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THE CHICAGO OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (OEMC) ANNOUNCES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) OPPORTUNITY FOR NOTIFYCHICAGO® NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Enhanced System Will Improve Text and Email Alert System for Residents
The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is seeking qualified vendors for the City of Chicago’s NotifyChicago® emergency messaging system project, by submitting proposals for review. A pre-bidders conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the OEMC. For those vendors who cannot attend the pre-bid meeting, but would like to participate, there is a dial- in number listed below, along with the pass code to join the session.
Dial-in number: (877) 336-1831
“OEMC continues its efforts to strengthen its mission of protecting the lives and property of the City of Chicago by keeping the public prepared for and informed of emergency situations,” said Executive Director Gary W. Schenkel. “Notify Chicago is a critical way we communicate to residents to encourage emergency preparedness and awareness.”
NotifyChicago® is a free emergency alert notification program offered by the City to inform the public of information related to major incidents, extreme weather, traffic disruptions and health alerts via text message alerts and/or email alerts. This request for qualified vendors is part of OEMC’s efforts to improve upon the existing system by enhancing the reliability, security, timeliness and experience for end-users.
Prospective vendors must submit relevant data from manufacturers, providers and sub-contractors on each product submission. The selected vendor(s) shall furnish and deliver the requested deliverables and maintain the program at the direction of OEMC. OEMC encourages the participation of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE).
The Request for Proposal (RFP) packet, including the Special Terms and Conditions, is posted online at www.cityofchicago.org/oemc.
Completed applications are due April 25, 2013.
This opportunity is made available under the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program, an initiative funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) was established in 1995 to coordinate the City’s delivery of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services resources. OEMC operates Chicago’s public safety communications system, manages emergency situations
and coordinates major events, and facilitates the 3-1-1and 9-1-1Communications Operations. For more information, visit our website at www.cityofchicago.org/oemc or "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coemc.