Butler Foundation Honored for Community Service Through NKADD/Area Agency on Aging

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Butler Foundation Honored for Community Service Through NKADD/Area Agency on Aging

For Immediate Release
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FLORENCE, KY December 21, 2017 – The Butler Foundation was honored as the recipient of the Community Service Award by the Northern Kentucky Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living’s Council on Aging during an event December 7.

As the philanthropic organization supported by Covington-based real estate investment firm Corporex, the Butler Foundation was established in 1979 to directly help low-income Northern Kentucky families. In 2016, the Butler Foundation helped more than 150 individuals by providing emergency hardship relief.

One Northern Kentucky resident, Sandra Miller, received life-changing assistance from the Butler Foundation in 2017, when she received a grant to upgrade her motorized wheelchair. Miller, who has cerebral palsy, said she probably would have had to move to an assisted living facility without the  wheelchair modifications, which include headlights and electronically raising the chair’s seat.

Other grants funded by the Butler Foundation purchased a portable oxygen concentrator to help an oxygen-dependent client remain active in her community, purchasing or modifying electronic scooters, and helping to purchase prosthetics.

In the accompanying photo, NKADD Human Services Associate Director Anne Wildman stands with Sandra Miller and Barbara Schaefer, Executive Director of the Butler Foundation.

The Council on Aging meets monthly on the first Thursday, except January and June, at NKADD, 22 Spiral Drive, Florence KY 41042. Meetings start at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. The next meeting will be February 1, 2018.

For more information, please contact Amy Scalf at 859-283-8174 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Used Communication System Tower Shelters

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) on behalf of the Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties hereby requests pricing for Used Communication System Tower Shelters to be provided in accordance with terms, conditions and specifications established herein.

Information received after the date and time set for opening requests for information will not be considered and will be returned unopened to the Submitter. It is the sole responsibility of the Submitter to assure that his/her information is received by the NKADD before the date and time set for opening the Request for Pricing.

Used Communication System Tower Shelters

Addendums

Questions/Answers

  1. When it comes to delivery of the shelters, will they all be ready to be offloaded/delivered around the same time? Or will this be a situation to where there is weeks in between deliveries. Reason I ask is if we can try to offload a couple shelters in the same day it’s going to save on crane costs. If you want me to just quote it as being a separate deployment for each site I can do that now and then we can discuss this more down the road when it gets closer.
    Pricing should reflect separate deployment for each site.

  2. It mentions that an entry port shall be provided in the shelter for coax. All of our shelters will have an entry port in them somewhere and some may have multiples. If the shelter doesn’t have the entry port location in the right spot and we have to physically cut a whole then there is a charge to do so. This is going to be very hard to determine when we don’t know which shelters are going to which sites but I just want to bring that topic up.
    Please provide a cost for cutting a new entry port as a separate line item so that we can utilize if necessary.

  3. Are you ok with getting a mix of 10x20s and 12x20s or would you rather stick to all the same size?
    10X20 shelters are preferred but a mix of the two will be considered.

  4. All of our shelters either have 3 ton or 5 ton HVACs so when it comes to 10x20’s or 12x20’s we typically see 3 ton units. I know the bid states 5 Ton but would you be open to a shelter having (2) 3 Ton HVAC’s?
    Shelters with two (2) 3 Ton HVAC units will be acceptable.

  5. Where would you like to have pictures of the shelters sent? Via email? Via shared online storage?
    If the file size of the pictures are too large for email, a shared online storage link should be shared with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and with ‘Used Communication System Tower Shelters Request for Pricing’ and your company name in the subject line.

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Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) on behalf of the Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties hereby requests information for Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units to be provided in accordance with terms, conditions and specifications established herein.

Information received after the date and time set for opening requests for information will not be considered and will be returned unopened to the Submitter. It is the sole responsibility of the Submitter to assure that his/her information is received by the NKADD before the date and time set for opening the Request for Information.

Sealed proposals are due by 2:00 pm on December 20, 2017, at which time they will be publicly opened.

NKADD reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units

Addendums

Addendum 1 
Addendum 2

Questions/Answers

  1. What is the estimated cost of the Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units?
    Cost estimates are being handled by the individual agencies that will procure the radios. A consolidated list of estimated costs has not been developed.

