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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 16:37 Written by Region 6 LEPC

Request for Proposal: Region 6 LEPC Portable Multi Band Radios Featured

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Notice is given that sealed proposals will be received by:

Delaware County Emergency Management Agency
Courthouse – 301 E. Main St.
Manchester, Iowa 52057


Product Description

2 Multi band portable radios capable of operating in the following frequency bands:

VHF, UHF, 700 and 800

Features: Digital voice phase 1 and 2 trunking compliant, designed to support future P25 standards, support multi band operation, and can store a minimum of 500 talk group positions and at least 25 programmable banks.

Must include: Full front keypad, configurable top display and color LCD front display with backlighting, conforming grip and large buttons, PTT button, top-mounted on/off volume knob, 16 position talkgroup/channel selector with a physical stop, emergency button (protected from inadvertent activation), alphanumeric display (minimum of 8 characters), and transmit indicator. Radios must be Wifi, Bluetooth capable and must be robust and fully functional to include transmit and receive when paired with third party Bluetooth accessories. Each radio shall be a complete unit equipped with a battery. 

Rechargeable batteries: Lithium-ion preferred. Battery shall provide a minimum operational use of 8 hours. SMART battery that when paired with manufacturer’s charger will self-maintain. Provide pricing for an additional battery also. Provide detailed specifications for all batteries proposed, including the following at a minimum: battery life, total life cycle expectancy, recharge time, dimensions, weight, and warranty.

 Provide itemized pricing for all accessories and options, including the following: AES256 Encryption and OTAR rekeying, no charge for programming and updates, data cables, battery charger, alternate antennas, remote speaker microphone with noise cancellation (to work dynamically, not requiring the user to speak into a specific location or microphone within the radio or remote speaker mic), belt clips, annual preventative maintenance and user training.

 Provide detailed equipment specifications for all proposed portables and accessories, including the following: radio dimensions, radio weight with battery, antenna type, frequency channel capacity, general features, transmit/receive parameters, mechanical specs, service/support, and warranty.


All equipment must be delivered prior to December 29, 2017.

Interested parties may request additional information regarding this RFP by contacting:

Scott Hansen, EMA Coordinator
Benton County Emergency Management
213 2nd Avenue
Vinton, Iowa 52349-1775
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 319-472-4519

Proposals should be completed and delivered in a sealed envelope to the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency Courthouse – 301 E. Main St. Manchester, Iowa 52057. The envelope must be clearly marked "RFP FOR PORTABLE MULTI BAND RADIOS" and received no later than 2:30 P.M. on Thursday November 9, 2017. Do not submit bids electronically.

Proposals received after the time announced for the opening will not be considered. No proposal may be withdrawn after the time announced for the opening or before the award and acceptance of the contract; unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding ten (10) days.

The applications will be reviewed prior to the regularly scheduled November 14, 2017 Region 6 LEPC meeting. A formal decision will be made at that meeting and all applicants will be notified of the decision via e-mail.  All decisions and selections of the LEPC to determine which proposal is in its judgment the best responsible submission by a responsible candidate shall be final and not subject to appeal. It should also be noted the LEPC maintains the right to reject any and all proposals submitted to it for consideration.

Please do not attempt to contact any staff or officials of the Region 6 LEPC outside of this RFP selection process.

CLICK HERE to download the RFP in PDF format

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