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 Norway  Tenders 2017/18

SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 Politiet [the Norwegian Police] are seeking information related to border control and Entry / Exit solutions offered by the market 18/07/2019
2 Market survey (RFI) 76 mm SAP ammunition 13/07/2019
3 Steinkjer municipality shall procure a new vehicle for the road cleaning in the municipality 11/07/2019
4 BUS 2 — K501 Automation System 09/07/2019
5 KK — Prior Information Notice — Framework Agreement for the procurement printers, accessories and maintenance 09/07/2019
6 Invitation to a dialogue meeting — printing services 13/06/2019
7 Framework agreement for snow clearing and gritting 04/06/2019
8 Printing systems — Printers, scanners and multi-function machines 04/06/2019
9 Workwear, protective equipment and accompanying products and services 24/05/2019
10 Market Conference — Operational boat to the islands in Oslofjorden [Oslo Fjord] 17/05/2019
11 RFI - Military combat boots 06/03/2019
12 Request for Information Command and Control System 02/03/2019
13 AutoPASS Operational Platform for collecting toll money in Norway 22/02/2019
14 HO-18-03 Invitation to dialogue — inspections of fire alarm, emergency lights and burglary alarm systems 19/02/2019
15 Framework agreement for document handling machines and multi-functional printers 15/02/2019
16 KK - Framework Agreement - purchase/hire of printers and maintenance services. 28/12/2018
17 National Procurement for Printing Services. 24/11/2018
18 HO-17-07 Invitation to dialogue — inspections of fire alarm, emergency lights and burglary alarm systems. 16/11/2018
19 An invitation to a marked conference regarding a parking service for some of Telemark Countys activities in Grenland. Date: 6 December (9:30). Address: the County Building, Skien: 11/11/2018
20 Service pistols for the police services special forces and national assistance resources. 11/11/2018
21 Prior information notice, digital booking system/ticket system and products for access and visitor control at Drammensbadet. 03/11/2018
22 The Norwegian Police is currently using body protection, shield and helmet in riot control. The equipment protects against hit, stab and cut. 26/10/2018
23 Ambulances. 16/10/2018
24 Secure print system, MFP (multi-functional printers) and printers. 09/10/2018
25 Transport office services and card services for the facilitated transport scheme for Oslo municipality (TT). 06/10/2018
26 Prior information notice — Procurement of a budget and reporting system for Bergen municipality. 03/10/2018
27 The tracking system shall be used in performing tracking of vehicles in Norway and the international operations theatres if the infrastructure is available 12/09/2018
28 Parking services for Vestre Viken HF. 11/09/2018
29 Medical furniture for the specialist health service. 08/09/2018
30 Supplier conference hospital beds. 05/09/2018
31 Prior Information Notice — KK — Single Procurement — Fire Tanker Vehicle. 04/09/2018
32 Purchase of sweeping car with zero emission technology. II.2.5) 01/09/2018
33 Ambulances 31/08/2018
34 Procurement of a fire engine 31/08/2018
35 Procurement of a refuse collection vehicle — Back loader 30/08/2018
36 The procurement of a Tank vehicle for Flora Fire Brigade 30/08/2018
37 The procurement of a new combined fire-fighting vehicle for Åmot fire station 30/08/2018
38 Procurement of waste compactor vehicles 29/08/2018
39 Procurement of a parking system for street parking in the centre of Os. 27/08/2018
40 Procurement — framework agreement for trucks 27/08/2018
41 Snow Clearing Contract 2018 27/08/2018
42 2018/-035 — Printing services for Møre og Romsdal County 24/08/2018
43 Conventional and multifunctional x-ray laboratory 24/08/2018
44 Snow clearing and gritting services for places and properties. The agreement will be administered by the Property department. 23/08/2018
45 Snow plough 4X4X1 for the urban operations in Tromsø municipality. Second publication 22/08/2018
46 18-00133 Wheeled loader 22/08/2018
47 2nd-hand refuse collection vehicles 20/08/2018
48 187803 — Automated Baggage Arrival Scanning (ABAS) system including tracking of baggage outside of BHS system 16/08/2018
49 Ticket system 15/08/2018
50 The framework agreement is for bus services in area A14 Finnmark west. 15/08/2018
51 2018017375 Procurement of a framework agreement for the procurement of bus services in area A10 Møre- og Romsdal 15/08/2018
52 2018017385 Framework Agreement for the procurement of bus service for the area A13 eastern Finnmark 15/08/2018
53 County road 633 Tunnel Kleiva: Electrical installations. 10/08/2018
54 E16 Øye — Eids Bridge: Electrical installations. 10/08/2018
55 Framework Agreement for multifunction printers / document handling machines and shredding machines — Vefsn Kommune 10/08/2018
56 Framework Agreement for sanitation vehicles, 2018 10/08/2018
57 Procurement of an Identity and Access Management (“IAM”) solution with adjacent systems and services 10/08/2018
58 Framework agreement for personnel and manpower services 10/08/2018
59 Purchase of Sweeper 10/08/2018
60 Inquiry: X-ray machine with CR scanner: for delivery to Helse Bergen HF [Bergen Hospital Trust]. 08/08/2018
61 Framework Agreement — Budget and Reporting System 08/08/2018
62 Game based e-learning of basic skills 08/08/2018
63 Framework agreement charging stations 08/08/2018
64 Winter maintenance, areas B, F, J 08/08/2018
65 MG3 Machine Gun Barrels 07/08/2018
66 Printing of instant scratch tickets and related marketing support 07/08/2018
67 Sweeper for Tromsø municipality, Town Operations. 03/08/2018
68 KK — Prior information notice — Framework agreement electrician services and service agreement for fire alarm system, emergency light system and computer rooms. 20/07/2018
70 2018-11 A Winter maintenance on municipal roads in Molde and Nesset 18/07/2018
71 Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED). 13/07/2018
72 Procurement of a Framework Agreement for the procurement of bus services for area A2 Buskerud and Telemark 13/07/2018
73 Finnmark Miljøtjeneste shall procure a new refuse collection vehicle for the collection and transportation of household waste. We would like tenders for both a 6 x 2 chassis and a 4 x 2 chassis. 07/07/2018
74 Safety Assessment, Human Performance and ATM Cyber Security — Frame Agreement 06/07/2018
75 The aim of this procurement is to meet the Norwegian armed forces´need for updated explosive capacity. The aim of this procurement is to supply the EOD units with a new and updated system for EOD detection and neutralisation by procuring robot systems in 3 sizes 06/07/2018
76 Cyber Security Services 05/07/2018
77 Procurement of a Ladder fire truck 05/07/2018
78 Invitation to 1-on-1 meetings for the procurement of a camera system with number recognition for car parks, with the accompanying back system. 04/07/2018
79 Rigid pistol and equipment belts 03/07/2018
80 Procurement of a wheeled excavator 25/06/2018
81 Acquisition of Facility Management / Facility Services 25/06/2018
82 Request for information insigna for uniforms 22/06/2018
83 Cisco IP telephones and accessories for the Norwegian Courts Administration 22/06/2018
84 Invitation to pre-qualification process of producers/suppliers for delivery of RFID label/tags used in operation. 22/06/2018
85 Project assistance for the development of Asset Management and maintenance management in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration 20/06/2018
86 The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (henceforth also referred to as DFØ) hereby invites interested marked providers to respond to this Request for Information (RFI). 16/06/2018
87 75174 US MED Medical Lung Department, x-ray apparatus 15/06/2018
88 Purchase of fire truck / tanker 2018 15/06/2018
89 Road and street lighting fixtures 13/06/2018
90 Public inquiry. Lifting equipment for the fire brigade (lift). 08/06/2018
91 2018/941 Automation Laboratory Bodø 08/06/2018
92 Cube Satellite Plattform 07/06/2018
93 18/2112 — Snow ploughing of municipal roads 07/06/2018
94 A new crew vehicle and a new rescue vehicle for Nesna municipality 04/06/2018
95 Budget and reporting system 04/06/2018
96 Framework agreement for RPAS Droner with sensors 04/06/2018
97 Prior information notice, the procurement of credit card services. 01/06/2018
98 Purchase of a tip truck with a hook lift 01/06/2018
99 The delivery of 1 dumper truck and 1 hook lift vehicle. The procurement shall be lease financed and the rental period shall be 7 years 29/05/2018
100 Technical Asset Management System for Norske Tog AS 28/05/2018
101 Technical Asset Management System for Norske Tog AS 28/05/2018
102 Graphic design, film production and campaign services for Helse Vest RHF [Western Norway Regional Health Authority] 25/05/2018
103 ANSK - 0395-17 — Online payment, redeem agreement and payment terminals for the University of Oslo 24/05/2018
104 Procurement of a new fire engine. 23/05/2018
105 Purchase of New Fire Truck 23/05/2018
106 AutoPASS Operational Platform for toll collection in Norway 22/05/2018
107 Procurement, K-187566, On-site fire and rescue services, Mehamn Aiport 22/05/2018
108 Hire of project manager for ENØK [Energy Efficiency] Oslo and Bardufoss 22/05/2018
109 Purchase of Air Traffic Services 21/05/2018
110 The requested services are subject to statutory auditing (audit, performance audit, and company control), as well as some voluntary services such as administration control and providing consultancy to administrative bodies. 18/05/2018
111 Bullet proof helmets visors accessories and spare parts. 16/05/2018
112 The assignment comprises winter operations such as snow ploughing, snow/ice clearing and gritting on road stretches. 15/05/2018
113 Procurement of a wheeled loader 14/05/2018
114 New refuse collection vehicle 11/05/2018
115 Dumper truck Stavanger Natur og Idrettsservice 09/05/2018
116 Winter maintenance of municipal roads and squares in Rypefjord and Bekkeli. 07/05/2018
117 Production and distribution of ballot papers 07/05/2018
118 1138001 The Opera K502 SD system and automation 05/05/2018
119 Access Control - Physical and Digital Security 05/05/2018
120 Queueing systems. 04/05/2018
121 Enova SF wants to enter into an agreement for the performance of statutory audit services and associated consultancy services for Enova SF, the Climate and Energy Fund and any other management assignments 04/05/2018
122 Avinor AS — K-187249 — Ground surveillance radar system 04/05/2018
123 Snow ploughing / clearing 2018 - 2023 03/05/2018
124 Holmlia school — K602 — Solar panels on the roof 25/04/2018
125 Procurement of a solution for 2 factor authentication 25/04/2018
126 Operational services for parking at NTNU 24/04/2018
127 Advanced meter and control systems shall be built to measure electric energy consumption 24/04/2018
129 Kystverket [the Norwegian Coastal Administration] will enter into a Framework Agreement for the delivery of radar and radar equipment. 23/04/2018
130 Printing scanning and photocopying service, including end point equipment and central infrastructure 23/04/2018
131 Winter maintenance on municipal roads, Nord-Odal 23/04/2018
132 Procurement of a sweeping and suction vehicle 20/04/2018
133 Pipe inspection, sludge suction, sand trap drainage, high pressure cleaning, and high pressure strike 20/04/2018
134 Framework Agreement Consultancy Assistance Energy Program Norwegian Clean Energy Cluster 20/04/2018
135 Framework Agreement Consultancy Assistance Energy Program Norwegian Clean Energy Cluster 20/04/2018
136 Snow clearing and gritting of municipal and private roads in Vennesla kommune. 19/04/2018
137 The procurement comprises the delivery and introduction, as well as operation and maintenance of a real-time information system (SIS) for public transport in Trøndelag. 19/04/2018
138 New fire engine KBR 2018 19/04/2018
139 Supply of Fifty (50) sets of protective suits and fifty (50) gas-masks. 19/04/2018
140 Security inspection services at Oslo Airport 18/04/2018
141 Security check services at Oslo Airport 18/04/2018
142 Digital mobile x-ray device for delivery to Helse Fonna HF [Helse Fonna Health Trust] 16/04/2018
143 Tromsø municipality invites tenderers to a competition for 1 lorry 4x4 in accordance with the specifications. 16/04/2018
144 Electrical and automation - Technical and building upgrades 16/04/2018
145 Open tender contest in accordance with parts I and III of the regulations for the procurement of auditing services 13/04/2018
146 Supply of five (5) isotope identification devices (gamma spectrometers). 13/04/2018
147 K-187306 — Tractor and stand-by Framework Agreement, rolling stock 12/04/2018
148 Auditing services 11/04/2018
149 Auditing services 10/04/2018
150 Planning and design competition for the development of solution proposals for smart energy use and storing of solar energy 10/04/2018
151 R00494 — Framework Agreements, CCTV-surveillance in REVI and Reøs (2nd notice) 10/04/2018
152 Purchase of compactor lorries 10/04/2018
153 Procurement of a wheeled loader 06/04/2018
154 Auditing Services 2018-2022 06/04/2018
155 Light sources and batteries 06/04/2018
156 NBIM (Norges Bank Investment Management) Global application tracking system (ATS) 06/04/2018
157 Consultancy services for business management. 06/04/2018
158 Procurement of a system for monitoring breath and movement 06/04/2018
159 Procurement of snow clearing etc. 04/04/2018
160 New Road Grader 04/04/2018
161 18/1370 — Procurement of new Excavators 04/04/2018
162 Framework agreement(s) for procurement of riot control equipment. The procurement is divided into the following lots: 1. Body protection and equipment bag, 2. Helmet, 3. Shield. See the tender documentation for a more detailed description of the procurement and scope of delivery 04/04/2018
163 Access cards for use with UiB’s access system. The estimated annual consumption of access cards is 10 000 units. 04/04/2018
164 K-187307 Oslo Airport Glycol construction A-North 04/04/2018
165 Avinor AS - Acquisition of ID cards and printers 04/04/2018
166 Fire engine/crew vehicle 2018 03/04/2018
167 Wheeled loader Vardø municipality 2018 29/03/2018
168 Pre-Qualification for a New Heavy Machine Gun 26/03/2018
169 Procurement of a sweeper [sweeping machine]. 26/03/2018
170 Purchase of sweeper 26/03/2018
171 New Heavy Machine Gun 26/03/2018
172 Procurement of combat gloves to the Armed Forces 23/03/2018
173 Service pistols for the Emergency Response Unit (the Norwegian anti-terror unit) 22/03/2018
174 Procurement of x-ray laboratory for the Accident and Emergency Unit in Trondheim. 22/03/2018
175 Provision of services related to the registration of a need for road markings, marking freshly laid asphalt stretches and driving escort cars as a warning for road marking work. 22/03/2018
176 Framework agreement security alarms 21/03/2018
177 Framework agreement for the purchase of copying and printing services 21/03/2018
178 Ticket system 21/03/2018
179 ANSK-2978-18 Security cameras Museplass 3 19/03/2018
180 Framework agreement for printers and a printer system 15/03/2018
181 P4031/P1550 — Thermal Sights; Short-, Mid-, and Long Range 13/03/2018
182 Procurement of a budget and reporting system for Ringerike kommune. 13/03/2018
183 Procurement of Electro Automation. 12/03/2018
184 Alarm-monitoring services 12/03/2018
185 Parking meters 12/03/2018
186 Road signs and traffic equipment. 09/03/2018
187 EEA 003-2018 Framework agreement printing services 08/03/2018
188 MS Stø Kurs — Replacement of main engine, generator set and more 07/03/2018
189 Procurement of wheeled loaders 07/03/2018
190 Procurement of 7 tracked excavators in weight class 14-16 tonnes. 07/03/2018
191 Procurement of a sweeper 07/03/2018
192 Procurement of internal audits in the Church of Norway 06/03/2018
193 Refuse compacting vehicles for Renovasjonsetaten (REN) (the Agency for Waste Management). 06/03/2018
194 Firetruck 05/03/2018
195 Purchase of fire truck 05/03/2018
196 Procurement of a Fire Engine 05/03/2018
197 Ticket system for Rogaland Theatre: Invitation to request participation 05/03/2018
198 Fv 28 Gangway Upper Eikervei 05/03/2018
199 Purchase of credit card services (1) 02/03/2018
200 Wheeled excavator. 01/03/2018
201 K-186901 Oslo Airport — LED Lighting for the Departure Hall, Central Building East 01/03/2018
202 2 Electric Wheel Loaders 28/02/2018
203 Fv 28 Gangway Upper Eikervei 28/02/2018
204 Fire engine with a large tank 27/02/2018
205 The procurement of a new tanker vehicle — the section for fire-fighting and rescuing services 23/02/2018
206 Framework agreement for printers and a printer system 21/02/2018
207 Procurement of technical equipment and operation of a barrier-free car park for Trondheim Parkering KF 19/02/2018
208 Collection of waste for Helgeland Waste Management IKS 19/02/2018
209 ROAF needs to purchase one brand new dumper truck with a hook lift for hook containers with specifications as described in Appendix 1: “Requirement Specification”. 16/02/2018
210 Purchase of 2 electric buses and charging infrastructure to Lillehammer 16/02/2018
211 Parking services for Vestre Viken HF 15/02/2018
212 17/8087 — New wheeled loader for Solør sixth form college 13/02/2018
213 Framework agreement for printing, storing and distribution of postal printed matter and material. 12/02/2018
214 NCU — Nordic Combat Uniform. 09/02/2018
215 2017/1391 Plate Heat Exchangers - Matre Research Station 09/02/2018
216 Compactor vehicle 07/02/2018
217 The reconstruction of the current Frogner Bridge on County road 260 Trondheimsvegen in Sørum municipality 06/02/2018
218 Combined fire and rescue vehicle Notodden municipality 06/02/2018
219 Used combined fire truck / tanker 05/02/2018
220 Procurement of Automatic Passenger Counting solution (APC) 05/02/2018
221 Procurement of a Lift for Flora Fire Brigade (new notice) 05/02/2018
222 Procurement of up to 6 electric buses 02/02/2018
223 01 Fire truck 02/02/2018
224 Purchase and assembly of technical toll collection equipment for AutoPASS — National Road 36 Slattekas — Arnes 01/02/2018
225 A new ticketing system 01/02/2018
226 9x19mm training ammunition types C and D. 31/01/2018
227 Agdenes kommune — Procurement of a fire engine 31/01/2018
228 Procurement of Safety Alarms 30/01/2018
229 Cash registers, tickets and booking system 29/01/2018
230 Purchase of 1 sorting machine and 2 wheel loaders 29/01/2018
231 Excavator 26/01/2018

