Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016 - Work Session
Agenda Item #3

P25 Public Safety Communications Project Status Update

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Wilfredo Miranda
Information Technology Department
Radio Communications Manager
Office: 941-749-3500, x5503
Mobile: 941-799-1211

Action Requested

Work session.  No action required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 163.1 of the Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

In June 2015, the Board of County Commissioners for both Manatee and Sarasota Counties approved a contract with Airbus DS Communications for the implementation of a new Regional P25 Public Safety Radio System.  The new system will be used by Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, Emergency Management Services, Utilities, School Districts, and other governmental entities.  The P25 Project will improve public safety for citizens of both Counties and first responders, while leveraging the benefits of Regional Partnership and Industry Standards and Best Practices.

At the work session, Wilfredo Miranda (Manatee Radio Division Manager) will present a project status report including Scope, Schedule, and Cost information.  The report will also discuss key project benefits and desired outcomes, and tower locations derived from the completion of the Detailed Design Milestone.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
15,000,000 CIP

Attachment:  Slide Presentation - P25 Project Status Update.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - P25 Project Status Update.pdf