San Diego County Sheriff Department new Bell 407GXi helicopters in 2019 2020

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San Diego County Sheriff Department new Bell 407GXi helicopters in 2019 2020

Postby Brian » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:22 am

San Diego County to replace four Sheriff's Department helicopters
Over the next five years four helicopters owned by the County of San Diego and operated by the Sheriff's Department will be replaced.

A 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote Aug. 7, with Dianne Jacob recovering from surgery, authorized the director of the county's Department of Purchasing and Contracting to issue a competitive solicitation for one Bell 407GX helicopter outfitted with standardized Sheriff's Department equipment with the option to purchase three additional helicopters.

The estimated cost for each Bell 407GX helicopter is $5,200,000 although the competitive solicitation will determine the actual cost. The money for the first helicopter was budgeted by providing $3,864,747 from asset forfeiture revenue, $668,975 from the Sheriff's Department capital improvement budget, and $666,278 from the ASTREA trust fund.
https://www.villagenews.com/story/2018/ ... 53876.html
http://www.eccalifornian.com/article/co ... rs-sheriff’s-department


BELL 407GXi
http://www.bellflight.com/commercial/bell-407gxi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_407

Production List for Bell 407
https://www.helis.com/database/model/Bell-407GX/cn
https://www.helis.com/database/model/Bell-407GXi/
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/b407.php
Bell 407 - Accidents or Incidents - Aviation Safety Network
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/db ... key&page=2

FAA: SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... 1&PageNo=1

FAA: COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... 1&PageNo=1

ASTREA - Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies
https://www.sdsheriff.net/astrea/
https://www.helis.com/database/sqd/San- ... y-Sheriff/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_Su ... t_Agencies
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Pilot Report about the Bell 407GXi - August 16, 2018
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... ell-407gxi

Bell Brings New Engine, Avionics For 407GXi at Heli-Expo - February 27, 2018
https://www.rotorandwing.com/2018/02/27 ... heli-expo/

Bell unveils 407GXi - February 26, 2018
https://www.verticalmag.com/news/bell-unveils-407gxi/

Bell 407 GXi: Stepping it up Again - August 13, 2018
http://interactive.rotorandwing.com/bel ... -up-again/
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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF BELL 407GX HELICOPTERS
[FUNDING SOURCES: OPERATING TRANSFER FROM THE ASSET FORFEITURE, REVENUE FROM THE AERIAL SUPPORT TO REGIONAL AGENCIES (ASTREA) TRUST FUND AND REVENUE FROM THE SHERIFF CAPITAL PROJECT COMMITMENT]

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachm ... agenda.pdf

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

4. SUBJECT: SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF
BELL 407GX HELICOPTERS (DISTRICTS: ALL)
OVERVIEW

The San Diego Sheriff's Department Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies
(ASTREA) Unit provides a wide variety of missions, including assisting patrol units throughout
the region in locating suspects, firefighting and search and rescue missions. The ASTREA fleet
consists of nine helicopters, including three Bell 205 helicopters assigned to the Fire Life Safety
program, four MD 500 series helicopters, and two Bell 407 helicopters assigned to the law
enforcement program. The Bell 407 helicopters also have the capability to support the Fire Life
Safety program during a critical fire incident or during critical fire weather.

On June 20, 2006 (5), the Board approved the Sheriff Department's procurement of a Bell 407
Helicopter. Following the delivery of the Bell 407, the department disposed of the two oldest
MD 500 helicopters. In 2014, ASTREA identified the need for a second Bell 407 helicopter due
to the increase in required missions. On February 25, 2014 (3) the Board approved the Sheriff's
Department Procurement of a Bell 407GX Helicopter.

The four MD 500 models are older aircraft, each having logged over 9,900 hours of flight time.
These factors are contributing to a large amount of unscheduled maintenance, which limits the
aircraft's availability for missions. In addition, it is becoming harder to obtain some parts for the
MD 500's. In order to ensure that these essential services remain available, the Sheriff's
Department has initiated a long-term program to replace the four aircraft over the next five
years.

This is a request to authorize the Director of the Department of Purchasing and Contracting to
issue a competitive solicitation for the single source purchase of one Bell 407 GX helicopter,
including outfitting, and the option to purchase three additional helicopters, including outfitting
of the Bell 407GX variant that is current at time of purchase, over the next five years. This is
also a request to award new contracts and amend current contracts for Bell parts, components,
repairs and maintenance services, to award new contracts and amend current contracts for
helicopter pilot and mechanic training and certifications, and to award new contracts and amend
current contracts for the outfitting, parts and components, and repair and maintenance of the
Sheriff's current fleet of nine helicopters, for a five year period to support the mission of the
Sheriff's ASTREA program.