The procurement is for safety alarm services for persons living at home and includes reception and follow-up of alarms, including responsibility for turn-outs to users, operation and maintenance of safety alarms and sensors. The procurement is for an area with 5 city districts (Ullern, St.Hanshaugen, Frogner, Vestre Aker and Nordre Aker).

The city districts have the financial and administrative responsibility for the safety alarm service. Tenderers must, therefore, deal with both individual city districts and the contracting authority.

The services included in this tender will be for persons living at home; elderly persons, disabled persons and sick persons who have a need for an alarm to call for help.

233 Procurement of a Framework Agreement for Printers 25/01/2018
234 Security evaluation of the Norwegian Mapping Authoritys IT infrastructure 25/01/2018
235 Digital security alarms, security-creating and copying technology 24/01/2018
236 Tender for electric buses and loading stations. 23/01/2018
237 Procurement of credit card services 22/01/2018
238 K-187109 Airfield Lighting, Control and monitoring equipment 19/01/2018
239 K-187109 Airfield Lighting, Control and monitoring equipment 19/01/2018
240 K-187109 Airfield Lighting, Control and monitoring equipment 19/01/2018
241 Malselv shall construct 18 new residences with services. The new building is to be constructed at Øverli. 18/01/2018
242 Framework agreement electronic payment solutions and redemption of payment cards 16/01/2018
243 Uniforms shall be procured, primarily for security guards and reception guards in SAV 15/01/2018
244 MA3010 / 17E - Auditing Services 15/01/2018
245 MA3010/17E - Auditing services 15/01/2018
246 Procurement of a contract for the development and delivery of a central processing system for vehicle and registration plate recognition 15/01/2018
247 Concept Validation for Robot Process Automation (RPA) 12/01/2018
248 UV generators for Oset emergency preparedness facility 11/01/2018
249 2017/4106 The operation of multifunction printers. 10/01/2018
250 Vest, short-sleeve, wool, 130, black. Jacket, wool towelling, 400gr, green 10/01/2018
251 Ruter AS has currently two main channels for distribution of tickets to the customers; travel cards and the mobile app RuterBillett (RuterTicket) In 2018 tickets for more than 4 000 000 000 NOK are expected sold through Ruters channels, of which RuterBillett expects to generate approx. 2 500 000 000 NOK. 10/01/2018
252 Procurement of a refuse collection vehicle. 08/01/2018
253 The procurement of a new fire engine (crew vehicle). 05/01/2018
254 Badges and accessories. 02/01/2018
255 2017-20 RFI Expertise fire alarm system 02/01/2018
256 A tender contest for a framework agreement on the procurement of water meters with remote reading. 02/01/2018
257 Procurement of a digital booking system/ticket system and products for access and visitor control at Drammensbadet. 02/01/2018
258 Sweeping vehicle 02/01/2018
259 A tipper truck with crane to Klepp municipality. 29/12/2017
260 Waste management, the Governmental quarter and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. 22/12/2017
261 OH would like to procure 2 compactor vehicles with 2 chambers 20/12/2017
262 GPS localisation technology. 20/12/2017
263 The contract is for the construction of a new double track railway on the stretch Venjar-Eidsvoll North in Eidsvoll municipality 20/12/2017
264 Procurement of car park ticket machines with the accompanying back system and service contract. 19/12/2017
265 The contract includes the procurement of a vehicle for the transport of food waste with a high content of fluids. 18/12/2017
266 Printing material and Philatelic products for The Stamps & Philatelic Service at Posten Norge AS. 15/12/2017
267 20170057 Parking, Lillestrøm. 13/12/2017
268 Purchase of printing services. 11/12/2017
269 TR-17-07: Procurement of a wheeled loader. 11/12/2017
270 Delivery of buses and associated services. 11/12/2017
271 On behalf of the project owner, the Contracting Authority and Builder, Helse Møre og Romsdal HF, (hereafter called the Contracting Authorities), Sykehusbygg HF shall be in charge of planning and construction of the project Nordmøre and Romsdal Hospital (hereafter called SNR), at Hjelset 11/12/2017
272 Alta kommune shall procure a new fire engine 09/12/2017
273 Fire truck Alta municipality 09/12/2017
274 Two smaller fire and rescue vehicles. 08/12/2017
275 2 small fire and rescue cars 08/12/2017
276 Consultancy services — temporary manager for the performance management department. 08/12/2017
277 Two machines are required that can prepare snow in all phases, for the operation of ski tracks in Marka and Skullerud ski facility in Østmarka. Natural snow in the ski tracks and artificial snow in heaps for prepared facilities for training and competitions at Skullerud. 07/12/2017
278 Sweeping machine on a three-axled lorry. 06/12/2017
279 Tipper truck four-axle. 05/12/2017
280 Installations for traffic management (traffic lights 05/12/2017
281 Procurement of a fire and crew vehicle. 04/12/2017
282 EØS 072-2017 Procurement of a crew vehicle for Osterøy Fire-Rescue. 04/12/2017
283 3D metal printer. 30/11/2017
284 Multi-function machines and printers. 30/11/2017
285 Turnkey contract for Åsland Shooting range. 28/11/2017
286 Printing Ottar. 28/11/2017
287 Excavator. 27/11/2017
288 17-027 Cardboard compactors. 27/11/2017
289 Department framework agreement GNSS instruments, total stations, levellers, GNSS/GIS systems etc. 27/11/2017
290 Framework agreement for printing services and printed matter. 27/11/2017
291 The procurement is for helicopter helmets for the airforces airborne personnel. 27/11/2017
292 Procurement of service and inspection of fire alarm installations St Olavs hospital HF. 27/11/2017
293 Acquisition Service and Control Fire Alarm System St.Olavs Hospital HF 27/11/2017
294 Nome center, parking solution 27/11/2017
295 2017-119 Printing services and printed matter. New tender notice. 24/11/2017
296 186985 — Oslo airport — Agreement on Consultants regarding BHS project management and BHS specialists. 23/11/2017
297 The procurement of an instrument for real-time long-reads genome wide sequencing of bacteria. 22/11/2017
298 Winter maintenance 2017-2020, option for 1 year. 20/11/2017
299 IN — 2017 Procurement of 4 CNC turning lathes and 4 CNC milling centres for TIP, with an option for the procurement of a further 2 turning lathes and milling centres. 17/11/2017
300 Kristiansand municipality shall procure up to 2 specially fitted minibuses for the Transport Centre. 17/11/2017
301 Fully digital x-ray combination laboratory with digital radiography (DR) and digital radiography and fluoroscopy (DRF) for the Radiological Department, Nordfjord hospital, Helse Førde HF. 16/11/2017
302 Hire of printers: High volume colour printers and a black/white printer. 16/11/2017
303 Procurement of buses for the Romerike 2019 tender. 10/11/2017
304 Hire of a cash desk system with payment terminal. 08/11/2017
305 16/04814 Printing services. 08/11/2017
306 Compressor aggregate 2 pcs 3-axled chassis/compressor vehicle Sandnes 1 pcs Low Entry Chassis 6x2 2 pcs Aggregate for truck mixer 1 pcs Aggregate — two chambers 1 pcs 3-axled chassis/two chamber vehicle 1 pcs Hook lift vehicle 6x2 1 pcs. 08/11/2017
307 Internal audit services for Health Region South East, Health Region Mid-Norway and Health Region North. 08/11/2017
308 Snow clearing and ploughing in Karasjok municipality 2017-2020. 07/11/2017
309 Procurement of a fire engine/advance unit. 06/11/2017
310 The contracting authority would like tenders for the delivery of electro boards and cabinets that are used for automatic traffic control (ATC) in Norway. The procurement does not cover equipment for automatic traffic control, only cabinet types and electro boards. 06/11/2017
311 Payment system with travel cards. 03/11/2017
312 Operational contract for the procurement of ambulance boat services for Helse Førde HF in the southern area, localised in Solund and Askvoll, middle period. 03/11/2017
313 Wheeled loader and the accompanying service and repair contract — Port of Tromsø. 03/11/2017
314 Street lighting 2017 - 2021. 02/11/2017
315 Ticketing solution — software. 31/10/2017
316 Framework agreement snow ploughing municipal properties. 30/10/2017
317 Flow cytometer for clinical and experimental research. 27/10/2017
318 Flow cytometer for clinical and experimental research 27/10/2017
319 Request for pre-qualification for the delivery of process and mechanical technical equipment included in the turnkey contract for a new sewage treatment system for 7 000 — 13 000 pe. 26/10/2017
320 KK — Single Procurement — Fire tanker vehicle. 25/10/2017
321 KK — Framework agreement electrician services and service contract for fire alarm systems, emergency light systems and computer rooms. 23/10/2017
322 Trondheim Parkering invites tenderers to a negotiated procedure for the procurement of a self-service system for electronic parking, as well as operation and maintenance of the system. 23/10/2017
323 2017/1795 Operation of multi-functional printers. 23/10/2017
324 Framework agreement trucks. 20/10/2017
325 The Norwegian Institute of Public Health must acquire 1 piece. Real Time PCR machine. The machine will primarily be used to investigate gene expression 20/10/2017
326 12 pcs spectrophotometer 19/10/2017
327 New ICT infrastructure in Troms County. 18/10/2017
328 Ambulance Boat in the Sunnhordaland basin. 18/10/2017
329 2017-119 Printing services and printed matter. 17/10/2017
330 Procurement of drone services for project E39 Rogfast. 16/10/2017
331 Tyristrand Church, new stationary fire extinguishing and warning system — Revised competition. 16/10/2017
332 Delivery of buses and services thereof. 16/10/2017
333 03 Infrastructure — Server, network, storage — National services. 12/10/2017
334 Winter maintenance of six stations on the Sørland Railway. 10/10/2017
335 Snow clearing on municipal roads and spaces. 09/10/2017
336 17-00282 Wheeled loader. 05/10/2017
337 Procurement of credit card services. 04/10/2017
338 Consultancy on Valuation Methods for environmental damage/impact: biodiversity and water-soil pollution/contamination. 26/09/2017
339 Open tender contest for procurement of guard services at Oslo Chief Municipal Treasurers office. 25/09/2017
340 ANSK-2858-17 Service Contract for waste management. 22/09/2017
341 Framework agreement on Mini Card Mifare Ultralight. 21/09/2017
342 Snow clearing and snow removal. 18/09/2017
343 Snow clearing for municipal roads and purpose-built buildings in Nannestad municipality. 18/09/2017
344 Framework agreement for the procurement of communication services. 18/09/2017
345 NCASOM/01/2017 Supply of general office stationery and printing materials 18/09/2017
346 Snow clearing contracts 2017-2021 — Harstad. 15/09/2017
347 Snow clearing contracts 2017-2021 — Kvaefjord municipality. 15/09/2017
348 Framewok agreement on spar part for hot air generators of the Dantherm make. 15/09/2017
349 Framework agreement for spare parts for electricity generators, type PE. 15/09/2017
350 Framework agreement for the maintenance of aircraft. 15/09/2017
351 Framework agreement for renting a suction / flush car (combination car), pipe inspection car, vacuum cleaner / combi for wet and dry material and emptying and sampling oil separators 14/09/2017
352 E39 Svegjørn — Radal — K22 Variable signs speed. 12/09/2017
353 2017 512 Skeleton/x-ray laboratory HMR Alesund Hospital. 08/09/2017
354 Institution furniture and electro-medical aids. 08/09/2017
355 Framework agreement; project management services. 05/09/2017
356 Framework agreement gift cards. 05/09/2017
357 Renovation and development of the water and sewage pipe network 05/09/2017
358 Production and dispatch of European health insurance cards. 05/09/2017
359 The objective of the contract is to enter into an agreement with a professional tenderer for a technical solution and operation of a cloud based system for ticket sales. The contract shall also include collection, analyses and strategic application of customers data (CRM system). 04/09/2017
360 The procurement of logistics support: storage, operation, maintenance and transport of the governmental emergency preparedness material 04/09/2017
361 Street lighting 2017 — 2021. 04/09/2017
362 Framework agreement traffic railings. 04/09/2017
363 Hospital beds, shower and toilet aids, mobility aids and person lifts, etc. 03/09/2017
364 2017/62 — Dental furniture and fixtures for the Competence clinic Alesund. 01/09/2017
365 HO-17-05 Water, sludge and sewage analyses 01/09/2017
366 HO-17-05 Water, sludge and sewage analyses 01/09/2017
367 The procurement of a road light fittings 2017 31/08/2017
368 The procurement of a road light fittings 2017 31/08/2017
369 42-BYM-2017 Concession scheme for subscription based collection of parking charges via a parking application. 29/08/2017
370 Fire engine 28/08/2017
371 The objective of the procurement is to cover the Ministry of Foreign Affairs need for bullet-proof security products, including complete solutions for sluice doors and aprons, as well as security doors, where this cannot be purchased locally. For further information, see Annex 1, Requirement Specification and price form. 28/08/2017
372 Procurement — Treatment of hazardous waste, Bingsa Næring 2017. 28/08/2017
373 The aim of the procurement is to ensure Rana municipality access to multi-functional printers and table-top printers, as well as software and software maintenance for a joint print-out system for all of Rana municipality,s organisation. The procurement is for a framework agreement for 2 years, with an option for an extension of 1 + 1 year. 25/08/2017
374 Principal requests tenders for sweepers to Bystasjonen according to given criteria attached specifications 25/08/2017
375 Framework agreement, printing and delivery of printed products (printing services). 25/08/2017
376 Education and training of air and ground personnel in connection with helicopters for evacuation services under water. 24/08/2017
377 Logistics and tracing in sterile supplies. 23/08/2017
378 EOS 034-2017 The procurement of tractors for a sports facility 22/08/2017
379 Procurement, a wheeled excavator. 22/08/2017
380 Procurement of a wheel loader. 21/08/2017
381 Bergen — Reconstruction of the existing terminal 21/08/2017
382 Norwegian Police Shared Services shall enter into one or two framework agreement(s) for the procurement of credit cards. 21/08/2017
383 Framework agreement Lifejackets. 21/08/2017
384 2017/2106 Procurement of electronic lock system for the Norwegian Parliaments commuter residences. 18/08/2017
385 New Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) systems for 5 (five) Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates. 18/08/2017
386 Rauma Municipality invites to open competition for the purchase of sweeper to be used in street and weighed rift 17/08/2017
387 Procurement of winter maintenance services. 16/08/2017
388 Tender for a fire engine for Ha municipality 2017. 16/08/2017
389 Procurement of a hook lift vehicle and a tank lorry for Halden fire service. 16/08/2017
390 Bardu municipality (henceforth also referred to as the contracting authority) invites to an open tender contest for winter maintenance services 15/08/2017
391 The procurement shall meet Oslo police districts need for a patrol boat 14/08/2017
392 Glazier services, framework agreement. 14/08/2017
393 Procurement of a solution for secure printing and scanning. 14/08/2017
394 Supply of Sweeper. 11/08/2017
395 A framework agreement on project management for Statsbygg, Region Mid-Norway. 09/08/2017
396 Pre-qualification ammunition store. 08/08/2017
397 A contract for Project management services, Procurements See the tender documentation. 07/08/2017
399 The park management service includes public and private car parks subject to collecting parking fees (visitors and employees) for the University Hospital of North Norway in Harstad. 04/08/2017
400 Security control service, Torp Sandefjord Airport. 04/08/2017
401 Troms county — Procurement of private parking regulation on county properties. 31/07/2017
402 P1519 Parachutes and Support systems. 29/07/2017
403 New Fire Engine for the Fire Service in Alstahaug Municipality. 13/07/2017
404 Project management — the Non-Schengen expansion (185222). 12/07/2017
405 K-186695 Boarding ramps at Avinor airports. 12/07/2017
406 The objective of the procurement is to meet the requirements for depot maintenance of P3 Orion surveillance aircraft, which are operated by the Royal Norwegian AirForce. 10/07/2017
407 Procurement and delivery of annual inspections of fire installations in the municipality,s units. 07/07/2017
408 Osterøy Fire-Rescue shall invest in a new crew vehicle. 29/06/2017
409 Winter maintenance services, municipal roads — Fjell municipality. 28/06/2017
410 The contracting authority wishes to procure queuing systems and maintenance thereof via a framework agreement. 23/06/2017
411 Ålesund municipality wishes to enter into a contract with 1 or several service providers of winter maintenance services for roads and parking areas. 20/06/2017
412 The procurement of a new or used road grader: 20/06/2017
413 Parcel sorter for Logistikksenter Stavanger (LSS). 19/06/2017
414 Procurement of street lights for Øvre Eiker municipality. 15/06/2017
