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).