected quickly, the radio unit will be exchanged with a replacement radio and the defective radio will be subsequently repaired. Personnel in this category typically include: •
Mobile and portable radio programmers •
Mobile radio unit installers •
Help desk personnel, and •
Bench technicians. Level 5 – System Technician The System Technician is responsible for preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the system infrastructure. The System Technician develops and updates the system fleetmaps, investigates system issues and supports the System Manager. Examples of personnel that fall into this category level include: •
County or City two‐way radio RF infrastructure technicians •
Microwave technician •
Dispatch console technician •
Fleetmap and subscriber programming manager, and •
Power system technician. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Level 6 – System Manager System Managers are technical managers that are responsible for managing radio user access, compiling and preparing radio system status and activity reports, maintaining system configuration databases and monitoring and reporting the overall health of the system. The System Manager is responsible for the successful day‐to‐day and emergency operation of the P25 trunked radio system. Examples of personnel that fall into this category level include: •
Lead System Manager, and •
System Managers. 12.4
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 12.4.1
Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network Overview Course This course will provide a high‐level overview of the new Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network. This course is to be designed for system users and non‐users, and is intended to provide the attendees with a basic understanding of the new radio system as a whole. It will help elected officials, city and county management personnel and others obtain a high‐level understanding of the new system and its capabilities. It will be provided in the Train‐the‐Trainer format allowing the County and its Partners to provide a solid basic understanding of the system. The System Overview course will include, at a minimum, the following topics: •
A high‐level overview of the new system’s capabilities (radio coverage, repeater sites, dispatch centers, system redundancy, user features, and system management.) •
A comparison of old and new systems, and •
A discussion of proper radio procedures. 12.4.2
Operator Training (Radio Users) This course shall provide a comprehensive training program for field users based upon the Train‐the‐Trainer approach. Participants will have been successfully trained if they can then successfully train their own personnel. The training of trainers shall begin after Fixed Network Equipment (FNE) system acceptance testing has been completed. Tentatively, radio users will be trained after all Training Instructors and Dispatchers have been trained. The Operator course will include, at a minimum, the following topics: •
The Network Overview Course •
Area of radio system operation; radio coverage provided •
Operation of all relevant user radio features and functions RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Operation and control of mobile and portable radios •
Operation and control of control stations (desktop radios in office locations) as appropriate •
Proper use of all associated accessories (spare batteries, chargers, speaker‐mics, headsets, etc.) •
Proper radio procedures •
System failure and backup modes (what to do if system problems arise) •
Basic troubleshooting techniques if the radio does not seem to operate properly or at all, and •
Proper handling and care of the radio equipment, batteries and accessories. 12.4.3
Dispatch/Console Operator Training Dispatch console training shall be provided by Contractor personnel who are subject matter experts in radio system and dispatch console operation. The Proposer shall propose a recommended number of dispatch console training classes to thoroughly train all dispatch personnel for Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall. The County/City would like the training to be performed in two (2) separate cycles for all personnel. Cycle 1 will be conducted for all of the dispatch personnel a week or two prior the new console system being placed in service. This will be conducted in a classroom environment, using training aids and the County and City of Rockwall dispatch radio consoles. Training aids such as videos, system diagrams, training manuals showing functionality, and a qualified, subject matter expert instructor shall teach these classes. There shall be handouts available for all attendees, and Dispatcher Operator Training manuals for future reference and follow up training. A second round of makeup or refresher classes, Cycle 2, shall also be conducted using the County and City of Rockwall console equipment. Each dispatcher shall be certified by the instructor to have a complete understanding of the new console operations and to be fully qualified to operate the new consoles, and to instruct others in their use. Tentatively, each Dispatch student shall attend both Cycle 1 and 2 classes. The classes shall be scheduled in cooperation with the County and City of Rockwall management to minimize the impact on shift personnel and operations. 12.4.4
1st Echelon Technician Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall both have at least one person designated to serve as a 1st Echelon Technician. The Contractor shall provide training to the 1st echelon personnel who will facilitate accurate problem identification to initiate an efficient and effective course of action for user radio replacement or repairs. As shown earlier, this level of training can encompasses different types of personnel. For example Help Desk personnel (if any) or Fleet Management personnel with some radio experience will need to have a working understanding of the most common user radio problems likely to occur. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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The 1st Echelon training program shall include, at a minimum, the following topics: •
A thorough understanding of the use of mobile, portable, and control station radios and accessories •
Basic troubleshooting techniques to determine whether the problem can be resolved quickly on the spot or whether the radio needs to be replaced and sent to a repair facility •
Programming of portable, mobile and control stations should a replacement be needed •
Triage testing of radio units for proper operations using a service monitor / test set •
Adjusting user radios to operate within specifications using radio software and a service monitor test set •
Disassembly / reassembly of radio units •
Identifying radio units needing repair in‐house or at the factory •
Monitoring network system management software, and •
Basic system infrastructure diagnostic techniques. 12.4.5
System Technician Training The City of Rockwall currently has an experienced in‐house trunked radio system Technician who will need to attend Technician training courses to become familiar with P25 system maintenance, programming, problem diagnosis and correction. The City’s Technician shall also be involved in the oversight of the new radio system as it is being installed and optimized. The proposed System Technician training program shall include the recommended level of technician training to enable the City's Technician to properly manage and if needed maintain the system. The System Technician training shall include, at a minimum, the following topics: •
A detailed system overview •
Block diagram and circuit descriptions •
Operational theory of the system and all system subsystems and components •
Principles of analog and digital transmission •
Proper operation of system features and functions •
System failure modes •
System diagnostic capabilities and alarms •
Installation and turn‐on procedures •
Operation of all required test equipment RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Alignment and optimization testing procedures •
Detailed troubleshooting procedures •
Unit/module replacement procedures •
Detailed repair procedures •
Detailed maintenance procedures •
Proper record‐keeping •
Detailed review of system the documentation structure, numbering system, and documentation control process, and •
Detailed preventative maintenance procedures. This training program shall be conducted with substantial hands‐on involvement using equipment provided by the Contractor or third party suppliers as part of this system. 12.4.6
System Manager Training The System Manager training course will be a comprehensive program designed to familiarize the Radio System Manager(s) with all available features, reports, and diagnostics. The System Manager course must include, at a minimum, the following topics: •
A system overview •
Operational theory of all system components •
Available functionality •
All available system reports and report generation •
Available diagnostics •
Detailed discussion of system failure modes that may occur •
Basic troubleshooting techniques •
Development and maintenance of system databases •
Detailed discussion of the system alarm system •
Hands‐on familiarization with all of the above •
Fleetmapping of the system •
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Radio interoperability both internal to the system and with external agencies in the surrounding areas. 12.5
