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CDT, Cal OES Issue RFQ for NextGen 911 Project Management Services

Earlier this week, the California Department of Technology released a request for quotations for a contractor to manage the state’s move to a next-generation 911 system.

A woman wearing a 911 dispatcher headset.
The California Department of Technology (CDT), on behalf of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), is looking for project management services for the state’s ongoing Next-Generation 911 (NextGen 911) project.

In a request for quotation issued July 8, CDT called for a contractor that could provide “six full-time consultant resources to assist Cal OES with the management” of the project. Those six positions include one senior project manager, two senior technical leads, two technical leads and one data analyst.

NextGen 911 refers to the effort to modernize the 911 system with enhanced capabilities, like text to 911, and interoperability between the existing Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). There are approximately 440 PSAPs throughout the state, according to a 2019 contract between Cal OES and contractor Atos Public Safety LLC.

According to the RFQ, the project management services contract will be key in providing data, schedules and the information needed for Cal OES to transition to the NextGen 911 system on or near the Dec. 31, 2025, target date.

The term of the contract will be one year, with an estimated start date of Sept. 1. A one-year extension may be considered.

The state currently has several NextGen 911-related contracts in play. More information and resources about those projects is available here.

The deadline to submit a quote is 2 p.m. July 26. The point of contact for this RFQ is Edna Toy.
Eyragon is the Managing Editor for Industry Insider — California. He previously served as the Daily News Editor for Government Technology. He lives in Sacramento, Calif.