415 A hearing shall be published for the contract with the following lots: 1.0 Department clothing: 1.1 Department clothing with sleeves, 1.2 Warm jackets, 1.3 Department clothing without sleeves. 2. Eye and face protection: Frames, face shields with an anti-dim function, face shields without an anti-dim function, all in one disposable glasses, visors, protective glasses, disposable eye and face protection, multiple use glasses. 3.0 Gauze masks: 3.1 Surgical gauze masks, 3.2 Fluid protective surgical gauze masks, with an without visors. 4.0 Helmets and hats. 5. Head bands. 6. Disposable blankets. 7. Surgical marking pens. 8. Various sets. 9. Carrier sheets. 10. Cannula containers/knife holders. 11. Bandages for Ischemia. 14/06/2017
416 Fire alarms and emergency lighting installations. 14/06/2017
417 Snow clearing and gritting for the central areas of Sandefjord. 14/06/2017
418 Troms county, the Building and Property Department, shall hold a competition for parking services/system for parking areas at a total of 13 county institutions with a total of approx. 13/06/2017
419 Leasing of firefighting vehicles for Norges brannskole. 12/06/2017
420 Procurement of 5 tractors. 12/06/2017
421 Tank lorry for Sula Fire Service. 09/06/2017
422 The competition is for automation for the renovation of Gjøvik Town Hall. 09/06/2017
423 Conduits, electro technical installations, telecommunication installations, emergency light systems, fire-alarm systems. 06/06/2017
424 The municipal engineering wants a truck for their work. 02/06/2017
425 The Norwegian Public Roads Administration would like, as a procurer of toll money collection, to facilitate a well-functioning market 01/06/2017
426 The framework agreement shall cover the Norwegian Defence and the Norwegian Defence Estate Agencys need for targets, sticky labels, ear plugs, shooting glasses and self-markers for shooting ranges. 31/05/2017
427 The procurement of a 46 seats bus. 30/05/2017
428 The Contracting Authority would like tenders for the procurement, production, personalisation and distribution of driving licences and driver qualification cards (CPC). The supplier shall, together with the contracting authority, prepare the plastic cards and accompanying letters for the driving licences and for the driver qualification cards (CPC). 30/05/2017
429 Three Crew vehicles (11, 21 and 81) with water tanks and fire pumps. 29/05/2017
430 Further development of the existing software systems for data processing, analysis and estimation for tagging and recapture of mackerel and herring with RFID tagging chips. 29/05/2017
431 A framework agreement for the procurement of standard fire engines with standard truck chassis. The fire engines shall be delivered to airports with fire category 4-9. 29/05/2017
432 Procurement of electronic lock system for Parliamentary commuter homes 29/05/2017
433 Further development of software for tagging and recapture methodology using said RFID chips on herring and mackerel population estimation. 29/05/2017
434 The purchase of 2 new tractors, including trade-in. 28/05/2017
435 Digital safety alarms; an invitation to a dialogue meeting with a workshop. 28/05/2017
436 Procurement of 1 combined fire and rescue vehicle including a service contract 26/05/2017
437 Framework agreement, system for aircraft GPU (Ground Power Units). 26/05/2017
438 OUS, c/o the Procurement Department, invite tenderers to a competition for a contract for the procurement of radiation room doors for radiation bunkers 8-10 (SB8-10) at Radiumhospitalet. 25/05/2017
439 The purpose of this competition is to procure Visa Labels for alien management in Norway 24/05/2017
440 217452 A wheeled excavator for Gjøvik municipality. 24/05/2017
441 Amot municipality intends to enter into a contract for the procurement of a new fire engine. 23/05/2017
442 Framework agreement, refuse collection vehicles. 23/05/2017
443 Procurement of a wheel loader. 23/05/2017
444 Vestfold kollektivtrafikk A/S invites tenderers to an open tender contest Minibus Vestfold 2018. 22/05/2017
445 IKT Orkide — Safety alarms — prior information notice. 21/05/2017
446 The main objective of this RFP is to award a contract for Identity and Access Management (IAM)/Identity Governance and Administration 18/05/2017
447 Ambulance Vessel Health Forde Health Trust. 16/05/2017
448 The aim of the procurement is to ensure the functionality of fire alarm installations located in all the buildings belonging to Boligbygg Oslo KF. 15/05/2017
449 The purpose of the procurement procedure is to meet the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.s obligation to issue digital tachograph cards in Norwa 15/05/2017
450 Procurement of tachograph cards 15/05/2017
451 Snow clearing and ploughing Loppa municipality. 12/05/2017
452 The operation of street and road lights in Sarpsborg municipality. 12/05/2017
453 Road signs and traffic equipment. 12/05/2017
454 Service contract for the operation of a toll money system. 12/05/2017
455 Single procurement of an electric conveyor belt with an extensions arm for Svalbard Airport. 12/05/2017
456 Fjellinjen AS hereby invites to a tender contest for manual image processing services. The objective of the contract is to ensure the Contracting Authority,s need for manual recognition of number plates on pictures from vehicles passing-through toll stations. 10/05/2017
457 Framework Agreement for safety alarms. 05/05/2017
458 The contracting authority shall procure a new fire lift (lifting devises) for Namsos fire and rescue service. 04/05/2017
459 Ringerike municipality invite tenderers to a negotiated procedure for contract E2 Control/Automation, for the expansion of Monserud Treatment Facility. 04/05/2017
460 Trailer for transporting bio-waste 3 Semi-trailer 1. 04/05/2017
461 Centralised Automation system. 03/05/2017
462 Parallel framework agreements for service and maintenance of building automation and a building management systems. 03/05/2017
463 Parallel framework agreements for various refuse collection vehicles. 02/05/2017
464 The objective of this market survey is to map the market for consulting competence in the Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Satellite system for The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 30/04/2017
465 Skien municipality requests tenders for a special purpose vehicle for the collection of residual waste, henceforth referred to as a sanitation vehicle. Tenders are wanted for a new sanitation vehicle. 28/04/2017
466 Karmøy municipality shall procure a fire-fighting vehicle for Karmøy fire and rescue service. 28/04/2017
467 Request for Information for Medium Range Anti Tank Missile. 27/04/2017
468 Long range and medium range, Multifunctional thermal imager. 25/04/2017
469 17-011 Multifunction printers. 25/04/2017
470 A large sweeping vehicle. 25/04/2017
471 The competition is for a framework agreement for the delivery of approx. 62 000 water meters The scope is subject to great uncertainty. The replacement rate of the water meters is also subject to uncertainty. 25/04/2017
472 Froland municipality shall replace 2 tractors with two new identical tractors. 24/04/2017
473 Skien municipality would like to lease a new wheeled excavator for use in construction and maintenance. 24/04/2017
474 Oslo municipality plans to replace the existing vending machines for parking and to install a considerable number of new vending machines for the implementation of a ticket-free parking system and resident parking. Oslo municipality has, thus, a need for assistance with 24/04/2017
475 UNN A-wing MTU: Hospital beds, intensive care. 24/04/2017
476 Avinor is planning to expand the existing CRM system B2B to include B2C. 24/04/2017
477 Procurement Road Traffic Data Collection Equipment (RTDCE). 21/04/2017
478 The procurement of 4 Refuse collection vehicles. 20/04/2017
479 UNN the A-wing MTU: Surgical equipment. 20/04/2017
480 Universal lathes for Åssiden Sixth Form College. 20/04/2017
481 Tromsø municipality shall enter into new contracts for snow clearing on municipal roads and outside areas by municipal buildings, and has, thus, announced an open tender competiti 19/04/2017
482 Framework agreement for the supply of RFID solution to county library in Akershus 19/04/2017
483 The Contracting Authority aims at continuing the current TT system by implementing use of electronic TT cards. The contract includes the operation and delivery of an electronic system for the TT system, including electronic credit cards and administration services. 18/04/2017
484 Procurement of a system for identity and access management (IAM). 18/04/2017
485 A system for processing and analysing traffic data and telephone security. 13/04/2017
486 Procurement of refuse collection vehicles 2017. 10/04/2017
487 Procurement of radio frequency identification for the University Library at UiT Norges arktiske universitet [The Arctic University of Norway]. 10/04/2017
488 The procurement of a fire-fighting crew vehicle to the fire and rescuing service. 07/04/2017
489 Lenvik municipality has decided to procure a new road grader for use in the town area of Finnsnes and in surrounding areas. 07/04/2017
490 Tender contest for the delivery of road signs, etc. 07/04/2017
491 Framework agreement: — Name strips for the Norwegian Armed Forces. 06/04/2017
492 Avinor is Norway,s largest parking area participant, with more than 50,000 parking places divided between 45 airports and almost 150 parking areas. Avinor wishes to install automatic number plate recognition systems (ANPR) at so many airports as possible, based on costs/benefits. The objective is to manage the parking areas and obtain complete control of all use or parking at Avinor,s areas. 05/04/2017
493 Handheld multifunctional thermal imagers. We are looking for two different instruments both long-range and medium range imagers 03/04/2017
494 Procurement and commissioning of roadside equipment for 38 AutoPASS toll stations, as well as service and maintenance in the equipments lifetime. 31/03/2017
495 The purchase of a road-sweeping vehicle for the municipal engineering in Halden municipality. 30/03/2017
496 Procurement and commissioning of toll collection equipment for AutoPASS toll booths, as well as service and maintenance during the equipments lifetime. 27/03/2017
497 Procurement of a wheeled loader with trade-in. 24/03/2017
498 Tank vehicle K34 2017. 23/03/2017
499 Framework agreement for radio terminals and equipment thereof. 23/03/2017
500 The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency shall procure unarmoured military vehicles for increasing the mobility in the Norwegian Home Guard. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency shall enter into a framework agreement with a supplier of military vehicles for the Norwegian Home Guard. The Ministry of Defence and its subdivisions shall be able to enter into the framework agreement. Furthermore, it is intended to establish a CLS contract for support of the material throughout the lifetime of the material. 22/03/2017
501 Engineering design and installation of a fire fighting system for Vøyensvingen 4-6-8. 22/03/2017
502 Acquisition, Design and Installation of TETRA Radio into Bell 412 SP/HP Helicopters. 22/03/2017
503 Operation and maintenance of technical road traffic installations. 21/03/2017
504 The contracting authority requests tenders for access to a multi-functional competence register for issuing the competence certificate in construction notifications. 21/03/2017
505 The purchase of 2 new tractors, including the trade-in of 2 used tractors. See the tender documentation for description of the procurement. 21/03/2017
506 Skanland municipality shall procure a crew vehicle for the municipal fire and rescue service. 20/03/2017
508 A framework agreement; protective gear and action clothing. 20/03/2017
509 The contracting authority invites tenderers to a competition for the contract ‘Construction Work’ in the projects ‘Transformer Stations Neset, Ugulsvik and Heggmyrane’. Luster Energiverk AS has been awarded the site concession for the construction and operation of a 66 kV power line connection between Hafslo and Veitastrond in Luster municipality (NVE ref. 200700951-73), including new transformer stations. This procurement is for construction work for the construction of Neset Transformer Station, Ugulsvik Transformer Station and Heggmyrane Connection Substation. 20/03/2017
510 A wheeled loader, weight 14.5 — 17 tonnes. 17/03/2017
511 The electro engineering installations are in this project complete installation of electricity and lighting, as well as cabling for telecommunication, alarm and signalling systems. Including an expansion of the fire-alarm system. 17/03/2017
512 The competition is for a contract for the provision of plumbing services for replacing approx. 20 000 water meters in the contract period in Lier, Røyken and Hurum municipalities. 16/03/2017
513 Procurement of a fire engine/crew vehicle of the same standard as our existing vehicles in order to ensure simple execution of the current HSE routines. 15/03/2017
514 Evenes municipality shall procure 1 new complete fire engine, a combined fire and rescue vehicle, for Bogen fire station in Evenes municipality 13/03/2017
515 Procurement of a lift/ladder of the same standard as our existing vehicles in order to ensure simple execution of the current HSE routines. 13/03/2017
516 The procurement includes the delivery of a firefighting vehicle with a water tank and selected equipment. 13/03/2017
517 The contracting authority requests tenders for the delivery of a camera system for Automatic Traffic Enforcement System (henceforth also referred to as ATK) with accompanying services 13/03/2017
518 The Norwegian Tax Administration has a need for gift cards as these are used as gifts in accordance with prepared statutes in the department. 10/03/2017
519 Tender contest for the procurement of 1 wheeled loaders for the Urban Operations, Tromso municipality. 08/03/2017
520 Procurement of new extinguishers when needed and maintenance, recycling extinguishers and systems in the Norwegian Defence,s tracked and combat vehicles. All material that shall be maintained/refilled will be collected and sent to the supplier in one dispatch. The procurement of new articles will be made by each department 07/03/2017
521 The contracting authorities shall procure a new joint ticket system for use in the 7 organisations. 06/03/2017
522 This procurement is performed by The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency/Communication and Information Systems (NDMA/CIS). NDMA/CIS intends to enter into an agreement regarding the purchase and installation of TACAN antennas and related equipment. 03/03/2017
523 The client wants to buy Buypass card to use for employees in enterprises in Helse Vest. Helse Bergen utilizes cards of the type HID iClass. The other firms use Mifare and CAR50010-cards. 02/03/2017
524 Purchase of a combined firefighting and rescuing vehicle. 01/03/2017
525 Purchase of a tip truck with a hook lift. 28/02/2017
526 A snow plough shall be delivered with 4x4 drive + 2. 27/02/2017
527 Development Sandøytunet — K400 Electrotechnical Installations and K500 Tele and Automation. 27/02/2017
528 Procurement of 2 refuse collection vehicles. 24/02/2017
529 Distribution of polling cards and household brochures for election in 2017 22/02/2017
530 The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency shall procure unarmoured vehicles for increasing the mobility in the Norwegian Home Guard. 20/02/2017
531 216416 Ladder vehicle — the Fire-brigade Ostre Toten municipality 17/02/2017
532 Water meters for several municipalities. 15/02/2017
533 The vehicles will be used as a workplace and transportation supervision and sweeping furnaces. 15/02/2017
534 The contract includes milling work in connection with road marking 14/02/2017
535 The contract involves laying out longitudinal road marking with water-based paint and longitudinal road marking 14/02/2017
536 Large format printers for Bane NOR. 13/02/2017
537 ERTMS National Implementation invitation to Supplier Conference about New traffic control centers design basis, functional and building requirements. 07/02/2017
538 Longitudinal road markings with sprayed thermoplastic Mid Region 2017-2019. 07/02/2017
539 The registration card is a money order voucher and the information form the basis for money orders and the payment of benefits in arrears 06/02/2017
540 Nordseter school — K602 Solar panels integrated into the facade. 06/02/2017
541 Principal invites with this competition for a contract to upgrade fire safety of Våler care center. This involves structural work, plumbing work and electrical work. 06/02/2017
542 This procurement in contract 602 Facade Integrated solar cells. Nordseterschool will be completely refurbished, and in that regard would Undervisningsbygg integrating photovoltaics in façade parapet bands under the windows of the 2nd and 3rd etasje.I addition to producing electricity shall solar cells to replace other værhud in facades. 06/02/2017
543 Procurement of a fire engine/crew vehicle. 06/02/2017
544 Frøya municipality invites tenderers to participate in an open tender contest for a framework agreement with providers of Safety alarms and security services for the Nursing home. 01/02/2017
545 The procurement shall cover runners, retreading and rubber belts as well as associated material for The Norwegian Armed Forces tanks. The procurement shall be a combination of new procurement and recycling of materials 31/01/2017
546 The procurement shall cover runners, retreading and rubber belts as well as associated material for The Norwegian Armed Forces tanks 31/01/2017
547 The procurements apply to targets and accessories thereof, including cleaning patches and stickers. Option for the procurement of steel targets.

