Recent news

SIRN Phase 2 RF Presentation - Slide deck from the 6/24/19 SIRN Phase 2 RF Presentation

 

SIRN Phase 1 Kick Off - Slide deck from the 5/21/19 SIRN Phase 1 Kickoff Presentation

 

2019 SIRN 20/20 Talking Points - Updated Program Information

 

North Dakota Radio Pricing - Subscriber Pricing Information

 

SIRN Governance Program - updated Governance document

 

May 2019

Project kick off meeting was held on May 21, 2019.  First phase of the project is to establish the network core and begin PSAP replacement.

 

March 2019

The SIEC has chosen to proceed with the first phase of the solution.  Detailed planning will immediately commence surrounding a scope of effort focused on the elements necessary to support the public safety answering points.  

 

January 2019

We are pleased to announce that a contract has been executed with Motorola Solutions.  We look forward to working in partnership with Motorola Solutions to implement a statewide mission critical voice communications solution that will meet the demanding needs our public safety community.   Executed Contract & Pricing Exhibit.

 

July 2018

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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