TRAINING LOCATIONS The County and its Partners prefer that whenever possible the system training occur in the Dallas Metropolitan area, preferably within Rockwall County. That said, the County and its Partners recognize that some of the more technical portions of the training may be more effective if they are conducted at a Contractor’s facility that is specially equipped with relevant tools and operating system components. Contractors shall identify recommended locations for the various training modules to be provided, keeping in mind that local training is highly preferred. The Contractor shall provide all necessary training equipment, computers, projectors, radio units, manuals, workbooks and test equipment needed to complete the training. For scheduling purposes, the County and its Partners will work cooperatively with the Contractor to populate the training schedule. A single point of contact will be provided to the Contractor for training coordination, and the Contractor will also provide a single point of contact for all training activities. Appropriate documentation of the attendees’ completion of the training modules will be provided to the County. At the conclusion of each training class an evaluation form shall be provided for the attendees to provide feedback regarding the effectiveness of the class. This feedback will be reviewed prior to the next course to determine if a curriculum change may be needed. Classroom Instruction Classrooms of the appropriate size and environment will be provided by the County and its Partners in accordance with a predetermined schedule. The Contractor is to provide all training materials and personnel for the training program. Off‐Site For all off‐site training courses, provide a list the courses available, the cost of the class for individual personnel or groups, the class duration, and the location of each off‐site course offered. Course Materials The actual materials for each course will vary. The Contractor shall provide the appropriate training material as indicated on the Course Summary at the end of this section. Documentation for System Overview, Operator Training and Dispatch/Console Operator Training must be prepared specifically for the configuration of the new Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network. All instruction books shall be clearly written and illustrated to instruct the students in the proper use of all system features available for specific equipment and operation. Operators manuals provided in hard copy will also be provided in electronic PDF (Portable Document Format) to be read with the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Every radio and every dispatch console position shall include a printed training / user manual. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
TRAINING COURSE SUMMARY Rockwall County Interoperability Radio Network Overview Course (Train the Trainer) Number of sessions 2 Number Students/session 10 Course Duration (To be specified by Proposer) Training Material / Quantity (To be proposed by Proposer) Training Audience Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Delivery Classroom / Lecture Location Rockwall County Number of sessions Students/session Course Duration Operator Training (Train the Trainer) 5 12 (To be proposed by Proposer) Training Material / Quantity Training Audience Level Delivery Location (To be proposed by Proposer) 2, 3, 4, 6 Classroom / Hands‐On Instruction Rockwall County Dispatch Console Systems Number of sessions for County Cycle 1 = 3 Cycle 2 = 3 Number of sessions for City of Rockwall Cycle 1 = 3 Cycle 2 = 3 Students/session 10 Course Duration (To be proposed by Proposer) Training Material / Quantity (To be proposed by Proposer) Training Audience Level 3, 6 Delivery Console Position / Hands‐On Instruction Location Rockwall, TX Number of sessions Students/session Course Duration Training Material / Quantity Training Audience Level Type Location 1st Echelon Technician Training 2 5 (To be proposed by Proposer) (To be proposed by Proposer) 4, 6 Classroom / Hands‐On Instruction Rockwall, TX Number of sessions Students/session Course Duration Training Material / Quantity Training Audience Level Type System Technician 1 2 (To be proposed by Proposer) (To be proposed by Proposer) 5, 6 Classroom / Hands‐On Instruction RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Location (To be proposed by Proposer) Number of sessions Students/session Course Duration Training Material / Quantity Training Audience Level Type Location System Manager Training 1 4 (To be proposed by Proposer) (To be proposed by Proposer) 5, 6 Network Manager / Hands‐On Instruction Rockwall, TX RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SECTION 13 – PRICING
13.1
INTRODUCTION Rockwall County may or may not request Best and Final Offers, therefore Proposers are encouraged to provide their best pricing at the time of proposal submission. Any discounts, trade‐ins, cost incentives or signing bonuses that the Proposer intends to extend to the County should be contained in this Pricing section. Proposers must submit all pricing for the proposed system using the following pricing worksheets. These worksheets will serve as the basis for the proposed pricing of all equipment and all services including, but not limited to, system staging, equipment delivery, freight to Rockwall County, installation, programming, optimization, project management, engineering, training, testing, travel and per‐diem, supplies, etc. As needed, Proposers should supplement the pricing section to adequately portray and describe the proposed architecture. Proposers should be as descriptive as possible and include equipment model names, supplier names and model numbers for 3rd‐party equipment, etc. Equipment shelter sizes, tower heights, UPS and generator sizes, etc. must be included in the worksheets. Please note that a certain number of existing UHF mobile and portable radios belonging to the City of Rockwall Fire Department are NOT available for trade‐in. The quantities are 25 mobiles and 25 portables. Please round all costs to the nearest dollar. RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.2
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
MAIN CONTROL POINT Main Control Point – Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Main Control Point Trunking Controller (Redundant)
Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost 1
$
$ Main Control Point LAN, WAN Equipment Lot
$
$ Main Control Point Servers Equipment Lot $ $ 4 $ $ Main Control Point Alarm Monitoring Equipment
Lot
$
$ Main Control Point Total AES (for all channels) and any Required Key Management Equipment Lot $ $ (Ensure that OTAP licenses are included for every user radio
proposed on this new system) Lot $ $ Main Control Point Network Management Agency Partitioning
Lot
$
$ Process Both TDMA/FDMA for 2 Channels
Lot
$
$ Main Control Point UPS with 4 Hour Full‐Load Backup Time
(state size and full load backup time here) 1 $ $ Main Control Point Outdoor Diesel Generator
(strongly prefer to use existing generator) 0 $ $ Main Control Point Equipment Shelter (state size) 1 $ $ Main Control Point Tower (for Microwave)
(state size) 1 $ $ Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Main Control Point $ $ Network Management/Alarm Terminals 1 – The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Main Control Point Equipment Room 1 – Rockwall County SO Dispatch 1 – City of Rockwall Dispatch Center Main Control Point OTAP Equipment and Software
Total Main Control Point Equipment and Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
MPLS MICROWAVE NETWORK MPLS Licensed Microwave Network – Ring Protected Qty Description (please name sites in each hop, but price by hop, not by site) Unit Cost Extended Cost Site 1 to Site 2 Hop Equipment $
$ Site 3 to Site 4 Hop Equipment $
$ . . . . $
$ . . . . $
$ Site N to Site N Hop Equipment $
$ $ $ Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to MPLS Microwave Network Total MPLS Microwave Network Equipment and Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
SIMULCAST SITE #1 ‐ SIMULCAST CONTROL POINT Simulcast Site #1: Simulcast Control Point – Fire Station 1 (Proposer may determine that a different site is more suitable as a Simulcast Control Point) Six P25 Phase 2 Channels (10 Talkpaths) Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost Simulcast Control Point Trunking Controller
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Control Point LAN, WAN Equipment Lot
$
$ 6
$
$ Simulcast Control Point Sync/GPS Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Co‐Located Remote Base Stations
6
$
$ Simulcast Co‐Located Remote LAN, WAN Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Co‐Located Remote Antenna System
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Subsystem Alarm Monitoring Equipment
1
$
$ Simulcast Control Point UPS with 4 Hour Full‐Load Backup Time
(state size and full load backup time here) 1 $ $ Simulcast Control Point Outdoor Diesel Generator
(strongly prefer to use existing generator) 0 $ $ 0 $ n/a $ n/a 0 $ n/a $ n/a Simulcast Control Point Receiver Voting Comparators
Simulcast Control Point Tower (strongly prefer to use existing tower) Simulcast Control Point Equipment Shelter
(strongly prefer to use existing shelter) Grounding Upgrades Required by Proposer (indoor and outdoor)
