Closed ATM View - RFT 2-2022
The supply/provision of a Universal Tracking Platform
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The AFP currently manages multiple tracking ICT applications, including COTS and in-house developed systems (bespoke). Some of these systems are reaching end-of-life as they only support devices that communicate on the diminishing 3G telecommunications network. In addition, multiple systems are standalone and are not connected to the AFP’s common visualisation interface. This reduces the ability to share tracking information to operational Members such as investigators. The AFP’s technical support staff are also unable to provide enterprise-level support to tracking systems that are hosted on standalone servers and laptops.
The AFP has a requirement to manage and monitor tracking of people and objects in multiple operational contexts including:
a. Red Force Tracking - Determining or monitoring the location of an identified target person or object under a warrant issued under Part 2 of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 (Cth), or an authorisation to use a tracking device under section 39 of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 (Cth); and
b. Blue Force Tracking - Determining or monitoring the location of friendly forces, including AFP personnel, partner agencies and the assets they control and protect.
The AFP is seeking a Solution that will meet the following objectives:
a. consolidate multiple ICT tracking systems into a single management solution for devices that produce tracking information;
b. support the replacement of existing 3G devices with LTE and 5G capable devices;
c. provide a geospatial viewing display (desktop and mobile) of tracking data from both tracking devices and other sources of location data in real-time;
d. provide a platform that allows authorised users, including investigators, surveillance teams and technical administrators to view and manage historical data for evidentiary purposes;
e. provide a platform with consolidated command and control functionality across multiple tracking devices including dedicated tracking devices, tracking component of other devices i.e. Internet-of-things devices: audio, cameras, smartphone blue force apps;
f. provide a common ingestion pipeline for tracking data integrated into the AFP’s future NG-LEMF to facilitate viewing tracking data from the devices on a consolidated platform regardless of device type; and
g. if required and specified by the AFP as an Additional Service, provide command and control capability via integration into the NG-LEMF.
For clarity, through this RFT, the AFP only seeks to procure the Solution (being the UTP) and associated services, and does not seek to procure any other part of the NG-LEMF. The AFP will develop the NG-LEMF outside the scope of this procurement, and will be primarily responsible for integrating the Solution into the NG-LEMF it develops. The Contractor will be responsible for ensuring that the Solution is capable of being integrated with the NG-LEMF (if and when the AFP determines that the Solution will be integrated) and otherwise ensuring that the Solution meets the requirements specified within this SOR (as captured in the Statement of Work negotiated with the Successful Tenderer) in accordance with the draft Contract.
Queries and Addenda - Tenderers should direct any queries arising from this RFT (quoting the RFT number) to:
Contact Officer:RFT 2-2022 Contact Officer
Business Area:Covert and Technical Operations
All such queries are to be directed to the Contact Officer via email only. Telephone queries or complaints will not be taken.
The AFP will exclude a Tender from further consideration if it considers that the Tenderer does not comply with all of the following:
a) the Tenderer must:
(i) exist as a legal entity (see RFT clause 2.3.1(c));
(ii) be solvent;
(iii) hold all Authorisations necessary for it to be able to perform the Services tendered for in accordance with applicable laws; and
b) in relation to the Tenderer, the Tenderer must:
(i) hold all Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Records in relation to the Tenderer by the Tender Closing Time (refer to RFT Schedule 13 – Procurement Connected Policies); or
(ii) if all Valid and Satisfactory Statements of Tax Record cannot be provided by the Tender Closing Time in accordance with RFT clause 2.1.1(b)(i), hold a receipt or receipts issued by the Australian Tax Office demonstrating that all the relevant Statements of Tax Record have been requested from the Australian Taxation Office by the Tender Closing Time; and
c) in relation to any First Tier Subcontractor known at the time of submission that the Tenderer proposes to engage to deliver goods or services with an estimated value of over $4 million (GST inclusive) over the Contract Period, the Tenderer must:
(i) hold all Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Records in relation to the First Tier Subcontractor by the Tender Closing Time (refer to RFT Schedule 13 – Procurement Connected Policies); or
(ii) if all Valid and Satisfactory Statements of Tax Record cannot be provided by the Tender Closing Time in accordance with RFT clause 2.1.1(c)(i), hold a receipt or receipts issued by the Australian Tax Office demonstrating that all the relevant Statements of Tax Record have been requested from the Australian Taxation Office by the Tender Closing Time; each being a "Condition for Participation".
The AFP intends that the Solution be implemented and Accepted into Service by no later than June 30, 2022.