Proposals Sought to Upgrade Royal Bahamas Police Force CCTV

Bahamas CCTV

The government of the Bahamas is requesting proposals from qualified firms for the upgrade of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) closed circuit television system (CCTV).

The U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas has received a request for assistance from the Ministry of National Security of the Bahamas. In response, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State are generating a list of suppliers to be provided to the RBPF. Please contact us at Sheila.Diaz@trade.gov  and Andrew.Billard@trade.gov to be included in the list. The deadline for inclusion is Friday, Feb. 22; however, please reach out even if the deadline has passed. 

Existing Platform

The current CCTV system operates on a combination of Bahamas Telecommunication Company’s wired and wireless infrastructure. The existing system has 243 cameras and is administered from the police headquarters in New Providence. The system can be viewed from a computer via a web browser or mobile device, has the ability to show historical video while recording, has several search-by features, can record on motion, can adjust to daylight and night time vision, has the ability to download video and has a video monitoring station.

Scope of Work

The RBPF requires the following the following upgrade to the existing systems;

  • Design & build a hybrid network infrastructure consisting of both fiber optics and wireless backhaul
  • Design and implement a new system architecture that will have both facial and license plate recognition
  • Design a migration plan for the replacement of end devices, the upgrade of the existing video management system (VMS) and upgrade of the storage platform
  • System architecture design must have built-in redundancy at all levels including but not limited to cameras, network, servers, storage and application
  • System architecture must provide and account for reliability, high availability and scalability for future growth
  • Design and implement a UPS to supply and maintain VMS infrastructure
  • The LED video wall must be designed for 24-hour reliability, be energy efficient and include pixel patches

Deadline

Proposals must be received by Friday, March 1. Following is a tentative schedule that will apply to this request for proposals (RFP) but may change:

  1.  Issue of the RFP: Monday, Jan. 21
  2. Clarification Period Begins: Monday, Feb. 4
  3. Deadline for Clarification Questions: Friday, Feb. 15
  4. Clarifications Issued by RBPF: Friday, Feb. 22
  5. RFP Bids Due (“Bid Due Date”): Friday, March 1
  6. Opening of Bids: Tuesday, March 5
  7. Successful Bidder Announcement: Thursday, March 14
  8. Execution of the Agreement: Thursday, March 28

Important Note

Bidding times are expected to change.  Please contact bidding authority periodically to confirm current schedule.

Instructions

The U.S. Commercial Service and the economics Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bahamas would like to support eligible U.S. firms in winning this project.   Please reach out Sheila.Diaz@trade.gov and Andrew.Billard@trade.gov to receive:

  • RFP package
  • Contact information for procurement authority
  • Additional information on how the U.S. Commercial Service can assist in your sales efforts overseas.
  • Possible advocacy support

Eligibility

Firms must meet U.S. Commercial Service export content requirements.  Please contact us for additional details.

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