Lot
$
$ HVAC Upgrades Required by Proposer (if applicable)
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Control Point – Site Civil Work Lot
$
$ $ $ Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Simulcast Control Point/Co‐Located Remote Site Total Simulcast Site #1 (Fire Station 1 Simulcast Control Point) Equipment and Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
$ PAGE 195
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
SIMULCAST SITE #2 ‐ SIMULCAST CONTROL POINT GEOGRAPHICALLY SEPARATED Simulcast Site #2: Simulcast Control Point – Heath Water Tower ‐ (Proposer may determine that a different site is more suitable as a Simulcast Control Point) Six P25 Phase 2 Channels (10 Talkpaths) Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost Simulcast Control Point Trunking Controller
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Control Point LAN, WAN Equipment Lot
$
$ 6
$
$ Simulcast Control Point Sync/GPS Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Co‐Located Remote Base Stations
6
$
$ Simulcast Co‐Located Remote LAN, WAN Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Co‐Located Remote Antenna System
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Subsystem Alarm Monitoring Equipment
1
$
$ Simulcast Control Point/Simulcast Remote Site UPS with 4 Hour Full‐
Load Backup Time (state size and full load backup time here) 1 $ $ Simulcast Control Point Outdoor Diesel Generator
(strongly prefer to use existing generator) 0 $ $ 0 $ n/a $ n/a Simulcast Control Point Receiver Voting Comparators
Simulcast Control Point Equipment Shelter
(strongly prefer to use bottom floor inside water tower with environmental cabinets) Grounding Upgrades Required by Proposer (indoor and outdoor)
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Control Point – Site Civil Work Lot
$
$ $ $ Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Simulcast Control Point/Co‐Located Remote Site Total Simulcast Site #2 (Heath Water Tower Simulcast Control Point) Equipment and Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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SIMULCAST SITE #3 ‐ REMOTE SITE Simulcast Site #3: Remote Site – Fire Station 2 Six P25 Phase 2 Channels (10 Talkpaths) Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Simulcast Remote Site Base Stations Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost 6
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site LAN, WAN Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Sync/GPS Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Antenna System Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Alarm Monitoring Equipment
1
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site UPS with 4 Hour Full‐Load Backup Time
(state size and full load backup time here) 1 $ $ Simulcast Remote Site Outdoor Diesel Generator
(strongly prefer to use existing generator) 0 $ $ 0 $ n/a $ n/a 0 $ $ Simulcast Remote Site Tower (strongly prefer to use existing tower) Simulcast Remote Site Equipment Shelter (strongly prefer to use existing shelter) Grounding Upgrades Required by Proposer (indoor and outdoor)
Lot
$
$ HVAC Upgrades Required by Proposer (if applicable)
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site – Site Civil Work Lot
$
$ $ $ Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Simulcast Remote Site Total Simulcast Site #3 (Fire Station 2 Remote Site) Equipment and Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
$ PAGE 197
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
SIMULCAST SITE #4 ‐ REMOTE SITE Simulcast Site #4: Remote Site – Royse City Water Treatment Facility Six P25 Phase 2 Channels (10 Talkpaths) Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Simulcast Remote Site Base Stations Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost 6
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site LAN, WAN Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Sync/GPS Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Antenna System Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Alarm Monitoring Equipment
1
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site UPS with 4 Hour Full‐Load Backup Time
(state size and full load backup time here) 1 $ $ Simulcast Remote Site Outdoor Diesel Generator
(state model, kw size, and fuel tank size) 1 $ $ Simulcast Remote Site Tower (state size and type of tower) 1 $ n/a $ n/a Simulcast Remote Site Equipment Shelter (state size and type of shelter) 1 $ $ Lot
$
$ $ $ Simulcast Remote Site – Site Civil Work Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Simulcast Remote Site Total Simulcast Site #4 (Royse City Water Treatment Remote Site) Equipment and Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
$ PAGE 198
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13.8
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
SIMULCAST SITE #5 ‐ REMOTE SITE Simulcast Site #5: Remote Site – McLendon Chisholm Six P25 Phase 2 Channels (10 Talkpaths) Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Simulcast Remote Site Base Stations Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost 6
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site LAN, WAN Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Sync/GPS Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Antenna System Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Alarm Monitoring Equipment
1
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site UPS with 4 Hour Full‐Load Backup Time
(state size and full load backup time here) 1 $ $ Simulcast Remote Site Outdoor Diesel Generator
(state model, kw size, and fuel tank size) 1 $ $ Simulcast Remote Site Tower (state size and type of tower) 1 $ n/a $ n/a Simulcast Remote Site Equipment Shelter (state size and type of shelter) 1 $ $ Lot
$
$ $ $ Grounding Upgrades Required by Proposer (indoor and outdoor)
Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Simulcast Remote Site Total Simulcast Site #5 (McLendon Chisholm Remote Site) Equipment and Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
SIMULCAST SITE #N ‐ REMOTE SITE Simulcast Site #N: If Needed by Proposer to meet Coverage Requirements Six P25 Phase 2 Channels (10 Talkpaths) Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Simulcast Remote Site Base Stations Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost 6
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site LAN, WAN Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Sync/GPS Equipment
Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Antenna System Lot
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site Alarm Monitoring Equipment
1
$
$ Simulcast Remote Site UPS with 4 Hour Full‐Load Backup Time
(state size and full load backup time here) 1 $ $ Simulcast Remote Site Outdoor Diesel Generator
(state model, kw size, and fuel tank size) 1 $ $ Simulcast Remote Site Tower (state size and type of tower) 1 $ n/a $ n/a Simulcast Remote Site Equipment Shelter (state size and type of shelter) 1 $ $ Lot
$
$ $ $ Total Simulcast Site #N (If needed by Proposer) Equipment and Services $ Simulcast Remote Site – Site Civil Work Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Simulcast Remote Site RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROCKWALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DISPATCH EQUIPMENT Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Equipment Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Qty Extended Cost IP‐Based LCD Dispatch Consoles 3
$
$ IP‐Based LCD Dispatch Consoles (Emergency Operations Center) 1 $ $ Audible and Visual Indication on all Consoles for Site Trunking
4 $ $ Lot
$
$ 3
$
$ Conventional Interface for Thirteen (13) Conventional Stations
Lot
$
$ Racked Fallback 700MHz RF Control Stations Linked to Conventional Interface for “Site Trunking” Backup 10 $ $ Wireless Headsets (Plantronics CA‐12) 15
$
$ Telephone/Radio Cross Mute Functionality for Headset
Lot
$
$ Logging Recorder 1
$
$ Replacement UPS with 4 Hour Full‐Load Backup Time
1
$
$ Lot
$
$ $ $ Dispatch Console LAN/WAN/Electronics Instant Recall Recorders (one per console) Grounding Upgrades Required by Proposer
Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Dispatch Equipment Total Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Equipment and Services Unit Cost $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.11
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
CITY OF ROCKWALL DISPATCH EQUIPMENT City of Rockwall Dispatch Equipment Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost IP‐Based LCD Dispatch Consoles 4
$
$ IP‐Based LCD Dispatch Console (Fire Station #2) 1 $ $ IP‐Based LCD Dispatch Console (EOC) 1 $ $ Audible and Visual Indication on all Consoles for Site Trunking
6
$
$ Lot
$
$ 5
$
$ Conventional Interface for Twenty‐Three (23) Conventional Stations
Lot
$
$ Racked Fallback 700MHz RF Control Stations Linked to Conventional Interface for “Site Trunking” Backup 10 $ $ Wireless Headsets (Plantronics CA‐12) 20
$
$ Telephone/Radio Cross Mute Functionality for Headset
Lot
$
$ Logging Recorder 1
$
$ Replacement UPS with 4 Hour Full‐Load Backup Time
1
$
$ Lot
$
$ $ $ Dispatch Console LAN/WAN/Electronics Instant Recall Recorders (one per console) Grounding Upgrades Required by Proposer
Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Dispatch Equipment Total City of Rockwall Dispatch Equipment and Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.12
