February 2012: Proposal Evaluations Underway
LA-RICS received multiple responses for the Telecommunications System and Project Construction and Management RFPs issued in Q4 2011 and proposals are being evaluated by their respective selection committees.
December 2011: LA-RICS Project Construction and Management RFP Released
LA-RICS issues Request for Proposals #LARICSPCM2011, inviting proposals from qualified firms to provide project and construction management services for the LA-RICS project, located in Los Angeles County. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works is assisting the Authority, and acting on its behalf, in conducting this solicitation.
November 2011: LA-RICS Telecommunications System RFP Released
LA-RICS issues Request for Proposals #2011-04, inviting proposals from qualified firms to deliver a wireless voice and data telecommunications system in Los Angeles County, capable of supporting a land mobile radio system and a Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband mobile data system.
September 2011: Emergency Communication Legislation Passed
The state legislature passes Assembly Bill 946, drafted by Bonnie Lowenthal of Long Beach. The bill clarifies existing contracting language, and sets the stage for LA-RICS to release a Request for Proposals for the new system.
May 2011: Pat Mallon Named Executive Director
Pat Mallon joins LA-RICS as the new Executive Director. Prior to this position, Mr. Mallon worked as the Project Coordinator at the Sheriff’s department’s crime lab. He brings 40 years of public safety experience and extensive knowledge about project management.
December 2010: Commenced Environmental Assessment
LA-RICS hires an independent consulting firm to conduct an environmental review of potential broadband sites. The review is considering biological and historic/cultural significance, and complies with Federal and State regulations.
October 2010: Awarded $154 million Federal Grant
LA-RICS secures a Federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant totaling $154 million. The grant will allow the project to deploy a 700 MHz public safety mobile broadband network, called LA-SafetyNet, across Los Angeles County, featuring nearly 300 wireless sites.
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More than 80 public safety agencies serve greater Los Angeles. Many agencies use aging and incompatible radio systems, making inter-agency communication a challenge. LA-RICS will be a single modern system for the entire region.