|RFx ID :||18564690|
|Tender Name :||EMU Router Cellular Upgrade|
|Reference # :||102-17-481-BT|
|Open Date :||Tuesday, 11 April 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
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|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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This procurement seeks to appoint a single supplier to deliver a router cellular upgrade and future cellular backhaul capability by providing a replacement of some or all of the current routers on Auckland Transports fleet of Electric Multiple Units (EMU’s). A management platform for the new routers will also be required. If there is a decision to only replace a portion of the existing routers then as a pre-condition, the new equipment must be compatible with the existing infrastructure.
This has been identified as a priority to meet the future technology strategy for the rail and potential broader public transport environments that Auckland Transport supports. Benefits that Auckland Transport expects to realise include increased data capacity and throughput on EMU’s to support additional digital network capabilities. This will enable an increase in safety and security functions such as direct integration into ATOC for emergency messaging, camera control and driver assistance.
In addition to direct operational benefits, Auckland Transport also expects to be able to leverage the improved infrastructure to enhance the user experience through an effective real-time interface into Auckland Transports proposed digital media distribution system that will provide real-time in-journey communications. The new management platform will support the infrastructure and through in-depth analysis of real time reports will become a valuable tool in predicting and managing data load and improving user experience.
Auckland Transport are looking for a provider with an NZ presence that is willing to work with us to deploy this solution on the current fleet of EMU’s. The provider must be able to provide in-country support for the lifetime of the solution and is willing and able to work closely with nominated 3rd parties for the set up and management of the solution. The provider should have a strong proven capability in Network Architecture Design to ensure AT have a solution that meets the current criteria and allows for future proofing.
Auckland Transports fleet of EMU’s was provided by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF).CAF are under contract to provide all maintenance and installation services on the EMU’s. It will be a requirement for CAF to perform the physical installation of the routers with any technical input provided by the chosen supplier.