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEM Please propose and describe a complete Fire Station Alerting solution. All dispatch positions at both the Rockwall County SO Dispatch and the City of Rockwall Dispatch shall have alerting capabilities to all Fire Stations located in the county. All Fire Stations shall have the required equipment to properly decode and acknowledge alerts, as well as process audio and relay alerts. Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Qty Rockwall County SO Dispatch ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
City of Rockwall Dispatch ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
Fire Station 1 ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
Fire Station 2 ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
Fire Station 3 ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
Fire Station 4 ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
Royse City Fire Station ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
Heath Fire Department ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
Fate City Fire Department ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
McLendon Chisholm Fire Station #1 ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
McLendon Chisholm Fire Station #2 ‐ Fire Station Alerting Solution (list components included here, include all services in cost to allow for deletions)
Total Fire Station Alerting Equipment and Services Extended Cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.13
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ACCEPTANCE TESTING Acceptance Testing Cost Field Acceptance Testing •
•
•
•
•
Functional Acceptance Tests System Reliability Features Radio System Features and Functionality Site Grounding and Bonding Verification MPLS Microwave Network testing $ Coverage Acceptance Test – Portable On‐Street Test $ Coverage Acceptance Test – Random Buildings Test $ Coverage Acceptance Test – Required Buildings Test $ Coverage Acceptance Test – Signal Level Test $ Total Acceptance Testing $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.14
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
CONVENTIONAL EQUIPMENT Conventional Equipment Description (please add text to make more descriptive to system proposed) Site Name: Qty Unit Cost Extended Cost 7CALL/7TAC 700 MHz Conventional Repeater with Antenna System 1 $ $ Replacement VHF Paging Station with Antenna System 1 $ $ Services: Installation, Project Management, Engineering, Optimization, Programming, and other Services Related to Interoperability and Conventional Equipment $ $ Total Conventional Equipment and Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.15
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
RECOMMENDED SPARES Please list and price Proposer‐recommended spare equipment separately so that the County understands the extent of spare equipment contained in the system. The County recognizes that spares are required for proper warranty service and ongoing maintenance of the system. Please provide spares even for equipment that is proposed with redundant components. $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Total Recommended Spares $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROCKWALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 45 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 45 $ $ $ External Speaker 45 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 50 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 45 50 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 45 0 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 45 50 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 45 50 $ $ $ Full Keypad 5 5 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 51 52 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 50 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 50 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 50 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 50 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 50 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 50 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 45 50 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 45 50 $ $ $ Priority Scan 45 50 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 45 50 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Radio Authentication 45 AES Single‐key Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 50 $ $ $ 9 13 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 45 50 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 50 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 50 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 50 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 4 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 1 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 50 $ $ $ Spare battery 50 $ $ $ Belt Clip 50 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total Rockwall County SO Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
$ PAGE 208
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROCKWALL COUNTY CONSTABLES Rockwall County Constables Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 4 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 4 $ $ $ External Speaker 4 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 8 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 4 8 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 0 0 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 4 8 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 4 8 $ $ $ Full Keypad 0 0 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 4 8 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 8 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 8 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 8 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 8 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 8 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 8 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 4 8 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 4 8 $ $ $ Priority Scan 4 8 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 4 8 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County Constables Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Radio Authentication 4 AES Single‐key Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 8 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 4 8 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 8 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 8 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 8 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 0 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 8 $ $ $ Spare battery 8 $ $ $ Belt Clip 8 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total Rockwall County Constables Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
$ PAGE 210
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROCKWALL COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE Rockwall County Road and Bridge Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 3 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 3 $ $ $ External Speaker 3 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 11 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 3 11 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 0 0 $ $ $ 100 Modes Minimum 3 11 $ $ $ LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 3 11 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 3 11 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 0 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 0 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 0 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 0 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 11 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 0 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 3 11 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 0 0 $ $ $ Priority Scan 0 0 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 0 0 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ Radio Authentication 3 11 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County Road and Bridge Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 0 AES Multikey Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 3 11 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 11 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 11 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 11 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 1 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 11 $ $ $ Spare battery 11 $ $ $ Belt Clip 11 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ Total Rockwall County Road and Bridge Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROCKWALL COUNTY EMS Rockwall County EMS Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 9 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 9 $ $ $ Dual Control Head 2 $ $ $ External Speaker 9 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 10 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 9 10 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 0 0 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 9 10 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 9 10 $ $ $ Full Keypad 0 0 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 9 10 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 10 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 10 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 10 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 10 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 10 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 10 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 9 10 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 9 10 $ $ $ Priority Scan 9 10 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 9 10 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Rockwall County EMS Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Bluetooth Capability 0 Radio Authentication Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 9 10 $ $ $ AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 9 10 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 10 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 10 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 10 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 0 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 4 $ $ $ Spare battery 10 $ $ $ Belt Clip 10 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total Rockwall County EMS Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.20