RECOMMENDATION(S)
SHERIFF

1. In accordance with Section 401, et. seq., of the County Administrative Code, authorize the
Director, Department of Purchasing and Contracting to issue a competitive solicitation for
one Bell 407GX Helicopter and outfitting with standardized Sheriff equipment, with the
option to purchase three additional helicopters, including outfitting of the variant of the Bell
407GX that is current at the time of purchase, over the next five years, and upon successful
negotiations and determination of a fair and reasonable price, award a contract for a Bell
407GX Helicopter and outfitting, and to amend the contract as needed to reflect changes to
services and funding, subject to approval of the Sheriff.

2. In accordance with Board Policy A-87, Competitive Procurement, approve and authorize the
Director, Department of Purchasing and Contracting to enter into negotiations with Bell; and
subject to successful negotiations and determination of a fair and reasonable price, award
new contracts and amend current contracts for Bell Helicopter parts, components, outfitting
and repairs and maintenance services for a five-year period.

3. In accordance with Board Policy A-87, Competitive Procurement, approve and authorize the
Director, Department of Purchasing and Contracting to enter into negotiations with Bell; and
subject to successful negotiations and determination of a fair and reasonable price, award
new contracts and amend current contracts for helicopter pilot and mechanic training and
certifications for a five-year period.

4. In accordance with Board Policy A-87, Competitive Procurement, approve and authorize the
Director, Department of Purchasing and Contracting to enter into negotiations with Bell
Authorized Distributors and Service Centers, Original Equipment Manufacturers such as
FLIR, The Civil Aerospace Division of Rolls Royce and uniquely Specialized Federal
Aviation Administration Repair Facilities and subject to successful negotiations and
determination of a fair and reasonable price, award new contracts and amend current
contracts for the outfitting, parts and components, and repair and maintenance of the
Sheriff's current fleet of nine helicopters, for a five year period to support the mission of the
Sheriff's ASTREA Program. Contracts shall be amended as needed to reflect changes in
services and funding, subject to the approval of the Sheriff.

FISCAL IMPACT
Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Operational Plan in the Sheriff’s
Department. If approved, this request will result in estimated current year costs and revenue of
$5,200,000. The funding sources are an operating transfer from the Asset Forfeiture
($3,864,747), revenue from the Aerial Support to Regional Agencies (ASTREA) Trust Fund
($666,278) and revenue from the Sheriff Capital Project Commitment ($668,975). Ongoing
training, maintenance and operation costs for the helicopter are anticipated to be minimal for the
first two years of operations and will be absorbed within the Sheriff's Department budget.
Funding for the optional aircraft will be included in future years’ Operational Plans for the
Sheriff's Department. There will be no change in net General Fund cost and no additional staff
years.

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ACTION:
ON MOTION of Supervisor Roberts, seconded by Supervisor Horn, the Board of Supervisors took action as recommended, on Consent.
AYES: Cox, Gaspar, Roberts, Horn
ABSENT: Jacob
https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/ ... 718sop.pdf

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Re: San Diego County Sheriff Department new Bell 407GXi helicopters in 2019 2020

Postby Brian » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:41 pm

RFP 9065 BELL 407 GXi HELICOPTERS

(Attached PDF on the bottom of this post)

RFP 9065 BELL 407 GXi HELICOPTERS
Date Posted: 9/7/2018 11:00 AM
Will Close On: 10/8/2018 3:00 PM
Line 1: TWO BELL 407 HELICOPTER
RFP - https://buynet.sdcounty.ca.gov/Solicita ... User=Guest

OVERVIEW
1.1. The items to be procured include Two (2) factory new, completed and painted 2019 - 2020 Bell 407GXi helicopters.

1.2. At its sole option, the county may elect to purchase up to two (2) additional Bell 407 GXi's within the next five years. This is a county option only and no commitment is made for the purchase of additional Bell 407 GXi aircraft.

