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SIRN Governance Program - updated Governance document

Since the end of the 65th Legislative session and approval of funding authorization, the SIRN team has moved aggressively to stand up and implement a full scale SIRN effort. Activities are currently moving along two lines of effort; 1) establish effective governance, and 2) initiate and stand up system procurement programs. The broadest effort has been the standup of the four Coordinated Regional Interoperability Boards (CRIBs), including election of Chair and Vice-chair officers, and the selection of the SIRN Sub-committee representatives. These boards will be the lynchpin for effective regional SIRN policy and feedback to the State committee.

The Program team, working with SIEC-appointed public safety communications experts from across the state, has been working diligently on creating the Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a vendor partner in implementing the SIRN program. The Request for Proposal was issued public on November 6, 2017 and an initial evaluation was completed. Demonstrations and Presentations were held the week of March 19, 2018. A Best and Final Offer was issued April 23, 2018 and responses were due June 6, 2018.  Approval was given on July 24, 2018 to move forward with contract negotiations with vendors reasonably susceptible for award. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the SIRN Program Team or to your local CRIB representative for more information.

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