FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, August 10, 2020 — As a result of a competitive request for quotes (RFQ) issued by the State of Florida, Department of Management Services (DMS), Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) won a contract to develop a business case, assist with procurement, and provide ongoing project management support for the upgrade of the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS-2).
Mr. Brad Barber, the FE Director principally responsible for the SLERS-2 project, provided an overview. “The DMS RFQ was issued to acquire and maintain the necessary staff augmentation support and subject matter experts to assist the department in implementing the replacement of the current Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System. Currently, SLERS provides radio communications capabilities for 22 State agencies with nearly 20,000 radios throughout the State. The current SLERS is based upon proprietary technology, is 20 years old, and near the end of its lifecycle. The State desires to develop an a business case to identify solutions that will be considered for SLERS-2 and release a competitive procurement that will, at a minimum, utilize standards based Project 25 Phase II technology while also considering emerging technologies to enhance interoperability, promote public safety, improve coverage and enhance audio clarity. Federal Engineering has completed more statewide radio projects than any other firm and we will apply our vast knowledge gained through those projects to assist Florida in procuring a system that meets the State’s needs while minimizing risk.”
Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG911, PSAPs, ECCs, Real-Time Crime Centers 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 particular technology, product, vendor, or approach.