548 Tenders are requested for the following: 1 brand-new sweeping machine with a 4-5 m3 container (suction) for delivery in 2017. The machine shall be used for sweeping roads, streets, places, squares with different surfaces (asphalt, concrete, granite flagstones, small street rocks, etc.). The machine shall also be used for sweeping up sands after winter seasons. 30/01/2017
549 Purchase of used sweeping machine. 30/01/2017
550 The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management, (DFØ), shall procure a framework agreement for an internet based payment system for government entities for Payment Service Provider— (PSP — services). 27/01/2017
551 The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFØ) shall carry out a procurement with the aim of entering into a framework agreement for card redeemer services on deposit transactions through internet based, virtual payment terminals for government businesses. 27/01/2017
552 Holsters and cartridge holders.
The objective of the tender contest is to procure suitable accessories for the Norwegian Police's service pistols. The requested accessories includes products intended for uniformed police service where the weapon is visible and in service where the weapon is hidden.
Cartridge holders shall also be procured.

553 Surgical tables (HIK ID 88) for delivery two Helse Bergen HF; Haukeland University Hospital, Voss Hospital and Kysthospitalet in Hagevik. 23/01/2017
554 The procurement of a Bus for Os Sixth Form College. 23/01/2017
555 One fire tanker engine. 23/01/2017
556 Stand-by buses 23/01/2017
557 Procurement of 1 — one — new lorry with a crane and equipment for snow clearing. 20/01/2017
558 The Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo, henceforth also referred to as the Contracting Authority shall procure one or several 3D printers for creating functional prototypes for research and educational purposes for robostics and intelligent systems. In the event that more than one machine or one system is procured, the ability to cover complimentary purposes is preferred. The tenderers are therefore encouraged to submit tenders for systems covering one or both of the technical criteria. 19/01/2017
559 Crew vehicle for Øvre Romerike Fire and Rescue Service. 19/01/2017
560 A framework agreement for the delivery of original parts for MTU engines.

561 Engineering design, delivery and installation of 48 sliding gates for aircraft hangars. 16/01/2017
562 Hangars with accompanying infrastructure; Hangars.
Ground works, concrete works and internal works, including technical disciplines for 12 hangars at rland Fighter Aircraft Base. Gross area: approx. 12 000 m.
563 Hangars with accompanying infrastructure; infrastructure and outdoor works.The construction of approx. 106 000 m roads, places and taxiways. The establishment of Water and sewage systems and other infrastructure, the construction of approx. 76 000 m green areas, the casting of approx. 8 200 m concrete sheets, the construction of approx. 1 200 lm mounds, etc. 16/01/2017
564 Service on parking at Haukeland University Hospital and Sandviken Hospital 16/01/2017
565 A total of 38 collection points/toll money stations shall be delivered, installed, commissioned, operated and maintained in the Stavanger, Sola and Sandnes area.

