What is WSCA?
Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA), Public Safety Communication Equipment and Services The intent of this contract is to maximize savings, reduce individual state administrative costs in purchasing, and compile standard specifications to encourage market competition, enhance product availability and expand contract coverage to as many of the WSCA states and potentially non-WSCA states that want to participate in the contract. In other words, get you the best deal with as little work on your part as possible while simply allowing you to purchase.
Phase 1: Public safety communication equipment and support services for currently installed systems Purchases for an installed base of equipment that only one vendor can replace; sole source justification needed for purchases; not competitively bid; negotiated pricing; cannot purchase entire turnkey systems. Customers must check with local laws governing sole source, special market conditions before using the Phase 1 contract. For Phase 1, the contract pricing will be the percentage discount off the manufacturer’s most current price list used to establish a selling price for parts and equipment. The manufacturer shall provide a fixed price for associated support services.
Phase 2: New Communication Systems and Equipment:
Category 1 — Radio analog and digital (two-way communication systems) portable, mobile, desk-top, base and repeater stations. VHF 136-174 MHz, UHF 450-470 MHz, UHF 806-870 MHz Frequencies, Infrastructure Equipment and Consoles
Category 2 — Aircraft AM – FM band radios
Category 3 — In-band mobile/portable radio repeater, analog and digital
Category 4 — Gateway devices, audio switch unit/radio router JPS ACU-1000, audio switch ICRI unit.
Category 5 — digital microwave radios, 6GHz, 11GHz, 18GHz and 23Ghz
Category 6 — Communication towers, guyed and three-legged triangular
Category 7 — Microwave antennas, waveguide and associated hardware
Category 8 — Test equipment, analog and digital