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City Council Approves $1.8 Million Contract with Glendale for Monitoring of Radio System by Motorola

Published on Monday, June 13, 2022 | 7:24 pm
 

The City Council approved on Monday, June 13 the six-year contract with the City of Glendale for the monitoring, maintenance and upgrades of the city’s radio system by Motorola Solutions, Inc.

The contract, which was given a thumbs up on the Council’s consent calendar, sets aside $327,704 per year or a total of $1.8 million for six years, for the services.

The contract takes effect on July 1 and it will expire on June 30, 2028.

As per city staff report, the contract will support over 1,500 City-owned handheld, vehicle-mounted or desktop radios being used by city departments including Police, Fire, Water and Power, Public Works, Transportation, Public Health and Planning.

The agreement provides: Dispatch Service with Service Tracking, 24 hour On-Site Response, Replacement Parts and Guaranteed Availability and Security Updates and Monitoring Service.

The contract also provides factory-level maintenance and support for all radio infrastructure items located at the City’s three radio sites, as well as twelve radio dispatch consoles at the Police Department 911 dispatch center and the City’s radio shop.

The City Council first approved the first three-year monitoring and maintenance contract with Motorola for the monitoring and maintenance of the new radio system in October 2012.

The most recent three-year monitoring and maintenance contract with Motorola worth $679,470, approved by City Council in September 2021 expires on October 31, 2024.

Since that time, Motorola presented a Multi-Agency Support Services Agreement to the City of Glendale that includes discounted services for all interagency Communications Interoperability (ICI) member agencies.

Since 2011, Pasadena has been a member of ICI, a local government-owned Land Mobile Radio Network that hosts more than seventy regional public safety agencies as a primary means of radio communications.

The Multi-Agency Support Services Agreement allows Motorola to provide one invoice to the City of Glendale, giving Motorola the ability to increase the discount offered to all the ICI member agencies.

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