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Notice of Inviting Bids - Radio Console System

Posted by Iroquois County

Public notice is hereby given that the Emergency Telephone System Board of Iroquois County, Illinois is seeking bids on the installation of a New Radio Console System, to be submitted, for the Iroquois County 911 center. Bids must include all applicable equipment, labor, software, training, and cost to maintain on an at minimum semi-annual basis. Additionally, we request approximate 5-year and 10-year cost projections we need to include but not limited to hardware maintenance, hardware refresh (if applicable), software maintenance, and any expected cost accelerators or annual percentage increase(s) clearly labeled.

Iroquois County 9-1-1 covers 1,120 square miles, we have two (2) 24/7 police forces (Iroquois County Sheriff’s department and Watseka Police department) four (4) part-time polices forces, seven (7) EMS departments, twenty-one (21) Fire departments, Coroner, Animal Control, Emergency Management.

Eric L. Raymond, ETS Director can be contacted by calling O: 815-432-6956 C:815-383-2655 or email Sealed bids will be received in the office of the County Clerk until 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 and must be submitted on the bid form available at the Iroquois County Clerk’s Office. Supplemental documentation will be accepted.

Iroquois County Clerk
ATTN: Eric L. Raymond for Radio Console bid
1001 E. Grant St.
Watseka, IL 60970

Bids will be opened at the ETSB regularly scheduled meeting:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Located at:
Clifford Bury Administrative Center – County Board Room

The Emergency Telephone System Board of Iroquois County reserves the right to waive any technicalities and to reject any or all bids or any part or parts thereof.


  • Four (4) dispatch/call taker positions.
    • Must integrate with dual prong Plantronics headset currently in place or produce a solution that will work with the CentralSquare (Tri-tech) phone system
  • We are presently utilizing a Zetron 4000 series console
  • The system must be able to connect with the following radio(s):
    • STARCOM21 (please note a wireline solution may be considered but we MUST have an at minimum wireless solution)
      • Four (4) Motorola APX All-Band consolettes
      • One (1) Motorola XTL2500
    • VHF (analog unless otherwise specified)
      • Four (4) Kenwood TK-762HG-1 (up to)
      • One (1) Kenwood NX-1700 H (NexEDGE digital)
      • Two (2) Kenwood TK-7302HV-1
      • Wireline connections to:
        • Kenwood NX repeater
        • Five (5) Master 3 repeaters
    • UHF (analog unless otherwise specified)
      • One (1) Master 3
        • 6 PL tones for remote tones
    • Total VHF Frequencies: 10
      • Sheriff Main, Sheriff Backup, Fire B, Fire A, Watseka PD, Watseka FD, Ireach, Ispern, PTP, Ifern,