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROCKWALL COUNTY DETENTION SERVICES Rockwall County Detention Services Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 0 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 0 $ $ $ External Speaker 0 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 71 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 0 71 $ $ $ 100 Modes Minimum 0 71 $ $ $ LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 0 0 $ $ $ LCD Alphanumeric Top Display 0 71 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 0 0 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 0 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 0 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 0 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 0 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 71 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 0 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 0 71 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 0 0 $ $ $ Priority Scan 0 0 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 0 0 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ Radio Authentication 0 8 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Rockwall County Detention Services Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 0 AES Multikey Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 0 71 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 71 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 71 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 71 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 2 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 2 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 71 $ $ $ Spare battery 71 $ $ $ Belt Clip 71 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total Rockwall County Detention Services Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.21
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROCKWALL COUNTY COURTROOM, SECURITY, TRANSPORT Rockwall County Courtroom, Security, Transport Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 20 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 20 $ $ $ Dual Control Head 0 $ $ $ External Speaker 20 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 24 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 20 24 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 4 0 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 20 24 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 20 24 $ $ $ Full Keypad 0 0 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 20 24 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 24 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 24 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 24 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 24 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 24 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 24 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 20 24 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 20 24 $ $ $ Priority Scan 20 24 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 20 24 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Rockwall County Courtroom, Security, Transport Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Bluetooth Capability 0 Radio Authentication Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 20 24 $ $ $ AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 20 24 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 24 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 24 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 24 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 4 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 0 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 1 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 24 $ $ $ Spare battery 24 $ $ $ Belt Clip 24 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total Rockwall County Courtroom, Security, Transport Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.22
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CITY OF ROCKWALL POLICE DEPARTMENT City of Rockwall Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 56 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 56 $ $ $ External Speaker 56 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 100 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 56 100 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 56 100 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 56 100 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 56 100 $ $ $ Full Keypad 3 3 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 53 97 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 100 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 100 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 100 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 100 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 100 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 100 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 56 100 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 56 100 $ $ $ Priority Scan 56 100 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 56 100 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
City of Rockwall Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Radio Authentication 56 AES Single‐key Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 100 $ $ $ 5 21 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 56 100 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 100 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 100 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 100 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Vehicular Repeater 4 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 4 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 100 $ $ $ Spare battery 100 $ $ $ Belt Clip 100 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total City of Rockwall Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
$ PAGE 220
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CITY OF ROCKWALL FIRE DEPARTMENT City of Rockwall Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 29 $ $ $ Trunk Mount (Need 1 Boat Dash Mount) 28 $ $ $ Dual Control Head (include 2 speakers, 2 mics) 2 $ $ $ External Speaker 29 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 91 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 29 91 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 29 91 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 29 91 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 29 91 $ $ $ Full Keypad 3 3 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 26 88 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 91 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 91 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 91 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 91 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 0 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 91 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 91 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 29 91 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 29 91 $ $ $ Priority Scan 29 91 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 29 91 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
