Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) System Initiative Procurement Tool Kit [Version 1.0] [open pdf - 1MB]
"The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is pleased to provide you with this Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Procurement Tool Kit, a collection of resources to assist you in the transition from today's 9-1-1 systems to NG9-1-1. We developed this tool kit in response to recognition by stakeholders from throughout the 9-1-1 community that while information about NG9-1-1 systems is widely available, guidance in developing procurement specifications for transition services and network equipment is not. The objective of this tool kit is to fill that gap. The Procurement Tool Kit makes it easier to assess the information you need, plan for procurement and implementation, and gauge the overall success of your efforts. It describes the essential steps in planning for NG9-1-1 and outlines the resources available to assist you. This tool kit provides a self-assessment tool, planning tools, recommended options, and methods to identify issues that may confront 9-1-1 authorities interested in implementing Internet Protocol (IP)-based, 9-1-1 emergency communications systems. In addition, it discusses what changes and procurements are possible and provides a path forward for state and local authorities. Throughout the Procurement Tool Kit, we reference a number of NG9-1-1 Initiative documents. These documents were created as part of USDOT's research and development project, funded by the Intelligent Transportation System's Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)."
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