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  D.2.d.       
Meeting Date: 04/02/2019  
Submitted For: Jerry Duffield
Contact: Terri Kordsmeier, Staff Administrative Assistant
Also Contact: Tonya Hunter, Regional Emergency Management Operations Coordinator
Phone: 972-780-5054  

COUNCIL ACTION
Motion by Councilmember Moore with a second by Mayor Pro Tem Proctor to approve as presented. Motion passes 7-0.
AGENDA ITEM:
Consider a purchase from Mass Notification Services Inc. in the amount of $68,102.88 for security equipment for the city's Outdoor Warning System.
BACKGROUND:
Mass Notifications Systems, Inc. is the vendor and technical subject matter expert on the city's outdoor warning siren system that consists of 10 outdoor warning sirens and two (2) control points. We currently use American Signal Corporation and Mass Notifications Systems, Inc. for maintenance and repair of the city's outdoor warning system.  These vendors have been tasked with a project of upgrading the outdoor warning siren system to the highest security level available.  The project includes upgrades to the radios, antennas, security cards, command and control hardware and software, shipping, and installation by an approved American Signal vendor. 
FINDINGS:
The Fire Department/Emergency Management anticipates spending $68,102.88 for security and communications enhancement equipment as outlined in the attached quote provided by Mass Notifications Systems, Inc. dated  March 14, 2019.  
FINANCIAL IMPACT:
The security and communications enhancements  will come from fund 101-54050-007-010 (repair and maintenance). The proposal has been reviewed by the Purchasing Manager and City Manager.  
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends Council approve a purchase in the amount of $68,102.88 to purchase security and communications enhancements to secure the radio system that operates the City's Outdoor Warning System.
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