FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, August 29, 2016 — The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center (HRECC) in Harrisonburg, Virginia has awarded Federal Engineering Inc. (FE) a multi-year contract to assist in the upgrade of its public safety dispatching facilities.
Mr. Jim Junkins, Director of the HRECC, provided an overview: “HRECC solicited sealed proposals from interested professional consulting firms to provide comprehensive, turn-key consultation to assist us in selecting a Computer Aided Dispatch and Multi-Discipline Data Management systems (CAD/RMS) vendor. In addition, we sought a consulting firm that can manage the project and ensure the selected CAD/Data Management vendor fulfills project goals and objectives.”
Mr. Junkins went on to describe the selection process: “Proposal evaluations were based on a below, meets, exceeds scale, using the following minimum selection criteria:
- Experience and past performance providing similar services. Client references.
- The company’s ability to deliver the required services.
- Background on the company including the number of years in business and past major projects completed.
- The company’s ability to deliver the required services on time and in accordance with the scope of work. Costs which were not to be the sole deciding factor in the selection process, but a serious consideration.
Federal Engineering’s proposal scored best in the above factors. After interviewing the top rated firms, FE became our clear choice.”
Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President and CEO, stated: “Federal Engineering’s PSAP consulting practice continues to rapidly expand with this award from the City of Harrisonburg. We are currently assisting jurisdictions in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Virginia with upgrades to Next Generation 9-1 -1, CAD, RMS, Automatic Vehicle Location, and other Public Safety Answering Point systems. FE looks forward to working with HRECC to modernize their dispatch and records management functions.”
FE provides a wide range of broadband wireless and land mobile radio analysis, design, procurement support, and implementation management services for public safety, public service, transportation, and energy organizations. The firm also provides telecommunications systems design, security analyses, disaster recovery planning, strategic assessments, product analyses, market research, and business planning services in telecommunications and related fields.
As a leading, nationwide communications systems planning and design firm, Federal Engineering develops voice, data, and video networks for numerous firms including aerospace, energy, finance, education, publishing, and computer services. In addition to its private sector work, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any particular technology, product, vendor, or approach.