RFx ID : 18463808
Tender Name : Alert Authoring Tool for Cell Broadcast Alerting
Reference # : CBA Tender 13.5.2017
Open Date : Monday, 13 March 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit : CASS
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency [?]
43000000 - Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Shayne Fairbrother
The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) is deploying a national Cell Broadcast Alerting (CBA) system to enable government agencies to effectively warn at-risk communities of critical adverse events and threats to life, health and property.
The deployment of a Cell Broadcast capability in New Zealand will enable direct alerting to the public of a critical threat in their location via their mobile handsets.
This RFP seeks responses from organisations who can provide a web front-end managed service (Cell Broadcast Entity (CBE) as per the 3GPP 23.041 standard) that enables authorised government users across multiple agencies to author and send geo-targeted cell broadcast alerts to the three mobile networks in New Zealand (2degrees, Spark and Vodafone) for broadcasting to the active mobile phones in the defined location. This service will be referred to in this RFP as ‘CBE – Alert Authoring Tool’ or just ‘CBE’.
In late 2016 a closed RFP to the three New Zealand mobile network providers confirmed all providers will be enabling Cell Broadcast in their existing networks and implementing the Netherlands provider one2many B.V. (trading as one2many) Cell Broadcast Centres (CBCs) to control the distribution of alerts within their mobile networks.
Integration with the one2many CBCs is a mandatory requirement of the selected CBE – Alert Authoring Tool. We are looking for a fit-for-purpose CBE that will work with the one2many CBCs and can be delivered to meet our timeframes. There is no pre-existing preference for the CBE provider, and we invite experienced providers to respond to this RFP.