566 Competition for a framework agreement for glass work and glass material.

567 Printing of stamps 13/01/2017
568 Framework agreement for technical operation of safety alarms and key boxes. 11/01/2017
569 Nordby tunnel shall be renovated and two-way traffic shall be established in the
southbound lanes. Local SRO installations, speed limit signs, signs for
oncoming traffic, cables, other material shall be delivered, as well as assembly, installation, programming and commissioning. The work will be carried out on and by a busy road. This means that night work must be priced.
570 Statsbygg requests tenders for a framework agreement for purchase/hire of multi-function printers with accessories, including service and maintenance. The agreement also includes supply of copy paper. 06/01/2017
571 The procurement of 2 small suction-sweeper machines with approx. 2 m3 waste containers. 06/01/2017
572 The main purpose of the VCS shall be to provide air/ground and ground/ground communications, making it possible for the ATCO or AFIS Officer to communicate by voice at a control tower, approach or AFIS-tower with pilots and neighbouring units. 05/01/2017
573 Avinor shall during spring 2017, execute new asphalt works for the runway 11/29 at Stavanger Airport. The contract includes electrical works — disassembly and assembly of runway lights, etc., required for the execution of the new asphalting work. 04/01/2017
574 Complete refuse collection vehicle; 3-axled vehicle, with a winch, and a one-chambered compactor. 22/12/2016
575 A market survey for the procurement of an automatic vehicle and vehicle registration recognition system.

576 Rogaland brann og redning IKS needs to procure a standardised vehicle-mounted person lift/lift for use in old Stavanger. The vehicle shall preferably be used as a work platform for fighting/extinguishing fires high up and for work on roofs. 16/12/2016
577 The Norwegian Armed Forces shall procure an electronic system for military training and planning activities. Further information can be found in the attached tender documentation 15/12/2016
578 Purchase of house water meters for the GVC (Godt Vann Drammen Region) municipalities: Drammen, Svelvik, Sande, Nedre Eiker, vre Eiker, Modum as well as Lier, Ryken and Hurum (Viva Inter-municipal Company). 14/12/2016
579 Bergen Fire Brigade shall procure a 32 m turntable ladder suitable for use in rescue and possibly with extinguishing fires. The ladder shall be delivered to Bergen in January 2018. 13/12/2016
580 Treatment of unwanted vegetation on the Norwegian National Rail Administration's station sites, passing loops, sidings, goods terminals, side terrain and other areas nationwide, with the exception of the Ofot railway. 12/12/2016
581 Prequalification for an agreement for a real-time information system in Bod and Nordland. 08/12/2016
582 Procurement of two-factor authentication system for use in the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority.

583 The contract UUT25 Arna station is a part of a new double track between Arna station and Bergen, which includes alterations to Arna station.
UUT25 is mainly a ground and construction contract that does not include technical railway disciplines, but has a lot of work close to operative tracks.
As the upgrading work shall be carried out at the same time that the complete train timetable is operative on the Bergen railway, UUT25 is divided up into two main phases.
Arna station will mainly be split into two parts, called Kirkesiden and Sjsiden, so that there are areas to work in that are free of traffic.
584 The Ministry of Justice and Public Security, c/o NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter) has entered into a contract for the procurement of new rescue helicopters that shall replace the existing Sea King helicopters. 02/12/2016
585 One (1) New waste-disposal vehicle, 2 axle, 2 chamber side loader in accordance with the attached specifications. 01/12/2016
586 ES 057-2016 Framework agreement Fire Extinguishers.

587 Acquisition of non-proportional reinsurance tingskade- and liability insurance with Oslo Forsikring AS as contracting party. 30/11/2016
588 Electric buses and pantographs. 29/11/2016
589 Norsk rikskringkasting AS would like to enter into a contract for the procurement of 2 lorries for semi-trailers, as well as an option for a further 2 lorries at a later date (within 2 years of the contract being signed). 29/11/2016
590 Helseforetakenes National Air Ambulance Service ANS shall, on behalf of the regional health authorities conclude an agreement on the purchase of ambulance services for use in air ambulance service. The current agreement between the contracting authority and an operator expires 06/30/2019.The client wants cheap operation by ambulance. Today's aircraft are located at the following locations: Alta, Kirkenes (two aircraft), Troms, Bod, Bronnoysund, lesund and Gardermoen (two planes). These bases today operated by one operator. 28/11/2016
591 Purchase and maintenance of security barriers 28/11/2016
592 Bergen kommune shall procure a keyless e-Locking system for users of municipal health and care services living at home, where the municipality administers keys to the private residences.. The keyless e-Locking solution is considered important to obtain a more effective, user-friendly and safe operation in the home-based services. 28/11/2016
593 Development, delivery and installation of i.a. 270 V DC 70 KW at the airforce base.

594 Sandefjord Airport Renovation and upgrading of the runway Electrical installation works. 28/11/2016
595 Printers multifunction machines. 24/11/2016
596 Electronic lock systems for Health Administration (The Health Agency). 23/11/2016
597 Outer Perimeter rland Main Air Station consists of the three main elements:
Outer Perimeter.
Main access area.
Alternative access areas.
A 13 kilometre long new outer perimeter shall be established around the entire air station. The perimeter is made up of a double fence, detection field, inspection road and vehicle hindering measures, which are first solved by a mound.
598 Through this tender, Ruter AS, hereafter called the contracting authority, shall enter into a framework agreement with a supplier of information carriers for stops.
The information carriers (the cassettes) must be adapted to the public transport/s rough environment and be weather proof and robust and have a solid standard fastening point mechanism to single poles (60 mm) or on walls in shelters/bus queues. If required, the fastening point mechanism must be able to be resized/swapped so that the number of information carriers per pole or on the wall in a shelter can be expanded to 2, 3 or 4 cassettes, as needed at the stop.
599 The current agreements on transaction collection (Payment Service Provider PSP) of Visa and MasterCard transactions 22/11/2016
600 The current agreements for card card acquiring, where the provider administers payment transaction and settlement between Ruter As, through the chosen Payment Service Provider (PSP), and the End-user's card issuing bank, expires 30 June 2017. Ruter As shall therefor enter into a new agreement for the administration of the credit card acquiring service. Transactions from alternative means of payment can be included during the contract period, by Ruter As adding these as transactions in the PSP service. 22/11/2016
601 The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research needs to enter into a new framework agreement for the delivery of work clothes, footwear, bedclothes and personal protective equipment for the Institute's personnel, departments and vessels.

602 Procurement of a digital colour press for an in-house printshop. 21/11/2016
603 The procurement of a sweeping vehicle for Vefsn municipality. 21/11/2016
604 Negotiated procedure for the periodic collection service of water consumption in the territory of Water Novara.VCO SpA. 18/11/2016
605 Travel cards for Transport and Communications Department 18/11/2016
606 This is a RFI (request for information) and not a tender notice which shall result in a contract
The Norwegian Armed Forces wants to have assessed the degree to which commercial products based on civil standards can meet the increasing military need for transmissions between tactical units and at the same time facilitate for interoperability between nations. As a part of this assessment the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment is, in 2016, implementing an experiment with field measurements of range and accessible transmission capacity between an autonomous mobile LTE base station (eNB and EPC mounted in a field vehicle) and terminal equipment (UE) mounted on soldiers or in vehicles.
The plan for 2017 is to take this experiment a step further and study how more of these LTE base stations can collaborate.
607 Complete refuse collection vehicles; Three 3-axled vehicles, each with a two-chambered compactor, in addition of two 3-axled vehicles, each with a winch, a one-chambered compactor and a biobox. 16/11/2016
608 Scope and extent: The tender contest is for the purchase of two sweeping vehicles.
Tenders can be submitted for new or used sweeping vehicles, complete with additions from the tenderer.
Tenderers are invited to submit tenders for one or two groups.
Group 1: A large sweeping vehicle
Group 2: A small sweeping vehicle

609 Glass for frames. 11/11/2016
610 M-16-13:The procurement of a new fire-fighting vehicle.

611 Control tool with camera for simpler and mobile registration and control of parked vehicles (ANPR system with camera integrated in the vehicle).

612 An automatic Number Plate Recognition system (ANPR) for parking and associated services for a more user friendly and attractive parking system for parking in parking buildings, is required. 08/11/2016
613 LED light fittings for road installations. 07/11/2016
614 185708 Recessed runway lights 07/11/2016
615 Framework agreement; prefabricated net stations, boards, switches and transformers. 04/11/2016
616 Procurement of street light fittings. 03/11/2016
617 Framework agreement 14/2157 Safety alarms and welfare technology. 03/11/2016
618 Health express bus for the route Brnnysund to Mo i Rana via Sandnessjen. 01/11/2016
619 This is an open tender tender competition on a framework agreement for the delivery of teaching aids to Sarpsborg kommune.
Tender offers should be submitted for the following product groups:
1. School books, including textbooks, teacher guides, exercise booklets, key and digital teaching aids that are part of the, subject booklets, key books, digital teaching resources which is a part of the textbook series..
Educational concretising material (not games or art materials) and teaching aids which allow for diversity in provision of learning styles and differentiation.
620 Procurement of Police Helicopters and adjacent Services. 01/11/2016
621 Along municipal roads with approx. 16 000 road lights + 2 500 other road lights for parks, playgrounds, tracks, boat harbours and county roads.
A total number of approx. 18 500 road light points.
622 Patient beds shall be procured for the Emergency Psychiatric Centre St Olavs Hospital 31/10/2016
623 Large sweeper 2016 26/10/2016
624 The procurement of a large sweeping machine on a 3-axled lorry chassis.
The sweeping machine shall mainly be used for spot sweeping along the main road network, but shall also be used for sweeping of residential streets.
The machine shall have high capacity for spot sweeping, where the work speed and loading capacity are significant.

625 Framework agreement on road signs to Flora Municipality 24/10/2016
626 Buying signs and barrier materials to municipalities; Bokn, Etne, Haugesund, Karmy, Sauda, Sveio, Tysvr and Vindafjord. 20/10/2016
627 Framework agreement, the procurement of signs and barrier products. 20/10/2016
628 Framework agreement signs and sign materials. 20/10/2016
629 AurskogHoland Municipality hereby invite providers to bid on key free / electronic locking systems for municipal safety alarm users. 19/10/2016
630 Delivery of road and tunnel lighting with light sources E18 Bommestad-Sky in Larvik municipality.

631 Spare parts are requested available for the repairs of our existing halogen runway lights. 18/10/2016
632 System for evidence-based access control 17/10/2016
633 REN would like to procure a system for ID based access control out of consideration for the employees' working environment, which can sort between customers with payment obligations (businesses and households outside of Oslo), and households from Oslo. 17/10/2016
634 62-BYM-2016 framework agreement digging for traffic technical installations on the way 17/10/2016
635 NRK shall procure a new financial system which shall contribute to a more overall and efficient system for the financial area 17/10/2016
636 Small selvopptagende Sweeper 14/10/2016
637 Rule-based alarm management system for Tysnes. 14/10/2016
638 The contracting authority requests software and hardware for document investigation, and securing and analysing electronic tracks. The documentation investigations mainly involves microscopes, examination machines, passport readers and accompanying software. Electronical tracking include software for securing and analysing information from mobile telephones, tablets, PCs and the Internet. Hardware in the form of writing blockings, analysing machines of secured data is also included. Courses are also required in relation to the listed programmes and equipment, both for document investigations and electronic tracking.

639 The buildings that are part of the City Hall Quarter Bergen municipality uses Vari extent an access control system consisting of a presentation system, card readers and key cards. The system should now be replaced and Bergen municipality will acquire a new system for access to City Hall Quarter. In connection with a new system shall Bergen municipality besides acquiring new card readers (old card readers be replaced) and new multifunction card / employee card (old card to be replaced). The new access control system will provide access to 10 buildings in the City Hall Quarter 13/10/2016
640 The buildings that are included in the Town Hall Block for Bergen municipality use an access control system to varying degrees, which consists of a presentation system, card readers and keycards. The system shall now be replaced and Bergen municipality shall procure a new system for access control for the Town Hall Block. In addition to the new system, Bergen municipality shall procure new card readers (the old card readers shall be replaced) and new multi-functional cards/employee cards (the old cards shall be replaced). The new access control system shall see to access to 10 buildings in the Town Hall Block. 13/10/2016
641 Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency Naval Systems intends to enter into a framework agreement for purchase of Night Vision Device. 12/10/2016
642 Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency Naval Systems intends to enter into a framework agreement for purchase of Panoramic Night Vision Device. For further details 12/10/2016
643 Framework agreement for the procurement of terminal glasses and associated services. 10/10/2016
644 The objective of the procurement is to ensure reliable operation of the existing telephone exchanges and IP telephone servers in Oslo municipality.

645 RFID-chips for mass marking Norwegian spring-spawning herrings. The chip data will be used to study migrations, population dynamics, zone attachment and for calculations of numbers and mortality. 10/10/2016
646 NRI 1614 Tender for annual monitoring of fire protection equipment 10/10/2016
647 Buyer need software and maksinvare related to the fields of document scrutiny and assurance and analysis of electronic tracking. For dikumentgransking this is mainly microscopes, survey equipment, passport readers and associated software. For electronic track it software for securing and analyzing information from mobile phones, tablets, PCs and the Internet. There are also hardware in the form of write blockers, analysis equipment of secure data. There is additionally a need for courses related to the programs and equipment mentioned, both in document examination and electronic tracks. 08/10/2016
648 Library equipment: machines, portals, RFID etc. 07/10/2016
649 The procurement includes delivery, installation and maintenance of new self-service lending, return and sorting systems, alarm gates, antennas, RFID chips and software, as well as disassembly of the current equipment. 07/10/2016
650 Services and supplies within Access control, Locks and fittings.

