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SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 Provision of Operational, Training & Tactical Ammunition 15/11/2017
2 RFP for Internet Protocol Voice Communication System (IP VCS) 10/11/2017
3 Taylors Beach Wharf Design & Construct 03/11/2017
4 Provision of Body Worn Cameras to Victoria Police 25/10/2017
5 New Ballistic Vest (NBV) 20/10/2017
6 Provision of New Ballistic Vest (NBV) and Accessories. 20/10/2017
7 Panel Contract for the Provision of Auditing, Safety Inspections and Specialist Advice Services 19/10/2017
8 Light Rail Stage 2 Advisory Services Panel 17/10/2017
9 Airport Identity Card Information System 13/10/2017
10 Hudson Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant - Construct Hardstand 13/10/2017
12 Treasury Integrated Human Resources Information System 13/10/2017
13 Human Resources Information System 13/10/2017
14 Automated Fare Collection System 12/10/2017
15 Printing Services for the Workers 8217; Compensation Medical Certificate. 11/10/2017
16 Supply And Delivery Of A New Compactor 11/10/2017
17 Fit out, supply and delivery of one (1) new 4.8 to 5 metre aluminium vessel including outboard motor and heavy duty trailer 11/10/2017
18 Common Use Arrangement for Audits and Financial Advisory Services 10/10/2017
20 The Manufacture And Delivery Of Low & High Voltage Switchgear To Endeavour Energy Depot 10/10/2017
21 Provision of Traffic Control Services 10/10/2017
22 Provision of Software as a Service (SaaS) for Human Resource Management Systems 09/10/2017
23 Force Level Electronic Warfare Mission System 06/10/2017
24 ITT 12/2017 - Church St, Parra At Parkes St & Great Western Hwy Intersection, Traffic Control Signal 06/10/2017
25 Commercial Satellite Services 05/10/2017
26 Provision of Waste Management Disposal - Sewage 05/10/2017
27 RFT Provision Of Water And Wastewater Services On King Island 03/10/2017
29 Provision of Graduate Certificates 29/09/2017
30 Provision of Reinsurance Broking and Advisory Services 29/09/2017
31 Performance Management Solution Prototype 29/09/2017
32 One 10m Truck and One 10m Trailer 27/09/2017
33 LDRP 503 Cranford Basin Bunding and SCADA System 27/09/2017
34 One 10m Truck and One 10m Trailer 27/09/2017
35 Parramatta Light Rail - Commercial Advisory Services - ISD-17-6787 27/09/2017
36 10968 Remotely Piloted System and Solutions 26/09/2017
37 Single Axle Crane Tipper Truck 26/09/2017
38 Supply and delivery of one tractor and one PTO mower/slasher 26/09/2017
39 Supply and delivery of 3 replacement heavy duty trailers 26/09/2017
40 Supply and Delivery of Nine (9) Trailer Mounted Variable Message Sign Boards 26/09/2017
41 400MW reverse auction renewable energy generation and energy storage Invitation for Expression of Interest 25/09/2017
42 Solar Photovoltaic Panel Array Proposal & Partner/Sponsor Opportunity 22/09/2017
43 Satellite Communication Tender 21/09/2017
45 • Security Access Control Systems 20/09/2017
46 Waste Water Treatment Plant Design and Construction 20/09/2017
49 Ohakea Airfield Lighting & Movement Area Guidance Signs (MAGS) Project 19/09/2017
50 Design, supply, install & connect a 93kW Solar PV System 19/09/2017
51 Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) System 18/09/2017
52 Provision of External Clinical Coding and Auditing Services 18/09/2017
53 Auckland Council SAP Customer Data Cleanse - De Duplication 18/09/2017
56 Hudson Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant - Construct Hardstand 15/09/2017
57 • Fortescue Bay Boat Ramp and Jetty Replacement 15/09/2017
58 Expression of Interest - Kempsey Airport Noise Management Plan & Fly Neighbourly Agreement Community Reference Group 15/09/2017
59 Aitutaki Renewable Energy System under Cook Islands Renewable Energy Sector Project 14/09/2017
60 There are seventeen substations to be addressed across the two sites. 13/09/2017
61 Supply and Install of Solar PV System 13/09/2017
62 Supply and Installation of two Surface Aerators at Mossman Waste Water Treatment Plant 13/09/2017
63 Supply of Security Screening and Front of House Services to Rockhampton Airport 13/09/2017
64 Single Pole Walk Past Metal Detectors 13/09/2017
65 Supply and Delivery of Tactical Headsets 13/09/2017
66 Provision and Implementation of a Human Resource Information Management Solution 12/09/2017
67 Self propelled Footpath Sweeper 12/09/2017
68 Vermicompost Compost Manure Machine 12/09/2017
69 Provision of Internal Audit Services 11/09/2017
70 MFAT Security and Guarding Services 11/09/2017
71 Maintenance Work Stands for C-27J Aircraft 08/09/2017
72 Replacement of Generator #2 Rottnest Island Powerhouse 08/09/2017
73 Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is seeking to undertake a procurement process to procure a new regional fleet and other related assets as part of the Regional Rail Project (Project). 08/09/2017
74 Provision of a Ticket Machine Solution for the Murdoch Campus of South Metropolitan TAFE 08/09/2017
75 NBRC Deep Creek Bridge Replacement 07/09/2017
76 Landfill Compaction System 07/09/2017
77 Tender for Supply of Smart On-line Industrial Utility SCADA Based 10kVA and 40kVA UPS 06/09/2017
78 Design, supply, install and commission a 40kw solar panel system at Goodooga Central School 06/09/2017
79 Gisborne Wastewater Management Options Phase 2B – Consultation Support 05/09/2017
80 Call When Needed Services using fixed wing aircraft helicopters remotely piloted aircraft specialist equipment fuel trucks and personnel - RFS RFSO2017-023 04/09/2017
81 Design and Construct Pedestrian Bridge Williamson Creek Lammermoor 04/09/2017
82 Managing Contractor for Station and Signalling Enabling Works Project - ISD-16-6027 01/09/2017
83 Unmanned Ground Vehicles and Neutralisation Systems 01/09/2017
84 BASINSALM Installation of Smoke Alarms 01/09/2017
85 Passenger Transport Contract Administration and Payment (PTCAP) Solution and associated Services 31/08/2017
86 Performance Management Solution 31/08/2017
87 Supply of Traffic Management Services 31/08/2017
88 Provision of materials and services to operate and maintain a Galaxy Master Key System and a Salto Electronic Security System 30/08/2017
89 Supply of 1 x Backhoe Loader Complete with Attachments 30/08/2017
90 Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of Hormozgan Province Road and Urban Development Offic 30/08/2017
91 Supply and Delivery of an AWD Grader 29/08/2017
92 The objective of the Explosive Ordnance Logistics Reform Program (EOLRP) Project is to enhance Defence capability by delivering improvements to Defence,s Explosive Ordnance (EO) and non-explosive dangerous goods inventory management activities 29/08/2017
93 SUPPLY OF ONE (1) ERG Class MG8 – MOTOR GRADER 29/08/2017
94 Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Projects Registration of interest 28/08/2017
95 Procurement of professional services to assist/undertake delivery of performance audits 27/08/2017
96 Victorian Building Authority Technical Advisory Services Panel 25/08/2017
97 Supply of Traffic Control Services 25/08/2017
98 • Backhoe Loader • Compact Wheel Loader • Mini Excavator 25/08/2017
99 Independent Audit of Procurement Practices 25/08/2017
100 Provision of records management and associated governance software and supporting services 24/08/2017
101 Provision of Internal Audit Services 23/08/2017
102 Replacement of Water Treatment Plant Reservoir t, Queensland 22/08/2017
103 Tenders are invited to provide a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) derivative data capture survey 22/08/2017
104 Supply and Installation of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems for Aboriginal Housing Tenants (Western NSW) - FACS.17.166 22/08/2017
105 Supply of one new motor grader under a seven year operational lease. 22/08/2017
106 Design and Construction of Irrigation Systems 22/08/2017
107 Maritime Tactical Unmanned Air System 21/08/2017
109 Traffic Management Treatment Works 18/08/2017
110 Supply, Implementation and Maintenance of a Library Management System and/or RFID Solution 17/08/2017
111 Supply, Implementation and Maintenance of a Library Management System and/or RFID Solution. 17/08/2017
112 Traffic Signal, Route Lighting and ITS Maintenance 17/08/2017
113 Provision of Corporate Legal Advisory Services 17/08/2017
114 Provision of Internal Audit Services 17/08/2017
115 Roads and Maritime Services is seeking proposals for the supply of Mobile Speed Camera enforcement services which include; • supply, maintenance and operation of the equipment • performance of the enforcement services The deadline date shown is predictive deadline. Interested firms should contact tendering authority for exact deadline date. 17/08/2017
116 New Zealand Defence Force Whenuapai Satellite Communications Anchor Station 2016 Project (SATCOM) 17/08/2017
117 Interim Explosive Ordnance Preparation Facility 17/08/2017
118 Mossman Water Treatment Plant Backwash Recovery Filter Plant 16/08/2017
119 Supply and Delivery of Potable Water Mag Flow Meters 16/08/2017
122 Provision for SCADA and Telemetry Support Services - Panel Contract 15/08/2017
124 Provision of Turning Beds 11/08/2017
125 Supply and Delivery of Northern Territory Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Firefighting and Protective Clothing and Equipment for a Period of 36 Months 11/08/2017
127 Southern Adelaide Small Business Advisory Service 09/08/2017
128 Golf Carts, UTVs and Trailers 02/08/2017
129 SCADA Automation Project at FEA’s Taveuni Hydro Station 02/08/2017
130 Installation of new Traffic Signal 01/08/2017
131 Heritage Advisory Service Consultancy 01/08/2017
132 Aircraft Maintenance Services and Supply of Spare Parts for Kent Street Senior High School 01/08/2017
134 Defence Innovation Hub: Special Notice - Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) 31/07/2017
135 Various Files, Forms, Books and Labels 28/07/2017
137 Registration and Licensing Services Document Management (Printing, Personalisation, Warehousing and Distribution) 26/07/2017
138 Supply and Installation of 1 x 5/6.25MVA 33kV/11kV Power Transformers at FEA’s Deuba Power Station 26/07/2017
139 Strengthening Health Information Management System in Tuvalu 25/07/2017
140 Request for Information Maritime Tactical Unmanned Air System 21/07/2017
141 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Related Services - SLNSW 21/07/2017
142 Installation of new Traffic Signal 21/07/2017
143 Ring Main Unit Upgrades and Replacement at RAAF Amberley, QLD 21/07/2017
144 Purchasing Card Services and Expense Management System 20/07/2017
145 Panel of Suppliers, Provision of Safety Barriers Installation Services 19/07/2017
147 The City of Bunbury has an ongoing need for traffic management for a range of planned long term projects, short notice projects and emergency call outs as required. 13/07/2017
149 T1700025 - Solar System Installation - Various Cogg Sites 12/07/2017
150 Supply and installation of new solar lighting 10/07/2017
151 Panel of Suppliers for the provision of International Freight Forwarding Services 10/07/2017
152 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF NEW LANDFILL COMPACTOR Up to 40 Tonnes Capacity 07/07/2017
153 C17013 Provision of Traffic Management Services 04/07/2017
154 Client Incidentals Payment Solution 30/06/2017
157 North Lakes Activity Centre Smart Car Parking Trial EOI 26/06/2017
158 Card Production, Personalisation and Distribution Services 22/06/2017
159 Supply and install a new CCTV system 22/06/2017
160 1B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Sustainment Facilities - Integrated Project Delivery Contract 20/06/2017
161 Design, Supply & Installation of Standby Power Generators for Tokua and Nadzab Airports in Papua New Guinea. 19/06/2017
162 Airport Ground Services Provision 15/06/2017
163 Airport Ground Services Provision 15/06/2017
164 Cadet Branch Powered Aircraft Capability 13/06/2017
165 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 12/06/2017
166 Air Ambulance Co-Design Project Update - April 2017 09/06/2017
167 Contract 2016/17-69 Supply and Delivery of One (1) New Road Sweeper Unit 09/06/2017
168 Provision of Cash Collection and Banking Services for Courts 09/06/2017
169 Supply and Delivery of One (1) New Road Sweeper Unit 09/06/2017
170 Provision of VOIP and Unified Communications Capabilities 09/06/2017
171 Traffic Management Services 08/06/2017
172 Safety Barrier Treatment on Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Dromana. 07/06/2017
173 Provision of an Off Street Parking Management System 06/06/2017
174 Mechanical, Electrical and Intelligent Transport Systems Maintenance. 05/06/2017
175 Supply, delivery, installation operation and servicing of a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) 02/06/2017
176 Supply of a Grader 02/06/2017
177 Supply and Delivery Aircraft Passenger Boarding / Disembarking Gangways 01/06/2017
178 Smart Card Solution 31/05/2017
179 The Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group facility at Fishermans Bend VIC has a requirement for updating the digital radio equipment used by the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) including two-way radios and mandown alarm units 31/05/2017
180 Panel of Suppliers Provision of Supply of Safety Barrier Products 31/05/2017
181 Design, Manufacture and Supply of Tanker, Pumper & Specialist Fire-Fighting Vehicle Bodies 31/05/2017
182 New Contactless Smartcard Licence Production Service for Queensland 31/05/2017
183 Supply and Delivery of a wheeled loader 30/05/2017
184 Provision of Remote Piloted Aircraft Services 30/05/2017
185 Procurement of Aviation Ground Support Equipment 29/05/2017
186 Supply of unmanned aerial vehicle /drone 24/05/2017
188 Provision of a Mobile Tactical Command System 22/05/2017
189 WCDHB VOIP/SIP Telephony Solution 17/05/2017
190 Air Traffic Control Equipment, Improved Power Supply, and Airfield Lighting and Cabling 16/05/2017
191 Supply and Fit-out of Two Helicopters and One Fixed Wing Aircraft 15/05/2017
192 5372 SUPPLY OF WATER METERS 12/05/2017
193 RNZAF Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market Engagement Event 1 & 2 June 2017 12/05/2017
194 Provision of Parking Management Services 10/05/2017
195 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras combined with the Upgrade of Existing Analogue CCTV Cameras to Digital within Metropolitan Melbourne 10/05/2017
196 The supply and service of 11 satellite communication systems for remote patrol gang mobile accommodation units 09/05/2017
197 The supply and service of 11 satellite communication systems for remote patrol gang mobile accommodation units 09/05/2017
198 WaterNSW / WaterNSW Cyber Security Incident Response Capability 09/05/2017
199 Supply and Installation of AMI Smart Meters and AMI Solution and Replacement of Vending System of STS Prepayment Meters 08/05/2017
200 Fire Alarm Upgrade Ngongotaha Primary School 05/05/2017
201 Tender Development & Construction Supervision Services, Faleolo International Airport, Samoa 04/05/2017
203 Provision of Civilian Armoured Vehicles (CAVs) 28/04/2017
204 Purchase of 1 x 16 tonne Road Rail Excavator 27/04/2017
205 Installation of River Water Smart Meters in St George 27/04/2017
206 Supply, Install and Connect a 35kw Solar PV System 27/04/2017
208 Installation of River Water Smart Meters in St George 27/04/2017
209 Design, Manufacture, Installation & Commissioning Of New Gangway(s) for Overseas Passenger Terminal 21/04/2017
210 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management 21/04/2017
211 Invercargill Air Traffic Control Tower Major Refurbishment 21/04/2017
212 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management 21/04/2017
213 Customer Identify Access Management 21/04/2017
214 Lotto NZ Coupons RFP 20/04/2017
215 Tenders for the provision of Civilian Armoured Vehicles (CAVs) 20/04/2017
216 Parking Monitoring and Infringement Management System, Devices and Equipment 20/04/2017
217 Supply of One (1) Only 6 x 4 Tandem Rear Tipper Truck (GVM 24T) 20/04/2017
218 Financial Management Information and Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting System 19/04/2017
219 Financial Management Information and Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting System 19/04/2017
220 Campus Libary RFID System 18/04/2017
221 The supply and service of 11 satellite communication systems for remote patrol gang mobile accommodation units 17/04/2017
222 SaaS Source to Pay Solution 14/04/2017
223 Installation of a proposed 15 CCTV cameras and supporting network infrastructure. 12/04/2017
224 The Bulimba Navy Barracks wharf facility consists of two main components. This includes a fixed wharf structure and a floating pontoon with an access gangway 07/04/2017
225 Supply of two Ammunition Destructors to replace aging and obsolete equipment. 04/04/2017
226 Supply & Delivery of Domestic Water Meters 04/04/2017
227 Ammunition Destructors 04/04/2017
228 The works include fire and smoke detection systems 31/03/2017
229 This includes a fixed wharf structure and a floating pontoon with an access gangway. 31/03/2017
230 Nausori runway extension and upgrade- engineering services 30/03/2017
231 Military Holster and Duty Holster for the Browning MK3 Pistol 30/03/2017
232 The Authority is seeking information from the market regarding identity card management systems. 30/03/2017
233 Provision of Parking Services 29/03/2017
235 Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers for Traffic Signals, Public and Building Lighting, and Electrical Reticulation 28/03/2017
236 World Wide Logistic Support 24/03/2017
237 Very Small Aperture Terminal (vsat) Management & Design Services 24/03/2017
238 Design, Supply & Installation of Solar Photovoltaic System 23/03/2017
240 Supply & Delivery of Trailers 15/03/2017
241 Design, Supply, Construct and Commission of Solar PV Systems for Southern Cross Care 15/03/2017
242 TKING dumper truck 15/03/2017
243 Radio Communications System Maintenance and Supply of Two-Way Radio Equipment 14/03/2017
244 Supply and Disposal of one (1) Grader 10/03/2017
245 Supply and Disposal of one (1) Loader 10/03/2017
246 Total Facilities Management Services For Housing and Community Services 10/03/2017
247 Provision of an Open Source Intelligence Improvised Explosive Device dataset 08/03/2017
248 Supply and Deliver Reach Arm Mower 08/03/2017
249 Supply and Deliver Tractor 08/03/2017
251 TR-0379 Design and Supply of Digital Two-Way Radio System and Terminals 07/03/2017
252 Provision of Maintenance Services of the Hectronic Parking Ticket Vending Machines 07/03/2017
253 Turnkey Solution for Gang Truck Fire Appliances 03/03/2017
256 Request for Expression of Interest for the Whitsunday Coast Airport Pavement Upgrade 01/03/2017
257 Supply and Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment 01/03/2017
258 Supply and storage of 600 solar photovoltaic home system equipment 01/03/2017
259 Parking Information Management System 01/03/2017
260 Supply of 4.5 tonne garbage compactor truck 01/03/2017
261 High Voltage Switchboard Replacements and Associated Works at Various Locations 28/02/2017
262 supply of a fully managed IP telephony Solution 28/02/2017
263 Supply and installation of Pay and Display Parking Machines, including remote monitoring 27/02/2017
264 Implement RMI’s Public Financial Management Reform Roadmap 2014– 2016, 27/02/2017
266 Marlborough Parking Meters Cash Collection Request For Proposal 20/02/2017
269 New Zealand Passports Facial Recognition Solution 17/02/2017
271 CCTV Camera Installation 16/02/2017
272 Pay and Display Meter Upgrade 15/02/2017
273 Structural Fire Fighting Gloves 15/02/2017
274 Supply of Ballistic vest with plates 15/02/2017
275 Supply and installaton of solar photovoltaic system 14/02/2017
277 Communications, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Mangement (CNS/ATM) Sustainment Project (Tranche One) 10/02/2017
278 Supply & Installation af 100kW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System 10/02/2017
279 -Supply of thermal printer -Supply of barcode scanner -Supply of portable barcode readers 10/02/2017
280 Water Meters 09/02/2017
281 Design and Construct Solar PV System Civic Centre Horsham 08/02/2017
282 Water Mains and Water Meters Replacement - RFT 6330/17.1 07/02/2017
283 Cabin Baggage Screening Smartlanes at Auckland International Airport 04/02/2017
284 Supply of Ticketing and Customer Relationship Management Solution for Perth Theatre Trust Venues 02/02/2017
285 Provision of ticketing software and related deployment and on-going support services 01/02/2017
286 Provision of .308 Bolt Action & Semi-automatic Rifles 01/02/2017
287 Ticketing System (Museum Admissions) 01/02/2017
289 The Design,Supply, Installation and Ongoing maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems 31/01/2017
290 Design,Supply, Installation and Ongoing maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems 31/01/2017
291 Mareeba Airport Upgrade . Construction of Airside Infrastructure. 31/01/2017
292 Provision of Automated Processing at Australian Airports 31/01/2017
293 The Design,Supply, Installation and Ongoing maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems 31/01/2017
295 Supply of driver license card 27/01/2017
296 Financial Management Information System (FMIS) Implementation Partner 20/01/2017
297 Semi-Automated Explosive Ordnance Inerting Capability 17/01/2017
298 Purchase of Street Sweeper 13/01/2017
299 Supply of Two (2) Tandem Drive Tip Trucks 12/01/2017
300 Construction of overhead power lines 11/01/2017
301 Supply and Delivery of up to Seven (7) Trucks of Two (2) Categories 11/01/2017
302 Supply and Delivery of One (1) only Commercial Aluminium Barge 5.8m to 6.0m Measured Length with Trailer 11/01/2017
303 Karratha SHS - Closed Circuit Television Installation 11/01/2017
304 Swap out VSAT equipment 10/01/2017
305 Marlborough Parking Meters Cash Collection 09/01/2017
306 Supply and Installation of a Solar Power System at Tweed Regional Gallery 04/01/2017
307 Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) invites companies, organisations, or consortia to submit a Proposal for the provision of Renal Satellite Services to prescribed patients identified by the SESLHD 23/12/2016
308 Supply and Installation of HDG Palisade Security Fence and Associated Works at Kerema Airport 20/12/2016
312 Tender for new IP-PABX telephone system 16/12/2016
313 Supply of: firefighting boots firefighting helmet gloves 16/12/2016
314 Supplying, installation and maintenance of CCTV security cameras 16/12/2016
315 Register of Pre-Qualifed Suppliers for Traffic Management 13/12/2016
316 Financial Management Information System 12/12/2016
317 Vessel traffic management system 12/12/2016
318 Vessel traffic management system 12/12/2016
319 Provision of Planning Professional Services (Package A) for the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) Pilot Project. The Contractor will be responsible for sourcing professional services contractors to manage the delivery of the solution design and pilot deployment plan for the C-ITS Pilot Project 12/12/2016
320 Printing of Certificates, Brochures, Forms and Posters for the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 09/12/2016
321 Bluff Boat Ramp - Car Park Extension 09/12/2016
322 Provision of Renal Satellite Services 09/12/2016
323 Printing of Certificates, Brochures, Forms and Posters for the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 09/12/2016
324 Sale of CFA Fire Fighting Vehicles 09/12/2016
325 Supply of electronic NLIS (Sheep) ear tags

