S.D. moves ahead on 911 equipment removal

Capitol News Bureau
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PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The new contract for removing old equipment and cables from some of South Dakota’s 911 emergency-dispatch centers is $49,900.

Builders Electric of Sioux Falls received the work from the state 911 Coordination Board.

According to Tony Mangan, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety that oversees the 911 panel, work is planned for 11 public service answering points.

  • Bon Homme County 911
  • Butte County Dispatch Center
  • Charles Mix County 911
  • Lake County 911 Communications
  • Lawrence County Sheriffs Office
  • Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
  • Miner County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mitchell Regional 911
  • Roberts County Sheriff’s Office
  • Spink County Sheriff’s Office
  • Union County Sheriff’s Office

State law 1-27-46 requires that state government publicly report many of its contracts.

It says, “The state shall display on the searchable internet website created pursuant to § 1-27-45 copies of each written contract for supplies, services, or professional services of ten thousand dollars or more, each written contract filed with the state auditor pursuant to § 1-24A-1, and each written contract filed with the attorney general pursuant to § 1-11-15. Each contract shall be displayed electronically not less than sixty days after commencement of the contract term and for not less than the retention period prescribed by § 1-27-4.1.”

The Builders Electric hadn’t yet been posted on open.sd.gov at the time this story was written Monday morning.

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