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Commissioners Approve a Pair of 911 Contracts during June 22 Special Meeting in Doylestown

June 22, 2016

The Board of Bucks County Commissioners continued to reinforce its commitment to the public safety of more than 630,000 county residents during its June 22 business session. The meeting, which took place in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room of the Bucks County Administration Building, was scheduled expressly for the consideration of a pair of Emergency Communications contract resolutions.

Commissioners Robert G. Loughery, chairman, Charles H. Martin and Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW unanimously approved the two agreements – the majority of which was $2.042 million contract with Frontier Communications of America, Inc. of Norwalk, CT to provide hardware to complete a 911 telephone system upgrade and five-year maintenance agreement. The second contract was a $256,000 deal with MCM Consulting Group, Inc. of Saint Marys, PA to provide consulting services for the Computer Aided Dispatch system.

Following debate about the bidding process (the hardware upgrade was a re-bid), Chairman Loughery noted that the meeting was scheduled because the resolutions involved “two significant projects, and much needed upgrades.” Commissioner Marseglia motioned to approve the contracts, and Commissioner Martin seconded the motion.

The next meeting of the Board of Bucks County Commissioners will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at the Van Sant Airport, 516 Cafferty Rd., Erwinna, PA 18920. For a complete audio account of the June 22, 2016 business meeting, please visit the official county website, www.BucksCounty.org, and click on the “Audio from Last Mtg” link on the home page.