City of Rockwall Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Text Messaging 0 Bluetooth Capability Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ Radio Authentication 29 91 $ $ $ AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 3 3 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 29 91 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 91 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 91 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 91 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 22 $ $ $ Vehicular Repeater 8 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 3 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 91 $ $ $ Spare battery 91 $ $ $ Belt Clip 91 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total City of Rockwall Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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CITY OF EOC OPERATIONS City of Rockwall EOC Operations Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 0 $ $ $ Trunk Mount (Need 1 Boat Dash Mount) 0 $ $ $ External Speaker 0 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 10 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 0 10 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 0 10 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 0 10 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 0 10 $ $ $ Full Keypad 0 0 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 0 10 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 10 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 10 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 10 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 10 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 0 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 10 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 10 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 0 10 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 0 10 $ $ $ Priority Scan 0 10 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 0 10 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
City of Rockwall EOC Operations Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Radio Authentication 0 AES Single‐key Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 10 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 0 10 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 10 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 10 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 10 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Vehicular Repeater 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 1 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 0 $ $ $ Spare battery 10 $ $ $ Belt Clip 10 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total City of EOC Operations Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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CITY OF ROCKWALL PUBLIC WORKS City of Rockwall Public Works Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 0 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 0 $ $ $ External Speaker 0 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 94 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 0 94 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 0 0 $ $ $ 100 Modes Minimum 0 94 $ $ $ LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 0 94 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 0 94 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 0 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 0 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 0 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 0 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 94 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 0 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 0 94 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 0 0 $ $ $ Priority Scan 0 0 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 0 0 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ Radio Authentication 0 94 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
City of Rockwall Public Works Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 0 AES Multikey Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 0 94 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 94 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 94 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 94 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 3 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 0 $ $ $ Spare battery 94 $ $ $ Belt Clip 94 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total City of Rockwall Public Works Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.27
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
FATE DPS POLICE DEPARTMENT Fate DPS Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 9 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 9 $ $ $ External Speaker 9 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 17 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 9 17 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 9 17 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 9 17 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 9 17 $ $ $ Full Keypad 0 2 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 9 15 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 17 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 17 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 17 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 17 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 17 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 17 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 9 17 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 9 17 $ $ $ Priority Scan 9 17 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 9 17 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Fate DPS Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Radio Authentication 9 AES Single‐key Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 17 $ $ $ 0 2 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 9 17 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 17 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 17 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 17 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Vehicular Repeater 1 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 2 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 17 $ $ $ Spare battery 17 $ $ $ Belt Clip 17 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total Fate DPS Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
FATE DPS FIRE DEPARTMENT Fate DPS Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 6 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 6 $ $ $ External Speaker 6 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 14 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 6 14 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 6 14 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 6 14 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 6 14 $ $ $ Full Keypad 0 0 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 6 14 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 14 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 14 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 14 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 14 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 0 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 14 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 14 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 6 14 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 6 14 $ $ $ Priority Scan 6 14 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 6 14 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Fate DPS Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Radio Authentication 6 AES Single‐key Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 14 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 6 14 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 14 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 14 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 14 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 1 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 14 $ $ $ Spare battery 14 $ $ $ Belt Clip 14 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ Total Fate DPS Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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HEATH DPS Heath DPS Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 19 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 19 $ $ $ Dual Control Head 4 $ $ $ External Speaker 19 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 37 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 19 37 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 19 37 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 19 37 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 19 37 $ $ $ Full Keypad 2 2 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 17 35 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 37 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 37 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 37 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 37 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 32 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 5 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 37 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 19 37 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 19 37 $ $ $ Priority Scan 19 37 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 19 37 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Heath DPS Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Bluetooth Capability 0 Radio Authentication Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 19 37 $ $ $ AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 5 7 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 19 37 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 37 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 37 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 37 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 7 $ $ $ Vehicular Repeater 1 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 2 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 37 $ $ $ Spare battery 37 $ $ $ Belt Clip 37 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Heath DPS Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
