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Hollywood Seeks Vendor Qualifications for Network Infrastructure Consultant Services

Services include assessing the city’s current wireless surveillance network; designing and validating future wireless network links’ performance, quality and reliability; and implementing a real-time network monitoring solution.

Wireless traffic
The city of Hollywood has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for vendors to supply network infrastructure consultant services.

According to the RFQ, the prospective vendor must have expertise in wired and wireless wide-area network (WAN) systems and infrastructure, along with installation, monitoring and management experience.

“The selected firm will identify opportunities for improvement and propose recommendations and a long-term technology road map,” the RFQ states. “The main deliverable will be the completion of a Technology Assessment Report that will include recommendations for the effective implementation and integration of current department technology strategies and recommended technologies.”

In addition to the report, the chosen vendor will be tasked with the following:

  • Assessing the city’s current wireless surveillance network and performing a risk analysis 
  • Implementing a real-time network monitoring solution to monitor load, traffic and interruptions 
  • Devising, planning, deploying and improving wireless networks from the beginning to implementation by collaborating with contracted vendors and police project stakeholders 
  • Designing and validating the performance, quality and reliability of future wireless network links 
  • Performing an evaluation assessment of current bandwidth usage, licensed frequency usage, unlicensed frequency usage, backhaul, maintenance, line of sight and interference and noting any areas of concern 

Other deliverables listed in the RFQ are related to enhancing the city police department’s real-time crime center by expanding CCTV surveillance to key areas throughout the city, along with developing a technology assessment report addressing the scope of work, providing a project management plan within 15 calendar days of the executed contract, sharing all source documentation used to guide the technology assessment and presenting a final report to the city’s executive team and Information Technology Division.

To qualify for the opportunity, vendors must submit all proposals by 2 p.m. March 18 to the city’s e-procurement portal. All questions on responding to this solicitation must be sent to Simone Knight, senior purchasing agent, at, or Otis Thomas, interim chief procurement officer, at

More information about the opportunity can be found online.


Katya Diaz is an Orlando-based e.Republic staff writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.