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AI- 7215   3. O.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 04/05/2016  
Approve a finding for a request of competitive bids; and authorize to publish a notice for Satellite Data Service .
Submitted By: Elsa Saenz, Purchasing Department
Department: Purchasing Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Approve making a finding for the method of procurement (request of competitive bids); and authorize the purchasing agent to publish a notice for Satellite Data Service for the EOC and a secondary mobile data solution.
BACKGROUND
This project will provide an alternate, resilient network and to ensure uninterrupted data and voice from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) using satellite technology to transmit critical incident information including requests for assistance on behalf of the County and the cities within as required by the Texas Disaster Act. This project will provide a roof mounted antenna directly into the Emergency Operations Center. Additionally, this project will provide for a mobile unit that can be deployed if the permanent antenna is damaged and also to incident sites. The Office of Emergency Management will maintain the equipment and will ensure its deployment for any incident requiring field support to transmit critical incident information.
DISCUSSION
Project is to be funded through FY 15 Homeland Security Grant Program in the amount of $65,500 and Port Security Grant program in the amount of $65,000. Both grants previously accepted by the Commissioners Court.

Budget Information
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Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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