Deadline for FirstNet Proposal Submissions Extended to May 13

wireless communicationsThe First Responder Network Authority has extended the deadline for interested vendors to submit their final bids on the agency’s national public-safety broadband network project from April 29 to May 13.

FirstNet said Friday it also released a batch of responses to the more than 400 questions that the agency has received from industry since it published a request for proposal document on FedBizOpps.

“This is a vital next step in the iterative process as potential offerors work to craft their proposed solutions to deploy the first-of-its-kind wireless network dedicated to first responders, and FirstNet staff are diligently working to answer each question, ” said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth.

An RFP-related conference will take place at the FirstNet headquarters in Virginia on March 10.

The agency indicated it has also pushed back a submission deadline for “optional” capability statements on technology and service offerings for the planned emergency communications infrastructure by two weeks, until March 31.

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