Wallingford fire dept., BOE request bid waivers

Wallingford fire dept., BOE request bid waivers

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WALLINGFORD — The Town Council is slated to consider bid waiver requests Wednesday from the fire department and school board. 

According to a letter from Deputy Chief Stephen Alsup to Mayor William W. Dickinson, the fire department is requesting a bid waiver, not to exceed $52,560, for Physio-Control-compatible CPR devices and automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs.

The fire department’s two transport ambulances currently use Physio-Control CPR devices, cardiac monitoring systems and AEDs, the letter said.

The bid waiver would cover the purchase of three additional Physio-Control CPR devices and AEDs for first response vehicles “in order to maintain continuity of care,” Alsup said in the letter.

School Superintendent Salvatore Menzo requested the council grant a bid waiver for a Sielox Class system, a crisis management and lockdown alert software system that costs an estimated $105,962. 

“The system provides an event monitor in real time as well as an audit trail after an incident or crisis,” Menzo said in the letter to the council. 

The system integrates video, access control, response plans, intercom and a graphical map.

“It is a sole source resource,” Menzo said Friday via email. “No one else makes this product. This would be the first application of the software in the district.”



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