San Fernando (LA County) issues RFP for wireless mesh network

The city of San Fernando (Los Angeles County) has issued an RFP for the design and installation of a wireless data network using mesh technology in the licensed 4.9 GHz public safety spectrum. Note that network has to support future use of 2.4 GHz for automated meter reading and municipal Wi-Fi access. You can request the specifications and other requirements from the San Fernando Police Department or from the city website (as of this writing, I did not see a link to the RFP documents on the city’s website). The deadline is 5:00 pm, 30 April 2010.

Below is the official notice.


SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, California, until 5:00 PM on Friday, April 30, 2010 and said bids will be publicly opened and declared for performing work on the following project:

Virtual Patrol Project, DOJ# 2009CKWX0461

Guidelines: The project will consist of the design and installation of a wireless data network using MESH technology in the licensed 4.9 GHz public safety spectrum. The wireless network will have the ability to backhaul video streams to the public safety network operations center, and enable public safety mobile office applications such as anti-virus updates, software application updates, field reporting upload, database synchronization, mass file transfer, incident scene communications and interoperable data communications throughout the City.

Coverage shall include the entire City through fixed infrastructure devices primarily for the backhaul of fixed video cameras for tactical surveillance. Future benefits of the system should include the utilization of the unlicensed 2.4GHz spectrum for applications such as automatic meter reading and City municipal WiFi access.

RFP Copies: Copies of the Request For Proposal including specifications, proposal submission requirements, and bid forms, will be made available 10 business days after this notice, beginning April 1, 2010, at 8:30 AM, at the San Fernando Police Department, 910 First Street, San Fernando, California, 91340. They will also be available at the City of San Fernando website:

Proposal Submission: Submissions must meet the requirements as stated in the RFP. The City of San Fernando reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any minor irregularities in the bid documents. Submitters may not withdraw their proposals for a period of sixty (60) days after date set for opening thereof. Proposals will be accepted only from contractors licensed in accordance with provisions of the Business and Professional Code of the State of California.