RFPs Coming In to Evaluate Efficiency of 911 System


Published on March 12 2013 3:06 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

So much for worries over not receiving proposals to evaluate the Effingham County 911 system.

At the time it was decided to seek proposals, some wondered whether any would be received since the City of Effingham and Effingham County had recently sought similar proposals that were never acted on.  The thought was that firms wouldn't want to go to the trouble of preparing proposals again.

Instead, eight proposals have been received.  More might be received; 911 System Administrator Jodi Moomaw extended the deadline to receive proposals until this Friday after there was some trouble getting the proposals delivered to the County Office Building. 

The proposals are to see how the firms would study the efficiencies of the 911 system.  The plan is to receive and file the proposals at a special meeting of the 911 Efficiency Committee Friday morning and then to begin reviewing the proposals at 9am Monday, the 18th.  Both of those sessions will take place at the County Office Building.

Also at Tuesday's 911 Board meeting, it was shared a 30-day trial began Monday of a radio bridge through Global Technical Systems designed to improve communication between law enforcement officers when they're out of their vehicles.  There was nothing to report as to whether the bridge is helping.