651 Framework agreement for workwear and protective equipment 03/10/2016
652 The procurement is for a framework agreement for keys, locks, fittings, lock systems and access control with the accompanying services. 03/10/2016
653 Electronic registration system / card readers for Safety Cards 30/09/2016
654 Electronic registration system/card readers for HSE cards. 30/09/2016
655 Printing Travel Guide North Norway 2017, 2018 and 2019. 30/09/2016
656 Buying tanker fire brigade 29/09/2016
657 Avinor AS, Oslo Airport (OSL) is planning the expansion of the Non-Schengen traffic areas, which includes a terminal and air side. The contract includes the necessary building and site work for the alteration and establishment of new apron areas as well as other infrastructure and basements and shafts for the building. The contract also includes the expansion and extension of taxiways, culverts and the expansion of an existing surface water pump station.

658 Traffic safety measures Kaupang Road Between Hagen 26/09/2016
659 The Election Directorate owns, operates and administers the Norwegian administrative election system for holding elections (EVA). 1 of the components in EVA is a system for electronic counting of paper voting slips (scanning). This scanning system is used in various elections by counties and municipalities to interpret and count paper voting slips. They get the software from the Election Directorate free of charge.
The municipalities and counties are responsible for the practical side of holding elections.
660 The framework agreement's extent includes:
Jackets, all weather, army, navy, airforce, which will be used outside year round by personnel who use the Navy's, Army's and Airforce's uniforms together with: service outfits, office outfits, parade outfits and guard outfits.
661 Building fiber cable over Andsvatnet Srreisa municipality / Mlselv municipality 19/09/2016
662 The electrical installations in the existing buildings are 230V. The new installations will have their own 400V transformer. The existing installations shall be changed to 400V with a separate outlet from the new feed pillar;
Fire alarm system
663 3 pcs. pick-up trucks with four-wheel drive 16/09/2016
664 Acquiring new sweepers 16/09/2016
665 The procurement of a new sweeping vehicle (rev. 23.8). 16/09/2016
666 Small-scale renewable energy generation in buildings - Investigation of expertise 16/09/2016
667 The scope of the procurement is two intaglio printing machines in various sizes. 15/09/2016
668 Fire alarm Freya municipality 15/09/2016
669 Waste water from Trgstad municipality shall be transferred to Mysen treatment plant in Eidsberg municipality. The waste water shall be transported through a force main. A new back-up water main shall also be constructed in the same alignment. The pipe alignment starts near Grav in Trgstad municipality, and is heading southward towards Laslett in Eidsberg municipality. A headwater conduit is also included for parts of the stretch. The alignment is mainly located through agricultural land, open areas, and some forest.
The main elements of the project:
The establishment of new transmission pipes for water and headwater, alignment length 6 600 m
Assembly of 1 pump station for sewage, as well as buffer volume
The establishment of a concrete head water pipe. Length 1 050 m, DN1200
Fibre and el-cable conduits of various scope, along the entire alignment.

670 Department of Urban Development at Trafikketaten in Bergen municipality shall procure a solution for camera surveillance (ANPR). The acquisition concerns a solution to complement the existing systems and procedures that Trafikketaten today for parking surveillance with new technologies, procedures and communications 14/09/2016
671 Combined fire and rescue vehicle 12/09/2016
672 Purchase of fire-fighting and rescuing vehicle. 12/09/2016
673 Contribution financed research regarding the Sami parliamentary election 2017. 08/09/2016
674 Hedmark County v / Hamar Cathedral School invites to participate in the competition for the procurement of CCTV camera surveillance at Hamar Cathedral School. The assignment includes delivery and installation of a complete CCTV camera surveillance systems according to the requirements specification, and service and maintenance contract for 4 years by an approved delivery. 07/09/2016
675 Turnkey hardware and process technology for wastewater treatment plants with requirements for primary treatment 05/09/2016
676 East Agder Fire Service, Grimstad Fire Brigade, Fire Brigade South IKS and Kristiansand region fire and rescue AUTHORITY (hereinafter called the Client / KBR) requesting offer uniforms clothing and ordering system for supplying uniforms clothing according to the attached specifications (Appendix 1). Normally withdrawals in kr pr. years and is currently around NOK 400.000-500.000.- per / year. 05/09/2016
677 High speed Camera 05/09/2016
678 Replacement of analog security alarms 02/09/2016
679 A new platform for welfare technology replacement of analogue security alarm systems and manual keys. 02/09/2016
680 Framework agreement for Purchase of Geotechnical Services.

681 Gold Last Dung Road Havelock and traffic safety measures 02/09/2016
682 Acquisition - Hospital beds to SHS and emergency care (Annie), 2016 01/09/2016
683 Buying 2 pcs tractors 01/09/2016
684 Bergen has made a significant effort to consolidate telephony infrastructure based on IP telephony and SIP trunks against external network. There is established a modern and highly secure infrastructure that provides an important range of services for the entire municipality. 31/08/2016
685 The contract includes plumbing works, fire-extinguishing systems, air treatment systems, electric power systems, automation and lifts.

686 Buying protection action clothes 31/08/2016
687 Bergen municipality has put a lot of work into consolidating the telephony infrastructure on the basis of IP telephony and SIP trunks against the external network. A modern and very secure infrastructure has been established that provides an important spectrum of services for the entire municipality 31/08/2016
688 The objective is to procure 3 action boats with LOA 10m to 13 m for The Norwegian Police and service, operation and maintenance in the operations period. By action boats we mean the open RIB/RHIB constructed for professional use by special forces in the police or defence, for special operations (primarily boarding/tracking). Tenderers who want to participate in the competition (interested parties) should send an enquiry regarding participating in the competition to the Contracting Authority. The interested parties who fulfil all of the qualification requirements 29/08/2016
689 Prequalification - Computing and analysis in connection with the effect of various communication solutions from digital electricity meters (AMS) 29/08/2016
690 Prequalification Data processing and analyses in connection with the effect of various communication solutions from digital electric meters (AMS). 29/08/2016
691 Improvement of water treatment plants in Varntresk. 29/08/2016
692 The system consists of 70 listening buoys and associated synchronization tags for use in Telemetric in water. The system can be triangulate but can also be used in experimental setup. The system is designed acoustic transmitters implanted in including fish and transmitting ID and any sensor applications in tags (eg deep and temperature). 29/08/2016
693 SSHF wants to replace the entire access control system at Arendal Hospital (SSA) 29/08/2016
694 Buying sweeper 29/08/2016
695 2016/52 - Travel Planner with real time and tickets 26/08/2016
696 The Norwegian Medicines Agency invites tenderers to an open tender contest for the procurement/hire of 9 multi-functional printers with an option for the accompanying equipment and services.
A framework agreement shall be signed with 1 tenderer. The delivery will be a procurement for replacing the current printers.
697 HRM system for the Sporveien group. 26/08/2016
698 1 pc small truck 25/08/2016
699 The County Governors (henceforth referred to as the Contracting Authority) requests tenders for telephony services, IP telephony, subscriptions and call charges for mobile telephones, as well as other services related to telephony. The procurement does not include purchase of telephones, servers, switchboards or other equipment 24/08/2016
700 Purchase of tractor with front loader 23/08/2016
701 Sirkula IKS shall purchase a tractor for use at a recycling station 23/08/2016
702 Installation of a water mist system at Upper Vang Church 23/08/2016
703 The installation of a water mist system at vre Vang Church. 23/08/2016
704 Purchase of 3 pieces. taxi trucks for use at Haukeland University Hospital 22/08/2016
705 Contractor for engineering and construction of fire extinguishing systems in care homes - Downtown / South
The purpose of the contract is to provide residential care homes in the city center / south an upgraded fire safety. As of today, these buildings are not sprinklered. It shall be designed and constructed extinguishing system in 5 care homes in this area. It is not the chosen solution with regard to the type of plant, as this is part of the offer.
706 Turnkey design, construction and provision of necessary permits for the establishment of water and wastewater systems on Brannfjell 22/08/2016
707 Acquiring cloud perimeter security services. More precisely secure web gateway (Secure Web Gateway) and secure email gateway (Secure Email Gateway) - functionality. 22/08/2016
708 2 work vessels shall be procured for Norwegian Coastal Administration's shipping company. 19/08/2016
709 Infiltration systems for wastewater, Bergsmo 18/08/2016
710 Industry and Fisheries Ministry wants to get examined user needs and possible concepts for satellite-based communications in the northern regions. 18/08/2016
711 The building contractor shall be responsible for co-ordination and progress. The electro technical contract will mainly include electro installations works replacement of fire-alarm systems. 18/08/2016
712 AS Vinmonopolet requests tenders for international credit cards, Visa and Master Card. 18/08/2016
713 A framework agreement for educational books and teaching aids for the primary and lower secondary schools in 18/08/2016
714 Acquiring tractor 17/08/2016
715 16/4038 The procurement of workplace glasses for employees at St Olavs Hospital.

716 ES 035-2016 The procurement of a 42 metres' lift to Bergen fire brigade.

717 Notanes wastewater treatment, Entreprise M1 Machine / process engineering and automation
The plant will be built next to the existing wastewater treatment plant for ystese on Nota Neset and shall accept municipal wastewater from the entire village houses in Kvam municipality in addition to Oeystese also includes Norheimsund and leisure and cabin area at Kvamskogen. The plant will be designed for approximately 12,430 population equivalents (pe) and shall meet the requirements for primary treatment and be facilitated expansion to secondary treatment.
718 16/12899 Acquiring voice alarm to Fylkeshuset and 10 secondary schools in Hedmark - Turnkey 15/08/2016
719 The Norwegian Armed Forces requires 2 antenna matrix systems to HF receiving stations. The antenna matrix systems shall provide increased flexibility at the stations in regards to selection of antennas to radio receivers used in daily operations and maintenance. 15/08/2016
720 Nordic Bus - Request for information 15/08/2016
721 Purchases of gift cards NPRA Region east 12/08/2016
722 Framework agreement - Purchases of gift cards NPRA Region east 12/08/2016
723 Remote operating vessels (Remote Operating Vehicle - ROV) 12/08/2016
724 Applied Underwater Robotics Lab (AUR-Lab) shall procure a new remote operating underwater vessel (ROV) for research. The ROV ought to be an electrical observation ROV, see the Norwegian Standard U102. 12/08/2016
725 Modules shall be easy to re-configure when the security checkpoints has to go through changes due to new laws and regulations. This includes support for different kinds of X-ray machines for hand luggage, including future X-ray machines 12/08/2016
726 Operating (support), maintenance and programming of SCADA systems by certain water treatment plant in Oslo 11/08/2016
727 The helicopter and its crew are to be exclusively available for NP during the contract periods.
The helicopter will operate in the entire Svalbard area, both over land and the sea areas in ice covered areas.
728 Light Truck 08/08/2016
729 Purchase of self-service solution for toll collection 08/08/2016
730 The contracting authority requests tenders for development, maintenance and operation of:
A self-service system for toll collection;
Integrations with other services;
Secure log-ons for foreign drivers;
Secure log-ons towards the ID Port or equivalent;
A service layer between the current toll collection system and new services.
731 Buying truck 2016 Frna municipality will buy tipper and dumper box. 03/08/2016
732 Auto Cash terminals 03/08/2016
733 Impact Protective Gear 02/08/2016
734 The procurement concerns protective equipment for doctors and rescuers who primarily operate from a helicopter. 02/08/2016
735 E6 The Ulven Intersection, Delivery and installation of mechanical variable signs with infrastructure. 01/08/2016
736 Purchase of three-axle truck with a hook 01/08/2016
737 HTS Flow cytometer 29/07/2016
738 Security Printing / Inkejets / Printers 29/07/2016
739 The procurement of a new sweeping vehicle. 25/07/2016
740 Defence Logistics Organisation (FLO) will acquire a piece Nato for AC workboat (new or used) for use in Ulsnes outside Stavanger. The boat must be 33-40 feet.
Passengers must be> 6 + master. There will be indoor seating for all passengers. See also the attached document.
741 Delivery, installation / assembly of new rubber sheet that drapes over cool lap two shooting ranges at Frigrd artillery range. 25/07/2016
742 Alarm for child relief housing. 18/07/2016
743 Engineering, construction, ownership and operation of broadband networks and leveranseav content (IP telephony, internet and TV) 15/07/2016
744 Purchase of fire trucks 11/07/2016
745 Buying protection action clothes 11/07/2016
746 The contract (E12) is part of the project Hell - Vaernes concerning new
track solution on the stretch from Hell to Vaernes, including a new bridge over
Stjrdalselva. Old bridge from 1900 is determined demolished when a new bridge is put into operation.
The contract deals with the demolition and partial disposal of old Stjrdalselva bridge.
The bridge is 1:05 span post truss in steel placed on two abutments and four pillars of stone
and concrete.
747 Arilds gate 6a - sprinkler 08/07/2016
748 Replacement of water and sewer in Kongsvik 08/07/2016
749 Purchase of parking meters 07/07/2016
750 VEAS wants paving access road to the digesters at wastewater treatment plant in Slemmestad. The road is already established but slows unpaved.The road shall have the same geometry as today. Contractor must conduct thorough surveying before the plant starts. Driving towards the port shall road widening. Construction work will take place in a sk EX area. 06/07/2016
751 Replacement and establishment of a new waste water infrastructure in Krinsilen and Skogerveien with associated works. 06/07/2016
752 Replacement and establishment of a new waste water infrastructure in Bragerhagen with associated works. 06/07/2016
753 Contractor for engineering and construction of fire extinguishing systems in care homes - Downtown / West 04/07/2016
754 The Contracting Authority requests tenders for the delivery of furnishing to the new Children and Youth Hospital.
The procurement includes products such as patient furniture, office furniture, environment furniture, waiting room furniture, lounge furniture, dining room furniture and play furniture.
755 Traffic Safety Measures 2016 28/06/2016
756 Establishment of approximately 1,100 meters of water and wastewater plants for Molstad-Rygge Water Way. 28/06/2016
757 Buying gardener working on flood embankment and walkway in connection with flood control work in Granby River, Granby 27/06/2016
758 Forty-four (44) sets of protective suits and forty-four (44) gas-masks. 24/06/2016
759 Area Zoning for Brandbu south / west including environmental impact assessment and design of flood protection measures, public spaces and squares. 24/06/2016
760 Winter municipal roads in Grue 22/06/2016
761 The construction of a 5,5 km road including 2 tunnels with a length of 1 990 m and 360 m respectively, approx. 3,15 km road in open air which includes a filling of 250 metres over the Olvik Lake. Plant engineering electro works in the tunnels are included in the contract.
762 Frame work agreement Heavy Machine Gun Request for qualification. 10/06/2016
763 Gjesdal and Time municipalities shall carry out a competition for framework agreement on the delivery of Multi-function printers. 07/06/2016
764 The Norwegian Defense Material Agency is interested in information about systems specialized for the dismounted combat soldier. The main part of the system is an End User Device (EUD) which is the main information processing and display unit worn by the soldier. It connects to a personal radio, external power unit and sensors, and has an auxiliary display. The primary focus for this RFI is the EUD with its hardware and operating system as well as its physical interfaces.
765 Jackets trousers cold weather. 06/06/2016
766 This contract includes the construction of a new submerged four-lane road E39 from the Eiganes tunnel portal at Tasta, to interlacing a two-lane road with exit to the parking lot by Store Stokkavann, a stretch with a length of approx. 700m. A new two level interchange, designed as a roundabout bridge across the new E39 with connection to the local traffic as well as a deceleration lane and access lane to E39. A new bridge shall also be constructed over the E39 road. The bridge shall provide access to houses on the west side of the E39 road, as well as an access ramp down to bus stops along the E39 road. 06/06/2016
767 Tank vehicle 6X2 Total weight approx. 26 tonne. Engine rating 400 450 -450 h.p. Day cab 2 seats.
Tank vehicle with rear cabinets and side cabinets. Water tank 10 000 litres, foam tank 500 litres.
CAF system. Monitor on roof of the drivers cabin and bumper.
See the requirement specification.
768 Medical and technical gases, as well as the distribution of LOX/GOX to patients living at home. 02/06/2016
769 Multi-function printers Purchase/hire as well as service and maintenance. 02/06/2016
770 Vler municipality shall procure a new tractor with loader. The size shall be between 120 and 140 h.p.
771 Approximately 14,000 water meters 01/06/2016
772 Purchase of household water meters. 01/06/2016
773 Medical consumables framework agreement for the BTV cooperation 2016-2020. 31/05/2016
774 The contract is for the procurement of 1 sanitation vehicle by the end of November 2016, plus an option for a further 1 (i.e. we would like the right, but not the obligation, to procure 1). We would like to be able to take up the option within 1 year of the contract for the 1st 1 being signed. 31/05/2016
775 Road signs and traffic equipment.

