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City of Portland, Oregon On Behalf of the Coalition of: City of Portland (Bureau of Technology Services) CRESA (Clark County Washington) C800 (Clackamas County, Oregon) WCCCA (Washington County, Oregon)
August 17, 2007
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
For Regional Radio System RFI Prerequisite to Radio Replacement (800 MHz) Project
RFI responses due November 30, 2007, by 4:00PM
Envelope(s) shall be sealed and marked with RFI Project Title. Submit one (1) original and one electronic complete copy of the RFI to: City of Portland Bureau of Technology Services 3372 SE 99th Avenue Portland, OR 97266 Refer questions to: Mark Liewergen PSSRP Project Office Manager Bureau of Technology Services (BTS) Phone: (503) 823-5882 Email: Mark.Liewergen@ci.portland.or.us There will be a pre-response conference scheduled for this RFI on September 26th, 2007, at a time and place in Portland Oregon to be announced, at which time any questions pertaining to this RFI will be discussed. This is a mandatory meeting, and respondents are required to have a representative attending in person or by conference call. Please respond to Mark.Liewergen@ci.portland.or.us by August 31, 2007 if you wish to participate in the RFI conference.
800 MHz RFI-08-17-07_Final
On behalf of the Portland, Oregon regional coalition of public safety radio systems (Coalition), the City of Portland, Bureau of Technology Services (BTS), seeks information concerning a conceptual design and estimated cost for the upgrade and/or replacement of the current Motorola 800MHz trunked simulcast analog voice radio systems. Secondly the Coalition seeks information concerning a conceptual design and estimated cost for the upgrade and/or replacement of the current Motorola 800MHz analog data radio system. These systems serve Clackamas County Oregon, Clark County Washington, Portland/Multnomah County Oregon, and Washington County Oregon. This encompasses an area in excess of 4,000sq miles with over 2 million citizens served by approximately 100 law enforcement, fire, and EMS public service agencies. The conceptual design must take into consideration the radio interoperability plans of the states of Oregon and Washington. The Coalition is contemplating the upgrade and/or replacement of these current voice and data radio systems which are approaching their technical end of life. The proposed project is a collaborative effort of the Coalition which is being coordinated under the City of Portland Public Safety Systems Revitalization Project (PSSRP) office. PSSRP is under the auspices of BTS which is the lead agency within the City of Portland for accomplishing this work, working with the directors of involved bureaus, agencies and regional partners. Successful execution of the PSSRP is one of the City’s and the regions highest business priorities.
There are currently three Motorola 800MHz Trunked simulcast analog public safety voice and data radio systems serving the Portland region. These systems were constructed in the 1990 to 1993 time frame to serve Washington County, OR; City of Portland/Multnomah County, OR; Clark County, WA. In 2003 Clackamas County, OR constructed a system to serve the county in partnership with Washington County, OR as an expansion of the Washington County system. Though the Clark, Portland, Washington systems are separate systems, there has been a deliberate and focused cooperation between the systems to insure interoperability of the systems. The Coalition consists of the following systems: • • The City of Portland / Multnomah County, OR system is owned, managed and maintained by the City of Portland. The Washington County, OR system is owned, managed, and maintained by a partnership (Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency – WCCCA an ORS 190 organization) of the public safety agencies serving the county. The Clark County, WA system is owned, managed, and maintained by a partnership (Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency – CRESA – an RCW 39.34 interlocal agreement) of the public safety agencies serving the county. The Clackamas County, OR system is owned by a partnership (Clackamas County 800 Radio Group – C800 - an ORS 190 organization) of the public safety agencies serving the county and is managed and maintained by WCCCA via an inter governmental agreement (IGA).
The Coalition is contemplating a project to collectively upgrade and/or replace the region’s radio systems with a digital 700/800 MHz system. It is anticipated that the voice system would be a trunked radio system and would adhere to the current national ANSI/TIA 102 series digital Project 25 (P25) standards for trunked operation and for the P25 Intersubsystem Interface (ISSI). The ISSI will assure that the system will be capable of seamless interconnection to all other P25 compliant trunked radio systems that may be established in Oregon and/or Washington, Idaho, California. There are also non-public safety public service government agencies utilizing the systems which include schools, public works agencies, ODOT, Tri-Met, Bonneville Power Administration, and the Port of Portland, including the Portland Airport. All of the agencies served are highly dependant on continued robust voice and data radio communication systems. 3. REQUESTED INFORMATION On behalf of the Coalition, the City of Portland, Bureau of Technology Services is seeking a conceptual design and related cost for upgrading and/or replacing the existing public safety voice radio systems and data radio system. We would like a cost summary for a Portland and Salem core system. We would also like a cost summary for replacing each County system including Multnomah County, necessary to maintain interoperability. Further the Coalition is seeking information on innovative technological solutions, and capabilities of firms, teams or consultants with demonstrated experience in designing, furnishing, and installing these types of systems. This information will be utilized to formulate a future Request for Proposal(s) for the procurement of the eventual systems and/or its individual components. Please take into consideration the attached (PDF) July 31st, 2007 Federal Communication news release: FCC revises 700 MHz rules to advance interoperable public safety communications and promote wireless broadband deployment. 4. PROJECT GOVERNANCE AND FUNDING 5. TIMELINE FOR SUBMITTAL OF INFORMATION The Coalition is currently in the process of retaining a consultant to evaluate governance and funding options for this project.
