Ottawa councillors are moving ahead with plans for awarding a new contract for the radio system used by the city’s first responders to a joint bid from Bell and Cassidian Communications.
© Kane Van Ee
Ottawa City Hall
A full meeting of city council approved the deal, which will see Bell/Cassidian own and operate the new radio system. That will replace the previous system, which the city owned and operated.
Bell/Cassidian was chosen as the winning proponent after two qualified companies submitted bids, a staff report on the subject said.
The staff report doesn’t make clear how much the contract is worth, other than to say it will cost $5.5 million once the proposal is implemented in 2015.
Cassidian Communications is a California-based company with offices in Gatineau.