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FirstNet Extends RFP Deadline to May 31

By Amanda Murphy

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has announced a deadline extension for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the national public safety broadband network. The deadline has been extended from May 13, 2016, to May 31, 2016. According to FirstNet, the more than two-week extension was largely motivated by the voluntary capability statements received for the project proposals at the end of March. 

“Our decision to extend the deadline for final proposals was driven by both the volume and nature of the capability statements as well as requests for extensions we’ve received from interested parties,” said FirstNet Chief Executive Officer Mike Poth. “We believe this date affords prospective offerors the opportunity to fine tune their proposals and finalize any teaming arrangements and/or subcontractors, and we remain on track to award by November 1.”

Read the FirstNet news release distributed April 11, 2016.

 

Connect Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Statewide Interoperability Communications System Board (ISICSB), has delivered FirstNet presentations to representatives of all 99 Iowa counties and hosted workshops in the 6 regions throughout Iowa. During these workshops, a chair and vice-chair were elected to the Regional Interoperability Committee (RIC) to work with the ISICSB.

About FirstNet: The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States prompted the 9/11 Commission to recommend a dedicated public safety communications network. This network would be interoperable and nationwide to resolve the communication issues emergency responders face when tragedy strikes. The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, an organization created in 2012 as part of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation, is overseeing the building of the network.

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