The following dates are proposed as a timeline for this requested information: Email response deadline to confirm participation in a Mandatory Pre RFI Conference Pre RFI Conference to clarify the RFI and answer questions. This date is subject to change. Written RFI’s requested by 4:00PM August 31, 2007 September 26, 2007 November 30th, 2007
The City reserves the right to make adjustments to the above noted schedule as necessary. 6. RFI CONFIDENTIALITY AND PROTECTION The City of Portland obliges itself in good faith to protect Trade Secrets and other confidential information included in RFI responses under ORS 646.461, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and ORS192.501 and 192.502, Public Records Exemptions. RFI responses must specify which sections in their responses are confidential or contain trade secrets. It is not acceptable to mark the entire RFI as confidential or trade secret. It is the responsibility of the respondent to identify which exemptions apply to their information. 7. FUTURE RFP Please note that the following will be required on any future related RFP’s that are a follow-up to this RFI. DIVERSITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND
CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS NOTICE
The City is committed to increasing contracting opportunities for State of Oregon certified minority, women and emerging small business (M/W/ESB) enterprises. The City values, supports and nurtures diversity, and encourages any firm contracting with the City to do the same, maximizing M/W/ESB business participation with regard to all City contracts. As such, the City has established an overall 20% utilization goal in awarding PTE contracts to State of Oregon certified emerging small business (ESB) enterprises and has assigned at least 15% of the total points available on this solicitation to determine the award of this contract. No goal is set for the use of minority (MBE) and women business (WBE) enterprises, but the City is committed to ensuring that such firms receive opportunities and equal consideration to be awarded City PTE contracts. All Proposers shall address the following in their proposals: a. Indicate if your firm is currently certified in the State of Oregon as an MBE, WBE and/or ESB, or if your firm has applied for certification with the State of Oregon’s Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB). b. Identify your current diversity of workforce and describe your firm’s commitments to providing equal employment opportunities. Include in your response: • Number of total employees and description of type of work performed. • Number of minorities and women within your current workforce, broken out by ethnicity and positions held. • Any underutilization of minorities or women within your workforce and your firm’s efforts to remedy such underutilization. • Any plans to provide innovative mentoring, technical training or professional development opportunities to minorities and women in your workforce in relation to this project, or plans to employ minorities and women to work on this project. • Description of the process your firm uses to recruit minorities and women. c. Have you subcontracted or partnered with State of Oregon certified M/W/ESB firms on any project within the last 12 months? If so, please describe the history of the firm’s subcontracting and partnering with certified M/W/ESB firms. Include in your response: • List of State of Oregon certified M/W/ESB firms with which your firm has had a contractual relationship during the last 12 months. • Any innovative or successful measures that your firm has undertaken to work with M/W/ESB firms on previous projects. • Any mentoring, technical or other business development services your firm has provided to previous or current M/W/ESB sub consultants or partners, or will provide in relation to this project.