  2. Has the Department allocated funding for the Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units yet? If so, through which source (budget, CIP, state/federal grant etc)? If no funding is secured, which sources will be sought and when? If utilizing a grant, would you be able to specify which one? 
    The funding of the subscriber units is being handled by the individual entities throughout Northern Kentucky. Funding sources vary by purchasing entity.

  3. What other systems will have to integrate or interface with the Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units, and will the Department provide incumbent vendors for each system?
    Subscriber units will integrate with radio systems operated by the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (Harris), the State of Ohio (Motorola) and the State of Indiana (Motorola).

  4. Does the Department need to replace or upgrade any of the integrated systems in the next 5 years? If so, which system and when?
    Any upgrades of the systems above would be handled by the agencies listed. The plans of these agencies are beyond the scope of the NKADD.

  5. Does the Department anticipate any professional or consulting services may be needed through separate procurements to accomplish this effort? (i.e. project planning/oversight, PM, QA, IV&V, staff augmentation, implementation services etc.)? If so, what services does the Department desire and how do they anticipate to procure?
    - No additional professional or consulting services are anticipated at this time.

  6. Will this be the final procurement necessary to complete the NKADD Radio System project? If not, what else will be procured and when?
    It is anticipated that individual counties involved in the project may procure communications towers and/or refurbished communications shelters as part of this project. Procurement of these items will occur in late 2017 and early 2018.

  7. Page 2 of the RFP indicates one (1) year from date of contract signing, with your option to renew for one (1) year. I believe it’s at the bottom of the pricing spreadsheet where it indicates under the heading of Product Catalog, you ask for: Discount off of list price for three (3) years after initial purchase for radios and accessories. Does this mean radios/accessories from our catalog that are not specifically quoted above that section (that are only guaranteed pricing for two (2) years total)? Are you looking for just a straight contract % off list price if not specified above, that is guaranteed for three (3) years? If so, does that then also include all “proposed” radios/accessories for that third (3rd) year? Please advise on what exactly you are looking for there, so we can give you what you’re looking for.
    The intent here is to secure pricing for the subscriber units that would allow agencies to replace their legacy subscriber units within a two year period if necessary. This approach is intended to allow agencies time to budget for procurement and still have valid pricing should any unforeseen circumstances delay the completion of the project.  As noted in the General Information section of the RFP, we are working to align the procurement of the radios with the completion of the system which is currently on scheduled for November of 2018.

    The three year catalog discount is intended to cover any items that are not listed in the RFP pricing sheets yet may be needed.  An example would be audio accessories such as throat microphones.  The intent is to have a procurement vehicle in place for these types of items during the initial two year purchase window and for one additional year.

  8. Does NKADD require pricing on public service grade mobile? If so, please include it in the pricing sheet section.
    A specific distinction between public safety and public service mobile radios was not made. Respondents may offer more than one model of radio in each category of mobile and portable radios. A public service grade mobile may be offered using the following matrix for the offering: rfpImage1

  9. Section 1.1.1, does NKADD require both DES and AES encryptions or would AES encryption only suffice?
    Both DES and AES encryption are desired. Respondents should detail any cost savings that can be achieved with AES encryption only.

  10. Does public service grade portables require encryption?
    NKADD is requesting pricing for public service radios with encryption. Vendors are requested to add an additional item to the pricing matrix indicating the cost per radio that can be deducted if encryption is not needed. An updated matrix is included below: rfpImage2

  11. Does antenna system need to be included for the control station? If so, specify length of coax cable for the antenna.
    No. There too many variations with regard to existing control station radio installations to specify the antenna and coax length. It is anticipated that these items and associated costs would need to evaluated and priced on a case by case basis.

  12. Under Programming on the price pages, they provide a line for programming software as well as a System Key package.  It also asks for pricing for "Radio Programming Management Software/Package".  Can the customer provide clarification on how this line differentiates from the first two line items under Programming?
    This line was intended to capture cost of software packages that are used to track and manage radios and their associated personalities/code plugs as described in Section 1.1.5 of the RFP. It was noted during the RFI process that some manufactures offer products that allow for more centralized management of radios and their personalities. The NKADD seeks pricing of these types of radio/radio personality management packages.

  13. Also under the Programming section, there is a line item for "Radio Encryption Software". Is this referencing adding AES encryption to a radio after the initial purchase?
    This line was intended to capture the cost of any software packages or devices that will be needed to manage the encryption keys. It was noted during the RFI process that the encryption key management and programming varied by manufacture. The NKADD seeks pricing for these encryption key management/programming packages.

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
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