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Public Safety Radio Comm. Equip.        
Contract#:  02702   Replaces: 03599, 08497    
Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA), Public Safety Communication Equipment and Services
The intent of this contract is to maximize savings, reduce individual state administrative costs in purchasing, and compile standard specifications to encourage market competition, enhance product availability and expand contract coverage to as many of the WSCA states and potentially non-WSCA states that want to participate in the contract. In other words, get you the best deal with as little work on your part as possible while simply allowing you to purchase.

This State Contract #02702 has two parts: Phase 1 is designed to expand a current system. Customers should consider sole source factors for purchases off of Phase 1. Customers cannot change manufacturers, must purchase from the manufacturer that has an installed base of equipment with the customer. Partial upgrades, improvements, additions, repairs to an imbedded systems are allowable purchases under this phase. Phase 2 is designed for total system replacement or improvements on current system (competitively bid)

Phase 1: Public safety communication equipment and support services for currently installed systems.
Purchases for an installed base of equipment that only one vendor can replace; sole source justification needed for purchases;
not competitively bid; negotiated pricing; cannot purchase entire turnkey systems. Customers must check with local laws governing sole source, special market conditions before using the Phase 1 contract. For Phase 1, the contract pricing will be the percentage discount off the manufacturer’s most current price list used to establish a selling price for parts and equipment. The manufacturer shall provide a fixed price for associated support services.

Phase 2: New Communication Systems and Equipment: This phase was competitively bid meeting the most strigent standards. It was not designed with federal requirements in mind; only member states were envisioned to use this contract and political subdivisions within each participating state. A customer can purchase one item, several items to replace equipment or purchase an entirely new system for interoperability purposes.

Category 1 -- Radio analog and digital (two-way communication systems) portable, mobile, desk-top, base and repeater stations. VHF 136-174 MHz, UHF 450-470 MHz, UHF 806-870 MHz Frequencies, Infrastructure Equipment and Consoles

Category 2 -- Aircraft AM – FM band radios

Category 3 -- In-band mobile/portable radio repeater, analog and digital

Category 4 -- Gateway devices, audio switch unit/radio router JPS ACU-1000, audio switch ICRI unit.

Category 5 -- digital microwave radios, 6GHz, 11GHz, 18GHz and 23Ghz

Category 6 -- Communication towers, guyed and three-legged triangular

Category 7 -- Microwave antennas, waveguide and associated hardware

Category 8 -- Test equipment, analog and digital
Current Term Start Date: 10-30-2011 Award Date: 10-30-2003 Est. Annual Worth: $94,913,321
Current Term Ends On: 10-29-2014 Final Term Ends On: 10-29-2014 Commodity Code(s): 726-06 ,726-11 ,726-13 ,726-16 ,726-21 ,726-24 ,726-37 ,726-40 ,726-41
Diversity: 0% WBE  0% MBE # of Bids Received: 28
Contact Info:  Master Contracts & Consulting – Robert Paulson at (360) 407-9430 or
Who can use this contract?   
  • Washington State agencies
  • Qualified Cooperative Members (Political Subdivisions/Non-Profit Organizations)
  • Participating Colleges, Universities, Community & Technical Colleges
  • Oregon Coop Members
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Information about the number of bids received is included to show:
  • Vendors which contracts would benefit from more competition.
  • Assure our customers that we sought the best overall value through as many competitive bids as possible.
The Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) creates multi-State contracts in order to achieve cost-effective and efficient acquisition of quality products and services. WSCA contracts maximize cost avoidance, reduce individual state administrative costs, and encourage market competition and product availability through standard specifications and consolidated requirements. WSCA contracts are available for use by public agencies when approved by the State Purchasing Director. List of current WSCA contracts