d. Are you subcontracting any element of your proposal? Describe your firm’s plan for obtaining maximum utilization of certified M/W/ESB firms on this project. Include in your response: • Subcontracting opportunities your firm has identified in the scope of this project. • Efforts made relating to outreach and recruitment of certified M/W/ESB firms. Did your firm advertise contracting opportunities in the Daily Journal of Commerce, Skanner, Oregonian, Observer, El Hispanic News, Asian Reporter, and/or other trade publications? Did your firm conduct any outreach meetings? Did your firm use the State’s OMWESB certification list, or other source, as a basis for direct outreach? What were the actual results of any of the above efforts? • Any proposals received from certified M/W/ESB firms. If any such proposals were rejected, provide reasons for rejection. • Other efforts your firm used or proposes to use in relation to this project. e. If your firm will be utilizing certified M/W/ESB firms on this project, please list those firms and
detail their role within your proposal. In addition, all Proposers must submit Exhibit A First Tier Sub consultant Disclosure Form 1 in their proposal, which requires Proposers to identify the following: • The names of all sub consultants to be used on this project with subcontracts greater than or equal to $10,000. • The names of all State of Oregon certified MBE, WBE and ESB firms. If firms have more than one certification (i.e., ESB and MBE, and/or ESB and WBE) note that on the form so that proper credit can be given for the ESB goal and for tracking MBE and WBE utilization. • The proposed scope or category of work for each sub consultant. If Proposers will not be using any sub consultants that are subject to the above disclosure requirements, Proposers are required to indicate “NONE” on the First Tier Sub consultant Disclosure Form 1. The City expects thoughtful consideration of all of the above Diversity in Employment and Contracting criteria in the preparation of proposals. The City will enforce all diversity in workforce and M/W/ESB commitments submitted by the successful Proposer, and the successful Proposer will be required to submit a completed Monthly Sub consultant Payment and Utilization Report to ensure that sub consultants are utilized to the extent originally proposed and submitted in its proposal. The successful Proposer will not be permitted at any time to substitute or add a sub consultant without the prior written approval of the Purchasing Agent. ALL sub consultants, including M/W/ESB firms, and first tier sub consultants shall be reported on the Monthly Sub consultant Payment and Utilization Report as well as contract amounts and payments. For reference, a copy of this form may be obtained at: http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=122171
1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
The voice system coverage is envisioned on the basis of two-way communications with a five (5) watt portable radio being worn on the hip outside of a building. The portable shall process a useable DAQ 3.4 signal (i.e., an easily understandable communication both transmit and receive) from and to the system in 95% of the urban coverage area (which includes all cities) plus two miles beyond. In the rural areas (i.e. national forest in south eastern Clackamas County and private forest lands in south western Washington County and northeastern Clark County) the coverage basis shall be a DAQ 3.4 signal to and from a mobile radio on a highway or arterial that shall receive and transmit a useable signal from and to the system in 95% of the rural coverage area plus a DAQ 3.5 useable signal on 75% of any public road. The time variability shall be at least 95% of the time that the system is capable of the required signal reception and transmission. Note: At a minimum coverage shall not be less that coverage which the individual systems provide today. The system, defined as the overall system operating in a simulcast trunking mode, shall have an availability of 99.99995% uptime. Provide recommendations or suggestions for in building coverage in the urban core of the various cities served by the system. The data system coverage is envisioned on the basis of mobile coverage i.e. send and receive data in 95% of the urban and rural coverage area over 95% of the time. The overall system shall have an availability of 99.99995% uptime. The contemplated system shall adhere to the current national ANSI/TIA 102 series digital Project 25 (P25) standards for trunked operation and for the P25 Intersubsystem Interface (ISSI). The ISSI will assure that the system will be capable of seamless interconnection to
all other P25 compliant trunked radio systems that may be established in Oregon and/or Washington, Idaho, California or Nevada. In addition, it is anticipated that the project would establish secure and reliable automatic alternately routed data connections between at least two master system control core equipment for maximum survivability and reliability. These system controllers would be housed in separate, secure locations that would operate in a fail safe redundant - equipment and software - configuration. Further the Coalition is in discussion with the State of Oregon’s OWIN project and would like information on the concept of master control core equipment, that are built to the P25 standards, shared between the two systems. These controllers would be housed in separate, secure locations (Salem – Portland region) that would operate in a fail safe redundant equipment and software – configuration. It is felt that the needed reliability of these critical systems can be achieved by the Coalition and OWIN becoming the backup master site for the other. This configuration also assures the highest level of interoperability between the Coalition and the OWIN systems. Information and cost shall be provided separately for the following system areas both as a total system and four separate systems i.e. one for each County. Secondly address the voice and data systems separately. Note proposers at their option may address only the voice system or only the data system not necessarily both. 1. System design and engineering 2. System master control equipment – furnish and install costs 3. System backbone radio equipment / anticipated number of existing sites utilized / anticipated number of new sites required – furnish and install costs 4. Dispatch center console equipment for the five existing dispatch centers – furnish and install costs 5. Subscriber equipment – portable / mobile / base station – unit cost for suggested product 6. Alternate item at responders option – Inter-site communications i.e. Microwave system – design, furnish, and install costs Outline suggestions for the Coalition’s approach to the system design, procurement, and construction process and methods. Outline innovative approaches and solutions to the regions voice and data communications needs. Outline anticipated schedule for project from design to completion. Outline implementation process to maintain current interoperability. Outline potential pitfalls and risks. See attached for current system parameters 2. WORK PERFORMED BY THE CITY The City on behalf of the Coalition has assigned a project manager to coordinate this Request for Information.