$ PAGE 232
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
MCLENDON CHISHOLM FIRE DEPARTMENT McLendon Chisholm Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 8 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 8 $ $ $ External Speaker 8 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 16 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 8 16 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 8 16 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 8 16 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 8 16 $ $ $ Full Keypad 3 5 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 5 11 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 16 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 16 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 16 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 16 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 0 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 16 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 16 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 8 16 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 8 16 $ $ $ Priority Scan 8 16 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 8 16 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
McLendon Chisholm Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Radio Authentication 8 AES Single‐key Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 16 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 8 16 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 16 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 16 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 16 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 5 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 2 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 16 $ $ $ Spare battery 16 $ $ $ Belt Clip 16 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot McLendon Chisholm Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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13.31
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROYSE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT Royse City Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 16 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 16 $ $ $ External Speaker 16 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 22 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 16 22 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 16 0 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 16 22 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 16 22 $ $ $ Full Keypad 2 2 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 14 20 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 22 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 22 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 22 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 22 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 22 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 22 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 16 22 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 16 22 $ $ $ Priority Scan 16 22 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 16 22 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Royse City Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Radio Authentication 16 AES Single‐key Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 22 $ $ $ 3 3 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 16 22 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 22 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 22 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 22 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 2 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 22 $ $ $ Spare battery 22 $ $ $ Belt Clip 22 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total Royse City Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
$ PAGE 236
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13.32
P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
ROYSE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT Royse City Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 9 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 9 $ $ $ Dual Control Head 1 $ $ $ External Speaker 9 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 27 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 9 27 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 9 27 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 9 27 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 9 27 $ $ $ Full Keypad 4 4 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 5 23 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 27 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 27 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 27 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 27 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 0 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 27 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 27 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 9 27 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 9 27 $ $ $ Priority Scan 9 27 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 9 27 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
Royse City Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables Bluetooth Capability 0 Radio Authentication Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 9 27 $ $ $ AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 9 27 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 27 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 27 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 27 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 3 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 2 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 27 $ $ $ Spare battery 27 $ $ $ Belt Clip 27 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Royse City Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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ROYSE CITY PUBLIC WORKS Royse City Public Works Mobile and Portable Radios Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Mobiles Portables Unit Unit (Mobiles) (Portable
s) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 0 $ $ $ Trunk Mount 0 $ $ $ External Speaker 0 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Portable Radio (provide radio series and model here) 20 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 0 20 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 0 0 $ $ $ 100 Modes Minimum 0 20 $ $ $ LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 0 20 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 0 20 $ $ $ Dual Mic Noise Cancelling 0 $ $ $ High Noise Reduction 0 $ $ $ Submersible to IP67 (1m for 30 min) 0 $ $ $ Man Down Sensor 0 $ $ $ Color (Standard) 20 $ $ $ Color (Hi Visibility Yellow) 0 $ $ $ Intrinsically Safe 0 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 0 20 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 0 0 $ $ $ Priority Scan 0 0 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 0 0 $ $ $ GPS Location 0 0 $ $ $ Text Messaging 0 0 $ $ $ Bluetooth Capability 0 0 $ $ $ Radio Authentication 0 20 $ $ $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Royse City Public Works Mobile and Portable Radios Description Mobiles Portables AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 0 AES Multikey Voice Encryption Unit Unit Extended (Mobiles) (Portable
s) 0 $ $ $ 0 0 $ $ $ AES Over The Air Rekeying (OTAR) 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 0 20 $ $ $ Battery Type (prefer Lithium Polymer) 20 $ $ $ Battery Life 10 Hours 20 $ $ $ Single Unit Charger (1‐Hour) 20 $ $ $ Vehicular Charger 0 $ $ $ Multi‐Unit Charger 3 $ $ $ Battery Conditioner 0 $ $ $ Speaker Microphone (no antenna) 0 $ $ $ Spare battery 20 $ $ $ Belt Clip 20 $ $ $ Swivel Belt Clip 0 $ $ $ Leather Carrying Case 0 $ $ $ $ $ $ (add text to make more descriptive of models and options)
Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Radios Lot Total Royse City Public Works Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
CONTROL STATIONS Control Station Radios Note: The Control Stations listed below do not include those interfaced to Dispatch Consoles for Site Trunking Backup, and also do not include any that the Proposer would require in their Fire Station Alerting solution. Consolettes are mobile radios in a case with an integrated power supply. Description (add text to make more descriptive of models and options) Unit Consolette Unit Mobile (Consolette) (Mobiles
