Kansas City, MO – Midland Radio Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been named a supplier for the Tactical Communications (TacCom) contract issued through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS). The contract is for the purchase of P25 digital two-way radios and related equipment by all agencies of the USDHS. Certain other non-USDHS government agencies, such as the White House Communications Agency and the U.S. Departments of Interior, Justice, and State, are also to be supplied under TacCom. Midland is one of only three companies who qualify as a supplier under the guidelines of the contract.
“We are extremely pleased to participate in this contract, and feel that our products are a significant contribution to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its agencies,” said Scott Henderson, Vice President of Sales at Midland. “With a unique set of fully-compliant products, we bring a great deal of value to the table,” Henderson added.
The Tactical Communication contract names Midland Radio Corporation as one of a select group of companies who meet the established qualifications. These guidelines are intended to ensure that qualified small business suppliers are the beneficiaries of a portion of the equipment procurements made under the contract. Midland is one of only three companies who met the qualifications for the USDHS. “To be recognized for the unique capabilities that Midland products offer and have the opportunity to contribute to our country’s public safety is an honor,” said Dan Devling, President of Midland Radio Corporation.
The maximum total value of the TacCom contract is $3 billion, beginning with a two-year base period on March 26, 2012. Three one-year options will follow, from March 26, 2014 to March 26, 2017. The contract does not indicate dates of purchase or quantities of equipment to be acquired from any of the named suppliers.
About Project 25 (P25)
Established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), P25 requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer. P25 interoperability was primarily driven by significant communications failures in critical emergency situations. Project 25 is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
About Midland Radio Corporation
For over 50 years, Midland has been a leading supplier of 2-way communications products, including P25 and analog portables, mobiles, and base stations/repeaters for Federal, state and local government agencies and private commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Midland is the U.S. affiliate of an international group of companies with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The consumer line includes wearable action cameras, CB radios, weather/all hazards alert monitors, two-way radios, and marine radios. For more information contact Midland Radio Corporation at 5900 Parretta Dr., Kansas City, MO 64120, on the web at www.midlandradio.com, at 1-816-241-8500 or follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.