3. BASE HELICOPTER SPECIFICATIONS
The 2019/2020 Bell 407GXi Base/Standard Aircraft configuration minus Jettison able crew doors (due to the
high visibility door kit) including but not limited to:

3.1. Airframe
3.1.1. Cabin: bonded aluminum honeycomb, and semimonocoque structure with composite side panels and aft fuselage skins.
3.1.2. Doors (5), one hinged double door and copilot door on the left side, a pilot and passenger door on the right. All doors are composite.
3.1.3. Landing Gear, tubular skid type with replacement skid shoes.
3.1.4. Locks for all cabin doors and luggage compartment.
3.1.5. Luggage compartment (16 cu ft. and 250 lb. capacity) with composite door.
3.1.6. Provisions for mooring, jacking and single point lifting.
3.1.7. Tail Boom, monocoque structure with vertical fin and a fixed horizontal stabilizer.
3.1.8. Tail Skid (T/R guard).
3.1.9. Windows (except windshield), gray tint Plexiglas.

3.2. Interior
3.2.1. Place interior with soundproofing, carpeting and data case.
3.2.2. 7-Place shoulder harness, dual straps in cockpit, single strap in passenger cabin.
3.2.3. Fire extinguisher in crew area.
3.2.4. First aid kit.
3.2.5. Parcel shelf behind aft seat (hat rack).
3.2.6. Ram air ventilation system.
3.2.7. Storage area behind pilot and copilot seats.

3.3. Powerplant
3.3.1. Rolls Royce model 250-C47E/4, Turboshaft Engine with a Dual-Channel FADEC system.
3.3.2. Fuel pump, engine driven.
3.3.3. Oil system.
3.3.4. Compressor wash provisions.
3.3.5. Engine mounted 10 micron fuel filter and airframe mounted fuel filter.
3.3.6. Crashworthy fuel tank system with 2 boost pumps in the main tank and 2 transfer pumps in forward tank.

3.4. Rotors and Controls
3.4.1. Main Rotor, soft in plane flex beam hub with four fiberglass blades.
3.4.2. Tail Rotor, two fiberglass blades, semi rigid.
3.4.3. Hydraulic boost system for Main rotor and tail rotor system. Including the Pump, Filters and Reservoir.
3.4.4. Mechanical flight control linkages throughout.
3.4.5. Airspeed Activated Pedal Stop (AAPS) system with built in test function, with electrical and manual override protection.

3.5. Transmission
3.5.1. Soft mounted pylon isolation system
3.5.2. Freewheeling unit between engine and transmission.
3.5.3. Kaflex drive shaft
3.5.4. Main rotor and tail rotor gear boxes
3.5.5. Main rotor transmission and freewheeling unit oil system, oil pump (constant press.), replaceable oil filter and oil cooler.

3.6. Integrated Avionics System with Garmin G1000H-NXi
3.6.1. Two 10'4" high resolution display units, GDU 1050H-HD providing Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD).
3.6.2. Two integrated Avionics units, GIA 64H each consisting of a 16-watt VHF communication transceiver with 8.33 kHz spacing, VHF Navigation, WAAS GPS Navigation, and Glide Slope receiver.
3.6.3. One audio control panel, GMA 350HC with clearance and Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) capability.
3.6.4. One digital Air Data Computer, GEA 71HB with Outside air temperature OAT probe.
3.6.5. One Air Data and Attitude Heading Reference Unit (ADAHRS) GSU-75 and Magnetometer.
3.6.6. One mode S transponder with extended squitter including Traffic Information Services (TIS) with ADS-B out capacity.

3.6.7. One engine and airframe interface unit, and an integrated Engine Indication and Crew alerting system, fuel signal conditioner.
3.6.8. Tail rotor video camera system, displaying on the MFD.
3.6.9. Synthetic Vision system (SAS).
3.6.10. Helicopter Terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS).
3.6.11. Power Situation Indicator (PSI) that provides an integrated display of all critical engine parameters.
3.6.12. Fuel flow indication with range ring display capability.

3.7. Electrical
3.7.1. 28 Volt DC power system.
3.7.2. Battery, 17 Amp-hour nickel cadmium.
3.7.3. External power and grounding receptacle.
3.7.4. Starter generator (180 Ampere)
3.7.5. Solid state voltage regulator
3.7.6. 28 volt outlets in cabin
3.7.7. Heated Pitot tube and static ports.
3.7.8. LED Lighting: anti-collision strobe, cockpit / map, instrument, landing and position.

