Mr. Anthony I. Hooper
RE: Review of Motorola Revised Change Order FCCO 002-02
Commission # 20023H
Dear Mr. Hooper:
We have completed our review of Motorola’s revised Change Order FCCO 002-02 dated January 9, 2003. This proposed change order would relocate two console positions from the Adult Detention Center (ADC) along with associated equipment (CEB, channel banks, networking equipment, UPS, etc.) to support the consoles. One console, the CEB and the UPS will be relocated to the Warrenton Police Department (WPD) where it will function as a backup to the Warrenton/Fauquier Joint Communications Center (WFJCC). The other console will be relocated to the WFJCC.
The change order includes relocation of the
microwave equipment from ADC to the Sheriff’s Office at 78 Lee Street,
where the WFJCC is located, as well as mounting and aligning a
County-provided microwave passive reflector on the ADC tower.
This change order also eliminates the UPS at WFJCC and the trench
work that would have been required for laying fiber optic cable between
ADC and WFJCC under the original design.
(There is an existing UPS with sufficient capacity for the new
equipment at the WFJCC. A
fiber connection between the WFJCC and ADC is no longer required since
the equipment is being relocated elsewhere.
The Town of
Motorola initiated this change order after the
decision was made by the County to relocate the backup console positions
from the ADC to the new WPD building.
Since the only remaining equipment left at ADC was going to be
the microwave radio equipment, antenna dish and fiber optic equipment,
it made sense to simplify the installation by consolidating this
equipment at the Sheriff’s Office with the console equipment in the
WFJCC. The only problem with
this plan was that the roof at
Mr. Anthony I. Hooper
As a result of arduous negotiations, Motorola has agreed to perform the work detailed in this change order and reduce the contract price by $60,923.00. We note that Motorola has made significant concessions from their original change order request. In our opinion, the revised price reduction of $60,923.00 is reasonable. There is no reduction in system functionality, reliability or any other significant factor. Therefore, CTA recommends that the County approve Motorola’s revised change order request.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions concerning this matter.
Joseph D. Pociluyko
cc: Susan R. Monaco, CPPB (
Robert T. Forrest, P.E. (CTA Communications)
Kenneth A. Ballard, Ph.D. (CTA Communications)