326 Port Of Broome Wharf Underdeck Access System 07/12/2016
327 Port Of Broome Wharf Underdeck Access System 07/12/2016
328 Supply, installation, maintenance and removal of three main types of fencing and barriers (and associated infrastructure 02/12/2016
329 Pay and Display Meter Upgrade - Request for Information 01/12/2016
330 Camouflage Face Paint 30/11/2016
331 2016.066 Water Meter Replacement Program 2016/17 30/11/2016
332 Provision of 5.56 x 45mm Training Ammunition 30/11/2016
333 Supply and Delivery of Two (2) Road Sweeper Trucks 29/11/2016
334 Supply of Traffic Signal LED Replacement 29/11/2016
337 Speed camera operations vehicle 12 to 15 seater 25/11/2016
338 Semi-Automated Explosive Ordnance Inerting Capability 22/11/2016
339 Provision of Traffic Management Services 22/11/2016
340 Fire Truck Safety Systems 22/11/2016
341 Preferred Supplier Arrangement for the Provision of Traffic Management Services 22/11/2016
342 Provision of VSAT for UNDP Arawa Office 14/11/2016
343 Construction SupervisionServices: New Airport Terminal Buildings and Airport Fire Station for Kiribati 13/11/2016
344 Safety Helmet

Oragne - Hi Vis Reflective Vest with pocket

Safety Hand Gloves
345 Financial Management Information System 11/11/2016
347 Supply of Safety Glasses 09/11/2016
349 Supply of Safety Glasses 09/11/2016
350 Supply and Installation of Checked Baggage Screening Equipment for the Whitsunday Coast Airport 03/11/2016
351 Installation of Road Safety Barriers on Hume Freeway between Barnawartha and Wodonga. 03/11/2016
352 Supply of Traffic Signal Controllers 03/11/2016
353 Supply of Car Park Tickets 03/11/2016
354 Claisebrook Depot Fire Systems Upgrade Design and Construction
Issued by Public Transport Authority
355 Supply, Installation & Maintenance of HarboursideCarparking System 02/11/2016
356 Construction Supervision Services: New Airport Terminal BuildingsandAirport Fire Station for Kiribati. 02/11/2016
357 Vehicle Traffic Counting Services on Wingecarribee Shire Roads 01/11/2016
358 Kangaroo Island Airport - Airside A.2 - Runway Overlay and Extension 01/11/2016
359 Installation and Maintenance of Councils CCTV Infrastructure and Software 01/11/2016
360 F17 Bus Stop Passenger Information Installation 31/10/2016
361 Total Mobility Card Production and Processing 21/10/2016
362 Supply and Print of Programmable Identity Cards
Issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services
364 Human Resources Information System 14/10/2016
365 ICT Services in support of ASD Internet connected UNCLASSIFIED and PROTECTED environments for the Cyber Security Mission 14/10/2016
366 Construcion of car park civil work at Nadi Airport 14/10/2016
367 Supply of Handcuffs 12/10/2016
368 Connection of Disparate CCTV Systems at Multiple Sites within Western Australia 12/10/2016
369 Supply and Delivery of Safety Barrier to various location within NSW 12/10/2016
370 Pipes, Pipe Relining, Pumps, Water Meters, Pre-cast Concrete & Fibre Reinforced Products 11/10/2016
371 Design & Construct Class 2 Police Patrol Vessels 10/10/2016
372 ACT Streetlights Project 06/10/2016
373 LG314/411/16/004 Water Meter Services 05/10/2016
374 Safety Barriers Geelong Portarlington Road 05/10/2016
375 Jigalong Remote Community School New Perimeter Fence 05/10/2016
376 Traffic Data Collection 05/10/2016
378 Construction of power lines to supply power to propose sub division 05/10/2016
379 Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Camera Systems on Sheriff's Office Criminal Enforcement Team Vehicles 04/10/2016
380 The Evaluation of Mobile Phone Ticketing Proof of Concept 04/10/2016
381 Supply and Delivery of Road Signage and Associated Accessories 04/10/2016
382 EOI Campus Parking Solution 03/10/2016
383 ADF Electronic Warfare Training Services 30/09/2016
384 Supply of one (1) new Dual Control Kerbside Waste Collection Compactor 30/09/2016
385 Provision of a Parking Management System

386 HFC bank international payment solution 30/09/2016
387 Refurbishment of Anglo-Australian Telescope Dome Bogies 30/09/2016
388 Print and supply safety sticker/signage 30/09/2016
389 Supply new 7ton. tipper truck 30/09/2016
391 Supply of 2 X Truck Mounted Sprayed Emulsion Road Maintenance Units 28/09/2016
392 Smart Street Lighting Solutions 28/09/2016
394 Dalyellup Primary School - Perimeter Fencing 28/09/2016
399 Air Circuit Breaker Replacement at Parliament House Canberra 22/09/2016
400 Supply and Installation of Safe-T-Cam Cameras 22/09/2016
401 Purchase of three side loader compactor garbage trucks

402 Traffic Control Services 19/09/2016
403 Supply and delivery of one (1) cone crusher 15/09/2016
404 InnisfailPlice Station Watchhouse CCTV System Upgrade 14/09/2016
405 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Application 12/09/2016
406 Supply, installation and maintenance of a Car Parking System in the Little Saigon Car Park, Footscray. 12/09/2016
407 Supply of 2B Offshore Patrol Vessel & 2C Rigid Inflatable Boat 09/09/2016
409 Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Aboriginal Housing Tenants 09/09/2016
410 Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Aboriginal Housing Tenants 09/09/2016
411 Supply of 2B Offshore Patrol Vessel & 2C Rigid Inflatable Boat 09/09/2016
412 Supply of Radar Systems 09/09/2016
413 Supply and Installation of Library Security System Unitec Hub LSS01 07/09/2016
414 Design and Install Photovoltaic Systems at Stanhope, Emerton&Blacktown Aquatic Centres 07/09/2016
416 Refurbishment of Quarry Dump Trucks 07/09/2016
417 Owen Springs Power Station - Substation Expansion 07/09/2016
418 Transport Infrastructure Contract for Pacific Motorway (M1) Safety Barriers Installation 06/09/2016
419 Air Conditioning and PV Solar Generation System Installationas 06/09/2016
420 Transport Infrastructure Contract for Pacific Motorway (M1) Safety Barriers Installation 06/09/2016
421 Preferred Supplier Arrangement for the Provision of Civil and Geotechnical Testing Services 06/09/2016
422 Procurement of Car Park Development 06/09/2016
423 The Provision of Traffic Modelling Services for Programs and Concept Planning 06/09/2016
424 Air Conditioning and PV Solar Generation System Installation 06/09/2016
426 Traffic Data Collection for South East Queensland Transport Multi - Modal Model 05/09/2016
427 Traffic Data Collection for South East Queensland Transport Multi - Modal Model 05/09/2016
428 Replacement and Support for a Financial Management Information System Solution 02/09/2016
429 SAPOL is seeking to purchase an Off-The-Shelf and proven Remote Positioning Vehicle (RPV or bomb robot) that is of small to medium size, modern, light, efficient, a multi mission robotic platform to protect life and property in explosives related and high risk incidents 02/09/2016
430 Type 6 Meter Reading Data Collection 02/09/2016
431 Supply of seven tonne tip truck 02/09/2016
432 Sniper Rifle Replacement Project 31/08/2016
433 Provision of an Integrated Parking and Infringement System 31/08/2016
434 Provision of an Integrated Parking and Infringement System 31/08/2016
435 Supply of Electronic Traffic Signage 31/08/2016
436 Fitzroy River Water SCADA Upgrade 31/08/2016
437 Acquisition and Provision of Imagery via Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems 31/08/2016
438 Canterbury Aerial Imagery 31/08/2016
439 Electronic Traffic Signage

442 Geotechnical Site Investigation and Hydrogeological Environmental Services 29/08/2016
443 Geotechnical Site Investigation and Hydrogeological Environmental Services 29/08/2016
444 Supply of Refuse Truck/Compactor 26/08/2016
445 Sale By Tender - Refuse Truck/Compactor 26/08/2016
446 SUP-13161 Supply of 33 kV Indoor Switchgear RFP 26/08/2016
447 This project involves the decommissioning and removal of the existing substation (05 kiosk substation) at RAAF Base Townsville. Included in the project is the removal of the main Low Voltage (LV) switchboard and associated LV mains and sub-mains cabling, modifications to existing substation LV switchboard (0874/0650) and installation of a new outdoor LV switchboard including reticulation 26/08/2016
448 Works to Electrical Substations at RAAF Base Townsville 26/08/2016
449 Satellite Imagery Acquisition and Associated Services 26/08/2016
451 Nano Unmanned Aerial Systems 25/08/2016
452 Design of the Aqua Jetty Solar Photovoltaic System 24/08/2016
453 Provision of Satellite AIS Services 23/08/2016
454 Provision of Satellite AIS Services 23/08/2016
455 Supply and Installation of Additional CCTV Cameras 23/08/2016
456 Security Paper 21/08/2016
457 Patrol Vessel (Ceduna) 19/08/2016
458 Purchase of two used tipper trucks 19/08/2016
460 Traffic Management Services Panel 17/08/2016
461 Traffic Management Services Panel 17/08/2016
462 Corporate ICT and Intelligent Transport Systems Infrastructure (ITS) Infrastructure Transformation Program

463 Install signalised traffic lights at the intersections of School Road/Alawoona St 16/08/2016
465 CS8512 Salvage and Scrapping of Decommissioned Water Meters 16/08/2016
467 Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare(ISREW) Branch Integrated Support Contractor(ISC) Notice 15/08/2016
468 EOI - Supply and Installation of Smart Water Meter Fixed Network 12/08/2016
469 To provide a written report and recommendations for the Type 1 Security Alarm System Compliance Review in accordance with attached Statement of Requirement 12/08/2016
470 Traffic Counting Region 12/08/2016
471 Gladstone Regional Council hereby seeks offers for Supply, Servicing and Training of Fire Equipment as per the attached Tender Documents. 11/08/2016
472 Integrated photo-voltaic electricity generation and battery Storage Systems 11/08/2016
473 The Lord Howe Island (LHI) Hybrid Renewable Energy Project (HREP) is a renewable energy project with its principle aim of reducing the reliance on diesel fuel for electricity generation through the introduction of a combination of wind and solar generation supported by a battery and controlled by a central control system. The project in its proposed form uses 400kW of wind generation, 450kW of solar PV generation and 400kW/400kWh of storage battery. 10/08/2016
474 Fire Appliances and Emergency Services Specific Vehicles - Light Class 10/08/2016
475 FENCING SERVICES 10/08/2016
477 Supply and Install Single Mode Optical Fibre Cable and Terminal Units - Cooloola Coast 09/08/2016
478 Request for Information - Littoral Warfare Systems 04/08/2016
479 Off-Site mail and courier items security screening services 04/08/2016
480 Firefighting Equipment - Hoses for Fire & Rescue NSW & NSW Rural Fire Service 04/08/2016
481 Design, Manufacture, Factory Testing, Delivery to Site and Commissioning of Four sets of 11kV Switchgear for the Wailoa Hydro Power Station 03/08/2016
482 TR-0280 Supply of Personal Protective Equipment 02/08/2016
484 Beecroft Weapons Range Communication Modernisation 29/07/2016
485 The Contractor is required to provide 4 yearly maintenance of the substations, Traction Section Cabins (TSC) and 22 and 11 kV switchgear. It also includes unplanned maintenance / call out services and response to any breakdown on the PTA electrical HV network. 27/07/2016
486 Space Surveillance Telescope Facility 26/07/2016
488 Hawkesbury River Dredging Expression of Interest 26/07/2016
490 Automated Number Plate Recognition Technology for Mobile Parking Enforcement 26/07/2016
491 Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking services from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake the supply and installation of traffic signals at the intersection of The Old Hume Highway and Railway Terrace, Willow Vale. 26/07/2016
492 Housing Authority - Upgrade of Raw Water Supply at Yiyili Community 26/07/2016
493 DETSOA75639 Electronic Attendance Management Systems 20/07/2016
494 Provision of Closed Circuit Television Services (CCTV) & Cleaning of Sewer Mains 19/07/2016
495 Supply Fire Protection Equipment Maintenance and Service 19/07/2016
496 Provision of Meter Reading Services for a five year period - Joint tender Ballina Shire & Byron Shire Councils 19/07/2016
497 Supply & Delivery of Macropod Harvest Tags 19/07/2016
499 Access Control System Audit 18/07/2016
500 Sim Cards and Phone Accessories Vending Services 15/07/2016
501 Supply and installation of vehicle activated signs at Cassowary crossing treatments 14/07/2016
502 Provision of Mobile GIS software 14/07/2016
503 Supply, delivery, service and maintenance of Thermal Imaging Cameras 13/07/2016
504 Installation of Fire Appliances Greenwattle St Depot 13/07/2016
505 Procurement of Time and Attendance System. 13/07/2016
506 Design and installation of solar photovoltaic systems 13/07/2016
507 CCTV & Monitor installation works 13/07/2016
509 Provision of traffic management services for works adjacent to the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network (AMPRN) 12/07/2016
511 Variable Message Signs at various locations 11/07/2016
512 Design and construction of a 57kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system 11/07/2016
513 Air Force Command and Control Futures Study 08/07/2016
516 Supply and Delivery of Traffic Control Signs 05/07/2016
517 Programmed Facility Management (Programmed FM) has been engaged by Building Management and Works (BMW) to deliver a range of Maintenance Services across seven government agencies. These agencies are the Department of Attorney General (DoTAG), Department of Corrective Services (DCS), Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA), Department of Education (DoE) - North and South (primarily schools located in the Perth metro area), Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Department of training and Workforce Development (DTWD) and Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA). 05/07/2016
518 Multi Threat Light Armour in the form of an Integrated Light Armour Vest or Covert Light Armour Vest 04/07/2016
519 Provision of Secure Printing Services to the Attorney-General's Department
The Attorney-General's Department is seeking a Service Provider to print and mail out a variety of notices and reminders on behalf of its Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit and Consumer and Business Services.
522 P-3K2 Satellite Communications Replacement Project Request for
Information - Notice of Information
523 Design and Build Contractor for Nelson Air Traffic Control Tower 30/06/2016
524 Tenders are invited for Construction of new bridge over Stony Creek at Shands Road, Main Ridge. The proposed bridge works will include; 30/06/2016
525 Provision of Automated Vehicle Location and Associated Data, Connectivity and Solution Management 30/06/2016
526 Claisebrook Depot Fire Systems Upgrade Design and Construction 29/06/2016
527 Road Reconstruction Waverley Parade 29/06/2016
528 Tenders are invited for the construction of new Roundabout at the Intersection of Jetty Road and Old Cape Schanck Road, Rosebud. Construction works including concrete kerb and channel, asphalt pavements works, drainage works and other associated works. 29/06/2016
529 Tenders are invited for the Roundabout Improvement Works of existing Roundabout at Bungower Road and Jones Road intersection, Somerville. Construction works including concrete kerb and channel, pavement widening, line marking works, drainage works and other associated works. 29/06/2016
530 Supply and Delivery of One (1) Truck Mounted Forklift 29/06/2016
531 Tender for the Construction Works Associated with the Upgrade to Hermitage Road 28/06/2016
532 Supply and Delivery of Water Meters and Meter Accessories 28/06/2016
533 Construction of Water Quality Treatment Works at Lake Annan, Mount Annan 28/06/2016
534 Human Resources Information System (HRIS) 28/06/2016
535 Traffic Control signs and equipment 28/06/2016
536 Munburra Road Guardrail 28/06/2016
537 Fire alarm upgrade Tongariro School 27/06/2016
538 Vessel Traffic Management System 27/06/2016
539 Ballistic Helmets 24/06/2016
540 Automated Biometric Identification Solution 24/06/2016
541 Request for Tender for Purchase and Removal of 7.5m Patrol Vessel and Trailer 23/06/2016
542 Design and construct a new bridge over MacKenzie River, Horsham 22/06/2016
543 EMRC is seeking tenders for the supply and installation of a High Voltage (22 kV) Interconnect Cable between its Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park and Perth Airport Pty Ltd. 22/06/2016
544 Ambulance Victoria Signage Project 22/06/2016
545 Provision of Fixed Wing Single Engine Aircraft and Pilot 22/06/2016
546 Supply and erect Road Condition Information Signs on the Mulligan Highway 22/06/2016
547 Procurement of design and replacement of access control system including security alarms and electronic security passes for doors and provision of CCTV system for the Civic Centre. 21/06/2016
548 Council is seeking Tenders from appropriately qualified and experienced Tenderers for the procurement of design and replacement of access control system including security alarms and electronic security passes for doors and provision of CCTV system for the Civic Centre. 21/06/2016
549 Checked Bag Screening X-Ray System Replacement - Sunshine Coast Airport
550 Construction of approximately 80 bridges 21/06/2016
551 4423-16 RFP CCTV and Access Control 20/06/2016
552 Digital Payment Solution 20/06/2016
553 Digital Payment Solution 20/06/2016
554 Fire alarm upgrade Ranzau School 17/06/2016
555 Fire alarm upgrade Tasman School 17/06/2016
556 Decommissioning of Ambulance Vehicles 17/06/2016
557 CSC 74/2016: Strategic environmental and social assessment consultancy 17/06/2016
558 Low Voltage Switchgear Replacement 16/06/2016
559 Supply and Delivery of Water Meters 15/06/2016
560 Supply, installation, maintenance, repair and hire of fencing solutions 15/06/2016
563 Fire Protection Equipment Servicing and Maintenance
564 Supply of Traffic Control Services 15/06/2016
565 Darwin Region - Stuart Highway and Livingstone Road - Intersection Upgrade Construction 15/06/2016
566 The purpose of this tender is to outline the requirements for the decommissioning and commissioning services required to fit out a range of new Emergency and Non-Emergency Response (light commercial) vehicles for Ambulance Victoria. 14/06/2016
568 Fit-out of Emergency Response and Non-Emergency Transport Vehicles

