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File #: 19-2500   
Type: Procedural
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/21/2019
Posting Language: Approving the following items totaling $2,863,221.00 for the Alamo Area Regional Radio System (AARRS) Project: [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Craig Hopkins, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services]
Attachments: 1. Radio Mtg 3.21 Attachment A, 2. Radio Mtg 3.21 Attachment B, 3. Draft Ordinance - A, 4. Draft Ordinance - B, 5. Draft Ordinance - C
Related files: 19-2708, 19-2706, 19-2707
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DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Services Department




San Antonio Public Safety Radio System


Consideration of the following ordinances totaling $2,863,221.00 for the Alamo Area Regional Radio System (AARRS) Project:

A. An ordinance authorizing multiple change requests to the $80,695,423.00 Radio Systems Agreement (Radio Contract) with Dailey and Wells Communications. Inc. (DWC) in the amount not to exceed $1,356,681.00.

B. An ordinance appropriating additional funds for the AARRS Project in the amount not to exceed $1,506,540.00 for fiber and lease incurred prior to implementation of the System.

C. An ordinance authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute system change requests and amendments to the Radio Contract, and its exhibits, up to $500,000 with concurrence by the City Attorney for the AARRS Project, subject to the availability of Funds and in accordance with the Interlocal Agreement approved by the City, CPS Energy and Bexar County.


On February 15, 2018, Council approved a contract with Dailey & Wells for the construction, system delivery, and system operation of a new P25 compliant public safety radio system, referred to as the Alamo Area Regional Radio System ("AARRS"). On the same date, Council also authorized the execution of an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) between the City, Bexar County (County), and CPS Energy (CPS) for County and CPS to make financial contributions to obtain minority ownership interests in the AARRS. The ILA sets out the terms of the shared ownership including, but not limited to, financial contributions, fiscal controls, governance, management, vendor oversight, construction, testing, delivery, operation, maintenance, technology upgrades and enhancements, selection of equipment, and the admission of radio subscribers.

To fund the City's obligations created pursuant to the ILA and the Radi...

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