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City of Reno Selects Federal Engineering for Emergency Dispatch and Public Safety Software Consulting

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City of Reno Selects Federal Engineering for Emergency Dispatch and Public Safety Software Consulting

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, October 12, 2020 — The City of Reno, Nevada has selected Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to provide a wide range of dispatch and public safety software consulting services in the areas of Computer Aided Dispatching (CAD), Records Management Systems (RMS), and Jail Management Systems (JMS).

Ms. Rishma Khimji, Director of Technology and Project Manager for the City stated: “Because we require services in three major technology areas, we went to great lengths to select the right consulting firm. In addition to technical skill sets, we wanted to make sure the consulting firm demonstrated the:

  • Ability, capacity, and skills to provide the services required within the time specified without delay
  • Character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience, and efficiency
  • Quality of performance on previous contracts
  • Previous compliance with applicable laws
  • Financial responsibility to perform the services required
  • Quality, availability, and adaptability to meet our needs

Although we received multiple proposals, very few firms demonstrated the breadth of experience and technology as Federal Engineering. We are confident we made the right choice and look forward to working with FE throughout these projects.”

Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE President & CEO, provided a vignette of this engagement: “Federal Engineering will be assisting the City of Reno, the City of Sparks and Washoe County in the development of a request for proposals (RFP) for the acquisition and implementation of new Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management, and Jail Management systems. To accomplish this, FE will collect data on current systems, interview stakeholders, conduct gap analyses, and deliver a Requirements Report. This report will serve as the basis for our procurement specifications and RFP development. FE will also support the procurement process and conduct vendor proposal evaluations as well as provide contract negotiations support.”

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG911, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs. These services complement FE’s wide range of consulting services in 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. FE’s cybersecurity practice helps our clients defend against today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape. FE also serves as trusted advisors to assist clients understand emerging services such as FirstNet and the impacts on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government 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, aerospace, finance, education, publishing, 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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