569 Supply Delivery of One (1) 4WD Medium Rescue Vehicle 14/06/2016
570 Civil Works Associated with High Voltage Cables 14/06/2016
571 Fire alarm upgrade Long Bay College 13/06/2016
572 Rainwater Harvesting - Supply of Materials and Parts for South Tarawa 13/06/2016
573 Supply & Delivery of River Water Smart Meters for St George QLD 13/06/2016
575 Supply & Installation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) within Bundaberg Regional Libraries 12/06/2016
576 Construction, Testing and Delivery of 3x12m AtoN workboats 10/06/2016
577 Supply of Combo Truck 10/06/2016
578 The PPP will deliver the largest package of works on Australias biggest public transport project, including two nine-kilometre rail tunnels through the heart of Melbourne and five new underground stations 09/06/2016
579 Railway signalling systems 09/06/2016
580 Railway signaling systems - (50%) 09/06/2016
582 Supply and Delivery of High Voltage Circuit Breakers 08/06/2016
583 1. Installation of two 630kVA and one 315kVA MPS transformers supplied by the Principal;
2. Installation of one ring main unit (RMU supplied by the Principal);
584 3. Supply and installation of new high voltage cables including earthworks, directional drilling, blockwork 08/06/2016
585 NSW RFS Enhanced Situational Awareness Project - Portable Balloon-Borne Atmospheric Sounding & Portable Automatic Weather Station Capability 08/06/2016
586 Construction and Testing of Three Town Water Supply Test Bores 07/06/2016
587 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Gateway Service - Landfill and Quarry RPA Volumetric Services 07/06/2016
588 Recruitment services for supervisory operational ambulance roles 07/06/2016
589 Fire alarm upgrade Southern Cross Campus 06/06/2016
590 Acquire 155mm Artillery Ammunition For The M777a2 Lightweight Towed Howitzer (Lth). 03/06/2016
591 Future Artillery Ammunition (FAA) 03/06/2016
592 Bus Engine Bay Fire Suppression 03/06/2016
593 Queensland Rail is seeking offers from Contractors for the strengthening of the Lockeyer Creek Rail Bridge. 03/06/2016
594 Waihi College Fire Alarm Upgrade RFP 03/06/2016
595 Bus Engine Bay Fire Suppression 03/06/2016
596 Civil Fencing Works;
Electric Security Fencing and Swipe Card Access Control.
597 District Council of Mallala GPS Vehicle and Plant Monitoring Services 03/06/2016
598 The District Council of Mallala invites quotes from Respondents for the supply of GPS plant and vehicle monitoring systems for improved operator safety and plant utilisation reporting. 02/06/2016
599 Bridge Design & Construction 01/06/2016
600 Locomotive Overhauls 31/05/2016
601 Sydney Metro City & Southwest Tunnel and Station Excavation Works Package - Invitation for Expression of Interest 31/05/2016
602 CCTV Camera and Van System 31/05/2016
603 AFTRS is seeking quotations for the replacement of its PABX. 27/05/2016
604 Standing Offer Arrangement for the Provision of Steel Beam Guardrail and Wire Rope Barrier Systems 27/05/2016
606 Provision of Identity Management Consultancy services as part of the Security Systems Upgrade at Sydney Opera House 26/05/2016
609 Train Control, Signalling Systems and ATP (Train Borne and Trackside) Maintenance and Support 24/05/2016
610 Replacement of Colo St Bridge, Mittagong 24/05/2016
611 The works involve the construction of the bridge approaches and realignment of Railway terrace to align with Crimea Street (other side of Old Hume Highway), asphalting works on The Old Hume Highway, as well as kerbs and gutters and footpaths.. The replacement / construction of the rail bridge will be undertaken prior by a contractor nominated by the Principal of the rail corridor. 24/05/2016
612 Airways IP Aeronautical VHF Radios & IP Voice Switch 24/05/2016
613 The works involve the construction of the bridge approaches and realignment of Railway terrace to align with Crimea Street (other side of Old Hume Highway), asphalting works on The Old Hume Highway, as well as kerbs and gutters and footpaths.. The replacement / construction of the rail bridge will be undertaken prior by a contractor nominated by the Principal of the rail corridor. 24/05/2016
614 Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) invites tenders to civil contractors for construction of Remora Road, Harbour Road, Macarthur Avenue, Hercules Street Civil Works within Precinct 3, Northshore Hamilton. 24/05/2016
615 Water Mains Relocation on Redbank Plains Road and Halletts Road, Redbank Plains 24/05/2016
616 Supply and Delivery of DN20 Electronic Water Meters 24/05/2016
617 This state owned enterprise is considering options for the provision of IP Aeronautical VHF Radios and IP Voice Switch 24/05/2016
618 Security Systems Upgrades at Australian Defence Force Academy 23/05/2016
619 Fire Safety Systems upgrade or replacement across multiple ACT Defence Sites 23/05/2016
620 Workwear and Personal Protective Apparel 20/05/2016
621 The Queensland Government is seeking Proposals for Wappa Dam Upgrade - LHS Abutment Works. 20/05/2016
622 Vessels- 25ft day cruiser marine vessels 20/05/2016
623 Waikato Expressway - SH1 Barriers - Bombay to Hampton Downs 20/05/2016
624 Tenders are invited for Fire Alarm Systems Upgrade at various locations across the Sunshine Coast. 19/05/2016
625 Contract 2561 - Disposal of Assets - Parking Meter Ticket Machines 19/05/2016
626 Supply of Banking and Bill Payment Services 19/05/2016
627 Construction of Roads, Drainage and Ancillary Works at the Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot 19/05/2016
628 The Queensland Government is seeking Proposals for Meter Reading Services. 18/05/2016
629 The Queensland Government is seeking Proposals for Meter Reading Services 18/05/2016
630 Supply & Installation of Security Fencing at Water Infrastructure Sites 18/05/2016
631 The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) is seeking to engage a suitably qualified organisation to provide a fully outsourced Payroll solution that is both well aligned to the needs of GMCT and drives continuous improvement of the service. 18/05/2016
632 Preliminary Design for Full DDA Compliant Crossing Upgrades at Thirteen (13) Pedestrian Crossings on MTM Rail Lines in Victoria. 18/05/2016
633 Construction of streetscape civil works at Western Beach road on the waterfront of Geelong, in between Cunningham and Gheringhap Streets, Geelong. 18/05/2016
634 Dunedin Law Courts Seismic Upgrade Project 18/05/2016
636 construction of 110/10 kV substation with 110 kV transmission lines in the territory of the village council Pochuykivskoyi Popilnyansky district, Zhytomyr region outside settlements 17/05/2016
637 State Highway Bridge and Other Structures - Hawke's Bay and Gisborne 17/05/2016
638 PV SOLAR SYSTEMS 17/05/2016
639 Tenders for PV solar systems 17/05/2016
641 Preferred Supplier Arrangement for Traffic Control Services 17/05/2016
642 Access Control Security System Monitoring and Maintenance Services 17/05/2016
643 Separable Portion 1A: Provision of a new 25m range extension beside the existing Qld Target Shooting (QTS) with 10m, 25m and 50m ranges including new finals range. The existing 50m and 10m ranges will be refurbished to international standards including the addition of a new 25m range. 16/05/2016
644 Wastewater Treatment Plant Systems and Inspection Process - Howard 13/05/2016
645 The Request for Quotation (RFQ) for modifications to the car park at the Fiona Stanley Hospital is now open 13/05/2016
646 Steel Beam Road Safety Barrier Installation 12/05/2016
647 The replacement of the existing life expired signalling system with a new colour light signalling system with remote control capability via a computer based interlocking system 11/05/2016
648 CTN 1/2016 :- Supply of Tractors with farming Implements 11/05/2016
650 Ireland Road car park and footpath renewal 05/05/2016
651 Taxi User Subsidy Scheme Voucher Processing & Payment Services 05/05/2016
652 The Construction of New Waste Management Facilities and Closure of the Old Waste Disposal Site at Pukatja (Ernabella) in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands 05/05/2016
653 Request for Expressions of Interest, Development Proposal for 7 Wyong Road, Tuggerah 05/05/2016
654 Building and Construction and Maintenance Services 05/05/2016
655 Provision of Extendable Batons 04/05/2016
656 High Voltage Zone Substation 04/05/2016
657 Fire Detection and Protection System Maintenance and Repair 03/05/2016
658 Request for tender for expansion of the Gallagher Electronic Access Control System 03/05/2016
659 Design and Construct Pedestrian Bridge - Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park, Bundaberg 03/05/2016
660 Fire Detection and Protection System Maintenance and Repair 03/05/2016
661 The NZ Transport Agency invites Registrations of Interest (ROI) from contractors wishing to tender for the Opawa bridge replacement in Blenheim.The Opawa Bridge replacement project is part of the Governments Accelerated Regional Project Programme 02/05/2016
662 Supply and Delivery of DN20 and DN25 Water Meters from 1 June 2016 to 29 September 2017 29/04/2016
663 Supply and Delivery of DN20 and DN25 Water Meters from 1 June 2016 to 29 September 2017 29/04/2016
664 Gregory Highway/Emerald Airport Intersection Upgrade 29/04/2016
665 Construction of New Concrete Bridges at Fiery Creek, Lonely Creek, Boundary Creek and Cut Creek 29/04/2016
666 Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Pilot Scheme for Public Housing 29/04/2016
667 NPWS is seeking the supply and installation of an end-to-end automated park fee collection system for KNP 29/04/2016
668 Security System - Breakdown and Routine Maintenance Services 28/04/2016
669 Supply and installation of CCTV in Community Corrections Offices based at Albury, Orange and Sutherland 28/04/2016
670 Supply of Electronic Transponders (TAG) and Disposal Services 27/04/2016
671 Department of Finance requires suitably qualified contractors for routine inspection and testing of fire equipment and services including fire extinguishers, fire blankets, hydrants, hose reels, fire doors, fire indication panels and smoke detection systems to various sites within the Goldfield-Esperance and Wheatbelt regions 27/04/2016
672 Provision of Forensic Barcode Labels 27/04/2016
673 Construction of Storage Dam on Springwood Country Club Golf Course 27/04/2016
674 Supply and Delivery of One New Small Patrol Truck. 27/04/2016
675 Design and Construction of Airside Infrastructure at Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport 26/04/2016
676 Airbase Operations Communication Systems NSW, SA, WA, QLD 26/04/2016
678 Replacement of CCTV Security System 20/04/2016
680 This Request for Tender is for the formation of the second panel covering HV Switchgear (Miscellaneous) for a term of three (3) years with an option to extend by two (2) further one (1) year periods at the Principal's discretion. Successful suppliers will be required to sign up to the Panel Agreement - PP2-15 HV Switchgear (Misc). 19/04/2016
681 Power Systems Equipment Procurement Panel No. 2 HV Switchgear (Main) 19/04/2016
682 Water Meters and Loggers Installation Works in Campbell Barracks, HMAS Stirling, Leeuwin Barracks and RAAF Pearce 18/04/2016
683 Water Meters and Loggers Installation Works in Campbell Barracks, HMAS Stirling, Leeuwin Barracks and RAAF Pearce 18/04/2016
685 Redland City Council (RCC) is seeking tenders for the Provision of Water Meter Reading Services across the RCC geographical areas including the Mainland, North Stradbroke Island and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. 18/04/2016
686 Water Meters 15/04/2016
687 SCADA Tag Management 14/04/2016
688 Rescue Equipment for Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW State Emergency Service 14/04/2016
690 Provision of RFID Systems and Support for Boroondara Library Service 12/04/2016
691 Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Interim Capability (MTUAS-IC) 11/04/2016
692 Ground Handling Support Services for RAAF Air Mobility Group Military aircraft at Australian Airports 11/04/2016
693 Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Interim Capability (MTUAS-IC) 11/04/2016
696 Security Laminate Overlay - Aviation and Maritime Security Identification Cards 05/04/2016
697 Provide all necessary services for the development of a Firefighting Strategy (FFS) for Geraldton Port. 05/04/2016
698 The Department is seeking the services of a Supplier that can design custom optically variable security features to be embedded into a laminate for use as the primary security feature on the Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and the Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC). 05/04/2016
699 Supply and Delivery of Binocular Night Vision Goggles 31/03/2016
700 Aircrew CBRN Individual Protection 31/03/2016
701 Supply and Delivery of Binocular Night Vision Goggles 31/03/2016
702 RFID Solution for Libraries 30/03/2016
703 Invitation for Expressions of Interest Mernda Rail Extension Project 30/03/2016
704 Provision of an RFID Solution for Libraries 30/03/2016
705 RFID Solution for Libraries 30/03/2016
706 Supply and Delivery of Traffic Control Services 30/03/2016
707 Supply and Delivery of Traffic Control Services 30/03/2016
708 Procurement of a Fleet Management System and implementation services to replace the current system provided by FleetSA that is to be decommissioned. 29/03/2016
709 Mine Safety Regulatory Reform Project Implementation 29/03/2016

