The Alaska Department of Public Safety's Division of Administrative Services is developing a request for proposals to hire a consultant on an as-needed, hourly basis to redesign the Alaska Public Safety Information Network. The RFP is expected in the first half of this year.

This is the department's second effort to procure services for this project. The first resulted in one proposal that was found nonresponsive. The department has now decided to use two procurements. The first is for an individual to provide general project management. The second will seek information technology consultation services to support the project manager.

The California Public-Safety Radio Integrated Systems Management will perform a pilot program before implementing a shared public-safety radio system. The RFP is expected this year.

The program will implement the public-safety radio system over 15 years. This will enhance the efficiency of state, local and federal agencies' operations by allowing them to communicate when responding to emergency situations, such as earthquakes, floods and forest fires.

Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are developing a contract to build an integrated transportation and public-safety communications system called the Capital Wireless Integrated Network Demonstration Project. The RFP is expected in the first half of this year.

The focus of the project is to integrate the localities' transportation and public
safety data and voice communication systems, making it the first such multistate, interjurisdictional wireless network in the United States.

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking a vendor to provide a traffic management system. The solicitation is expected in the second half of the year.

The system would monitor and control intelligent transportation system elements along with the authority's interstate highway system. Elements include message signs, advisory radio and traffic detection devices.

These opportunities are compiled by Federal Sources Inc., a market research firm in McLean, Va. http://www

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