Coalition - Existing System Information
June 11, 2007
Area Population Console Positions 1,879 sq miles 367,040 10
Mobiles / Portables / 1,769 Control Stations Mobile Data Terminals 350
SITE CCOM Prime Site Goat Mt.
LOCATION 2200 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR T55 R2E Sect 7 Lots 3900 & 4000 Clackamas County, OR 351 A Street Lake Oswego, OR 10999 Ridgeway Dr Happy Valley, OR 415 Mountain View St. Oregon City, OR 1775 Schaeffer Rd West Linn, OR 26230 Wally Rd Boring, OR 20062 S. Redland Rd Oregon City, OR 17100 SE Bluff Rd Sandy, OR 4410 SE View Acres Milwaukie, OR Tax lot 400 SW1/4 of NW1/4 of SW1/4 of S35 T2S R5 WM
Longitude 122° 35' 57.6" 122° 17' 47"
Latitude 45° 19' 49" 45° 07' 53"
Elevation 453' 4180’
Tower Height / Type 120' Lattice 120' Lattice Roof Top 150' Lattice 120' Lattice 150' Lattice 150' Lattice 150' Lattice 90' Wood Pole 150' Monopole
LOCOM Mt. Scott Mt. View Water Tank Pete's Mountain Polivka Hill Water Tank Redland Road Sandy High School View Acres Lenhart Butte
122° 40' 03" 122° 33' 02" 122° 35' 52" 122° 41' 37" 122° 23' 22.7" 122° 27' 56.5" 122° 16' 9" 122° 37' 3"
45° 25' 10" 45° 27' 16.6" 45° 20' 37" 45° 20' 39" 45° 26' 03" 45° 18' 54" 45° 24' 3" 45° 24' 57"
145' 1075' 476' 812' 987' 875' 902 409'
Area Population Console Positions 727 sq miles 500,585 20
Mobiles / Portables / 3,238 Control Stations Mobile Data Terminals 509
Sites Bald Peak Burntwood Buxton Lookout Canterbury Lane Cedar Hills Gales Peak Parrett Mountain
LOCATION 23850 Bald Peak Road Yamhill, OR 15820 SW Davis Road Beaverton, OR 7.8KM NW Buxton Washington County, OR 10310 SW Canterbury LN Tigard, OR 9775 SW Wilshire St Washington County, OR 8KM W Forest Grove Washington County, OR 18160 Parrett Mountain Road Sherwood, OR (Approx Address) 23840 NW Pumpkin Ridge Road Washington County, OR Tax Lot 2N3030000400 3125 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 10.6KM SW Timber Washington County, OR 1,000 ft South of Hwy 47 / 1/2 mile Northwest of Top Hill Washington County, OR Tax Lot 3N00B002500 17911 NW Evergreen Parkway Beaverton, OR
Longitude 123° 03' 03.15" 122° 50' 38.77" 123° 08' 07.03" 122° 47' 01.02" 122° 46' 51.50" 123° 12' 42.96" 122° 51' 51.18"
Latitude 45° 23' 21.12" 45° 28' 20.99" 45° 44' 38.24" 45° 24' 48.30" 45° 30' 26.50" 45° 32' 16.98" 45° 19' 22.14"
Tower Height / Type
1520 feet 110' lattice 470 feet 140' monopole
2190 feet 150' lattice 385feet 400 feet 135' monopole 140' monopole
1798 feet 150' lattice 1002 feet 125' lattice
123° 02' 20.73"
45° 41' 26.29"
1284 feet 150' lattice
River Road Round Top Top Hill / Hwy 47
122° 56' 42.75 " 123° 21' 44.85" 123° 12' 49.93"
45° 29' 39.51" 45° 40' 37.93" 45° 45' 35.15"
150' monopole 2958 feet 100' lattice 1194 feet 150' lattice
122° 51' 35.23"
45° 32' 11.91"
Area Population Console Positions 435.23 sq miles 681,454 est. 2006 Census 58
7,259 primary users, 3,717 Mobiles / Portables / mutual aid users for a Control Stations total of 11,169 users Mobile Data Terminals 818
Tower Height / Type
16 data sites
12 locations have single channel, 2 have dual channel 5 simulcast sites with 24 channels, 8 IR sites with 5 channel, 1 IR site with 10 channels 2 PSAP’s and 4 dispatch centers.