711 The Commonwealth of Australia (Commonwealth) represented by the Australian Bureau of Statistics is seeking submissions for hiring satellite phones and hiring or purchasing personal locator beacons for 2016 Census field staff. 11/03/2016
713 Provision of Library RFID Circulation Management and Patron Self-Service Solution for Perth Children's Hospital 04/03/2016
714 Provision of Two (2) Digital X-Ray Processing Systems 03/03/2016
715 Department of Education - Canning Vale College - Supply & Installation New IP Based CCTV System 01/03/2016
716 RFID Library System 25/02/2016
717 Supply and install IP intercom system at 43-57 Morehead Street Redfern under agreement 1301665. 25/02/2016
718 Structural Firefighting Boots that are lightweight, comfortable, capable of meeting stringent FRNSW specifications and are suitable for use during all firefighting and rescue activities including structural firefighting, bushfire fighting, road accident rescues, industrial and domestic rescues. 24/02/2016
719 The TAC operates a fee for service model whereby TAC Clients receive treatment and services to assist with their recovery from a transport accident. The spectrum of services encompasses Health and also Non-Health as defined below
The Point of Sale project aims to deliver an electronic Payment Solution which enables straight through payment processing and covers key Health and Non-Health services.
720 The Point of Sale project aims to deliver an electronic Payment Solution which enables straight through payment processing and covers key Health and Non-Health services 24/02/2016
721 Provision of Scada Services To DCC & Lower Macquarie Water Utilities Alliance Councils 23/02/2016
724 Potential providers/suppliers that can retro fit a high-rise commercial window curtain wall(s) that will adhere to the Australian Standard A/NZS2343:1997 (Bullet-resistant panels and elements) for bullet resistant glazing, designed and applied to an R2 rating. The installation process would need to fit in with the natural out of hours work patterns within the applicable areas to ensure there is a minimum of inconvenience. 23/02/2016
725 Rockhampton Hospital Car Parking Solution 21/02/2016
726 Supply, delivery, installation, commissioning & testing of access control systems 18/02/2016
727 Design, Supply and Installation of Four(4) Static Helicopter Winch Simulators and Access & Roping Platforms 18/02/2016
728 Provision of Water Meter Reading Services 16/02/2016
729 Repair and/or maintenance of exiting security perimeter fences 15/02/2016
730 CCTV Interior & Exterior System Upgrades for Kalgoorlie Police Complex 10/02/2016
731 Perimeter fencing replacement and arborist services to nominated properties in Metro South-East Region 05/02/2016
732 Security Fencing Services 04/02/2016
733 Provision of Services for the Image Capture Production and Issuing of Driver Licence Cards 03/02/2016
734 Taxi Users Subsidy Scheme Voucher Processing 02/02/2016
735 Works involve commissioning of energy and water sub-meters throughout Northern Territory, 01/02/2016
736 Automated Traffic Enforcement Camera Program 29/01/2016
737 Automated Traffic Enforcement Camera Program 29/01/2016
738 Automated Traffic Enforcement Camera Program 29/01/2016
739 Provision of Security Fencing Services 28/01/2016
740 The Commonwealth has a requirement to dispose of six Caribou aircraft 27/01/2016
741 Water Meters and Registers 27/01/2016
742 Bell Gorge Day-use Site and Car Park Redevelopment 27/01/2016
744 SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND MULTIPLE SCHOOL SITES - Fire Hydrant Upgrade Stage 2 - Upgrade and repairs of existing fire hydrants and installation of new fire hydrants. - New Construction 20/01/2016
745 National Police Vehicle Project 20/01/2016
746 Industry Consultation for National Police Vehicles Project 20/01/2016
747 Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Signalling Equipment at Whitfords and Joondalup 19/01/2016
748 Access Control System - Churchlands SHS 19/01/2016
749 Fencing Remediation at HMAS Albatross, Jervis Bay Range Facility and Majura Training Area 18/01/2016
750 Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Signalling Equipment at Whitfords and Joondalup 14/01/2016
752 Supply and Support / Maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment Structural Ensembles 11/01/2016
753 Northern Region - Water Meter Replacement Program for a Period of 36 Months 29/12/2015
754 Bandyup Women's Prison_Perimeter Security & CCTV System Upgrade 23/12/2015
755 NSH New Carpark Building - Structural Engineering Services 21/12/2015
756 NSH New Carpark Building - Project Management Services 21/12/2015
757 NSH New Carpark Building - Architectural Design Services 21/12/2015
758 NSH New Carpark Building - Cost Management Services 21/12/2015
759 NSH New Carpark Building - Geotechnical Services 21/12/2015
760 Victoria and Tasmania Closed Circuit Television and Audio Visual Works. 18/12/2015
761 Install Key Access and Control Systems Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal 16/12/2015
762 Supply and Installation of Fencing and Bollards to Ramsay, Womma and Kooranowa Reserves
763 Supply & Delivery of Water Meters 15/12/2015
764 Supply of Satellite RF Splitters for the satellite receiving station at HMAS Cerberus 14/12/2015
765 Provision of track surfacing between Salisbury Railway Station and Gawler Railway Station
766 Panel of Providers for CCTV or 3D Camera work for Sewer
767 Provision of Car Park Facility Operations Management for the Tea Tree Plaza Commuter Car Park 08/12/2015
768 Targets, Aluminium, Figure 11D & Figure 12D 03/12/2015
769 Printing and delivery of Western Australian Certificate of Education ATAR course examinations 03/12/2015
770 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to submit an offer for the procurement of FIBREGLASS BOATS, OUTBOARD MOTOR ENGINES AND BOAT TRAILERS for PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 02/12/2015
771 Upgrade the existing security systems to a building at Defence Science and Technology, Edinburgh, South Australia. 01/12/2015
772 Supply And Implementation Of Ip Pbx Telephony, Call Centre And Unified Communications Solutions 30/11/2015
773 General Duty Police Motorcycles 30/11/2015
774 Existing PABX Telephony, Unified Communications (UC) And Call Centre Platforms With Solutions That Will Deliver Superior Functionality Now And For The Next 5-10 Years. 26/11/2015
775 The Queensland University of Technology (QUT), has a requirement for a Parking Software System. 25/11/2015
776 Register Of Prequalified Suppliers For Traffic Control Services 25/11/2015
777 Provision of National Police Certificate paper stationery supplies 24/11/2015
778 Supply and Delivery of Riot Shields and Helmets 24/11/2015
779 Removal and replacement of existing car park operating equipment/system at P8 Car Park, Sydney Olympic Park. 24/11/2015
780 Provision of National Police Certificate paper stationery supplies 23/11/2015
781 Identity and Access Management (IDAM) solution 18/11/2015
782 Training Ammunition 11/11/2015
783 Provision of Global Navigation Satellite System Equipment Panel 10/11/2015
784 Materials For The Installation Of Water Meters For The Te Mato Vai Project 09/11/2015
785 Main Roads Depot Wedgefield South Hedland supply and installation of automatic gate and swipe card access Main Roads Office South Hedland 04/11/2015
786 Land 129 Phase 4 - Small Unmanned Aerial System. 02/11/2015
787 To reduce vulnerability to small arms fire the Commonwealth has developed a design for a Ballistic Protection solution for the Australian Army CH-47F Chinook medium lift helicopter consisting of appliqu armour panels and requires identification of contemporary materials for manufacture which will provide the required levels of protection and best value for money whilst adding a minimal weight penalty to the helicopter 02/11/2015
788 To reduce vulnerability to small arms fire the Commonwealth has developed a design for a Ballistic Protection solution for the Australian Army CH-47F Chinook medium lift helicopter consisting of appliqu armour panels and requires identification of contemporary materials for manufacture which will provide the required levels of protection and best value for money whilst adding a minimal weight penalty to the helicopter 02/11/2015
789 Identification (ID) Card Equipment Upgrade 23/10/2015
790 Supply and Delivery of One Patrol Vessel and Trailer with an Option to Purchase a Further One Vessel Over the Following 12 Months 20/10/2015
791 Provision of Banking and Bill Payment Services 20/10/2015
792 Digital Parking Permits 14/10/2015
794 Construct Offshore Research Vessel – 2C Certified 30/09/2015
795 Supply and Delivery of Corporate Clothing and PPE 25/09/2015
796 Provision of Services relating to Storage and Distribution of Electoral Equipment and Supplies 22/09/2015
797 Byron Shire Council (Council) invites tenders for a contract to supply and install up to
140 pay by plate pay parking meters in Byron Bay, plus provide a client/customer management
system that integrates, and assists Council in, parking enforcement, administration and maintenance.
799 Security Communications and 2 Way Radio System 16/09/2015
800 Supply of Electricity Gate Meter Data 15/09/2015
801 Western Australia (WA) Police Requires The Supply, Delivery, Installation And Commissioning Of A Millimetre Wave Detection Body Scanner (Body Scanner), Along With Provision Of Associated Accessories Necessary For The Complete And Proper Functioning Of The Body Scanner, Training Services And Ongoing Maintenance Services. 11/09/2015
802 Provide service 5kv Switcgear. 08/09/2015
803 Installation Of Navigation Beacon. Design And Construction Of Boat Ramp Access Pontoons. Refurbishment Of Evans Landing Wharf 31/08/2015
804 Supply, Delivery, Installation And Commissioning Of A Millimetre Wave Detection Body Scanner (Body Scanner), Along With Provision Of Associated Accessories Necessary For The Complete And Proper Functioning Of The Body Scanner, Training Services And Ongoing Maintenance Services. 28/08/2015
805 Production, printing, packaging and storage of Ballot Materials 24/08/2015
806 Traffic Movement & Car Parking Strategy 24/08/2015
807 Traffic Movement & Car Parking Strategy 24/08/2015
808 Supply of Uniforms and PPE 20/08/2015
809 The Base and Training Area (BATA) Communications project was generated by joint requirements of the Directorate of Operations and Training Area Management (DOTAM) and the Directorate of Base Security & Strategic Planning (DBSSP) within Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) (previously Defence Support and Reform Group (DSRG)) to deliver solutions for safety communications at Defence training areas, command and control communications at Defence establishments and the sustainment of the Weapon Impact Scoring Set & Target Area Safety Surveillance System (WISS/TASSS) at Bradshaw Field training area 19/08/2015
810 - State Wide Flood Warning Gauge Telemetry Upgrade (Event Reporting Radio Telemetry System (ERRTS) Extension Project) 13/08/2015
811 Remote Areas Energy Supplies (RAES) Scheme Major Services (Distribution, Generation Operation and Maintenance, Meter Reading and Retail) 11/08/2015
812 Human Resources Management Information and Payroll System 11/08/2015
813 Land 19 Phase 7A Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar Sense Warn and Locate - Woodside Barracks South Australia 30/07/2015
814 Supply of Vessel Charter To Conduct The Independent Breeding Stock Survey For The Rock Lobster Fishery - 2015 30/07/2015
816 Building 24 at DSTO Fishermans Bend; contains a gas turbine test cell suitable for accommodating and operating small aeronautical gas turbine engines. 29/07/2015
817 Rous Water Supply and Delivery of Two Generators 28/07/2015
819 Pay and Display Parking Meters 27/07/2015
820 Pay and Display Parking Meters 27/07/2015
821 Supply & Install DMR Radio System 22/07/2015
823 Provision of Services for Technology Maintenance and Enhancement Satellite Laser Ranging Facility, Mt Stromlo 20/07/2015
824 Operation of the Satellite Laser Ranging Facility, Mt Stromlo 20/07/2015
825 Acquisition and support of new Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) VHF Transceivers 20/07/2015
826 Purchase Of Services To Perform Testing Of High Voltage Equipment Townsville Hospital And Health Service (THHS) Is Seeking Offers From Suitably Qualified And Experienced Organisations For Provision Of Preventative And Corrective Maintenance Services To The Townsville Hospital (TTH) High Voltage (11KV) Site Infrastructure 17/07/2015
828 Supply and Delivery of Disconnedt Switches and Circuit Switcher 09/07/2015
830 High Voltage Transformer and Switch Gear Installations Servicing 03/07/2015
831 Smart Parking Trial for the ACT Government 03/07/2015
832 Long Range Patrol Radio System - Fixed Control Stations at various locations 02/07/2015
833 Production and mail-out of hard plastic Recreational Fishing Licences 01/07/2015
834 Acquisition of a new Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) VHF Radio 30/06/2015
835 Acquisition of a new Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) VHF Radio 30/06/2015
836 Procurement of Billing and Payment Management System 26/06/2015
837 Procurement of LAND 400 Ph2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability RFT 25/06/2015
838 Provide the totality of the solution, which includes both a Maritime Sustainment Capability Ship and a support package. 24/06/2015
839 Supply and Delivery of Trailer Mounted Diesel Backup Generator Set(s). 24/06/2015
840 33KV Indoor Switchgear At Taree Substation 23/06/2015
841 Human Resource Management System, with the aim of replacing, enhancing or upgrading part or all the existing system to better support the Universitys current circumstances and future vision. 19/06/2015
842 Provision of Services for Driver Licence and Renewal 19/06/2015
843 Highgate Park Switchboard and Generator Replacement 16/06/2015
844 Satellite Infrastructure Supply & Services 11/06/2015
845 Supply and Delivery of Printed Stationery to Metropolitan Western Australian Public Health Care Units 11/06/2015
846 Communications Cabling Upgrade - ADIN Project 10/06/2015
847 Provision of Outdoor and Indoor Interpretive Displays for the Carnarvon Gorge Visitor Centre Refurbishment Project, Carnarvon Gorge Section, Carnarvon National Park 08/06/2015
848 Supply of Smartcards and bureau services 04/06/2015
850 Alexandra Railway Precinct Master Plan Project (Vic) 03/06/2015
851 Tender for Personal Protective Clothing 02/06/2015
852 Provision of Fleet Management Services 29/05/2015
853 Provision of Licensing, Maintenance and Support of EMC RSA Authentication Manager 28/05/2015
854 Provision of Insurance Cover for GESB Superannuation Schemes - West State Super (WSS) and GESB Super
Issued by Government Employees Superannuation Board of WA
855 Bus Real Time Information Systems for Tauranga 22/05/2015
856 Smart Parking Trial - Industry Comment on the Draft Statement of Requirements 22/05/2015
857 Digital Two Way Radios and Repeater Stations 21/05/2015
858 Supply and Delivery of Card Operated Prepayment Meters 20/05/2015
859 Supply and Installation of car parking infrastructure and/or Management and Operation of car parking facilities at Partridge Street Glenelg. 19/05/2015
860 Provision of a Tracking Global Positioning System 18/05/2015
861 Provision Of Traffic Control Services 18/05/2015
862 Supply, installation and provision of remote monitoring system for a combination of Multi-Bay and Pay & Display Parking Machines. 18/05/2015
863 Financial Management Transformation Prime Partner Services 15/05/2015
864 Provision of Workers Compensation Insurance coverage for Locally Employed Staff at the U.S. Embassy Canberra. 14/05/2015
865 SCADA System Enhancement Alarm Notification Solution 14/05/2015
866 Joint Terminal Attack Control Part Task Trainer Simulation System 13/05/2015
867 Metering Communications Hardware 07/05/2015
868 Provision of Aircraft to Conduct Aerial Fire Suppression (Water Bombing) Operations 06/05/2015
869 Helicopter Facilities (Earth Covered Buildings At Hmas Stirling Wa & At Twofold Bay Nsw) 05/05/2015
871 Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Opportunities Statement - Financial Management Transformation (FMT) Program 05/05/2015
872 Traffic Control Services, Sprayed Bituminous Surfacing & Road Stabilising Work 05/05/2015
873 Implementation of an Asset Management System 04/05/2015
874 Pre-Paid Sightseeing Pass 01/05/2015
875 Supply, Installation And Maintenance Of GPS devices 30/04/2015
876 Northern Territory Sub Meter Installation. 29/04/2015
877 Supply, Delivery & Installation of Generator, Burnley Complex 29/04/2015
878 Supply and Installation of GPS Units into TCC Trucks, Plant and Equipment 29/04/2015
879 Construction Of The New Cessnock 33/11 Kv Zone Substation. 28/04/2015
880 Darwin Region - Belyuen Health Centre - Replace Emergency Generator 28/04/2015
881 Darwin Region - Pirlangimpi Health Centre - Install Emergency Generator 28/04/2015
882 Darwin Region - Gunbalanya Health Centre - Install Emergency Generator 28/04/2015
883 Submersible Mini Remotely Operated Vehicle (Mini ROV) 24/04/2015
884 Supply of Personal Locator Beacons 24/04/2015
885 Insurance Broker Services 23/04/2015
886 Supply and Maintenance of Parking Meters, including Supply of Consumables for Pay and Display Parking Meter's,Tariff Updates and the Adminstration of Electronic Payment Options 22/04/2015
887 HPPP 220kV Transmission Line (SHT-HDT X2) Installation Works 22/04/2015
888 Vatuwaqa Substation 33kV Indoor Switchgear Turnkey Upgrade and Building Extension 22/04/2015
889 Design and Construct Synthetic Turf Football Pitch at Lynwood Park 21/04/2015
890 SCADA BAU Support and Maintenance Services 21/04/2015
891 Supply & Installation Of Shire Local Roads And Town Entrance Signs 21/04/2015
892 Remote Positioning Vehicle for South Australia Police 20/04/2015
893 Procurement of Inmarsat & Iridium Services 20/04/2015
894 The proposed works comprise the construction of a new Substation at Gosford South and a Sectioning Hut at Wyoming to replace the existing Gosford Substation. The Substation is proposed to be a 2 x 5MW rectifier 66kV substation to provide support to the 1500V traction power supply in the area. 20/04/2015
895 Generator 100kW, Diesel, Outdoor and Automatic Transfer Switch 20/04/2015
896 Security X-Ray Machines and Walk Through Metal Detectors 16/04/2015
897 KiwiRail Fleet Management Services RFP 15/04/2015
898 Variable Message Signs 15/04/2015
899 Aerial Firefighting Services (Rotary Wing Aircraft) 14/04/2015
900 18 Guardrail Installation and Pavement Correction Gillies Range Rd 14/04/2015
901 Guardrail Installation and Pavement Correction Gillies Range Rd(G'vale-Atherton) 14/04/2015
902 Provision of drilling and blasting services within Shepleys Pit as per the project brief within this document (the Services). 14/04/2015
903 Supply and Installation of Lidcombe Oval Scoreboard 14/04/2015
904 Rxi_68 Registration of Interest (ROI) for Light Boat Capability (LBC) 13/04/2015
905 Supply and Delivery of One Patrol Vessel and Trailer with an Option to Purchase a Further One Vessel Over the Following 12 Months 09/04/2015
906 Supply, integration and support of an Asset Management System 09/04/2015
907 Design, Supply & Installation Of Guardrail 08/04/2015
908 Installation and Maintenance of Satellite Communications and Supply and Installation of Auxiliary Items for a Period of 36 Months 07/04/2015
909 Parking Ticket Machine Renewal 07/04/2015
910 Printing Services and Preparation of Stamps 06/04/2015
911 Page no 13 :- Preparation of Office Id Cards 06/04/2015
912 Synthetic bowling green at rainbow bowls club 02/04/2015
913 Supply and Install Outage Communications Systems for a Period of 36 Months 01/04/2015
914 Resource Management Solution (Software As A Service) 31/03/2015
915 Guardrail Safety Retrofit - Hawke's Bay 2014/15 31/03/2015
916 Refit of 7.5M Rigid Hull Inflatable Patrol Vessel 'Wahoo' including replacement of Outboard Motors and Trailer 31/03/2015
917 Supply of CTP Insurance (Statutory Coverage ONLY) for common expiry date (22nd April) for 2015/2016 31/03/2015
918 South Australian Public Libraries RFID Tagging 2015_16 30/03/2015
919 Financial Operations - Business Information Hub - Business Analysts 27/03/2015
920 Off Street Public Parking Solutions 25/03/2015
921 Jemena Hot Water Meter Replacement Services 25/03/2015
922 Car Park Management Services 25/03/2015
923 Expression of interest for the Design, Development, Certification and Rollout of an ETCS/STM System for IMU160 Class Trains 24/03/2015
924 Corporate Systems Replacement 23/03/2015
925 Manufacture and Supply of Contactless Rechargeable Smartcards for the Adelaide Metropolitan Public Transport System 19/03/2015
926 The Relocation of Rail Signal and Communication Infrastructure for the new Biomedical Precinct

927 Supply & Installation of Synthetic Surface to Outdoor Multi Court Area for O'Connor Primary School 18/03/2015
928 Safety Barriers Sunbury Riddells Creek Road Sunbury 18/03/2015
929 CASS e-Performance and Remuneration solution and service 16/03/2015
930 Queensland Rail Limited (Queensland Rail) is seeking to duplicate the last remaining section of single track on the Gold Coast Line and strategically prepare for projected future growth of the SEQ rail network. This Invitation for Expressions of Interest is being issued by Queensland Rail to seek responses from Invitees interested in delivering the Project 16/03/2015
931 Provision for Special Meter Reading Services 13/03/2015
932 Installation of Noise Barriers at locations along Old Northern Road 12/03/2015
933 Payroll Processing and Support Services 12/03/2015
934 Supply & Install Synthetic Grass to Nominated Areas for Kalgoorlie Primary School 11/03/2015
935 Supply of Turf Products 10/03/2015
936 Supply of Turf Products 10/03/2015
937 Upgrade to Swipe Card System 06/03/2015
938 Replacement of Existing Steel Sign Posts with Frangible Posts on RN3500 Augusta Highway, Between Crystal Brook and Port Wakefield 05/03/2015
939 Safety Barrier Installations 04/03/2015
940 supply and Installation of Safety barrier on Mundaring Weir Road 04/03/2015
941 Helicopter maintenance for AS350 Series B2 and B3 for the Office of Environment and Heritage 02/03/2015
942 Provision of Traffic Signal Hardware

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  •  This provides for control of surface transportation and better utilization of roads and networks. NextTraffic
  •  The statement quoted Mr Robert Dickerman, the Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, as expressing hope that the use of meters would boost revenue collection and reduce lost of energy.
  •  Speed Identity has supplied 35 biometric data capture stations and 200 fingerprint readers to Moldova as a result of an EU-supervised tender aiming to increase security and quality of the countrys passports.

    According to Speed Identity, as part of the EU programme, countries with high volumes of people entering the EU, receive support in project management, know-how and financing by the EU in establishing reliable, high-security ID documents for travel. Moldovas new ePassports now include digital, ICAO-compliant facial photos and fingerprints, as well as a number of other document security features to prevent forgery and the creation of false identities.
    Speed Identity says its Speed Identity SCL1000 (Speed Capture Light station), is a proven all integrated solution for instant live capture of facial photos, fingerprints and digital signatures. It has been in use with national authorities in Luxembourg and Sweden since 2008, in both mobile and fix-mount applications. The Speed Capture API has enabled the systems integrator to easily develop a customized enrolment workflow application controlling all features of the capture system, from data acquisition and photographic illumination, to data quality control and file output.
    This is an important project where Speed Identity, being the expert partner, contributes in upgrading a non-EU country to comply with EU and ICAO regulations for travel document security. Normally such projects require a period of fine-tuning the system after implementation, but we have confirmations from the end user that the deployment phase went very smoothly, says Magnus Lfgren, CEO at Speed Identity.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  Regulating body armour wont stick, said retailers.

    Starting June 15, Albertans who own or want body armour need a legitimate reason under the Body Armour Control Act, or a permit from the Solicitor General and Public Security office.

    Officers will soon be able to charge people wearing bullet or stab-resistant vests, along with seizing the armour if they dont have a permit. And those people can expect to pay a fine up to $10,000, along with serving six months in the clink.

    Police now have another resource in their fight against gangs in our communities, said Jonathan Denis, Albertas Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety.

    This initiative doesnt penalize those with a legitimate reason to wear body armour, such as police or security personnel.

    Albertans with professions in policing, security or safety are exempt from the act, while everyone else needs to explain themselves to the solicitor general and public security office.

    A body armour permit costs $50 per year and takes five days to process. Citizens have to pass a criminal background check in order to get a permit.

    Gordon McGowan, president of rearmament distributor MilArm in downtown Edmonton, thinks the act is a knee-jerk reaction to a nonexistent problem.

    Body armour vests are just an Internet search away from anyone who wishes to hide their purchase from the government, McGowan said.

    If I have a reason to own body armour and I want it, why is it up to the government to determine if my reason is legitimate or not? McGowan asked.

    Milarms carries around a dozen VestFriend stab-resistant vests and McGowan said they sell only a few each month. Their most common body armour buying customers are nightclub owners looking to equip their bouncers and doormen.

    He has a strict store policy not to sell body armour to civilians, which keeps the gang-bangers from inquiring said McGowan.

    Source: BY MATT DYKSTRA, http://www.edmontonsun.com

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  •  AMMAN -- An armoured vehicles manufacturing plant was inaugurated at the Zarqa Free Zone on Tuesday. The JD2 million Jordanian and Russian investment will provide regional countries, particularly the Iraqi market, with bullet resistant cars, generating around JD24 million in production annually, according to plant Executive Director Ahmad Suleiman.

    Built on a 3,200 dunums of land, the factory will employ 100 workers from the local community and exploit 80 per cent of the national resources, said Nasser Shreidah, chairman of the Jordanian Free Zones Corporation. He added that the plant, the first of its kind in the region, will provide the regional market with highly developed bulletproof vehicles according to European standards.

    Source: http://www.zawya.com

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  •  New legislation to guard against the use of body armour and fortified vehicles by gang members goes into affect this weekend. People who either have or sell the armour must now have proper licenses or permits. However licensed security guards, and corrections officers are exempt. Anyone driving or owning a vehicle that has been adapted to resist bullets or explosives must also have a special permit. All armoured vehicles must also be inspected. Failure to comply results in fines in the thousands of dollars, and possible incarceration.

    Source: http://www.cjob.com,

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  •  Visiongains analysis indicates that the global military body armour and personal protective gear market will be worth $1.07bn in 2012. The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report finds that spending on military protective gear and body armour, despite pressure in the form of defence cuts from many predominant military nations, will remain central to defence budgets worldwide.

    The visiongain author of The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report commented that: Spending by militaries worldwide on body armour will remain a fundamental aspect of defence budgets for years to come, as despite budgetary pressures affecting many Western nations at present, an underlying desire and responsibility to provide the best protection to military personnel will spur demand for new and advanced equipment.

    The report contains 100 tables, charts and figures that quantify and forecast the military body armour & personal protective gear market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2022 in terms of value (US$) for the military body armour & personal protective gear market 2012-2022, as well as for 3 submarkets and 12 leading national military body armour & personal protective gear markets. The report provides profiles of 20 leading companies operating within the market, and includes 3 interviews with experts in the field military body armour, providing specialist insight alongside visiongain analysis.

    The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report will be of value to current and future potential investors in the field of body armour, as well as companies and research centres who wish to broaden their knowledge of the military body armour & personal protective gear market.

    For sample pages and further information concerning the visiongain report The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 please visit: www.visiongain.com/Report/794/The-Military-Body-Armour-Pe...

    For an executive summary of this report or to order it today please email:
    Sara Peerun at sara.peerun@visiongainglobal.com
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7336 6100

    Source: http://www.openpr.com

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  •  OSWEGO Aging police vehicles are slated for discussion during tonights Administrative Services Committee meeting, as Oswegos police chief submitted five requests to bolster the departments fleet, which would include the addition of an armored surplus military vehicle.

    Oswego Police Chief Tory DeCaire is asking councilors to approve the purchase of a 2012 Chevy Tahoe and a 2012 Chevy Impala. The vehicles would be purchased at or below New York state contract pricing and the funds would come from the police departments existing budget allotment for vehicles and equipment.

