Gamewell-FCI Now Approved GSA Schedule Vendor
November 30, 2010
Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell is now a GSA (General Services Administration) Schedule No. 84 supplier of advanced fire alarm and mass notification (a.k.a. emergency communications) systems. Under GSA Contract No. GS-07F-0087X, Gamewell-FCI can supply government entities with state-of-the-art fire protection products, supported by its nationwide network of Platinum Associate Engineered Systems Distributors.
According to Gamewell-FCI’s VP of Sales, Steve Birdsall, the recently signed Local Preparedness Acquisition Act paved the way for more state and local government agencies to take advantage of the GSA Schedule. “This could not have come at a better time, considering our challenging economy,” states Birdsall. “Many government facilities are either in need of a new system that’s code-compliant or a required addition such as a mass notification system.”
Mass notification systems have become a major requirement for many large-scale government properties. The DOD (Department of Defense) outlines requirements for mass notification systems throughout US military installations in its UFC (Unified Facilities Criteria) document 4-021-01. A combined fire alarm/mass notification system is described in the UFC as “the simplest and most economical approach”.