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Request for Proposal (RFP) MA190789: Statewide Public Safety Interoperable Communications System

MADISON, Wis. — A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been released for a statewide public safety interoperable communications system (RFP #MA190789). The RFP is being issued as directed by the Wisconsin Legislature in Section 323.29(3)(a)2 of Wisconsin Act 59 (2017) and will seek to identify and include all costs associated with the fulfilment of the RFP requirements including state costs and cost to local governments. Specifically, the primary objective of this RFP is to establish a statewide communications network that will incorporate the many stand-alone systems interconnected into a larger, standards-based shared VHF/700/800 MHz hybrid P25 trunking system.

The RFP for a statewide public safety interoperable communications system is due Dec. 4, 2018. A copy of the RFP is located on the State of Wisconsin eSupplier portal at

The success of the procurement process is contingent upon maintaining an even playing field and ensuring that all vendors have access to the information needed to respond to the RFP in a complete and thorough manner. To that end, site visits to tower locations will be required. These visits will be conducted in a manner that includes all potential vendors to attend at the same time. Additional information regarding the mandatory site visits is included in the RFP. Site visits outside of those discussed in the RFP are not permitted. Doing so may result in vendor disqualification.

The RFP will be conducted within state procurement policies to ensure a fair, competitive, objective and accountable process.

All communications regarding this RFP must go through the DOA Procurement Manager:

Andrea Welch
IT Acquisitions Consultant/Administrator
DOA, State Bureau of Procurement