Conflict Of Interest? County Emergency Radio Project Manager Married To Employee Of Winning Bidder

Late last week, Broward County admitted the project manager assigned to the public safety radio project is married to an employee of Motorola, the company with the winning bid. In a February 3, 2017 affidavit, project manager Jose De Zayas admitted his wife, Evelyn De Zayas worked as an engineer for Motorola. He said she …

Broward Commission Defers Vote On Controversial Public Safety Radio System Bid

Following a protest filed by the Harris Corporation, Broward County Commissioners voted to defer a vote awarding the public safety radio contract to Motorola. Both companies demonstrated their products to County evaluators last October. The seven members of the evaluation committee gave the highest scores to the Motorola bid even though it was $4 million …

Protest Filed In Broward County Deal For New Public Safety Dispatch System

Last month, the Sun-Sentinel reported that a new Broward County 911 dispatch system is planned to launch during 2017. Broward’s radio system is expected to be replaced in 2018. Despite budget pressures, operational issues and important political and public policy questions, Broward County staff hastily recommended the purchase of a more expensive radio system from …