    Also up for discussion is the additional purchase of a 2012 Chevy Tahoe as part of the Operation Stonegarden grant administered through the U.S. Border Patrol. According to the Department of Homeland Security website, Operation Stonegarden accepted competitive proposals for $46.6 million available in 2012. The purpose of the grant money is to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state and federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure U.S. borders along routes of ingress from international borders, including Canada and Mexico as well as international water borders.

    Along with the updated traditional fleet vehicles, DeCaire is also seeking to acquire a used up-armored surplus military vehicle. Administrative Services Committee Chairman Ron Kaplewicz, R-7th Ward, said he looked forward to hearing about this unusual vehicle. Im sure the chief will tell us what its all about, the chairman said.

    DeCaire noted in his request that there is no cost for the surplus military vehicle, as it will remain the property of the U.S. Department of Defense. He noted there would, however, be some cost associated with shipping the vehicle. The committee agenda described the up-armored addition to the fleet as useful to the police department in quality-of-life enforcement and outreach programs, as well as being available for use in the event of an armed emergency situation.

    Rounding out the departments vehicle requests, the police chief would also like to accept a used 1998 Ford pickup truck as a result of a civil forfeiture. If the department of public works deems the vehicle safe, police plan to use it during investigative work. If the vehicle is deemed unsafe, it will be turned over to the DPW for disposal at auction or other approved means.

    During last years budget negotiations on Aug. 2, DeCaire informed council members that his request of $84,000 for equipment, which included three new police vehicles, had been reduced to $32,000 in the mayors proposed 2012 budget. That would be enough to buy only one new fully equipped police vehicle. The police chief noted that his department used to have a car replacement policy, with two new vehicles included in the budget each year to replace those in the fleet that had acquired high mileage and other maintenance problems from constant use.

    Then we were told, No cars, and we got behind the eight ball, he told councilors at the time. To maintain our cycle, we need two vehicles.

    Councilors Mike Myers, R-2nd Ward, and Shawn Walker, R-4th Ward, looked for ways the city budget could accommodate the police departments needs. City Chamberlain Deb Coad noted before the finalized budget that there were a few key items that had changed since she and former Mayor Randy Bateman had put the initial proposal together and she re-examined it to see if there was possible funding for an additional vehicle. As a result, additional funds were delegated to the police department, increasing the equipment line to $58,000 in the final adopted budget.

    Even though Crown Victorias would no longer be produced, DeCaire believed at the time that there should be enough of these police vehicles to supply his department through 2012.
    Other committee matters up for discussion will include the request to forward a zone change request at 253 W. Utica St. from an R-2 residential to a B-1 neighborhood business district; a request from the citys purchasing agent to forward to the Common Council a resolution to accept the lowest bid submitted by WD Malone Trucking & Excavating Inc. in the amount of $1,341,736.00, for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation project, Area 1-Turrill Street Basin; a discussion by the citys fire chief regarding special details for the citys ambulance service; and a proposal from the DPW commissioner for a life jacket loaner program.

    Committee meetings are held in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall and begin at 7 p.m.

    Source: By JANET REBEOR-DEXTER, http://palltimes.com

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  •  RR Donnelley isnt a name you see very often in TechCrunch, but companies dont survive for nearly 150 years without having one eye trained on the future. With 2011 revenues at an estimated $10.6 billion, the company is one of the worlds largest commercial printers. The printing giant has been stepping up its digital investments of late, and today announced that it has invested $2.5 million in Real Value Corporation, the makers of iPad shopping app, CoffeeTable.

    The Series A investment is the first tranche of a larger investment by RR Donnelley and includes an exclusive marketing relationship between the two companies. CoffeeTable will be using the infusion of institutional capital to launch new personalization and engagement features and hire developers.

    For those unfamiliar, CoffeeTable is a free shopping app for the iPad that aggregates hundreds of retail catalogs to allow users to browse their products on the go, online or offline. CoffeeTable gives shoppers the ability to make purchases from their iPad through secure in-app checkout, while in turn giving retailers a suite of benchmark data and catalog analytics tools that they can use to boost their multi-channel marketing efforts.

    As RR Donnelley is one of the largest printers of retail catalogs in the world, it can now leverage its existing relationship with retailers to help bring CoffeeTable access to a wide range of content from the companies whose products it aggregates, while, in turn, giving those major retailers an additional point of access into the tablet market.

    CoffeeTables app allows users to browse full-screen images of products, with zoom functionality, adding products to a shopping cart, both online and offline. Users can subscribe to their favorite brands and have the latest catalogs delivered to their iPad from retailers that include Crate & Barrel, Lands End, West Elm, etc. Beyond offering quick checkout across all catalogs through its Express Checkout, CoffeeTable also offers giveaways, seasonal pop-up shops, and flash deals which are applied at check out.

    Catalogs are collectively a $270 billion industry, and while individual retailers may offer their own tablet shopping apps, CoffeeTable brings them all together in one place, presumably offering a better shopping experience for the end user. Together, the two companies seem to be looking to establish an Amazon for retail catalogs, and with further development of analytics tools, retailers will be able to get a better sense of the mobile purchasing behavior of consumers something many of them are lacking.

    Source: http://techcrunch.com

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  •  A new blast defence mechanism could double vehicle protection against mine explosions without additional armour, according to its inventor.

    The active belly plate system developed by Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems (ABBS) exerts a force against the floor of the vehicle to reduce floor deformation and help stop the vehicle from being thrown into the air.

    The technology, which has been taken to proof-of-concept stage, works by exploiting the short delay between a mine going off and the explosion hitting the underside of the vehicle, using this time to counteract the force of the mine.

    Originally I was dealing with the global acceleration, which is the vehicle jumping in the air, and that on its own can kill you, Roger Sloman, managing director of ABBS and inventor of the system, told The Engineer.

    And then I thought that if you put the force down a column in the vehicle onto the belly plate, you can keep the floor down as well, which is even more important. So its a very simple concept of actively opposing the force of the mine.

    Because it deals with global acceleration, the technology should protect lighter cars as well as armoured vehicles. You dont carry around huge amounts of mass to counteract the blast, said Sloman. You can double the mine blast capability of a system, at least.

    The system detects the shockwaves of a blast, which travel at the speed of sound and arrive around 20 milliseconds before the mass of the explosion, providing enough time for the belly plate to react.

    ABBS received 116,000 from the Ministry of Defences Centre for Defence Enterprise to develop the technology and is now seeking funding to build a commercial prototype of the device.

    Sloman said it could be further developed to provide specific forces to match each explosion. Either you can set everything off or you can analyse the strength of the shockwave and get an estimate of the size of the mine and where it is and therefore you can tune the response.

    Source: By Stephen Harris, http://www.theengineer.co.uk

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  •  A liquid body armour is being developed by BAE Systems (a global defence company) that hardens on impact. The liquid is made up of "freely suspended" particles that "lock" together when disturbed. The benefits include its lightness, flexibility and a reduced injury risk compared to alternatives such as Kevlar.

    Self-sculpting smart sand

    Researchers at the Distributed Robotics Laboratory of MIT are developing robotic cubes that will work like smart self-sculpting sand. In one experiment, one-centimetre-squared cubes contained a microprocessor cabable of storing 32 kilobytes with tiny magnets on the edges that could enable the formation of complex 3D shapes.
    Via BBC.

    Make your own robot

    Another MIT initiative may allow people with no specialised training to become robotics engineers thanks to the ubiquitous technology of 3D printing. If a bespoke robot is required, any individual could download a blueprint, tweak it to suit their need and print a rudimentary robot that will be fully functional within 24 hours.

    Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz

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  •  MEPs in Strasbourg have questioned the European Commission (EC) about the security of biometric passports following reports of problems with the documents in a number of countries including France and the Netherlands.
    Back in 2008, the European Parliament (EP) identified weak points in the system including problems with the reliability of fingerprints taken from children and the elderly; error rates; lack of experience of the technologies being used; and the risk of fraud at various stages of document deployment. As a result, the EP asked the EC to commission studies into these areas, which are expected to conclude later this year.
    According to the EP, between 500,000 and 1 million of Frances 6.5 million biometric passports in circulation are estimated to be false, having been obtained using counterfeit documents.
    In the Netherlands, an examination of 448 cases by local the authorities in Roermund found that 21% of the fingerprints were non-verifiable and therefore useless.
    As a result, MEPs invited EC representatives to a plenary session on 19 April 2012 to respond to their questions about the effectiveness of biometric passports. They have also asked if it will now consider re-evaluating the rules governing the issue of ePassports in the EU.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has produced 75 million electronic passports at its secure production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

    The electronic, or e-passport program, launched in 2005 and includes an integrated, secure chip and antenna incorporating numerous security features. GPO and the Department of State developed the U.S. e-passport in response to the requirements for Visa Waiver Program countries in the 2002 Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act.

    The Department of State loads personal information, including the travelers photograph, digitally onto the chip in each passport. This is the same data that is visually displayed on the photo page of the e-Passport. No personal data is handled by GPO or its suppliers.

    We appreciate GPOs continued support of the Department and our efforts to modernize the U.S. passport. Passport issuance, a function of the Departments Bureau of Consular Affairs, is our most visible domestic public service program, said Michael D. Kirby, principal deputy assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  Chinas Ministry of Public Security announced that after three years of preparations, the authorities countrywide will start issuing electronic ordinary passports from May 15 onwards.

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    The e-passport will contain an electronic chip, which stores personal information of the holder, including name, data of birth, photo, fingerprint and signature.

    The Ministry says that the e-passports are compliant with standards released by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), ensuring security and privacy of the personal information of holders.

    The application process will largely remain the same, with two additional steps to collect the applicants fingerprint information and signature. Citizens who are under 16 years old or whose fingerprints are missing are exempted from the fingerprint collection process, according the Ministry.

    The new e-passports will have a refined design, with images representing the 31 provincial level jurisdictions, Hong Kong & Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Tiananmen, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven.

    The Ministry says that more than 10 million passports were issued countrywide last year. And this figure is expected to rise by 20 per cent this year.

    Since 2004, more than 90 countries and territories have started issuing e-passports. And China started issuing electronic official & diplomatic passports last year.

    Source: FutureGov- Asia
  •  MONEY printer De La Rue has cashed in on strong demand for banknotes and passports but stayed quiet over talk it was stockpiling new Greek drachmas.
    The group, which produces more than 150 national currencies, stamps, driving licences and cash sorting equipment, printed 6.4 billion banknotes last year, 8 per cent more than the previous year.
    The start of production on a UK Government deal to produce passports also contributed to a 73 per cent rise in annual profits to 57.7million on revenues up 14 per cent to 528million.
    The firm has won contracts from countries such as South Sudan, which introduced a new currency following independence.
    But it stayed tight-lipped on talk that it had drawn up draft plans to print a new Greek currency should Athens quit the euro.
    De La Rue said last year that the eurozones problems could create opportunities.
    Chief executive Tim Cobbold said: Its always our policy not to comment on matters like that.
    The group, the profits of which in 2011 tumbled after paper production issues with major customer the Reserve Bank of India, has begun a shake-up to boost profits to more than 100million next year.
    It said it made good progress, achieving efficiency improvements that contributed about 8million to operating profit.
    A new banknote sorter, which can handle up to 2,000 notes a minute, drove a 14 per cent rise in revenue in the cash processing gear arm.
    But lower customer demand led to falling profits and flat revenues at its security product division, which makes holograms for sports tickets and other valuable printed items.
    De La Rue said orders rose 14 per cent to 248million and it was on track to hit annual hopes. Cobbold said: The face value of cash in circulation is growing, particularly in countries where populations and affluence are rising.
    The shares fell 32p to 976p.

    Source: By Philip Waller, http://www.express.co.uk

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  •  Indias electronic passport project has hit a roadblock as the Amsterdam-based company Gelmalto, selected for supplying chips came under scanner for its alleged role in smart card rollout in Pakistan.

    The Ministry of External Affairs has sought a fresh security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs for Gemalto, which was selected to supply chips for the pilot project in 2008. The MNC was reported to be impementing smart card project in Pakistan.

    The Ministry of Home Affairs asked the Department of Economic Affairs under the Ministry of Finance to obtain a self-disclosure report from Gemalto, detailing its businesses in Pakistan. It is also understood to have engaged intelligence agencies to assess if Gemaltos business in Pakistan could pose a security threat to India in case it is allowed to continue supplying chips for the project.

    Gemalto, however, claimed that the company had never participated in any government project in Pakistan. We have never had any government projects with Pakistan, a spokesperson of the company stated in response to queries from Deccan Herald.
    The Gemalto spokesperson said the company did serve governments of over 50 countries with its secure document and e-government solutions.

    Gemalto was known as Axalto before the latter merged with Gemplus on June 2, 2006. Axalto, however, had in August 2005 announced to have supplied high-end EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) chip to Pakistans United Bank Limited.

    As the UBL had pioneered EMV rollout in Pakistan, Axalto had provided the bank with a package that included data preparation, cards supply and personalisation solution.

    Gemalto was in September 2008 selected to supply its Sealys eTravel solution to India Security Press for the e-passport pilot project, aimed at issuing tamper-proof and secure travel documents to diplomats and officials. The Sealys eTravel package included contact-less communications component of the electronic passports made by the India Security Press. It also included advanced secure operating system and microprocessor that stores and protects the holders digital identity as well as the communications antenna.

    The MEA had plans to start issuing e-passports to ordinary citizens in the second phase. But it recently said that the project had to be deferred as it had to seek fresh security clearance from the MHA in respect of a technically qualified bidder (Gemalto).

    Gemalto did not give a specific reply to a query from Deccan Herald on whether the company had submitted the self-disclosure report to the Indian Government. However, in a consolidated response to a set of queries, its spokesperson said the company maintained the policy of customer confidentiality and did not comment on the details of its customers operations and processes.

    Notably, in a recent report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs had expressed concern over the doubtful background of Gemalto.

    Source: http://www.deccanherald.com

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  •  With big government contracts up for grabs, we take a look at six of the vehicles vying for military money.
    In service since 1984, the Humvee isnt getting any younger. Right now the United States military is in possession of nearly 18,500 of them, all of which are set to be replaced by an as-of-yet-to-be-determined successor in 2015. Enter the suppliers and contractors who are all vying for a piece of the government pie. And who can blame them? With $5 billion being awarded across three winning companies each liable to receive up to $65 million for preproduction engineering, manufacturing, and development the race to supply the military with its next Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is underway.
    Of course, whenever government contract money is at stake rest assured there are multiple players in line gunning for it. And with the United States government preparing to dish out billions in contract cash in order to replace the iconic military Humvee, competition is fierce.
    Last month, AM General, makers of the original Humvee, unveiled its Blast-Resistant Vehicle-Off Road (BRV-O) in Detroit, but they arent the only ones aiming to win those government greenbacks. Stiff opposition from Oshkosh Defense, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems, among others, all of which are vying for one of three contracts on the line.
    Given that these hardcore military machines are truly a sight to behold, here is a quick rundown of the six vehicles battling it out.

    Makers of the original Humvee, AM Generals BRV-O is somewhat of a latecomer to the party. Shown for the first time last month in Detroit, the BRV-O features a six-cylinder, 3.2-liter turbocharged engine which is said to churn out 300 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
    Inside, the BRV-O s crew capsule features energy-absorbing seats, shaped underbody, and modular armor for maximum protection. Of course, added armor can quickly pack on the pounds, reducing overall vehicular mobility. AM General seems to have addressed these issues thanks in large part to an increased payload that provides a margin for added armor, as well as a unique self-leveling suspension aimed at increasing the BRV-Os tactical maneuverability.

    A joint effort between General Dynamics Land Systems and AM General, The Eagle may not appear as shiny and bleeding edge as some of its counterparts, but that may just provide it with the advantage it needs to allow the Eagle to soar over the competition. In fact, military buffs will no doubt already be familiar with the Eagle, seeing as how its a repurposed version of the Eagle IV, which General Dynamics European Land systems has supplied to the German military since 2008.
    The Eagle isnt as new, but it is tried and tested; and, perhaps more importantly, its relatively cheap at less than $260,000 a pop.

    Lockheed JLTV:
    With utility in mind, the JLVT a collaborative endeavor consisting of multiple companies including Meritor Defense, L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems, Vehma International of America, with Lockheed Martin at the helm has been designed from the ground up to be one of more versatile and cost effective entries into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps JLTV competition.
    Already a winning bidder for the first phase of JLTV development, Lockheed was forced into making several modifications to its design by reducing the amount of exotic (read: expensive) materials such as titanium after the Pentagons requirements changed for the second phase of the competition.

    Launched in October of 2011, Navistar Defenses Saratoga is yet another entry into the U.S. militarys Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program. Originally designed to target a gap in the light tactical vehicle market, the Saratoga provides a tactical salvo of components aimed at improved mission effectiveness, including metallic or composite add-on armor, and is capable of withstanding arms fire, mine blasts, and IEDs.
    Under the armored hood the Saratoga features a fire-breathing V8 capable of pumping out 340 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.

    Aside from sporting the coolest name of the bunch, BAE Systems Valanx also happens to feature a Ford Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which BAE indicates gives it a leg up against the competition by providing the best fuel economy, horsepower, and torque of any engine in its class.
    Truck enthusiasts out there will immediately be familiar with the Power Stroke. Its the same engine Ford uses in its F-Series Super Duty trucks. Previously, the Valanx utilized a Navistar engine in favor of its current mill, but made the switch to the more powerful Ford engine, which is capable of producing an impressive 400 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque.
    Other specifics regarding the powertrain remain undisclosed, so were not entirely sure whether the engine specs in the Valanx will exactly match up with that of a 2012 F-250 Super Duty.

    While the Valanx may score points with its tough-as-nails name and rather futuristic mobile-command-on-wheels design, it is the Oshkosh Defenses L-ATV that wins us over with its rugged looks and take-no-prisoners attitude.
    Built independently and from the ground up, the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle will make use of Oshkoshs Tak-4i intelligent suspension system already used in more than 20,000 vehicles. And because fuel economy is a growing concern, Oshkosh offers its ProPulse hybrid diesel-electric drive train.
    According to Oshkosh, the L-ATV features a scalable and advanced crew protection system which can provide dynamic defense capabilities depending on operational and battlefield needs.

    Source: BY AMIR ILIAIFAR, http://www.digitaltrends.com

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  •  OGDEN After being questioned about their use of new license plate recognition technology, the Ogden Police Department put the equipment on display.

    The OPD gave a demonstration to local media Wednesday on how and why they use Automated License Plate Recognition, a new technology that provides continuous and high-speed monitoring of traffic areas.

    Ogden has one ALPR-fitted vehicle, which costs about $50,000 and features four cameras mounted on top of the police car, with a special computer inside. The department has had the vehicle for about one year.

    OPD crime analyst Dave Weloth said the technology can be used in data-mining efforts related to crime scene investigation, criminal travel patterns, hot spots and for other intelligence purposes.

    Weloth said that, among other things, the system can immediately alert officers of wanted individuals, assist in stolen vehicle recovery and assist in Amber alerts.

    Master Officer Tim Shelstead said he has found three stolen vehicles in the past year as a result of having the technology.

    My job would be greatly hindered without it, Shelstead said.

    But the Utah Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said it is concerned with how information associated with the technology is used, stored and protected.

    In late May, the OPD was one of three Utah law enforcement agencies targeted by the Utah ACLU with records requests seeking information about the technology.

    The ACLU also sent requests to the Utah Highway Patrol and the Iron County Sheriffs Office.

    A copy of the records request to the OPD shows that the ACLU is seeking information on exactly what type of data is obtained with the technology, who within the OPD can access that data, what procedures those outside of the department must go through to obtain the data and how long data is stored.

    Ogden Police Chief Mike Ashment said he understands the ACLUs concern about the possible misuse of citizen information, but proper safeguards are in place to make sure that doesnt happen.

    We implement the same policies we do with everything else, he said. This is no different than any other tool we use that involves information on people or their vehicle.

    Ashment said the technology fits in with the departments overall approach of using technology to be more effective and efficient in solving crimes.

    We are tasked with ensuring the safety of the community, he said. This is another tool to help us do our jobs better and more efficiently.

    Source: By Mitch Shaw, http://www.standard.net

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  •  Iowa City parking officers may soon hear an alarm if they pass vehicles parked illegally or harboring unpaid tickets using an expensive technology thats the envy of many law enforcement officials.

