M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/11/2018 

DATE: 12/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28960 LOG NAME: 04CITY OF WHITE SETTLEMENT COMM SYS AGREEMENT
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Execution of a Communications System Agreement and Subscriber Services Agreement with the City of White Settlement for Participation in the City of Fort Worth's Two-Way Public Safety Radio System at No Cost to the City of Fort Worth (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council authorize the execution of a Communications System Agreement and Subscriber Services Agreement with the City of White Settlement for participation in the City of Fort Worth's two-way Public Safety Radio System at no cost to the City of Fort Worth.

 
DISCUSSION:

The City of Fort Worth (City) maintains Agreements to provide access to its two-way radio system by other public safety agencies in Tarrant, Johnson, Dallas, Denton, Parker, Ellis, Palo Pinto and Grayson counties.  In return for this access, external agencies help offset the City's expenses through the payment of annual fees.  In addition, access to the Fort Worth Public Safety Radio System by multiple jurisdictions enhances the ability of emergency responders to communicate with one another when responding to incidents.

In October 2018, the City of White Settlement (White Settlement) approved a Communications System Agreement to operate on the City's Public Safety Radio System.  White Settlement will provide its own radios and dispatch center, but will utilize the City's radio infrastructure for its public safety communications.

At the same time, White Settlement also approved a Subscriber Services Agreement under which the City will install, configure, program, maintain and repair White Settlement's two-way radios and other emergency response equipment.  The City's performance of these additional services will not impact its ability to meet City department requirements.  It will, however, provide additional external revenues to help support the Public Safety Communications System.  The Subscriber Services Agreement will also ensure that the equipment supporting the users of the City's radio system is operating within manufacturer specifications, which is a critical requirement of the digital technology used with the City's Public Safety Communications System.

Total annual revenue for the City under both agreements is estimated at $29,000.00.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education:  (City of White Settlement).

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendation the Information Technology Solutions Department and the Financial Management Services Department have the responsibility for the collection and deposit of funds due to the City under this Agreement.  Revenue from this agreement is estimated at $29,000.00 annually.










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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Susan Alanis (8180)
Originating Department Head:
Kevin Gunn (2015)
Additional Information Contact:
Alan Girton (8484)
Ron Burke (2655)

 
 
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