After more than three months of waiting, Luzerne County is about to find out how much prospective outside vendors will charge for a major 911 emergency radio system upgrade that had been estimated between $16 million and $24 million.
The county sought proposals April 1, and responses are due Monday.
The administration plans to propose new borrowing to cover a significant portion of the purchase but is seeking other revenue streams.
Due to the complexity of the 911 contract, the county has responded to numerous follow-up inquiries for additional explanation from companies interested in the work. To be fair to all, the clarifications were publicly posted with the proposal request at www.luzernecounty.org. A committee will review the proposals and make a purchase recommendation to county council, the administration said.