    The citys Transportation Services Department is looking for vendors and has set aside $154,000 in its budget for a License Plate Recognition system, which works by mounting a high-definition camera on top of a vehicle that takes photos of license plates and runs them through a scofflaw database. Such software still is rare in Iowa but is picking up steam as it becomes more affordable and accessible.

    The idea is to make parking enforcement more efficient, said Mark Rummel, associate director of Transportation Services. Rather than checking each vehicle in a parking lot or row of meters individually, the software would automatically scan nearby vehicles and sound an alarm if it detects a violation.

    I think just the time its going to save us is going to be huge, he said. Its a pretty vast area that we try and cover.

    Police departments in Iowa, including Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, have looked into such software, but most say its too expensive.

    We couldnt afford it right now, said Sgt. Cristy Hamblin, spokeswoman for the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

    Officials with the Iowa City Police Department didnt return calls for comment, but Assistant to the City Manager Geoff Fruin said LPR technology hasnt been discussed for the ICPD.

    Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said LPR would be ideal for recovering stolen vehicles or catching barred drivers, but it ultimately is too expensive to be worth it.

    As youre going through downtown Lone Tree, to be running every license plate you go by, I could see where that could be useful, he said.

    Private vendors must submit their proposals to the city by July 12, and the City Council will need to approve the contract. Rummel said he hopes to have the software up and running by late fall at the earliest. It would be installed in one of the departments Ford Connects but could be put in more in the future, he said.

    The Transportation Services Department only has access to parking violations, permits and meter records, Rummel said, so the software wouldnt be able to tell whether a vehicle is stolen or whether theres a warrant for the owners arrest, at least not without access to those databases. It would detect whether vehicles have more than $50 in citations that are more than 10 days old, he said.

    University of Iowa Parking and Transportation Director Dave Ricketts said that depending on the cost, his department would be interested in using the software as well.

    Weve got 16,000 parking spaces, he said. Yes, it would help.

    LPR technology has become much more reliable and less expensive over the past 10 years, Ricketts said.

    LPR is definitely going to be in our future, he said. How we use it is unclear yet, whether its enforcement, cashiering or security, but were headed that way.

    The Polk County Sheriffs Department installed an LPR system in one of its patrol cars last summer that can check for things such as arrest warrants, stolen vehicles and missing persons, Sgt. Jana Rooker said. The department received a nearly $26,000 Department of Justice grant to pay for the software.

    Rather than having the officer type license plate numbers into their computers while driving, the software automatically scans plates and sounds an alarm if it detects a warrant or violation, she said.

    So as the officer is driving down the road, almost every vehicle it encounters on the road, that license plate can be checked within a matter of seconds with this software, Rooker said.

    But not everyone is excited at the sound of that.

    Ben Stone, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, said hes concerned about the governments ability to store the data it collects through LPR software. Steps must be taken now while LPR use is in its early stages to ensure data thats collected is destroyed, Stone said.

    As databases become interconnected and synced, more and more and more of this kind of surveillance technology can create the ability of the government to instantly create a dossier, a profile of what people are doing, he said.

    Source: By Tara Bannow, http://www.press-citizen.com

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  •  Infineon Technologies announced it is supplying the security chips for Malaysias new national electronic identity cards. Known as MyKad, the smart card features Infineons SLE 78 security controller with Integrity Guard security technology, combined with SOLID FLASH for fast deployment capability. ??

    MyKad is a multi-application national electronic identity card, including biometric identification, which will enable the implementation of additional functions such as driver license, health, ATM, e-signature and eGovernment services. In the past years, Malaysia issued approximately 2 million new identity cards each year.

    Identity cards are used for many years and are subject to intense wear. This is why they must meet specific high requirements. In particular, the bearers personal data should be secured during the entire life of the card. ??

    ?The Infineon SOLID FLASH product provides flexibility by using non-volatile memory technologies. The security certified flash product enables a faster reaction to market changes through short lead times and flexible product usage and offers advantages in logistics, development and throughout the certification process.

    A full range of SOLID FLASH products are Common Criteria certified by the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology in Germany as well as type approved by EMVCo making it the choice for many applications while keeping flexibility for upcoming changes. ??

    MyKad also uses Infineons Integrity Guard security technology. For identification documents with high demands on security, it offers long lasting security with encrypted Dual CPU-core. With this technology, data is encrypted along the entire data path during processing. The security controller core has two processing units, constantly checking each others correct function by utilizing error detection.

    Infineons SLE 78 product family with Integrity Guard is used in eGovernment applications, such as the electronic health card, the electronic identification card and in residence permits with biometric data

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  May sound strange nevertheless true. The armoured car business is booming in the drug-hit Mexico, which, after Sunday election, voted back to power the Institutional Revolutionary Party after 12 years. This party had the unique history of ruling Mexico for over 70 long years between 1929 and 2000.

    The purchase of armoured car has been necessitated by the fact that the country has lost 55,000 people in the last six years in drug-related violence.

    To keep themselves safe (from various drug cartels) while travelling many people are opting to buy armoured cars. They consider their vehicles as safe havens.

    Media reports from Mexico suggests that the sale of armoured cars in the last four years have increased by 1000 per cent.

    A middle-size SUV outfitted with armour is bullet-resistant and can withstand 15 to 20 rounds of bullets fired from a handgun. They are also called family tanks and became a top issue in the recently held election.

    Enrique Pena Nieto, who finally won the presidential election, had said during the campaign that he wants to focus on curbing violence in the streets and less on catching drug cartel leaders and blocking the flow of drugs into the United States. The US wants most of the Latin American countries, where the drug mafia rules the roost, to intensify their battle against the drug mafia.

    Countries like Peru in South America, which saw decline in the drug cartel, has witnessed their re-emergence recently.

    President-elect 45-year old Enrique Pena Nieto had promised to reinvigorate the economy and reduce rampant drug violence. He will take office in December for a six-year term and thus will restore the party that dominated Mexican politics for most of the past century, at times ruthlessly.

    But against he general prediction of a big victory he ended up only 5.4 percentage points ahead of his leftist rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

    Pena Nieto got 37.6 percent support compared to 32.2 percent for Lopez Obrador and 25.4 percent for ruling party candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota.

    The ruling National Action Party (PAN) suffered a crushing defeat as it failed to curb the fierce violence of a drug war that has killed 55,000 people and battered Mexicos image.

    Having run Mexico as a virtual one-party state for most of the 20th century, the PRI was ousted in an election 12 years ago. It finished third place in the 2006 presidential election.

    But Pena Nieto, a former governor of the state of Mexico (2005-11), restored the partys pride.

    Not only has he promised to lift economic growth to about six percent a year and create jobs but also draw the heat out of a drug war that has killed more than 55,000 people since late 2006. His main reform proposals include allowing more private investment in Mexicos state-run oil industry.

    Source: http://nvonews.com

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  •  Xtek has announced that it has completed construction of its first large scale XTclave body armour production plant.

    According to the company the new plant is capable of manufacturing more than 1000 high tech body armour plates per day, and will enable the Australian company to supply defence and law enforcement agencies around the world.

    The company has spent the last five years working towards construction of its commercial scale manufacturing plant, after building its initial small prototype plant in 2008.

    XTek says "the ability of this technology to consistently produce advanced technical composites, such as precision, void free, structural carbon fibre reinforced laminates, capable of withstanding extreme thermal loading is significant.

    "It is believed that this could have considerable utility in areas such as aerospace and aviation industries, in which small numbers of high value products are routinely manufactured according to exacting standards."

    Source: http://www.myfen.com.au

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  •  BANGALORE: From July, including the first Sunday, the regional passport office (RPO), in Bangalore will accept passport application manually at its office in Koramangala.

    "Beginning with the Passport Mela scheduled on June 30 and July 1, the applicants for passport can directly approach the counters at RPO and the passports issued at RPO will have all security precautions, though the applications are accepted manually," said a spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA).

    Biometrics: The ministry will commence incorporating the biometrics as required in countries abroad from 2013. "The passports with biometrics will be introduced from next year and the ministry is trying to install required technical back up by then. For the present the passports will not have bio-metrics as per international standards," the spokesperson said.

    The ministry also held discussions with the employees representatives of RPOs across the country and has reached for an understanding to re-schedule of working hours in view of seven day working day for RPOs to overcome the large quantity of pending applications before the various RPOs.

    "We have convinced the employees of RPOs about the fatigue factor they had to face because of the long working hours, that include the week-end holidays. Once we stabilize the pending numbers of passport applications through the exercise we will revert back to five-days a week schedule. We hope that the pending applications can be cleared by July 7 and July 8, the last two days for Passport Mela," the he said.

    Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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  •  HID Global says it has shipped more than 150 million high-technology eID solutions to governments for citizen IDs around the world.
    The firm has marked this milestone at a ceremony in Ireland, where it has a high-security eID credential facility producing products for access and identification-related applications such as ePassports and contactless swipe ID/access cards.
    We are proud to be a key provider of secure contactless technology to governments for eIDs worldwide, says Anthony Ball, senior vice president, Identity and Access Management (IAM), HID Global. More than 150 million people worldwide, almost a third of all citizens using high-security ePassports and identity credentials, carry our technology with them. We are exporting technology and know-how to every continent, and our local workforce and the entire community can be very proud of this milestone, as well as our contribution to a critical aspect of the worlds security.
    HID Global says it has shipped more than 100 million components used in ePassports in 30 countries, which comprises approximately 28% of the worlds market. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as of December 2011, a total of 355 million ePassports had been issued globally. The vast majority of EU countries, as well as numerous states outside of Europe, are now issuing machine-readable ePassports. The company has also shipped more than 50 million microchip-based inlays used in eIDs in 22 countries. Other notable achievements include providing tens of millions of units for a variety of European ePassports.
    Set up 15 years ago, the Ireland facility was acquired in 2007 by HID Global. According to the company, it has expanded the operation and made it into one of the countrys most advanced secure technology facilities to accommodate the growing global trend toward eIDs and ePassports. Now one of Connemara Gaeltachts largest employers, the operation is dedicated to eGovernment product research, development and manufacturing, and includes a world competence centre for HID Globals high technology RFID-enabled components.
    HID Global is at the centre of an important global trend, says Craig Sandness, vice president of sales at the firms Government ID Solutions division. Governments worldwide are shifting to eIDs to dramatically improve the security, privacy, convenience and confident authentication needed in border and access control, and other important identification-related applications such as national IDs, driving licences, electronic voting and health care. As a leading high-security ePassport and eID component producer, we are able to provide the complete assembly of these critical components from one source.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  The International Armoring Corporation (IAC) was founded by Mark Burton in Ogden, Utah, in 1993. He initially planned to manufacture 24 vehicles, but ended up with more than 225 in the first year in business. Since then more than 8,000 vehicles have rolled out of the IAC facilities. Although at the beginning the company provided heavy-duty armored vehicles only for security companies and military contractors, the emergence of the civilian armored-vehicle market made IAC focus on conventional vehicles too.
    IAC offers a lightweight, flexible, bullet-resistant material, which is a blend of synthetic fiber laminates called Armormax, which weighs only 3.9 pounds per square foot. For $65,000 to $85,000 IAC can transform any car into an armor-plated automotive fantasy. The most popular choices are large luxury sedans and suburban-type SUVs, but IAC has also transformed smaller cars such as Toyota Camrys, Maybachs and Aston Martins.
    Burton estimates that around 20% of his customers seek protected transportation to mitigate a known threat or have been targeted for attack in the past, and around 50% just seek an insurance against random acts of violence, such as carjackings.

    Source: http://www.inautonews.com

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  •  William Whyte once boasted in an interview with a Toronto newspaper that his armour-plated vehicles were pretty awesome machines and that his customers included a good friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    But when the Canadian man entered into a multi-million-dollar contract to supply the U.S. Defense Department with 32 armoured gun trucks to protect VIPs in Iraq, he only delivered seven and none of them met the bullet- and blast-protecting requirements, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down this week in Virginia.

    Federal prosecutors announced late Thursday that Whyte, 67, president of Ontario-based Armet Armored Vehicles, and his company have been charged with three counts of major fraud against the United States, seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of false, fictitious and fraudulent claims.

    The charges have not been proven in court and in a statement emailed to Postmedia News, Whyte, who is not in custody, said he was shocked at the allegations against me, which I totally deny. He also said he was prepared to meet with U.S. prosecutors.

    John Lichtenstein, Whytes lawyer in Roanoke, Va., said Friday there was nothing he could say about the case.

    Armet, based in King City, Ont., has been armouring vehicles for more than 30 years and has manufacturing sites in Bradford, Ont., Danville, Va., and Tangiers, Morocco, according to a detailed company profile on Industry Canadas website, which was updated in late 2011.

    The company has an impeccable worldwide standing and counts as its clients heads of state, diplomats, government agencies, multinational corporations, police forces and discriminating individuals worldwide, the profile states. Its government clients include departments in Canada, the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Europe and Russia.

    Officials with Public Works and Government Services Canada said Friday they were searching to see what, if any, contracts the government may have had with Armet.

    According to the indictment, the U.S. Joint Contracting Command in Baghdad awarded Armet a $4.7 million contract in April 2006 for 24 armoured gun trucks.

    A few months later, a $1.5 million contract was awarded to Armet to build eight more trucks.

    The vehicles were to be used to transport Iraqi VIPs through hostile and dangerous environments.

    According to the indictment, the first 24 vehicles were to be delivered by July 31, 2006, but Armet failed to meet the deadline.

    By October 2006, only four trucks had been delivered.

    The following month, Armet, citing cash-flow problems, sought an advance payment of $1 million, the indictment says. The U.S. military agreed to pay the company $824,531.

    But instead of using that money to build more trucks, the money was diverted for other business and personal expenditures, the indictment alleges.

    By early 2008, the company had delivered a total of seven vehicles, six of which were accepted by the U.S. military.

    There were other problems.

    The contracts required that the vehicles be bulletproof and that their undercarriages be able to withstand explosions. Armet had promised that the floors of the vehicles could withstand various assaults, including blasts from two U.S. M67 anti-personnel grenades.

    But none of the trucks delivered met the required specifications, according to the indictment.

    The vehicles were also supposed to be equipped with special tires that could withstand punctures. The first five vehicles did not have such tires.

    (The defendants) knew that all of the armoured gun trucks they had provided were defective and would not protect the officials that they were intended to protect, the indictment states.

    The U.S. military ended its contracts with Armet in March 2008.

    On Friday, Armets website, www.aavi.com, redirected visitors to the website of another company, Terradyne Armored Vehicles, based in Newmarket, Ont.

    In an emailed statement, Terradyne president Durward Smith said: I can tell you that we have no affiliation with Armet nor its owner. A vehicle design was purchased from them with a temporary redirect of the website to capture any potential business as our understanding is that Armet is no longer making armoured vehicles.

    Whyte, an ex-York Regional Police officer, has a connection to an infamous heist at an armoured car company 20 years ago.

    In November 1992, armed and masked robbers targeted National Armored Ltd. in Concord, Ont., and made off with more than $8 million in cash and cheques from a vault.

    Whyte managed the armoured carrier company at the time.

    Source: By Douglas Quan, http://o.canada.com

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  •  JD Leipold of U.S. Army public affairs has this article on female body armour:

    Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments specific to the female form.

    Until that happens, the 14 percent of the Army who are women will continue to wear one of the 11 sizes of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that are worn by their male counterparts.

    Following anthropomorphic sizing and fitting studies overseas, and also at Fort Bragg, N.C., West Point, N.Y., and Fort Campbell, Ky., between 2009 and 2011, Program Executive Office, or PEO, Soldier started developing female body armor prototypes that addressed the physical differences between the sexes.

    Lt. Col. Frank J. Lozano, the product manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, said one thing his shop realized quickly from the studies was that women generally have narrower shoulders than males. The shoulder area on the new IOTV design was brought in closer to the neck by adding more fabric and opening the area around the armpits.

    The change translates to increased range of motion in the shoulders and upper arms and also allows weapons to be seated in the shoulder weld. The extra material and adjustment straps also allows darting to be incorporated much as it is on a womans blouse which will give a more secure and customized fit.

    Most females tend to have a narrow or thinner waist as it relates to the chest area, so we pulled the waist area in, Lozano said, adding that its not always a one-to-one relationship. Some women will want more room in the waist area so we allowed for adjustability in the cummerbund in the back which can be pulled in tighter or let out more than on the standard IOTV.

    PEO Soldier also realized through its multiple studies that the typical torso length for women was for the most part shorter than that of men. The female IOTV will be shorter at the bottom. Lozano said the new design will keep the IOTV from rubbing on the hips, which can cause chafing while walking.

    Female Soldiers had also advised PEO Soldier that the standard IOTV, with its longer torso, causes the front armor plate to press into their thighs when they are seated. This cuts off blood flow to their legs. The female version of the IOTV, with its shortened torso, will address this issue. Additionally, a new exterior plate pocket will allow the armor plate to be inserted from the side in a more diagonal fashion.

    Though not part of the female version of the IOTV design, the Army is also looking for ways to develop armor plating that better conforms to the human body.

    The challenge right now is that when you bring in those complex curvatures, the plate loses some of its strength, Lozano said. Were working with some armor manufacturers to invest in a manufacturing capability that finds the right chemistry to develop the soft and hard armor necessary to have a complex curved plate at a light weight that still defeats the threats.

    Developments in protective plate design will make ballistic protection more comfortable and form-fitting for both female and male Soldiers, but thats a way off.

    Lozano said in the September-October timeframe PEO Soldier will begin fielding 100 prototypes to female engagement teams from the 101st Airborne Division to evaluate.

    There are 30 females who well provide with spares and repair parts, he said. Well hold some in reserve in case other females get added to the teams. Theyll do user evaluations, then provide feedback to us that well wrap into the final iteration of the design and look to field to a brigade combat team by next summer.

    Source: http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com
  •  KATHMANDU: The government is planning to introduce the smart card concept in the transport sector after a gap of two years. The Department of Transport Management has decided to introduce smart cards for driving licences and bill books from the current fiscal year.

    The department will call a global tender for the smart card soon, said director general of the department Chandraman Shrestha. We have regenerated the concept following a directive from the Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management, he said. The ministry has decided to introduce smart cards in mid-July to reform the transport sector.

    Earlier, in 2010, minister for labour and transport management Mohamed Aftab Alam had tried to introduce smart cards for licences and bill books. However, the process was halted after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority suspected irregularities in the process.

    Minister Aftab had formed a committee in the ministry to carry out the bidding process breaching the area of the department. According to law, the department should have started the bidding process. The commission found discrepancies in the process.

    According to Shrestha, the tender process will start in three months and implementation of the smart cards will begin at the end of the current fiscal year. We are serious about implementing it, he said, adding that smart cards can be effective in controlling the use of fake driving licences and bill books.

    The Asian Development Bank is providing financial support for the initiative.

    Similarly, the department is also planning to introduce embossed number plates for vehicles. The introduction of embossed number plates will help control criminal activities. Embossed number plates cant be changed easily, so it will reduce the use of vehicles in crimes, he said.

    Former director general of the department Saradchandra Paudel had envisioned the concept three years back. We have been conducting a feasibility study, he said, adding it will be implemented this year once the study shows a positive result. Tender will be called soon, he added.

    Nearly 1.4 million vehicles are registered in the country including more than 850,000 motorcycles. The policy will affect vehicles plying across the country. The department is planning to implement the smart card from Bagmati zone where about 50 per cent vehicles are registered.

    Meanwhile, the department has completed building digital record of driving licences and bill books in all its 14 zonal offices. The process was started about a decade back. Similarly, the department has introduced e-billing system for collecting transport revenue licence or vehicle registration and for renewing them.

    Source: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com

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  •  ALEXANDRIA, VA.Prosecutors indicted a South Korean company and five of its employees on Thursday for stealing the recipe for making Kevlar body armour from the DuPont Co.

    The indictment in U.S. District Court in Alexandria alleges that Kolon Industries engaged in a seven-year conspiracy to steal secrets on the manufacturing process for Kevlar and a similar product called Twaron produced by a large Japanese chemical company, Teijin Limited.

    Kolon would hire current and former DuPont employees as consultants who would provide confidential information about Kevlar, including its polymerization process and details of the manufacturing process, according to the indictment. Kevlar is made at a factory in Richmond.