776 Jernbaneverket will procure a new Signalling System based on the ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management) standard. This will include the following:
a) Renewal of the existing signalling systems;
b) Delivery of signalling systems to completely renovated lines and new lines;
777 Through this contest the contracting authority wishes to enter into a framework agreement with one supplier of work clothes and personal protective equipment (abbreviated PVU). 27/05/2016
778 A new bridge shall be constructed over the Hytverrelva River. The river is located approx. 3 km north of Setermoen in Bardu municipality. A new bridge shall be constructed approx. 50 metres downstream from the existing bridge. The European road 6 (E6) shall in this connection be rerouted over a stretch of approx. 800 metres. The bridge shall have pavements and a foot/cycle path shall be constructed along E6. 27/05/2016
779 The Contracting Authority shall enter into a framework agreement for the purchase of network printers with accompanying accessories (toner, toner cartridges, drums (OPC), etc.), and supplementary equipment for all of Oslo municipality's entities. 27/05/2016
780 Construction of a new road construction in the tunnel, completely new systematic rock protection in the form of bolts and shotcrete. 26/05/2016
781 A new crew vehicle shall be purchased. The vehicle shall be used by MIB. The contract also includes an agreement regarding annual inspections of the crew vehicle's addition.
782 Hedmark County shall enter into a framework agreement for the hire of tour coaches and mini buses with driver. 25/05/2016
783 3 blood gas instruments for RH Medical Biochemistry Children's Laboratory. 24/05/2016
784 Hangers to be pulled by a tractor for extinguishing fire, with a water tank and a water cannon. 23/05/2016
785 Norsk Tipping AS shall enter into a new agreement on security monitoring and overall security services. 20/05/2016
786 The contract is for the procurement of 1 crew vehicle 4 x 4 in 2016, which shall be used as a turn-out vehicle (fire engine). 20/05/2016
787 Road traffic goods 20/05/2016
788 Oslo airport shall conduct a competition for the operation of the parking operations at the airport. The agreement will have a duration of five (5) years. 19/05/2016
789 Oslo airport shall hold a negotiated procedure for operating the parking at the airport. The contract will be valid for five (5) years. See the competition documentation for further details. 19/05/2016
790 Procurement of work-wear and protective equipment including footwear for employees in the units covered by the contract. 19/05/2016
791 Framework agreement for the purchase of Audio-Visual equipment. Audio-Visual equipment is in this context defined as digital boards (e.g. Smart Boards), digital monitors, projectors, TV equipment and loud speakers, cameras and additional equipment for this 4 product groups. 18/05/2016
792 Medical consumables for the municipalities in Nord-Troms. 18/05/2016
793 The Contracting Authority request tenders for procurement and delivery of:
Work clothes for the technical sector.
Work clothes for youth.
Work clothes for health.
Work clothes for fire.
794 Purchase of fire vehicle in accordance with the requirement specification in the tender documentation.
795 This is a part of the renewal of the entire signalling system based on the ERTMS standard (joint European signalling system for railways). The objective is to renew the signalling installations on the railway network by 2030. The renewal includes an external signalling system, on-board equipment in trains and a traffic management system 13/05/2016
796 It is planned that the crew data is registered with the help of an HSE card (previously building card) issued (on behalf) of The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. 13/05/2016
797 Oslo municipality has decided that a permanent scheme for resident parking shall be implemented. The Contracting Authority shall procure an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) control tool. 13/05/2016
798 The Norwegian Coastal Administration wants to enter into framework agreement for solar cell panels with 1 tenderer. The solar cell panels shall be used in The Norwegian Coastal Administration's services along the entire coast of Norway. 12/05/2016
799 Entry into contract regarding Birthing beds and special beds (bed frames) for the maternity department.
800 Procurement of rescue vehicle 96.
801 Frame work agreement Heavy Machine Gun Request for qualification. 10/05/2016
802 Jernbaneverket is planning the procurement of a new Traffic Management System (TMS) for operating the Norwegian railway network. This is a part of the renewal of the signalling system based on the ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) standard. The goal is to renew the existing signalling systems on the railway network within 2030. The renewal includes Trackside Systems, On-board equipment and introduction of TMS.
Procurement of a new TMS includes:
Delivery of one TMS operating and controlling existing and new signalling systems;
Related services (including, but not limited to, design/engineering, installation, integration, testing, approval, training and documentation);
Support services.
803 II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The material on the mountain area Haldi shall be replaced in the summer season 2016 along the conventional fence between Norway and Finland, over a stretch of 3 100 m. The stretch is 3 100 m and it currently consists of netting with 4 top wires of galvanised corrugated wire.
804 Improvements and minor changes shall be carried out during the summer season 2016 to the fence route from Vardoaivi-Nord to Somajvri/Valdejohka, a stretch of 11.1 km. Minor route changes shall be made within the stretch in the Buvravrri areas, over a stretch of approx. 350m in order to avoid a minor lake/minor stream. The route shall be navigable by ATV with summer conditions. 09/05/2016
805 The assignment includes the procurement of a commutator transformer and a transformer for an onshore electricity system for vessels/rigs. 09/05/2016
806 Cash management TVM (Ticket Vending Machine) approx. 170 machines. 06/05/2016
807 Framework agreement for the purchase of credit card services NVE wishes to enter into an agreement with one provider of credit cards. 06/05/2016
808 Services in connection with the maintenance of ticket vending machines and supporting systems (cash deposit machines, video surveillance systems).
809 The framework agreement's extent includes:
Jackets, all weather, army, navy, air-force, which will be used outside year round by personnel who use the Navy's, Army's and Airforce's uniforms together with: service outfits, office outfits, parade outfits and guard outfits.
Jackets all weather, troops, navy and trousers, all weather, navy, which are primarily used by the Navy. The all weather clothing shall not be used in the field or on-board vessels.
Raincoats for men and women that will be used year round by both the Navy, Army and Airforce together with: all service outfits, office outfits, parade outfits, etc. The raincoat will be used in the rain when not other outerwear is ordered.
Jackets and trousers, rain, to be used year round by both the Navy, Army and Airforce as a part of the field clothing, and which will be used in heavy rain. The rain-wear shall be waterproof and it shall be possible to sit and lie on wet ground without water seeping through the material or the seams.
Equivalent products as described can be included in the delivery extent.
810 The work includes the completion of engineering design services, mainly
work drawings and the execution of railway engineering work for the stfold railway and
the Follo railway from the two altered tunnels at Oslo S, through a new tunnel in Klypen
towards the portal in Ekebergsen. The track for the incoming stfold railway continues
through the tunnel constructed by EPC D&B until the South Portal at
the Bekkelag tunnels. The outgoing stfold railway track comes from the tunnel in Klypen
and will be joined to the existing tract at Loenga.
811 The Contracting Authority requests tenders for procurement, production, personalisation and distribution of driving licences and personalisation and distribution of professional driver's licences (henceforth referred to as Cards). The tenderer, shall together with the Contracting Authority, prepare card stock and accompanying letters for the driving licences and accompanying letters for the professional driver's licences. 02/05/2016
812 Stavanger Airport Sola, New Domestic and International Arrivals Hall Baggage Handling Systems.
813 Framework agreement purchase of water meters and water meter set and control of water meters 29/04/2016
814 The Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service wants to enter into framework agreement for the purchase of ICT equipment, with 1 tenderer. Tenders shall be given on the following parts:
A. Central Computer Centre;
B. Desktops;
C. Printers.
815 The Contracting Authority wants to enter into framework agreement with a tenderer for the delivery of fire protective equipment and services. 27/04/2016
816 The aim of the procurement is the establishment of a system for automatic monitoring for the landfill site at Grnmo, consisting of SRO installations and equipment for monitoring 27/04/2016
817 Sula municipality shall purchase a tank lorry to the fire brigade in the municipality. 25/04/2016
818 Ministry of Defence Identity cards 25/04/2016
819 The NORWAM Installation Service contract shall ensure the delivery of the needed service for installation of equipment used for surveillance of airborne air traffic, as a part of Avinor owned WAM (Wide Area Multilateration) and ADS-B (Automatic dependen surveillance broadcast) systems.
The equipment will be installed at sites owned by Telenor Mobil, Norkring and Avinor.
The equipment will consist of telecommunication antennae, GPS antenna, radio transmitters, radio receivers, IP communication equipment (typical MPLS switches), and equipment power (48V/230 V) including corresponding cables and fixings at the Norkring/Telenor and Avinor owned telecommunication sites
For more information, please see enclosed document.
820 Procurement of electricity and accompanying services 18/04/2016
821 Procurement of machine dependant special labels without print 18/04/2016
822 The Contracting Authority requests tenders for a complete ticketing system for ferry services in Nordland. It shall be arranged for the travellers to be use a national ferry card as means of payment. Within the procurement, ferry operators who operates ferries for Nordland County shall be able to procure the described ticketing system.
823 The Norwegian Defence would like modern off-the-shelf products in accordance with the current standard for both the trainers, sandals and swimming shoes. 15/04/2016
824 Traffic controllers for signalling systems on roads 2016-2017 13/04/2016
825 The competition is for a framework agreement for the delivery of work clothes, shoes and protective equipment within operation, maintenance and cleaning for the period 1.7.2016 30.4.2018, with options for an extension for 1 + 1 year 13/04/2016
826 The contract includes moving a transformer and alternating the main electricity feed. 12/04/2016
827 Demolition/disassembly and removal of all railway technical installation on the sections included in the contract, as well as clearing of railway technical waste by the line, approx. 12,4 km.
Demolition of four bridges in Holmestrand and south of Holmestrand. 2 of these bridges are steel bridges, 1 large concrete bridge and 1 smaller concrete bridge.
Demolition of a pedestrian culvert in Holmestrand, as well as the establishment of a path
Demolition of a signal technical building in Holmestrand
Dismantling temporary, pre-fabricated cabins and re-establish the area for agriculture/forestry purposes
Construction of a hiking path in the existing line from Holm to Holmestrand, including a new access road to the county road no 313 at the Smrstein tunnel. and closing the tunnel by using fences, approx. 6.5 km hiking path.
Re-marking the crossing at the county road no 313 at Holm.
Trench work and the development of an access road at Holm.
Assembly of railings along county road no 313
Removing construction works traffic signs along roads.
828 Vehicle Communication Gateway (VCG) for on board installation. The VCG will be the sole communication link between all IT systems on board the vehicle and Ruter's back office systems.
Ruter's ambition is to retrofit on board communication gateway in all vehicles that do not currently have an APC (Automatic Passenger Counting) installed approximately 500 buses. In addition to this, all new buses will be fitted with a VCG as part of the overall on board IT systems portfolio approximately 100-200 buses per year.
829 This prequalification is for a passenger counting solution (APC) for all types of vehicles.
The APC will communicate to Ruter's backoffice solutions through the on-board communication gateway, and should deliver live data containing information about boarding and alighting passengers in the vehicle. APC should have an accuracy in the range of +/-5 %.
830 The Contracting Authority requires 1 independent ladder vehicle for use in connection with rescue operations, fire-fighting and other assignments requiring elevated operations. 07/04/2016
831 2016-012 Replacement of perimeter access control 06/04/2016
832 The 2 private and independent Norwegian airports Sandefjord Airport Torp (ENTO) operated by Sandefjord Airport (SLH) and Moss Airport Rygge (ENRY) operated by Rygge Civil Airport (RSL), invite you to participate in the pre-qualification for the supply of air navigation services. The following services will be a part of the tendering process:
Aerodrome control service (TWR);
