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File #: 21-0377    Version: 2
Type: Consent - Purchase Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Authorize purchase of one hundred twenty Bendix King handheld VHF radios and twenty one Bendix King mobile VHF radios from Cross Connections Mobile Communications.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Quotes from Cross Connections Mobile Communications, 3. NASPO Contract 06913 Price List, 4. State of California Participating Addendum Number 7-16-58-15
TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THRU: Rick Otto, City Manager

FROM: Sean deMetropolis, Fire Chief


1. SUBJECT
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Authorize purchase of one hundred twenty Bendix King handheld VHF radios and twenty one Bendix King mobile VHF radios from Cross Connections Mobile Communications.
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2. SUMMARY
The Fire Department is seeking the purchase of one hundred twenty digital P25 compliant Bendix King handheld VHF radios and twenty-one Bendix King mobile VHF radios, to replace aging analog equipment. VHF radios are key to local, regional, and statewide mutual aid response communications and allow us to operate on emergency incidents with both Cal Fire and the United States Forest Service.
3. RECOMMENDED ACTION
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Approve the purchase of one hundred twenty Bendix King handheld VHF radios and twenty one Bendix King mobile VHF radios in an amount not to exceed $300,000, from Cross Connections Mobile Connections, through National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) Contract 06913.

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4. FISCAL IMPACT
The total expenditure for this purchase is $300,000 and will be funded in Bendix King Radio Replacement (20474) through Capital Projects (500).
5. STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
Goal 1: Provide for a safe community
a: Provide staffing and resources to deliver services that ensure public safety.
6. DISCUSSION AND BACKGROUND
The Fire Department has used the Bendix King VHF radios for over 18 years. Bendix King radios are approved on the National Interagency Incident Communications Division (NIFC) list for VHF Fire Radios, UHF Fire Radios, or Cooperator Radios. VHF radios are key to local, regional, and statewide mutual aid response communications. The Bendix King VHF single band radios are the only ones that are supported on State and Federal incident team run incidents. These radios allow us to operate on emergency incidents with both Cal Fire and the United States Forest Service. VHF radios also provide redundancy to age...

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