Summary of Specifications:
This Request for Proposal (RFP) encompasses the installation and maintenance services for the Great Lakes Bay 911 Consortium Next Generation Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet). The Great Lakes Bay 911 Consortium hereinafter referred to as “GLB”) invites all qualified Vendors to submit a proposal. The GLB presently consists of Bay, Midland, and Tuscola County 911 operations and is subject to new members as stated by an intergovernmental agreement. There are currently two counties in the approval process to be added to this project which include Huron and Iosco. Once these counties receive their approvals, this project will encompass all 5 counties.
Through this RFP, the GLB is seeking qualified Vendors to provide and install network connectivity at each location through a WAN which will provide the data connectivity for a robust private ESInet for the purpose of transporting next generation 911(NG 911) services, to include voice and data, and other public safety applications. The GLB desires to have network connectivity from two different vendors to provide 100% redundancy to their call handling system. The two selected vendors should not have any shared resources with each other which could prevent the proposed solution from being fully redundant.