Posted: Sep 19, 2010 2:50 PM by Letitia Walker
Updated: Sep 19, 2010 3:15 PM
Press Release: City-Parish President Joey Durel announced the selection of Acadian Monitoring Services, L.L.C. for Lafayette Consolidated Government's Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system.
Over twenty vendors from around the country responded to the RFP, and an internal team reviewed the proposals and made a recommendation to President Durel.
The AVL system will allow LCG to install tracking devices in most of the Government's fleet of vehicles. LCG expects to achieve several benefits through the deployment of the system including but not limited to increased productivity through better vehicle utilization, improved scheduling and timeliness, better responsiveness, and effective tracking of LCG resources.
"In addition to their excellent qualifications for this project and their experience in this arena, I am further pleased that we have selected a company who is already a part of our parish's Emergency Operations Center team. The selection of Acadian Monitoring Services for the AVL system allows us to leverage existing infrastructure and expertise and will improve our access to important information during an emergency," said President Durel.
Vice-President of Acadian Monitoring Services, L.L.C. Blane Comeaux shared this statement, "The elements of LCG's Request for Proposal for a vehicle and asset tracking system were very comprehensive and rigorous. The staff that was charged with developing the requirements were very thorough and forward-thinking in seeking a GPS system that would benefit LCG with reductions in vehicle operating costs, enhancements in productivity and accountability, and improved safety. LCG did an excellent job of researching and evaluating the many proposals submitted and we are honored they have chosen Acadian's Mobile Monitoring solution."
Terms of the agreement are still being finalized by the attorneys, but the contract is expected to be executed in the next several days.