) Extended Project 25 700/800MHz Consolette (provide radio series and model here) 20 $ $ $ Project 25 700/800MHz Mobile Radio (provide radio series and model here) 4 $ $ $ Control Station Operation 4 $ $ $ Trunk Mount (for ACU1000) 4 $ $ $ P25 Phase 2 Operation 20 4 $ $ $ Dual Band (700/800, VHF) 20 4 $ $ $ 500 Modes Minimum 20 4 $ $ $ Full Color LCD Alphanumeric Side Display 20 4 $ $ $ Full Keypad 0 0 $ $ $ Partial Keypad 20 4 $ $ $ PTT‐ID 20 4 $ $ $ Emergency Alert 20 4 $ $ $ Priority Scan 20 4 $ $ $ Individual Call and Call Alert 20 4 $ $ $ Radio Authentication 20 4 $ $ $ AES Single‐key Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ AES Multikey Voice Encryption 0 0 $ $ $ Over The Air Programming (OTAP) 20 4 $ $ $ $ $ $ Services: Installation, Programming, and other Services Related to Control Stations Control Station Radios and Related Services RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Control Station Radio Locations Note: The Control Stations listed below do not include those interfaced to Dispatch Consoles for Site Trunking Backup, and also do not include any that the Proposer would require in their Fire Station Alerting solution.. Agency Location Qty Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Courthouse Security Control Room 1 Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center Control Rooms 2 City of Rockwall Fire Stations 1‐4 4 City of Rockwall Presbyterian Hospital 1 City of Rockwall Lakepointe Hospital 1 City of Rockwall City of Rockwall EOC 2 City of Rockwall Rowlett EOC 1 City of Heath Heath DPS 1 Royse City Royse City Fire Station 1 Royse City Royse City PD (for the Fire Dept) 1 Royse City Royse City PD (for the Police Dept) 2 City of Fate Fate Fire Station 1 McLendon Chisholm Fire Station 1 1 McLendon Chisholm Fire Station 2 1 City of Rockwall Interface to Existing ACU1000 4 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
TRAINING Describe and price the Training plan based on Section 12 of this RFP and the Proposer’s recommendations.. Be descriptive on each line item so that the County and its Partner agencies understand the extent of training proposed in the system. $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Total Training $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
TEST AND PROGRAMMING EQUIPMENT Please list and price the recommended Test Equipment to support the proposed system. Test Equipment Item #1 $ $ Test Equipment Item #N $ Programming Equipment (Four complete sets of software, cables, and required interface devices) $ Total Test and Programming Equipment $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
PRICING SUMMARY This worksheet summarizes all of the previous the pricing worksheets to derive a Total Project Cost. Proposers are encouraged to provide cost reduction measures in the form of Trade‐In allowances and/or other cost reduction Incentives. After establishing this “Base Total Project Cost”, Proposers are also encouraged to provide creative and meaningful “Cost Reduction Options” which, in the Proposer’s opinion, change the scope of equipment, features, and/or services in the project while still meeting the intent of the functional and coverage requirements. Total Main Control Point Equipment and Services $ Total MPLS Microwave Network Equipment and Services $ Total Simulcast Site #1 (Fire Station 1 Simulcast Control Point) Equipment and Services $ Total Simulcast Site #2 (Heath Water Tower Simulcast Control Point) Equipment and Services $ Total Simulcast Site #3 (Fire Station 2 Remote Site) Equipment and Services $ Total Simulcast Site #4 (Royse City Water Treatment Remote Site) Equipment and Services $ Total Simulcast Site #5 (McLendon Chisholm Remote Site) Equipment and Services $ Total Simulcast Site #N (If needed by Proposer) Equipment and Services $ Total Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Equipment and Services $ Total City of Rockwall Dispatch Equipment and Services $ Total Fire Station Alerting Equipment and Services $ Total Acceptance Testing $ Total Conventional Equipment and Services $ Total Recommended Spares $ Total Rockwall County SO Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Rockwall County Constables Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Rockwall County Road and Bridge Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Rockwall County EMS Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Rockwall County Detention Services Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Rockwall County Courtroom, Security, Transport Mobile and Portable and Related Services $ Total City of Rockwall Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total City of Rockwall Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total City of EOC Operations Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total City of Rockwall Public Works Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Fate DPS Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Fate DPS Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Heath DPS Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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Total McLendon Chisholm Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Royse City Police Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Royse City Fire Department Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Royse City Public Works Mobile and Portable Radios and Related Services $ Total Training $ Total Test and Programming Equipment $ Total Base Project Cost before Cost Adjustments $ Trade‐In Allowance $ ( ) Cost Reduction Incentives $ ( ) Total Base Project Cost after Cost Adjustments RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
COST REDUCTION OPTIONS After establishing this “Base Total Project Cost” Proposers are also encouraged to provide creative and meaningful “Cost Reduction Options” which, in the Proposer’s opinion, change the scope of equipment, features, and/or services in the project while still meeting the intent of the functional and coverage requirements. Total Base Project Cost after Cost Adjustments (Trade‐In, Incentives) $ Delete AES Capability for all but Two (2) Channels $ ( ) Reduce all UPS’s from 4 Hr to 2 Hr Backup (Except Main Control Point)
$ ( ) Reduce the Number of AES Encrypted Channels from Six (6) to Two (2)
$ ( ) Cost Reduction Option #N (please describe) $ ( ) Total Project Cost after Cost Adjustments and Cost Reduction Options $ 13.39
GENERAL OPTIONS In the table below Proposers shall provide optional pricing for the items listed. These items should not be included in the Total Project Cost. Cell Phone LMR Gateway (see RFP Section 2.5) $ Inter Sub System Interface (ISSI) $ Electromagnetic Pulse Protection for all Repeater Sites, Main Control Point, Simulcast Control Points, and Dispatch Sites $ Delete Mobile and Portable “Dual band” Capability (per unit cost)
$ Delete Portable Radio Battery (per unit cost) $ Add GPS Location Option to Mobile Radio (per unit cost)
$ Add GPS Location Option to Portable Radio (per unit cost)
$ Add Bluetooth Option to Portable Radio (per unit cost)
$ All Required Equipment, Routers, Licensing, Software to Provide ISSI
$ Radio System Maintenance Tracking and Ticketing Software
$ RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE The basis for this form is that Year 1 is the warranty year for the proposed system. The Proposer must provide the following costs for Years 2‐10 maintenance. Infrastructure Equipment (exclude Dispatch) Microwave Radio Equipment Dispatch Equipment including Fire Alerting and any proposed Logging Recorders (exclude Control Stations) Mobile, Portable, and Control Station Equipment Generators, UPSs, Other (please list) Software Maintenance Agreement Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Total for Each Year Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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P25 TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 1/15
MANUFACTURER MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE SUPPORT ITEMS Rockwall County and the Partner Agencies may wish to be “Self‐Maintained” to an extent with the proposed system. The Proposer shall provide the following costs in support of this possibility.
Factory Repairs of all proposed spare system components after the Year 1 warranty period, considering that all field maintenance would be provided by the County. This shall include system infrastructure, dispatch console equipment, microwave equipment, system management equipment, fire station alerting, and logging recorder equipment. Technical Support Center technical /telephone support. Local Technical Support Recommended software / hardware refresh costs. Insert cost in recommended years. Factory Repair of Mobile Radio Factory Repair of Portable Radio Factory Repair of Control Station / Consolette Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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LONG‐TERM PRICING DISCOUNT % The Proposer is required to provide guaranteed discount levels off of their List Price for various system segments for a period of Five (5) years AFTER FINAL SYSTEM ACCEPTANCE. Use the structure below and adapt as necessary comply with this request. The Trade‐In is a suggested mechanism for offering additional savings over the guaranteed percentage off List Price. The Proposer may offer alternative mechanisms for additional savings. System Segment Infrastructure Components Infrastructure Components Trade‐In 3rd Party Infrastructure Components 3rd Party Infrastructure Components Trade‐In Subscriber Family # 1 Subscriber Family #1 Trade‐In Subscriber Family # N Subscriber Family # N Trade‐In % Discount off List Price Years Guaranteed % % % % RCC CONSULTANTS, INC.
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