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Carteret County Selects Federal Engineering for Radio Consulting Project

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Carteret County Selects Federal Engineering for Radio Consulting Project

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, November 20, 2023 – Carteret County, North Carolina has selected Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to provide support in procuring and implementing a new Project 25 countywide radio system.

Mr. Stephen Rea, Emergency Services Director for the County said: “Carteret County is a diverse County containing eleven municipalities. We provide dispatch services for all Public Safety Agencies including the Sheriff’s Office, seven law enforcement agencies, eighteen fire departments, and thirteen emergency medical services (EMS) agencies. Improvement of the current radio system is critical to the safety of citizens and public safety providers. The County selected Federal Engineering via a competitive procurement process to assist with developing a request for proposal (RFP) for a new radio system, develop cost estimates, manage the bidding process, evaluate vendor proposals, and provide project management during construction.”

Mr. Travis LePage, Director of Operations for Federal Engineering, provided more details: “Federal Engineering will accomplish the following tasks to fulfill the diverse first responder needs of the multiple jurisdictions. Tasks to be performed will include:

  • Review of existing systems
  • User interviews
  • Definition of requirements
  • Generation of system specifications
  • Development of an RFP
  • Assistance in the procurement process
  • Evaluating vendor proposals
  • Project management and technical support throughout the implementation

FE will assess vendor proposals for compliance with applicable governmental regulations and industry design standards. We will provide assistance to the County during the review of proposed vendor designs and the winning vendor’s design will be approved by the Carteret County Board of Commissioners as well as County staff.”

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications involving traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems as well as LTE and CBRS. These services complement FE’s wide range of dispatch center consulting services in NG911, PSAPs, RTTCs, ECCs, and EOCs. FE’s cybersecurity practice helps our clients defend against today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape. FE personnel also serve as trusted advisors assisting clients to assess emerging services such as FirstNet and the impacts of new technologies on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects in all 50 states for numerous state, local and federal government clients as well as Canadian clients.

In addition to its public sector work, Federal Engineering provides design and implementation support services for voice, data, and video networks used in the transportation, utilities, finance, education, and computer services industries. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any technology, product, vendor, or approach.


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