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Satellite Communications Caches for the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team


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RFx ID : 21078012
Tender Name : Satellite Communications Caches for the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team
Reference # :
Open Date : Monday, 27 May 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 21 June 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit : CASS
Tender Type : Request for Quotations (RFQ)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 43191500 - Personal communication devices
  • 43191600 - Personal communications device accessories or parts
  • 46161700 - Rescue equipment and accessories
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Charlie Blanch
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : n/a
Alternate Physical Fax Number  : n/a
Agency Address :

This is an opportunity to be provide niche equipment and service to support a flag-ship project as part of the Emergency Management System Reforms. The New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team (NZ-EMAT) will deliver the capability described originally as a ‘Fly-in Team’ and will enhance the overall capability of the emergency management system. Resilient in field communciations are a critical element of this.

What we need is:

Two to six Communication Caches, each consisting of:
• a high speed satellite broadband package consisting of
o a portable terminal ‘fly-away’ kit (antenna, modem, power converter, block upconverter, low-noise block downconverter, orthomode transducer and any other component parts required) operating on a n appropriate network
o controller or wifi and LAN router
o at least one integrated Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone
Eight to twelve hand-held satellite phones allocated across the caches.

Further details are in the RFQ

Awarded Status

No Winner This contract was awarded to Speedcast Australia Pty Limited. The contract is for 36 months from service start date with a total maximmum contract value of $259,766 (excluding GST).