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AI- 10552   3. M.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 04/10/2019  
Authorize a DIR Contract No. DIR-TSO-3420 purchase for cell phone equipment and service from AT&T FirstNet.
Submitted By: Elsa Saenz, Purchasing Department
Department: Purchasing Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Authorize a DIR Contract No. DIR-TSO-3420 purchase for cell phone equipment and service from AT&T FirstNet.
BACKGROUND
The County is wishing to move 245 cell phones to AT&T FirstNet through a DIR contract. The monthly service cost would be reduced from $10,200 to $9,800. All cell phones would be transitioned to iPhone 7s that will be provided at no cost to the County. In addition, transitioning to FirstNet grants the County phone lines priority and preemption which allows first responders to communicate without interruption over an “always-on” network. FirstNet also allows the County to boost priority levels in emergencies, keeping our first responder teams connected. The transition activity will be overseen by I.T. Department staff working in conjunction with the Inventory Control Specialist of the Purchasing Department.
DISCUSSION
Monthly service cost and accessories will be paid by user departments.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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Fund Transfers

Attachments
FirstNet Quote

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