3.8. Miscellaneous
3.8.1. Engine inlet and exhaust stack covers
3.8.2. Pitot cover
3.8.3. Flight bag, ground handling wheels with lift bar. Main rotor and tail rotor tie downs
3.8.4. All manuals; flight, Bell maintenance/parts, Garmin pilot, Rolls Royce maintenance/parts.

3.9. Additional Kits
3.9.1. Exterior and interior LED lighting
3.9.2. Wire strike protection system
3.9.3. Plus Power STC
3.9.4. 28 Amp battery as a replacement for the 17 amp battery
3.9.5. High skid landing gear, including AAI flight step
3.9.6. Dual Controls
3.9.7. Provision for an auxiliary 19 gal. fuel tank
3.9.8. Sliding windows
3.9.9. High-Vis main rotor blade paint.

4. PAINTING, KITS and ADDITIONAL REQUESTED LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT The helicopter shall be equipped with:
4.1. Exterior Paint in San Diego County Sheriff paint scheme, 4 colors. (see attachment A for photos)
4.2. AAI, All black interior panels w/ head liner with air conditioning air ducts. P/N 407-400-901, with Black seats and black carpet.
4.3. AAI, High Visibility Crew Door Windows, LT. Gray with vent. L/H & R/H. P/N 407-577-102
4.4. AAI, Bulged Skylight windows, Dark Gray, L/H & R/H. P/N 407-549-001/102
4.5. AAI, Chin Bubble Rubber Mounted windows, LT. gray, L/H & R/H. P/N 407-542-107/108
4.6. AAI, Passenger door window w/sliders, LT gray, L/H & R/H. P/N 407-541-009/010
4.7. AAI, Cabin floor protector kit, Crew & Passenger, clear , P/N 407-450-001
4.8. AAI, Baggage floor protector, P/N 407-453-101
4.9. AAI, Space maker baggage compartment, w/cover, P/N 407-460-001
4.10. AAI, Space maker cover, P/N 206-460-007
4.11. AAI, Baggage compartment Edge protector, P/N 407-455-001
4.12. AAI, Door Openers/ High VIS crew doors, L/H & R/H, P/N 407-575-003/004
4.13. AAI, Door Openers, Passenger, L/H & R/H, P/N 407-512-101/102
4.14. AAI, Baggage door opener, P/N 206-510-214
4.15. AAI, T/R Pedal Safety Kit, P/N 206-928-200
4.16. AAI, Avionics Console assembly kit, P/N 407-881-002
4.17. AAI, Rappelling Fixture Kit, P/N 407-149-001
4.18. AAI, Radar Altimeter antenna tail boom mounts, P/N 407-016-005
4.19. AAI Preflight Kit, (2 step handles, 2 folding maintenance. Steps), P/N 407-530-002
4.20. AAI, Passenger Sliding Door kits, R/H and L/H, P/N 407-600-202 and 407-600-201
4.21. Meeker Quick release Crew and Passenger Door Pins. 4 doors or 2 doors because of sliding doors
4.22. AFS, GX Inlet Barrier filter kit, P/N 106000-107
4.23. AFS, Inducer Vent filter kit, P/N 106250-101
4.24. ACC, Engine bleed air system, P/N 407H-500-1.
4.25. ACC, Bleed Air Heater and Windshield Defogger, P/N 407H-201-2 / 407H-988- 1.
4.26. ACC, Cabin Air Conditioner system with dual forward evaporators, P/N 407EC-203-2
4.27. Bell Cargo hook provisions
4.28. OnBoard Hook System, w/ Talon LC Keeperless hook, w/ E-87 Load Cell, P/N 200-403-00
4.29. Provisions for a Bambi Bucket, open / close toggle switch on the pilot's collective, a 9 pin power connector located on the belly.
4.30. Whelen 2- position strobe / LED position lights, Bell option kit.
4.31. Edwards mission equipment shelf located in the AFT baggage compartment.
4.32. Radar Altimeter: RA4500 (Free Flight), P/N RA4500
4.33. Traffic Avoidance System: GTS 800 TAS. (GARMIN) P/N GTS 800
4.34. Weather Data Link: GDL-69A, w/ XM Radio, (GARMIN) P/N GDL-69A
4.35. NVG Lighting: Aerodynamix
4.36. Mid-Continet SAM Back up instruments, P/N MD 202
4.37. PA System: AEM LSC22 control head with a remote siren switch located on the pilot's cyclic. P/N AEM LSC22
4.38. Power Sonix Horn and AMP. P/N PS-AIR 22
4.39. AAI, Quick mount kit w/ Meeker Dove mount for the PS-AIR 22 horn. P/N 407-820-001
4.40. ELT: Artex C406-2HM with interface, P/N 455-6500, P/N C406-2HM