14 Voice sites
Area Population Console Positions 627 sq miles 403,500 See below
Mobiles / Portables / See below Control Stations Mobile Data Terminals See below
Clark County Current Analog 800 MHz Radio System Description
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency’s (CRESA) 800 MHz Voice and Data system was designed and engineered by Motorola to provide near county-wide coverage for voice and data. This SmartZone system fulfills the current expectations of public safety and government communication grade requirements. Unique partnerships have been formed between local governments as well as private entities for the twelve tower locations throughout Clark County and City of Portland. These locations provided the communication backbone, which may be utilized in-part or whole for future system needs. There are six simulcast locations, three intellirepeater locations and three conventional repeater locations. The mobile data system has five geographical relay locations. A 6 GHz or 2.4 GHz Microwave radio link connects all tower sites together in a loop system that insures redundancy. The radio sites are comprised of a communication building, backup generator, battery backup and UPS system. (6) Simulcast Locations: • Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) (Portland West Hills) • Goose Hill • Livingston Mountain • Ludlum Hill • Prune Hill • Vancouver Police Administration (3) Intellirepeater Locations: • Washougal River • Yacolt Mountain • Clark County Jail (3) Conventional Repeater Locations: • Canyon Creek • Larch Mountain (Clark County) • Marble Creek (Cowlitz County) (5) Data Relay Station Locations: • BPA • Goose Hill • Livingston Mountain • Prune Hill • Yacolt Mountain System Users: • There are currently 2,863 radio users on the system. These users include all public safety agencies in Clark County (except Washington State Patrol), C-Tran, Clark County Facilities, Vancouver and Battle Ground Public Works, and Clark County Animal Control. Of the 2,863 users, 370 are mobile data devices. Tower Site Descriptions: • BPA: 160’ tower, 10 Simulcast stations for voice, 1 data station for MDC/AVL, microwave @ 6 GHz • Canyon Creek: 150’ tower, 2 conventional repeaters, microwave @ 2.4 GHz • CRESA Main: 165’ monopole, microwave @ 6 GHz • Goose Hill: 200’ tower, 10 simulcast stations for voice, 1 data station for MDC/AVL, microwave @ 6 GHz and 2.4 GHz • Larch Mountain: 140’ tower, 2 conventional repeaters • Livingston Mountain: 180’ tower, 10 simulcast stations for voice, 2 National Public Safety Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) repeaters, 1 data station for MDC/AVL, microwave @ 6 GHz
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Ludlum Hill: 160’ tower, 10 simulcast stations for voice, microwave @ 6 GHz Marble Creek: 110’ tower, 2 conventional repeaters, microwave @ 2.4 GHz Prune Hill: 180’ tower, 10 simulcast stations for voice, 1 data station for MDC/AVL, microwave @ 6 GHz Washougal River: 150’ tower, 5 channel intellirepeater stations, microwave @ 6 GHz Vancouver Police Tower: 290’ tower, 10 simulcast stations for voice, microwave @ 6 GHz Yacolt Mountain: 180’ tower, 5 channel intellirepeater stations, 1 data station for MDC/AVL, microwave @ 6 GHz and 2.4 GHz
Current Radio System Work In-Progress: • Region Four/Columbia River Communications Plan: Washington State Homeland Security Region IV and Portland/Vancouver Urban Area Security Initiatives (UASI) have contributed funding for the purpose of expanding the Clark County 800 MHz radio system. The expansion is intended to bring a high level of interoperable communications between 800 MHz and VHF users that may operate on incidents together in the area. The goal of the interoperable communication system is to provide interoperable mobile radio communications in major population centers and highways along the Columbia River on and around Interstate 5 from Castle Rock south to the Washington/Oregon border, along the Columbia River and Washington State Highway 14 from Vancouver to east of the Carson junction and along the Columbia River and Highway 4 from Longview to west of Skamokawa. The system will consist of four radio sites including an 800 MHz intellirepeater trunking system utilizing five channels at each site and a three channel VHF simulcast system consisting of individual simplex VHF base stations on the following channels: LERN, REDNET, and VTAC2. The four sites along the Columbia River are: Cascade Locks (800 MHz and VHF), Biddle Butte (microwave pass through)/Prune Hill (existing 800 MHz and VHF), Rainier Hill (800 MHz and VHF), and Nicolai Ridge (800 MHz and VHF). All sites will be linked via new microwave equipment and will be transported back to CRESA’s prime site. Anticipated completion date: December 2007 – first quarter 2008
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