STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH (STRABAG PFS) will continue to perform technical facility management (FM) for the German Public Safety Digital Radio Network (Digitalfunk BOS) locations in Baden-Württemberg. The real estate service provider has won a call for bids from the state of Baden-Württemberg to this effect for its public safety services.
STRABAG PFS has already maintained the Baden-Württemberg radio locations of the police, fire brigade and emergency services for six years. The follow-up contract begins on 1 July 2018. It has a term of four years and three months and can be extended by an additional year twice.
These services are to be performed to safeguard and maintain the proper condition and fault-free operation of the currently 655 base station locations, 148 radio relay locations and four server locations. The contractually agreed specifications include services such as maintenance, inspections, the elimination of faults, repairs and checks in addition to infrastructure services such as groundskeeping and pruning. The latter will be performed by DIW Instandhaltung GmbH, an affiliated company of STRABAG PFS.
In addition to the Public Safety Digital Radio locations in Baden-Württemberg, STRABAG PFS also maintains Public Safety Digital Radio locations in other German states.
The German Public Safety Digital Radio Network is the largest radio network worldwide that is based on the international TETRA standard (Terrestrial Trunked Radio). With this network, police officers and others have access to a modern and versatile communication medium. The technology makes it possible to communicate across organisations throughout the country, which simplifies the execution of complex deployment scenarios – especially in the event of crises or catastrophes.
The German Public Safety Digital Radio Network comprises more than 4,600 base stations in all areas of Germany (as of March 2018). According to the Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS), this ensures radio coverage for 99% of Germany by area. Around 50 million radio messages are sent via this network every month.