Portland Awards Contract To Federal Engineering For Voice Radio System Specifications Development
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, May 30, 2012 — The City of Portland, Oregon has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to develop radio system specifications for its first responders. Under this contract, FE will assist the City with inventory analysis, deliver recommendations regarding an upgrade or replacement of the existing radio system, and assist with the City’s procurement of the radio upgrade.
The City of Portland built the current radio system infrastructure and brought it online in 1994. The existing radio system has become unsustainable due to its age and subsequent lack of replacement parts and vendor support,” indicated Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President. “The City is a member of the Regional Radio Partnership consisting of Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington State and, in the long term, has hopes of forming and funding a unified regional radio communications system. However, due to the aging existing system, the City determined that a stability plan must be developed and that the City should be prepared to move ahead as rapidly as possible in the event that the City’s system needs upgrade and/or replacement before the envisioned regional system can be created.”
FE provides a wide range of design and management services in public safety and public service involving VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 4.9GHz communications systems. FE also assists in the design and implementation of E911, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs.
As a nationwide communications systems planning and design firm, FE develops voice, data, and video networks for numerous firms including utilities, transportation, aerospace, energy, finance, education, publishing, and computer services. In addition to its private sector work, FE has completed over a thousand communications projects for 30 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.