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File #: 22-0749    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bid & Purchase Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2022 Final action: 9/21/2022
Title: Purchase of multi-band portable radios from Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report.pdf, 2. Exhibit 1 - Los Angeles County Motorola Contract, 3. Exhibit 2 - Motorola Contract Agreement Pricing, 4. Exhibit 3 - Motorola Quote
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION



DATE: 09/21/2022

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

FROM: Fire Department

SUBJECT:
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Purchase of multi-band portable radios from Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
City Council consideration of the purchase of multi-band portable radios and associated radio accessories from Motorola Solutions in the amount of $323,031. The multi-band portable radios will replace current legacy portable radios that have reached their end of life and allow seamless communication with neighboring cities and public safety agencies across a broad spectrum of radio frequencies on a P25-compliant portable radio. This purchase is the third and final phase of a three-year replacement project.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommended action
That the City Council:

a. Authorize the Purchasing Manager to issue a purchase order to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $323,031 for the purchase of multi-band portable radios and associated radio accessories.

b. Make a determination under Corona Municipal Code Section 3.08.140(c) that competitive bidding has been satisfied based upon the reasons provided in the "Basis for Determination of Competitive Bidding" section of this report.

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BACKGROUND & HISTORY:
The Corona Fire Department responds to thousands of emergency incidents each year, requiring the use of a portable radio on each call. As this is the most frequently used piece of fire department equipment, the portable radio must be able to operate on multiple band frequencies and contain enhanced safety features for firefighter safety and meet P25 compliance as explained below.
For several decades, public safety agencies purchased and used equipment developed by disparate manufacturers and operated on a different spectrum. As a result, this equipment often could not interoperate, preventing many public safety agencies from communicating when responding to critical incidents. Public safety and industry partnered...

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