Communications, navigation and surveillance service (CNS).
833 Skyss considering adopting a system solution for access control of vehicles on certain terminals in Hordaland. This will mainly be coming from the operating companies Skyss have contracts.
We envisage the following characteristics:
The solution must include a simple physical solution to mark / stop other than the vehicles that are authorized in order to pass.
The solution must have a database where authorized vehicles to be registered
The database must be easy to update
Updated database should be online toward the solution, so that no problems arise when registering new vehicles
The client must in a simple way to update the database with the vehicle at all times be included in the solution
It is important that the system is user friendly and easy to manage.
Use and management to be carried out from several places system must provide authorized vehicles quick access to terminals by automatically opening the boom
Skyss hereby invites interested providers to submit a presentation of the system that can be offered. It is desirable that the presentation of the solution proposed is modest in scope.
834 Procurement of signs, zone marking for the partially sighted and foil with accompanying services 01/04/2016
835 A continuous service agreement on maintenance of the Police Service's helicopters, and accompanying services. 31/03/2016
836 A report shall be delivered for concept selection for energy facilities in local communities in sparsely built areas. The facility shall use 100 % renewable energy sources 29/03/2016
837 Procurement of a 7.5 t fire engine 21/03/2016
838 Development of unmanned vehicles 11/03/2016
839 Spare parts and workshop services for The Norwegian Armed Force's fire-truck additions. The fire truck addition is built by Rosenbauer at Scania chassis. 09/03/2016
840 Sterile gloves. 09/03/2016
841 Nord-Troms kommunene the task of holding an open tender contest for the procurement of one combined fire and rescue vehicle 07/03/2016
842 Buyer wishes through this competition to conclude a framework agreement with one supplier for the supply of workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE). Funders primary need at this procurement applies workwear and protective clothing as inspectors to wear when carrying out audits at different workplaces. This applies in particular for inspection at workplaces that require special equipment, such as construction sites (including, without limitation Tunnels), all types of industrial, forestry, agriculture, etc. 22/02/2016
843 Through this contest the contracting authority wishes to enter into a framework agreement with one supplier of work clothes and personal protective equipment (abbreviated PVU). The contracting authority's primary requirement for the purchase involves work and protective clothing used by the inspectors in connection with inspections at various work places. 22/02/2016
844 The Central Bank of Norway shall launch a new set of bank notes in Norway in the period 2016-2020 19/02/2016
845 Purchase of fire trucks / mannskapsbil which follows the same standard as our existing cars to ensure easy implementation of current HSE routines 16/02/2016
846 Want to buy used truck assembly of about 10m3 water tank option car with tank mounted. To be used as tankvog with water for extinguishing fire brigade 14/02/2016
847 We would like to procure a 2nd hand lorry for assembly of an approx. 10 m3 water tank, alternatively a vehicle with an assembled tank. Shall be used as a tank lorry with extinguishing water for the fire service. 14/02/2016
848 Purchasing of 1 pcs fire engine. Complete description of the delivery fetch 11/02/2016
849 Processors for Radio (Sound processors for radio) 08/02/2016
850 Technical Operations is a part of SkyssICT department and it is responsible for the daily technical operations and maintenance of Skyss equipment in and on vehicles, vessels, stops and terminals. The entity is mainly responsible for ensuring that, amongst other things, the ticket system, passenger counting, real time information and digital screens are both operative and functioning well. 08/02/2016
851 Lofotkraft has been given the permission to expand the existing Kleppestad transformer station, as well as the construction of the new Kvitfossen transformer station.
The systems are a part of an extensive upgrading of the voltage for the regional network in Lofoten, cf. resolution NVE 201202211-157.
852 National procurement of office furniture and other non-medical furniture for public and personnel areas at and in connection with the hospitals. Estimated cost excluding VAT: Range: between 135 000 000 and 190 000 000 NOK LotsThis contract is divided into lots: no 01/01/1900
853 Procurement of 1 fire engine. A complete description of the delivery is in the attached requirement specifications. 00/00/0000
854 Procurement of a fire engine/crew vehicle of the same standard as our existing vehicles in order to ensure simple execution of the current HSE routines. 00/00/0000
855 Upgrade of 4 air surveillance radar systems. 00/00/0000
856 The objective of the procurement is to enter into a long-term agreement with a supplier of ERP systems. The system shall support financial, account, payroll and HR processes. The system shall also meet the objectives of the procurement as described below. 00/00/0000
857 Etne municipality, Fire and Rescue, hereafter called the contracting authority, shall procure a new fire engine. 00/00/0000
858 Concerns the purchase of seals and sealing equipment for kWh meters, electrical current transformers and meter box connectors, anticipated consumption is 1 000 000 units per year during the first 3 years, thereafter approx. 30 000 units annually. 00/00/0000
859 A new parking area and an access road to Egge. 00/00/0000
860 Water tender, 8 000 — 9 000 litre water tank; 00/00/0000
861 Rejlers Consulting AS shall, on behalf of the contracting authority Trollfjord Kraft AS, procure the following: 00/00/0000
862 The municipalities shall replace a large number of their water meters, and thereby upgrade to electronic water meters. The agreement shall only apply to the purchase and not installation. A total of 14 300 water meters shall be procured. In addition, there is an option on approx. 6 000 water meters. 00/00/0000
863 The procurement is for safety alarm services consisting of the following parts: 00/00/0000
864 Purchase of a tank lorry for Strand kommune, Fire Service. 00/00/0000
865 A contract shall be signed for the procurement of printers with accessories (toners, toner cassettes, 00/00/0000
866 NSB will establish a frame agreement for ergonomically correct shoes for personnel that bears uniforms. 00/00/0000
867 Ullensvang rural municipality wishes to purchase a new fire engine to the new fire station located at Lofthus. 00/00/0000
868 AtB shall enter into a contract for redeeming services for international payment cards (Visa and Master Card). 00/00/0000
869 The contract is for the procurement of 2 refuse collection vehicles for technical operations, sanitation in Flora municipality. The vehicles shall be used for collecting sorted waste fractions from residential areas and sparsely populated areas. The actual fractions are residue waste, food waste, paper and plastic. 00/00/0000
870 The procurement of parking payment machines with the necessary functionality and systems for ticketless parking (the system) will include: 00/00/0000
871 The purchase of various refuse collection vehicles for use in the BIR group. 00/00/0000
872 Newer 2nd-hand or demo-driven compactor vehicle with crane for emptying of buried waste solutions. 00/00/0000
873 Kristiansandsregionen brann og redning IKS (Kristiansand Regional Fire and Rescue Inter-Municipal Company)(hereafter called the Contracting Authority) requests tender offers on delivery of 1 x emergency response ready fire engine with fixed and moveable equipment (the equipment shall be installed according to further agreement with the Contracting Authority). The tender offer must include everything that is necessary for the vehicle and associated equipment to function operatively. 00/00/0000
874 Kvam municipality shall procure an ERP system that supports functions such as i.a. economy, accounting, budget, procurement, wage and HR processes. The Contracting Authority wishes to enter into an agreement with one supplier for the procurements total scope. 00/00/0000
875 The competition concerns the lease (operational leasing) and operation of multifunction machines with a secure print solution in accordance with the requirement specification. The offered equipment shall be suitable for the business market. 00/00/0000
876 4-years frame work contract for mid heavy Aircraft towing tractors. The Bidder shall also bid on a 7-year by service — and maintenance contract, with an option to prolong in the lifetime of the material (up to 20 years). 00/00/0000
877 AFK eiendom FKF needs a framework agreement for inspections, service and delivery of fire extinguishing equipment. The framework agreement will also include the procurement of all types of fire extinguishing equipment. 00/00/0000
878 The framework agreement shall cover the Norwegian Armed Forces requirements for diving suits with gloves, spare parts, maintenance and maintenance courses in the agreement period. 00/00/0000
879 Construction of approx. 3 km new county road, the construction of approx. 2,5 km foot and cycle path. 00/00/0000
880 The South-East health region (Helse Sør-Øst) by Sykehus partner is on behalf of the hospitals in the region entering into framework agreements on surgical instruments, like scissors, forceps, etc. 00/00/0000
881 The Norwegian Public Roads Administration Northern Region, Road Department Nordland — Operation and Maintenance, invites tenders to a competition for the delivery of new variable signs for vehicle control, complete including control. The existing prism signs (mechanical signs) at Fauske traffic station shall be removed and replaced by new variable signs with LED. There are 5 sign positions along the E6 that shall be replaced. All the accompanying equipment and cable installations except manholes and pipes in the ground shall be replaced. 00/00/0000
882 Procurement of a fire engine/crew vehicle. 00/00/0000
883 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs needs a framework agreement for the hire of dark fibre in established 00/00/0000
884 Folldal, Alvdal, Rendalen, Tynset and Tolga municipalities in Nord-Østerdalen intend to procure a new financial system. The procurement will be made in two stages and this notice is for the qualification for participation in the competition. 00/00/0000
885 Asker municipality would like tenders for the collection and transport of glass and metal packaging from the municipalitys recycling stations and business customers. The collected glass and metal packaging is to be delivered to Syklus at Onsøy in Fredrikstad. 00/00/0000
886 Vinmonopolet shall collect tenders for the delivery of a complete modern and flexible telephony system. Wireless IP apparatuses are currently used in all our locations. A transition to mobile telephones as landlines will be considered as 1 of several alternatives. The delivery can include several of these elements: 00/00/0000
887 The Contracting Authority requests tenders for a framework agreement involving the hire and/or purchase of new printers and multi-function machines, including accessories (toners, toner cartridges, drum kits (OPC), etc.) supplementary equipment, as well as a service agreement thereof. 00/00/0000
888 The Norwegian Coastal Administrations vessel renewal plan from 2007 allows for the procurement of a minimum of 6 new vessels, which can be used for both maintenance of fairways and for oil spill stand-by. The overall intention of the vessel renewal plan is to obtain new vessels with the necessary qualities and suitable equipment in order to see to the contracting authoritys assignments in areas near the coast. These assignments comprise maintenance and the new establishment of navigation installations, as well as oil spill recovery and environment protection. 00/00/0000
889 A fire tanker engine with a minimum capacity of 10 000 litres, with a pump ran by the vehicles engine. 00/00/0000
890 Stiftelsen Tradebroker will, on behalf of our member companies, invite your company to submit a tender for stamps in accordance with the wording in the enquiry. 34 of Tradebrokers 54 members have indicated participation in the delivery area Stamps. The participating member companies that are subject to the Public Procurement Law, Supplies are: Avinor, Helgeland Kraft, NSB, Posten Norge and Skagerak Energi. 00/00/0000
891 Finnmark Miljøtjeneste shall procure a new refuse collection vehicle for collection and transportation of household waste. The vehicle shall be in use in our collection area which includes Porsanger, Karasjok, Nordkapp, Måsøy, Gamvik and Lebesby municipalities. 00/00/0000
892 Patient transport bus/Health bus. 00/00/0000
893 The scope of work includes 16 new movable Passenger Boarding bridges (PBBs), all Apron Drives, on pier east. The scope includes, but is not limited to; detailed design, construction, installation, commissioning, and all kinds of tests, training and documentation and so on. 00/00/0000
894 Nesset Fire and Rescue shall procure a new crew vehicle. The crew vehicle shall function in a large geographical area. The tender must include everything that is necessary for the crew vehicle and associated equipment to function operatively. The crew vehicle shall operate in Norwegian conditions, year round. 00/00/0000
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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:
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    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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