    Kolon used those secrets to improve its process for making Heracron, a product that competes with Kevlar, according to the indictment.

    Several longtime DuPont employees are identified as unindicted co-conspirators in the indictment who received payments of up to $143,000 (U.S.) to engage in the scheme, according to court records. One of the former employees, Michael Mitchell, has already been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in the scheme.

    Last year in Richmond, a civil jury awarded DuPont a $920 million (U.S.) judgment against Kolon, which is appealing the verdict and also fighting an injunction that would bar it from selling Heracron in the U.S. for 20 years.

    Source: http://www.thestar.com

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  •  The Imprimerie Nationale, the official supplier and printer to the French government, has chosen Datacard Group to provide systems for Frances e-passport program.

    Datacard will install Datacard PB6500 passport issuance systems. These automated, inline high-volume passport production systems will be able to issue up to 25,000 passports a day.

    The systems configuration includes automated leafing, inline inkjet printing, smart card encoding, laser perforation and enhanced lamination of secure thin-film overlays. The systems universal interface comes through Datacards Syntera customization suite software to act as a bridge to link the PB6500 passport systems.

    With the system Imprimerie Nationale has been able to cut passport delivery time from six days to two.

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  The ePassport is the culmination of a sustained process of development of technical specifications for machine readable travel documents (MRTD). It introduces a new dimension to aviation security in that, within the conventional machine readable passport with its machine readable zone, an additional layer of verification of information contained in an electronic chip is placed, which verifies the information in the passports machine readable zone by the use of a special reader. Much research has gone into the areas of the technology and verification in the development of the ePassport.

    ver 104 States are currently producing and using ePassports and there are approximately 400 million in circulation. This accounts for 33per cent of all passports used globally. The additional feature that the ePassport carries in the conventional machine readable passport is a chip containing biometric and biographic information which have to be validated accurately, efficiently and quickly while retaining the security and integrity of the information. Ideally, an ePassport should be issued in accordance with the technical specifications approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) . However, this does not happen in all cases of issuance of ePassports. This lapse could seriously compromise global security. The nuances of this threat are described and discussed in this article against their legal background.

    At a recent Symposium on machine readable travel documents, biometrics and security standards.held at ICAO on 10 to 12 October 2012, experts addressed ICAO machine readable travel documents (MRTD) standards and specifications, identity management best practices and related border security issues. Sri Lanka, an issuer of machine readable passports, was represented at this Symposium. Foremost among these discussions was the ePassport, which is defined by ICAO as a passport which has a contactless integrated circuit (IC) chip within which is stored data from the machine readable passport page, a biometric measure of the passport and a security object to protect the public key infrastructure (PKI) cryptographic technology, and which conforms to the specifications of Doc 9303 part 1 . The ICAO Facilitation Manual defines the ePassport as a machine readable passport that has a contactless integrated circuit embedded in it and the capability of being used for biometric identification of the machine readable passport holder in accordance with the Standards specified in the relevant part of ICAO document 9303 (Machine Readable Travel Documents) . ePassports are easily recognised by the international ePassport symbol on the front cover .

    Biometric Identification

    It is important to note that the operative terms in the definition of the ePassport are biometric identification and public key infrastructure (PKI) cryptographic technology. Biometric technology involves a measurable, physical characteristic or personal behavioral trait used to recognize the identity, or verify the claimed identity of a person. Biometric identification has been defined as a generic term used to describe automated means of recognizing a living person through the measurement of distinguishing physiological or behavioural traits .

    Biometrics target the distinguishing physiological or behavioral traits of the individual by measuring them and placing them in an automated repository such as machine encoded representations created by computer software algorithms that could make comparisons with the actual features. Physiological biometrics that have been found to successfully accommodate this scientific process are facial recognition, fingerprinting and iris-recognition which have been selected by ICAO as being the most appropriate. The biometric identification process is fourfold: firstly involving the capture or acquisition of the biometric sample; secondly extracting or converting the raw biometric sample obtained into an intermediate form; and thirdly creating templates of the intermediate data is converted into a template for storage; and finally the comparison stage where the information offered by the travel document with that which is stored in the reference template.

    Biometric identification gets into gear each time an MRTD holder (traveler) enters or exists the territory of a State and when the State verifies his identity against the images or templates created at the time his travel document was issued. This measure not only ensures that the holder of the document is the legitimate claimant to that document and to whom it was issued, but also enhances the efficacy of any advance passenger information (API) system used by the State to pre-determine the arrivals to its territory. Furthermore, matching biometric data presented in the form of the traveler with the data contained in the template accurately ascertains as to whether the travel document has been tampered with or not. A three way check, which matches the travelers biometrics with those stored in the template carried in the document and a central database, is an even more efficacious way of determining the genuineness of a travel document. The final and most efficient biometric check is when a four way determine is effected, were the digitized photograph is visually matched (non electronically) with the three way check described above . In this context, it is always recommended that the travelers facial image (conventional photograph) should be incorporated in the travel document along with the biometric templates in order to ensure that his identity could be verified at locations where there is no direct access to a central database or where the biometric identification process has not entered into the legal process of that location.

    Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Cryptographic Technology

    PKI Cryptographic technology uses a brand new technique known as quantum cryptography, designed to eliminate the terrifying vulnerabilities that arise in the way digitally stored data are exposed to fraudulent use. This new technique uses polarized photons instead of electronic signals to transmit information along cables. Photons are tiny particles of light that are so sensitive that when intercepted, they immediately become corrupted. This renders the message unintelligible and alerts both the sender and recipient to the fraudulent or spying attempt. The public key directory - designed and proposed to be used by customs and immigration authorities who check biometric details in an electronic passport, is based on cryptography - and is already a viable tool being actively considered by the aviation community as a fail-safe method for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of passport information.

    In order to assure inspecting authorities (receiving States) that they would know when the authenticity and integrity of the biometric data stored in the MRTD, which they inspect, are compromised and tampered with, the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) scheme was developed by the TAG/MRTD, which has been pioneering work on the MRTD for over a decade . The scheme is not calculated to prescribe global implementation of public key encryption, but rather acts as a facilitator enabling States to make choices in areas such as active or passive authentication, anti-skimming and access control and automated border crossing, among other facilitative methods. The establishment of a public key directory, through means of public key cryptology and in a PKI environment, is consistent with ICAOs ultimate aim and vision for the application of biometric technology on the fundamental postulate that there must be a primary interoperable form of biometric technology for use at border control with facilities for verification, as well as by carriers and the issuers of documents. This initial premise is inevitably followed by the assumption that biometric technologies used by document issuers must have certain specifications, particularly for purposes of identification, verification and the creation of watch lists. It is also ICAOs vision that States, to the extent possible, are protected against changing infrastructure and changing suppliers, and that a technology, once put in place, must be operable or at least retrievable for a period of ten years.

    The ePassport

    The story of the passport- the precursor of the ePassport starts with the birth of an individual and his birth certificate, which records the event of birth and time and place thereof. The Civil Registry is able, with this document to primarily establish the identity of the person at birth and inform his country of his details for purposes of maintaining census and vital statistics. The passport, which uses this information, gives a person a name and natonality that is required for him to travel internationally. The passport is a basic document in the transport by air of persons. Its use therefore is of fundamental importance as a travel document, not only because it reflects the importance of the sovereignty of a State and the nationality of its citizens but also because it stands for the inviolability of relations between States that are linked through air transport.

    The key consideration of an ePassport is Global Interoperability the crucial need to specify a system for biometrics deployment that is universally interoperable. a Logical Data Structure (LDS) for ePassports required for global interoperability. It defines the specifications for the standardized organization of data recorded to a contactless integrated circuit capacity expansion technology of an MRP when selected by an issuing State or organization so that the data is accessible by receiving States. This requires the identification of all mandatory and optional Data Elements and a prescriptive ordering and/or grouping of Data Elements that must be followed to achieve global interoperability for reading of details (Data Elements) recorded in the capacity expansion technology optionally included on an MRP (ePassport). The other considerations are Uniformity the need to minimize via specific standard setting, to the extent practical, the different solution variations that may potentially be deployed by member States; Technical reliability the need to provide guidelines and parameters to ensure member States deploy technologies that have been proven to provide a high level of confidence from an identity confirmation viewpoint; and that States reading data encoded by other States can be sure that the data supplied to them is of sufficient quality and integrity to enable accurate verification in their own systems; Practicality the need to ensure that specifications can be operationalized and implemented by States without their having to introduce a plethora of disparate systems and equipment to ensure they meet all possible variations and interpretations of the standards; and Durability the requirement that the systems introduced will last the maximum 10-year life of a travel document, and that future updates will be backward compatible.

    The major components of a biometric system are: Capture acquisition of a raw biometric sample; Extract conversion of the raw biometric sample data to an intermediate form; Create template conversion of the intermediate data into a template for storage; and Compare comparison with the information in a stored reference template.

    In terms of security and privacy of the stored data, both the issuing and any receiving States need to be satisfied that the data stored on the IC has not been altered since it was recorded at the time of issue of the document. In addition, the privacy laws or practice of the issuing State may require that the data cannot be accessed except by an authorized person or organization. Accordingly ICAO has developed specifications in Section IV regarding the application and usage of modern encryption techniques, particularly interoperable public key infrastructure (PKI) schemes, to be used by States with their machine readable travel documents as made in accordance with the specifications set out in Doc 9303. The intent is primarily to augment security through automated means of authentication of MRPs and their legitimate holders internationally. In addition, ways and means are recommended to implement international ePassport authentication and to provide a path to the use of ePassports to facilitate biometric or e-commerce applications.


    The foremost necessity is to establish a strong security culture in every State. For this, there must be a clear definition of State responsibility and accountability brought to bear by a close and unbreakable link between government and industry stakeholders. A security culture would make States aware of their rights and duties, and, more importantly, enable States to assert them. Those who belong to a security culture also know which conduct would compromise security and they are quick to educate and caution those who, out of ignorance, forgetfulness, or personal weakness, partake in insecure conduct. An ePassport must necessarily be the result of efficient and fail-safe organizational arrangements. It should be tested at border control by trained professionals.

    eGovernment and eID are the bare essentials for State security. The digital economy has also brought much facilitation that helps the world move to paperless processes which result in greater economy and streamlined processes. However, there must essentially be global harmonization in this process. In this regard ICAO has made remarkable progress in advancing its MRTD programme to the level it is at now. If harmonization means ensuring consistency between global practices, standardization means compliance with international Standards. There is no room for doubt that both harmonization and globalization are needed in this context.

    Source: by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne, http://www.srilankaguardian.org

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  •  The Conservative governments fervour for Canadian history will play out on the pages of your new passport, soon to be unveiled after nine years of delays and cost overruns.

    After a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign for the War of 1812 and the announcement that they plan to rename the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa as the Canadian Museum of History, the Tories are set to unveil new designs for Canadas electronic passport that focus on key historical moments, HuffPost has learned.

    Bureaucrats at first recommended the government adopt images of fauna and flora to grace the inside pages of the new travel document, similar to the United Kingdoms passport. The Conservatives chose instead to follow the example of the U.S. passport, which features images of the Declaration of Independence and Mount Rushmore, and focus on history.

    It will be something that Canadians can be proud to carry, said Rick Roth, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. Roth refused to elaborate on the design sketches that will be part of the new electronic passport, which will be issued for five- and 10-year time periods.

    What would you like to see in the passport design? Share your comments
    The implementation of Canadas ePassport, which includes an electronic chip with facial recognition information, has been delayed for nine years. A pilot program for diplomats and public office holders was planned for 2005 but did not get under way until 2009. The national roll-out was put on the back burner until the 2008 budget announced ePassports would be ready in 2011. Then it was 2012. Now, they should be ready in 2013.
    Canada is the last G7 country to implement the international standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2003. All of Canadas key allies and more than 95 countries, including Pakistan, Sudan and Tajikistan, have pushed ahead with the technology.

    Source: By Althia.Raj, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca

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  •  Zimbabwe is exploring the implementation of ePassports before the end of the year, according to the countrys Home Affairs co-minister Theresa Makone.
    ePassports, also known as biometric passports contain an electronic chip that is encoded with surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth and gender information. It also includes a digital picture of the bearers face. Signatures are not reproduced on the chip.
    The Zimbabwe government believes that the introduction and mass production of the new travel document will reduce the price of the document. Currently, an ordinary Zimbabwean passport costs US$50 while other regional countries charge less than US$30.
    Makone said that a new digitalized document would curb counterfeit documents and would also allow the country to match the rapidly adopted international ePassport standard.
    The deployment of the ePassport also coincides with the Foreign Ministrys new digitalized passport application processes, which allow residents to obtain passport applications online.
    Despite the online availability of ePassport applications, applicants will still need to go to the passport office to complete their applications in person, and will also require a national ID card in order to submit their application.

    Source: By Stephen Mayhew, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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    Trb has signed a new agreement to continue to provide electronic and secure polycarbonate data pages for Republic of Lithuania ePassports.
    According to the firm, the electronic data page is attached to the ePassport booklet through a patented and robust page binding element, and is designed for a lifespan of 10 years. Issuance of passports with an electronic polycarbonate data page started in January 2008. The chip stores personal data, a facial image and two fingerprints of the document holder.
    The latest contract builds upon a 2008 agreement which engaged Trb to supply highly secure polycarbonate data pages with embedded chip to the Lithuanian Personalisation Center of Identity Documents.
    The data pages are integrated into the Lithuanian passport booklets by UAB Garsu Pasaulis and then personalized by the Personalisation Center of Identy Documents, which is part of the countrys Ministry of Internal Affairs.
    It is widely recognised that the Lithuanian biometric passports are a valuable indicator of the countrys distinctive attitude to security-oriented innovation, said a Ministry of Internal Affairs official.
    ePassports, also known as biometric passports contain an electronic chip that is encoded with surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth and gender information. It also includes a digital picture of the bearers face. Signatures are not reproduced on the chip.

    Source: By Stephen Mayhew, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Morpho has won another international call for tenders from the Finnish National Police Board to supply the countrys new ePassports, as part of a consortium including Oberthur Technologies. The consortium has been providing Finland with secure ePassports since 2006.
    Within the consortium Morpho provides the passport booklet which includes a set of new and improved security features on its polycarbonate data page. The data page also contains an integrated microchip which stores the holders personal details and biometric data (fingerprints and facial image). Morpho also supplies its ICAO PKI system and its personalization solution.
    With enhanced physical and electronic security features, Finlands new passport will provide greater protection against identity theft and fraud, and enable fast, secure identification of passport holders.
    Finland began issuing its new ePassports at the end of August 2012.

    Source: http://www.planetbiometrics.com

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  •  Cash-strapped New York has tentatively chosen the highest bidder to produce drivers licenses under a disputed contract that would provide only black-and-white photos and end up costing the state nearly $38 million more than the current contract if its approved.

    According to court papers reviewed by The Associated Press, the losing vendors, including the company that has produced New York licenses with color photos for 16 years, are protesting the $88.5 million award to a Canadian company.

    The award to CBN Secure Technology Inc. of Ottawa is also being reviewed by the state comptroller.

    CBN is part of the Canadian Bank Note company that prints Canadian money, passports and drivers licenses worldwide. Company officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

    The DMV tentatively awarded the contract to the high bidder 10 months after New York advised the current vendor, De La Rue North America Inc., that because of significant budgetary constraints the state would have to reduce the cost of the contract, according to the court filings. As a result, De La Rue submitted a bid 10 percent lower for the new, eight-year contract, which ended up being nearly $38 million less than CBNs bid.

    De La Rue, based in England, and Massachusetts-based MorphoTrustUSA, another unsuccessful bidder, want a rebid.

    They claim CBN offered a black-and-white polycarbonate card they say is less secure than their color-picture IDs on cards made of Teslin. The losing bidders say they also werent informed the state wanted a black-and-white polycarbonate card and that CBN received an illegal advantage. De La Rue and MorphoTrustUSA said they could have offered a bid on that type which could save taxpayers money.

    The lawsuit also claims the state had required a color image ID, a requirement they claim CBN violated.

    The drivers license contract is rebid under the federal Real ID measure from the Department of Homeland Security to make licenses more secure and more states are expected to face similar contract decisions.

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles wont comment until the comptrollers review concludes and the contract award is final. State records show cost was valued at just 20 percent of the evaluation of bids, with a 30 percent emphasis on security. Other categories included production and quality control, the production site and data security, the imaging device and experience and expertise, according to the record.

    Trade publications note the CBN technology and black-and-white photos are well-regarded for security in drivers licenses and other documents.

    The losing companies claim poor judgment and mishandling of the bid is apparently to blame for the states decision.

    Polycarbonate and Teslin are both highly secure materials suitable for drivers licenses, said MorphoTrust Vice President and General Counsel Scott Boylan. The key differences are value and flexibility. Polycarbonate is far more expensive than Teslin while providing no additional security benefit. Teslin cards also can accommodate color photos, which enable more security features, whereas polycarbonates cannot.

    CBN failed a mandatory technical requirement which related to the ability to provide color text for the cards, a mandatory requirement, stated De La Rue in its lawsuit.

    State records show the DMV criteria for the bid, however, appear to not require a color image ID, according to a court filing.

    The state comptrollers office is now evaluating the bids.

    While I cant comment on specific contracts, our impartial review of bid protests is essential to protect New Yorkers from millions of dollars in unnecessary costs, said Kate Gurnett, spokeswoman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

    Our bid exactly met the requirements of the (Request for Proposal) and at significantly less cost to the New York taxpayer, said De La Rue spokesman Rob Hutchison

    CBN and De La Rue are close competitors with a long history of providing secure documents including drivers licenses. CBN also holds government contracts to print postage stamps, passports and visas that must be counterfeit-proof.

    State records show no campaign contributions from its top officers to any New York officials. CBN, founded in 1897, also has a lottery systems division for gaming run by governments, but has no contracts with New York where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to expand gambling.

    Source: http://libn.com

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  •  A UK-based military hardware manufacturer will open a Sh3.5 billion plant in Mombasa to capture the growing arms race in Eastern Africa as well as target peace-keeping missions.

    Osprea Logistics has started construction of the plant following approval from the Kenya Investments Authority to assemble armoured cars and military trucks under the Mamba brand which is commonly used by Africa Union peacekeepers, private contractors in Iraq and several African countries.

    This will be the first armoured vehicle manufacturer in the region and the company is targeting regional governments and peacekeeping missions in Congo, Sudan and Somalia, which are emerging as a fertile markets for military hardware.

    Osprea plans its first-year production of Mamba Mk5s to be over 100 vehicles, which can translate to work for over 200 people, said Salih Brandt, the chairman of Osprea Logistics in an email response to the Business Daily.

    Kenya is strategically located and offers great access to the rest of Africa compared to South Africa where Ospreras other manufacturing plant is.

    Mamba is a South-African made armoured personnel carrier that offers protection against small arms fire and land mines.

    Powered by a Mercedes Benz engine, it is suited for a rough terrain and can carry up to 10 passengers plus the driver.

    This has made it a favourite for military operations in remote zones and it became the face of the Iraq war following increased use by private security contractors.

    Rising threats of terrorism, cross-border raids and internal conflicts in East Africa have seen countries increase their military budgets.

    Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have together increased their defense spending to Sh87 billion last year from Sh59 billion in 2007, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), an independent research organisation.

    The data shows that Kenyas spending at Sh45.8 billion was far much higher than that of Uganda, which had a budget of Sh21 billion, and Tanzania whose budget stood at Sh22 billion.

    Kenya, last year, ordered 67 US-made heavy truck diesel engines from South Africa, 37 of which have so far been delivered at an undisclosed cost.

    Uganda also showed the highest number of military equipment imports among EAC member countries.

    Burundi depicted one of the highest military budgets on the continent according to Sipri making the region a good market for an arms manufacturer.
    The regions defense forces buy their armoured cars and trucks mainly from Russia and South Africa.

    There is a tangible move world-wide towards smart investing in defence budgets, with an emphasis on domestic procurement and industry in order to capture a dual benefit of domestic investing as well as platform efficiency, says Mr Brandt.

    Source: By RAWLINGS OTINI, http://www.businessdailyafrica.com

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  •  The Smart Card Alliance has released its second annual E-Yearbook, highlighting the events that happened in the North and Latin American smart card industry throughout 2012.

    This years review contains industry briefs, perspectives, insights and company profiles covering a wide range of markets and technologies. It also contains an expanded section on the EMV Migration Forum, information about the new Mobile and NFC Council, highlights of Septembers Transportation Council meeting and reprints of white papers and position documents produced by the SCA throughout the year.

