Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 16, 2014
REVISED December 16, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #28

Approval of Sprint/Nextel Phase 2 Rebanding Project Amendment


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Wilfredo Miranda
Radio System Manager, x5503

Action Requested

Approve and authorize the County Administrator or his designee to execute Amendment 1 to the Frequency Reconfiguration Agreement with Nextel Operations, Inc.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Contract amendment needs Board approval before execution.

Background Discussion

In an effort to mitigate harmful interference to 800 MHz public safety communication systems caused by high-density commercial wireless systems, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a comprehensive plan for frequency rebanding in July 2004.  This plan was designed to protect the lives of first-responders and other emergency personnel in fulfilling the FCC’s obligation to promote safety of life and property through the use of wireline and radio communications.

Manatee County Government (MCG) and Sprint executed a Frequency Rebanding Agreement (FRA) on March 25, 2010; and in accordance with that Agreement, MCG received $144,730 from Sprint to cover its estimated cost in connection with the rebanding initiative.

All work has since been completed, and required a reconciliation of actual cost incurred verses the original estimate and pre-payment made to MCG by Sprint.  During the reconciliation, there were some difficulties that had to be settled by mutual agreement.  The following constitutes the final agreement between the parties:

Pre-payment by Sprint …               $144,730

Incurred cost by MCG …                 $134,650

Balance due to Sprint …                 $  10,080

This cost reimbursement paid by Sprint is considered both fair and equitable.

The attached amendment constitutes completion of Phase II of the FRA.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Reviewed by Robert Eschenfelder, Assistant County Attorney
(See comments in attachment titled Manatee County Legal)

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return two executed originals to Wilfredo Miranda, Information Technology Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  A1 Manatee FRA Phase II_ 11-25-14 Signature Version.pdf
Attachment:  Receipt Confirmation.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee County Legal.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee County Legal Confirmation.pdf