4.41. Cobham Audio System with dual controls; AMU, P/N AMU-50: DACS, 3 each Audio Control, P/N ACP53-001, Memory unit, RM01-001 with 5 place aft ICS. Install 2 each Audio Controls for Pilot and TFO and 1 each Audio Control in the passenger cabin near aft monitor.
4.42. Technisonic FM Transceiver: TDFM-9300, with SDSO settings, P/N TDFM-9300.
4.43. Technisonic FM Transceiver: TFM -136B, P/N TFM-136B
4.44. Lo-Jack Tracking System model PTC-3, with interface with UC-6000 computer system.
4.45. Video Down Link System with Recorder: Vislink Transmitter HDX 1100, S-band HD Video downlink with fix antenna. P/N HDX-1100
4.46. Monitor and Keyboard: Fredwick Aero 15"Monitor, P/N AB 156W FHD will be used for a standard panel side mount. Keyboard P/N AK-4 will mounted under the 15" monitor. The side mount will be a Paravion side mount P/N 407MM-130-3.
4.47. Passenger Compartment AFT facing HD Monitor at STA. 84.4; Fredwick Airborne 12" monitor, P/N AB-12-W-HD-SDI-N-RR and Mounted on a Paravion mount P/N 407MM-130-3.

5. FLIR SYSTEM
5.1. FLIR System; Star Safire 380-HDc (TFU), P/N 3290008-XXX, with Laser Interlock unit (LIU), P/N 4127344; T Handle Control Unit (TCU) , P/N 3204853-10: Laser Pointer, Near-IR: UHCU Cable Extension Coil Cord. P/N 3206461: AFM-DTFLR-1 Aviation Adapter Plate, P/N 4140801: Nitrogen Purge / Fill System Support Kit, P/N 3203771: Replacement Desiccator Cartridges, 6 ea, 4115708:2nd Year Warranty Extention: GPS Antenna Kit, P/N 3210685-2: GPS Standard Cable, P/N 3210695K180: GPS Bulkhead Adapter, P/N 3212024:
5.2. Air Film Nose Mount (FLIR); P/N G1-V2 with meeker Dove mount, P/N G1-V2-3 and DT-1: Meeker Isolation collar, P/N 13359-021 Optional Meeker QDD ( Quick Disconnect Device), P/N QDD-1
5.3. Landing lights relocated to forward L/G cross tube; Air Film G3 light system, P/N AFG3-1.

6. DIGITAL MAPPING SYSTEM
6.1. Aerocomputer UC-6000 mapping system with UltiCharts 3.0 and UC3D Video, P/N UC-6000

7. SEARCH LIGHT SYSTEM
7.1. Trakkabeam A800, P/N 031001-2 with DC PCIU MKII, Power supply with Auto slaving, Grip Hand Controller, bracket and standard Cable kit. Filters required; Red, Yellow and IR820 filters.
7.2. Aero Pacific Aft. Belly mount for Trakkabeam. P/N AP407UM01-MM
7.3. NightSun XP / Trakka 800 Wedge kit
7.4. Dual TFO foot switches for Transmitt and ICS
7.5. Antennas for all Avionics installed.

TRAINING
8.1. The following Bell Factory Training shall be included with the purchase of the helicopter
8.1.1. Complete 407GXi pilot transition training for 5 pilots
8.1.2. Full 407GXi maintenance class for 5 mechanics
8.1.3. 407GXi Electrical class for 2 mechanics
8.1.4. 407GXi Overhaul class for 2 mechanics
8.1.5. 407GXi re-current training for 5 pilots.

9. WARRANTY
9.1. The contractor shall provide to the County the two-year/1,000 hour non-prorated warranty
Attachments
RFP_9065_bell_helicopters_final.pdf
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Re: San Diego County Sheriff Department new Bell 407GXi helicopters in 2019 2020

Postby Brian » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:48 am

October 1, 2018
RFP 9065 Addendum No.1 and Question and Answers: (See attached PDF)
Attachments
RFP_9065_addendum_1_with_vislink_and_lojack.pdf
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