Nevada Department of Transportation Awards Federal Engineering Radio Technical Support Contract

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Nevada Department of Transportation Awards Federal Engineering Radio Technical Support Contract

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, November 23, 2015 — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to assist in the analysis and procurement of a new statewide land mobile radio (LMR) system.

Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President and CEO, provided an overview: “The State of Nevada is faced with a complex undertaking due to the impending end-of-life of its LMR network. In addition, Nevada Statewide Radio System (NSRS) users are experiencing both coverage and system capacity issues. NDOT, Nevada Energy, and Washoe County, the three primary stakeholders in the NSRS, decided to seek the services of an experienced consulting firm to assist in the analysis, design, procurement, and implementation of the replacement radio system. Federal Engineering was selected via a competitive procurement process. Nevada will greatly benefit from FE’s considerable knowledge of the technical, operational, and governance aspects of the NSRS.”

Mr. Richard Brooks, IT Professional IV for the Nevada Department of Transportation, said, “NDOT’s existing LMR system is utilized for voice communications and the control of interactive devices. The system has effectively reached its end-of-life. As of 2017, the current LMR system will no longer be supported by the manufacturer. NDOT, on behalf of the NSRS, has selected FE to assess the needs of the NSRS users, evaluate the current system infrastructure, and identify the best solution for the next generation LMR communications system. The scope of work will include all activities through radio vendor contract award followed by implementation support through final acceptance of the P25 Phase 2 radio system. The Department selected Federal Engineering because of the firm’s extensive expertise in LMR project management, construction support, and system acceptance testing. The success of this project, and ultimately the statewide radio network, depends on the ability to procure a system that meets our users’ needs and a smooth transition between today’s EDACS system and the new P25 Phase 2 network.”

Federal Engineering is the leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG9-1-1, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs. These services complement FE’s wide range of consulting services in public safety and public service communications involving LTE as well as traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems. FE also supports FirstNet planning in anticipation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 40 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.


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