A Dutch government agency that controls all prisons in the Netherlands is looking for providers of innovative solutions for the detection of devices for mobile calling (3G, 4G and 5G) within area's of correctional facilities. To find the right technology they have launched a market consultation. After the consultation selected companies will be invited for a test phase. After a successful test phase a commercial agreement with technical assistance is envisaged.
Contraband cellphones are used in illegal activities in prisons, ranging from unapproved communications with people on the outside to the orchestration of criminal activities.
This Dutch government agency that controls all prisons is looking for companies that offers solutions for the detection of devices for mobile calling (3G, 4G and 5G) within area's of prisons, such as cells or recreation area's.
Any interested provider of a suitable solution is invited to participate in a market consultation. Upon reaction to this technology request, interested companies will receive a link to submit their input. Deadline for providers to submit their input / replies to the questions during this market consultation is 12 May 2021.
Based on the received input, the Dutch agency will invite a maximum of five providers for a dialogue about the offered solutions for the detection of mobile telephony. During this dialogue, they would like to delve deeper into the answers to the questions posed. Dialogues will take place between 20-28 May 2021.
Publication of the market consultation report and end of market consultation is foreseen on 15 June 2021.
Based on the input received, the Dutch agency intends to define their strategy for the future procurement of solutions for several correctional facilities. Every correctional facility has the same need for a properly functioning detection device. The procurement for testing a number of solutions and the purchase and implementation of the best tested solution will start in 2021.
For the purpose of the test phase, certain cells and other area's that are accessible to detainees will be set up with the selected systems, so that any form of mobile calling can be detected. The systems will be hidden/placed in various places so that inmates cannot sabotage them. The companies who take part in the test will provide the setup of their systems.
The results of the test phase will be assessed. If it appears that the pilot has been successfully completed, the Dutch agency intends to enter into a framework of a commercial agreement with technical assistance for 2 or 4 years with the supplier of the best-tested solution for the step-by-step implementation of the solution in multiple correctional facilities.
- Type of partner sought: The solutions have to detect devices for mobile calling (3G, 4G, 5G) in area's of between 10 and 45 m2, using a fixed built-in system, which will immediately detect any form of mobile calling, in idle mode or at the moment it is turned on or called with it. They are explicitly not looking for a system to take over the entire mobile communication of an establishment.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Companies that can offer innovative solutions for the detection of devices for mobile calling (3G, 4G and 5G) within areas of correctional facilities are sought via a market consultation.
In a test phase a number of systems will be tested.The companies who take part in the test are expected to provide the set up of their system.
After a test phase with a small number of companies a commercial agreement with technical assistance is sought with the company that offers the best solution.
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