    The E-Yearbook is available at the SCAs website. The SCA will send printed copies to members and have them available at Alliance conference events

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  The UAE Central Bank and the Emirates Identity Authority have met to consider enhancing co-operation in regards to using the smart ID card and activating its applications in the financial sector.
    The two agencies discussed creating a joint committee to draft a strategic co-operation agreement that includes a number of initiatives aimed at promoting the culture of digital ID and knowledge-based economy, as well as enabling the UAE Central Bank to upgrade the performance of the financial sector while protecting the identity of consumers with the advanced features of the Emirates ID card.
    According to a report in The Emirates News Agency, the UAE Central Bank clarified that its draft strategic and operational plan includes an initiative for creating an e-wallet system using the ID card that would ultimately replace cash for the management and operation of the UAE Central Bank.
    Emirates ID says its ready to provide maximum support to ensure the success of all the development projects and initiatives that are implemented or planned to be implemented, as a part of the governments initiative to engage in a knowledge-based economy in a manner that serves the top interest of the UAE.
    As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, official transactions related to Emirates ID cards were disrupted for nearly two days following a technical glitch with its online e-form system.
    In 2009, Emirates ID developed a plan which contributed to doubling the number of population register and therefore, the fingerprints of individuals over the past three years by six times.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  The Egyptian government has recently approved a new smart card system for subsidized fuels, originally proposed by the ministries of finance and petroleum.
    The program, designed to ensure that those in most need of these subsidizes are indeed those who receive it, would charge the ministries of petroleum and mineral resources with implementing and overseeing the new smart card program for the National Bank of Egypt and Ahly banks.
    In this process, contracts were awarded to both government banks without a bidding process, in order to quickly implement the new laws to take hold in April, Daily News Egypt reports.
    Logistically, daily transfers will be made to companies producing petroleum products and will be represented in the difference in price for fully and partially subsidized fuel for the amount consumed through the smart card program. A database of beneficiaries will also be created.
    Many distribution programs like this take off without a hitch, but there are also those that encounter resistance along the way.
    Reported in BiometricUpdate.com, a system in India has been implemented which sees the production and distribution of biometric food ration cards, though members of an indigenous group have demanded the withdrawal of the cards, citing irregularities and complications in obtaining food.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Gemalto is providing the Royal Oman Police with an electronic passport solution for the Sultanate. Applicants will be issued with secure travel documents in line with Omans goal to provide enhanced services and protection to its citizens, using digital security technologies. ??

    The solution includes Gemaltos ICAO compliant Sealys e-passport documents and a full Coesys solution suite to enroll citizens, personalize and issue secure documents. The multi-year contract also covers training, support and maintenance services.

    Major Royal Oman Police offices will be equipped with fixed and mobile stations to register e-passport applicants with personal information and biometric data. Each e-passport will feature secure embedded software and a contactless microprocessor which will contain the holders digital fingerprints and. The solution will facilitate Omani travelers immigration control, and speed up the passport application and document issuance process. ??

    In the public sector, Gemalto is contributing to more than 80 government programs worldwide, supporting for example e-passport initiatives in Cte dIvoire, Denmark, Estonia, France, Korea, Norway, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden and the U.S.

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  Libya has taken delivery of 49 armoured support vehicles from Jordan. Some 120 of the UAE-designed and built NIMRs, in two variants, have already been in service with the Libyan army .

    The spokesman for the Libyan General Staff. Ali Shiekhi was quoted by Chinese news agency Xinhua today as saying that the new NIMRs had been supplied as a result of an agreement made last year, between the Ministry of Defence and Jordan. The new armoured vehicles are to be deployed immediately on border patrol duties.

    More than 500 NIMRs have been sold, mostly in Jordan, Lebanon, Libya and the UAE, and the firm says that it has a further 1,800 orders. The composite ceramic-armoured NIMRs, which come in four and six-wheel variants and a range of configurations, are according to the manufacturers, the first such military vehicles to be designed specifically to operate in extreme desert conditions. NIMR Automotive which conceived and makes the armoured vehicle, is a part of the UAEs Tawazun conglomerate, which specialises in defence equipment. Algeria was last year seeking to establish a local plant to build and assemble NIMRs.

    Source: http://www.libyaherald.com

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  •  ABI Research forecasts 8.6 billion smart cards will ship in 2013, spanning all smart card markets. Of the total shipments, 16% are forecasted to use a contactless interface but that will rise to 30% by 2018.

    Government ID, transportation and ticketing, and payment cards continue strong double-digit growth in contactless adoption. Single-wire protocol SIM card volumes continue to strengthen, and are expected to break the 500 million mark in 2018.

    The increase in contactless adoption is not limited to a selection of markets, although its the banking and government verticals which are adopting contactless technology at a quicker rate, with the SIM market close behind, comments Phil Sealy, research analyst at ABI.

    Over the next three years ABI Research expects to see a shift in the penetration ratio of pure contactless and dual interface shipments. In 2013, ABI Research forecasts 59% of all contactless deployments will utilize a pure contactless interface, reducing to 38% in 2018.

    The increase in dual interface adoption is apparent across multiple markets. IC vendors NXP, Infineon, and STMicroelectronics are positioned to offer the best combination of convenience and high-end security over multiple applications. Additionally, the increase in dual interface adoption will deliver greater margins benefiting IC and smart card vendors alike.

    ABI Research tracks new services and credentials regionally, including governments issuing new national ID and social welfare cards, mobile network operators with SIM-based NFC payment services and wallets, and banks jumping to next-generation dual interface EMV cards, Sealy states. As a result ABI Research forecasts that dual interface shipments will exceed the 1 billion mark in 2015.

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will this year introduce biometric identity cards which will be issued instantly at the point of registration to subscribers.

    It would also start work on piloting electronic claims (E-claims) processing and host an extended stakeholder review of the capitation pilot in the Ashanti Region to inform its improvement and the subsequent nationwide rollout of this provider payment method.

    The Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester A. Mensah, disclosed this when he addressed members of the core management team of the NHIS and some key stakeholders at a management retreat held at Elmina in the Central Region.

    Mr Mensah noted that although remarkable progress had been made in meeting targets, there was the need to consolidate those achievements and make the scheme more efficient, adding that 2013 would be a busy year for the authority.

    He said the NHIA intended to establish three more claims processing centres in the Northern, Central and Ashanti regions, to complement the centre in Accra. This, he maintains, would complete efficiency measures into claims management nationwide.

    Among other numerous initiatives, Mr Mensah disclosed that the scheme would be re-branded consistent with the new law, new vision and mission and operational architecture of the NHIS, adding that the financial manual of the NHIA would also be reviewed to place greater responsibility on the centre to prevent the abuse and fraud occurring at the regional and scheme levels.

    Others are: a permanent and joint clinical and claims audit team would be established to undertake forensic claims audit across the country all-year round to track isolated cases of connivance between schemes and providers.

    Mr Mensah mentioned that subscriber satisfaction was a key performance indicator for the NHIA, therefore, a subscribers handbook detailing the benefit package, medicines and subscriber rights and obligations would be compiled and made available to all subscribers at the point of registration and membership renewal.

    In order to further educate the public on the operations of the scheme, Mr Mensah said a quarterly NHIS policy dialogue forum to be beamed live on television stations would be instituted.

    Also, the NHIS medicines list/pricing would be reviewed to reflect market realities.

    He further said the authority would begin modernising and transiting from an ICT concept, which places more emphasis on infrastructure, to a management information system (MIS) which places premium on generating information for management decision-making.

    Among a litany of achievements recorded in 2012, he cited the passage of the new law, NHIA 2012, Act 852, the upward review of provider Tariffs by 26 per cent, creation of the condition to accommodate family planning in the NHIS benefit package, development of a consolidated premium account, the pilot of capitation in the Ashanti Region, the establishment of an operational call centre and functional clinical audit division.

    Mr Mensah told the management team that posterity will not forgive us if, in nurturing this infant institution, it slips into structural, operational, and financial inefficiency.

    The President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, who was present at the event, pledged his associations commitment to the NHIS.

    He gave an assurance that the GMA would continue to be a strong ally of the NHIS and would collaborate with the authority on the rollout of capitation across the country, if all their concerns were addressed.

    He said the GMA would continue to constructively criticise the NHIA to ensure that the scheme stands the test of time.

    Other participants and contributors included a former Health Minister, Dr Richard Anane, under whose watch the law which established the NHIS was passed in 2003 (Act 650), and other foreign delegations.

    Source: http://graphic.com.gh

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  •  New research from ABI Research forecasts 8.6 billion smart cards to be shipped worldwide in 2013; a combined number spanning all smart card markets. Of the total forecasted shipments, 16 percent are expected to use a contactless interface.
    ABI attributes most of this growth to the increase in adoption of Government ID, transportation and ticketing and payment card systems. In 2013, ABI forecasts 59% of all contactless deployments will utilize a pure contactless interface, reducing to 38% in 2018.
    According to the company, The increase in dual interface adoption is apparents across multiple markets. IC vendors, NXP, Infineon and STMicroelectronics are positioned to offer the best combination of convenience and high-end security over multiple applications. Additionally, the increase in dual interface adoption will deliver greater margins benefiting IC and smart card vendors alike.
    ABIs Market Data report focuses on the collection of primary data from leading manufacturers of smart cards and secure ICs. The data includes the installed base and annual shipments of smart cards and secure ICs by technology and interface type, by region and vertical markets.
    The increase in contactless adoption is not limited to a selection of markets, although its the banking and government verticals which are adopting contactless technology at a quicker rate, with the SIM market close behind, Phil Sealy ABI Research analyst said. ABI Research tracks new services and credentials regionally, including governments issuing new national ID and social welfare cards, MNOs with SIM-based NFC payment services and wallets, and banks jumping to next-generation dual interface EMV cards. As a result, ABI Research forecasts that dual interface shipments will exceed the 1 billion mark in 2015.
    Last year, in a Biometrics Research Note, Rawlson King forecasted that the market for electronic identity cards for which smart cards are often used will reach US$5.2 billion by 2015.
    Smart cards often carry biometric data of the card holder and are finding their way into many workflow processes, identity programs among a long list of uses.
    BluStor is an emerging player in the smart card market, currently developing a smart card with an 8GB capacity, to enable the downloading of apps and to verify identity absent of a data connection. BiometricUpdate.com recently had a chance to talk shop with CEO Finis Conner about how BluStor came to be, his ambitions as chief executive as well as what the future holds for his company.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Papua New Guineas Defence Minister, Fabian Pok, says a two-million US dollar military aid grant from China will be spent on armoured cars, troop carriers and uniforms.
    The grant follows Dr Poks talks with his Chinese counterpart General Liang Guanglie in Beijing last month and meetings there with exporters of military ware.
    The visit comes as PNG plans a five fold increase in troops over the next decade.
    Dr Pok says PNG will also ask China to help maintain swimming pools and gymnasiums at PNGs military barracks.
    They want to be seen as not being too involved in our military issues here. China is also trying to export things like uniforms and armoured cars and all these things. So its also in the business interests of not the Chinese military but people who are building these things to market their products to countries like Papua New Guinea.

    Source: http://www.rnzi.com

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  •  Frost & Sullivan has released new analysis stating that the global border control and biometrics market will see increased growth due to international cooperation. However, this growth may not be realized unless privacy issues are resolved and organizations are able to measure ROI.

    The analysis, Global Border Control and Biometrics Market Assessment, covers the security, military, government and law enforcement sectors of the industry. It found that the markets 2012 revenues were $5.8 billion, and it anticipates that the market will earn $15.8 billion in 2021.

    Frost found that one of the main drivers in this market growth stemmed from agencies and organizations working together on an international level to collaborate on travel security, which has led to more implementation of electronic documents and readers.

    Western markets have been at the forefront of this trend, with many countries having e-passports and testing eGates. Many pilot projects are taking place in Europe, with facial recognition technology being the preferred biometric modality. Russia is also looking into the use of biometrics as an identifier.

    Eastern markets, such as China and India, are just starting to incorporate e-passports and eGates into their travel processing systems.

    While the opportunity for growth is good, Frost does caution that budget cuts and privacy concerns could have a detrimental effect on plans to invest in biometric technology; however, cheaper technology and public education could mitigate those possibilities.

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  For many years now, IT professionals have become more and more active in discussions about physical access control systems and there has been an active debate about the need for convergence between physical and logical access. IT managers use electronic means to secure logical assets; security managers use physical access control methods to secure facilities. On the surface, it would seem that both departments would benefit greatly from collaboration since both of their problems boil down to permitting access to the right people.

    With such an obvious synergy and benefit to taking a more holistic view of enterprise security, why hasnt this yet happened? What are the real barriers preventing companies from moving in this direction?

    Perhaps one of the answers lies with the fact that weve been more focused on the what than the who. If organizations are really going to make a meaningful impact on protecting their assets, whether physical or virtual, its most important to focus on the whoand coordinating that task between IT and security is becoming important.

    Who was that (really)?

    Although privileges are assigned to people, its not always clear who is entering a password or who is carrying an RFID card. The risk of not knowing who varies from asset to asset. Is it enough to be the holder of a swipe card to enter a parking garage? Probably. How about to access a medical record? Absolutely not!

    It is in this context that biometrics is playing a larger role in securing facilities and assets of all kinds. With the introduction of multispectral imaging, biometrics has become reliable enough to deal with the fundamental issue of knowing who to a much higher degree of confidence.

    In fact, by linking physical identity to a myriad of digital identities, converged identity and access management solutions become much more powerful. There is no meaningful access management without first establishing the who in transactions. Who is accessing my facility? Who is punching the time clock? Who is withdrawing funds from that ATM? The question is always, Who?

    Thus, while access and authorization have always been granted to individual people, knowing a password or having a key is only superficially related to the authorized personand neither can establish who exactly that is. Only biometric technology can do that.

    Its more than just about security

    Weve all seen it: business grinds to a halt after the deployment of a new security system. Designing an authentication solution that is both secure and convenientthats where the value is for the customer.

    Convenience in an authentication solution is ease-of-use, accessibility, speed and all of the other things that become important to an organization after the primary objectivesecurityis met. Staffing help desks to reset passwords or reissue swipe cards while the employee is standing by is not an efficient use of resources. Nurses on a hospital floor cannot waste valuable seconds fumbling with the numbers and special characters in a password when accessing medical supplies.

    A biometric solution can lower risks, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. It can meet regulatory requirements, provide an audit trail and facilitate transactions, all without getting in the way of business. Today, biometric solutions authenticate people requiring access to secure facilities, sensitive records, government services and controlled substances. The possibilities and benefits are real if the biometric is chosen carefully.

    Security integrators are already aware that biometric technologies and scanners are not created equal. Some optical sensors work very well when the finger is clean and prepped with lotion. Is that convenient? Other sensors work perfectlyon the third or tenth try, while a line forms behind the user. These situations are the cases that cause security managers to abandon an application.

    On the other hand, multispectral imaging is capable of overcoming the myriad of fingerprint capture problems that conventional imaging systems have in less-than-ideal conditions. The high performance delivered by multispectral biometrics affects more than security, it allows authentication to recede into the background while authorized people go about their business. Thats no compromise, thats convenience!

    What about customers?

    Because biometrics can be so quick and easy to use, they are ideal for customer-facing applications. Today, financial institutions around the world are embracing multispectral fingerprint biometrics for authenticating customer transactions. In addition to enhancing transaction security, banks are able to provide additional convenience for their customers because there is no need for training; customers just present their finger at the ATM.

    Biometric patient authentication is becoming important for reducing medical errors and for minimizing fraudulent access to healthcare. Government and private insurance programs around the world rely on multispectral fingerprint biometrics to prevent fraudulent use of the policy. Officials at one government program report that the biometric deployment actually facilitates faster access to medical service by authorized patients while saving costs.

    Theme park access is a customer-facing application where convenience plays a special role. To prevent ticket fraud, one major international theme park wanted to be able to link each ticket to a specific customer. However, because the overriding goal was to create a positive environment for paying customers, there couldnt be even the illusion of a barrier between a customer and the park. The transaction had to be quick and intuitive for anyone to use. Its significant to note that this biometric solution did not require identification of the customer, assuring the privacy of guests. Multispectral fingerprint authentication was chosen for its reliability and convenience. As a result, the solution reduced transaction time, enhanced customer experience and reduced ticket fraud.

    This scenario is being repeated in other commercial customer-facing situations, such as membership-only fitness clubs, large sporting events, nightclubs and other places where its important to maintain convenience for the customer, even during an authentication transaction.

    Deploy an enterprise-wide

    authentication solution

    IT managers have their hands full. Threats are coming from every direction and on top of it all employees want to use their own devices. Users hate security solutions that simply get in the way of them doing their jobs. Multifactor authentication is becoming a must, but the difficulty of managing point solutions is increasing risk, not reducing it. And the smartest smartcard still cannot assure the organization that the person holding is it the person it was issued to. They need to know who.

    Security integrators know who. Theyve been integrating biometrics at the door for some time now. Perhaps its time to walk across the hall and have a conversation with the IT manager about integrating biometrics into an enterprise-wide authentication solution.

    Source: By BY PHIL SCARFO, http://www.securityinfowatch.com

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  •  Brigadier-General Kwame Opoku-Adusei, the General Officer Commanding the Northern Command of the Ghana Army, on Tuesday said the government has purchased 34 armoured reconnaissance vehicles to argument the logistics of Ghanaian peacekeepers.

    The armoured vehicles are to facilitate the migration of Ghanaian peacekeepers from the Dry Lease to the Wet Lease system, Brig-Gen. Opoku-Adusei stated during Ghanbatt 77s Medals Presentation Parade at Lebanon.

    He said the military high command had outlined plans to provide logistical support for the migration of the Ghanaian contingent on peacekeeping duties in Lebanon (Ghanbatt) from the Dry Lease to the Wet Lease system to enable it to be self-sufficient.

    A Ghana Armed Forces statement issued in Accra and signed by Lieutenant Commander M. A. Larbi and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the Commander of the Northern Command commended the Ghanbatt 77.

    I am personally satisfied with what I have seen and heard about your performance during my visit to the Ghanbatt Area of responsibility and I urge you all to continue with the good work.

    Brig Gen Opoku-Adusei, who was the head of a six-member military delegation to Lebanon, used the occasion to update troops on current developments in the country as well as within the Ghana Armed Forces.

    The Commander and his team also paid a courtesy call on United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Deputy Force Commander, Brig Gen Patrick Phelan, who expressed appreciation for the performance of Ghanaian troops.

    The Commanding officer of Ghanbatt 77, Lt Col Francis Anemana, assured the delegation that Ghanbatt is poised in executing its assigned tasks successfully despite the challenges.

    Chief Military Personnel Officer, Col Reginald Yemo Odoi, thanked the government of Ghana for the high profile delegation to the Medals Day Parade and described Ghanbatt 77 as a wonderful battalion which executed its task with high professionalism to the admiration of UNIFIL High Command.

    Source: http://www.ghanaweb.com

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  •  The Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China has awarded a contract for the manufacture and development of smart ID cards for its residents.

    The new generation of ID cards will be purely contactless, and will store personal data and biometric information such as fingerprints on a digital chip embedded in the card. The IDs can be used as conventional IDs, providing sophisticated visual and electronic proof of identity, but will also allow citizens to carry out transactions with the government electronically, saving time and effort.

    The contactless system will also provide faster data transfer rates while card reading, useful especially for the large number of people who use their IDs in regular travel between Macau, Hong Kong, and China, as the processing time for travellers will significantly reduce. The new national ID card will also support contactless electronic signatures.

    A security protocol developed by Germanys Federal Office for Information Security will be used to ensure the security of data on the cards and during contactless transactions. Named PACE (Password Authenticated Connection Establishment), the protocol will create a secure connection between the chip in the card and a card reader, and encrypt data before the transfer.

    The contract for the manufacture and delivery of the cards was awarded to Munich-based technology company, Giesecke & Devrient. In addition to development and manufacture of the cards, G&D will develop the required smartcard applications and modify the existing infrastructure according to the needs of the new technology.

    The government will also receive an advanced operation system platform for smartcards, which will be ready to support additional features in the future, such as contactless payment. The new set of ID cards is expected to be introduced in October 2013.

    Source: By Sumedha Jalote, http://www.futuregov.asia/

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