Combined Communication & Technology Upgrade for Inmate Systems

Franklin County Jail is requesting a proposal from qualified vendors to provide a combined communication and technology upgrade for inmate systems, including: inmate phone services (local & long distance) following FCC guidelines; phone/systems intelligence software; jail operational management system; and tablets for education which allows earned credit provisions and has email service capabilities.


The goal of Franklin County Jail is to contract with a private vendor to provide this combination of services. The phone provider will be the primary vendor and may sub-contract for other services; however, the phone provider will be responsible for the delivery of all services. For the right to provide these services, the vendor will pay the Franklin County Jail an agreed percentage of sales. The Franklin County Jail reserves the right to engage vendors that submit proposals in best and final offers.


These programs support services for up to 500 inmates, for a five year term from June 1, 2019 through December 31, 2024. In addition, the County reserves the option of extending the contract for up to five additional one-year periods up to the year 2029.


Franklin County presently operates a facility at the following location:
Franklin County Jail
1804 Opportunity Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

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