On behalf of the Security & Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC), the Home Office have asked us to share the following opportunity:
The Home Office is seeking to enter into a market engagement exercise to inform potential service requirements for the provision of testing facility services for the testing of detection equipment and associated equipment such as, but not limited to, information communications technology (ICT) and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). The primary purpose of the testing facility is to facilitate the testing of fixed, mobile and portable radiological and nuclear (RN) detectors by the Home Office and a number of its partners and suppliers. The facility may also be used for testing other types of detection equipment such as, but not limited to, x-ray scanners.
The managed, secure, facility or facilities where testing can be carried out by the Home Office and its suppliers and its partners must:
• be able to accommodate a number of different types of fixed, mobile and portable detector and all associated ICT;
• have a building or buildings capable of housing detectors; detector parts; ICT (including PCs, racked computers and networking); and staff;
• facilitate access by car and relatively regular access for HGVs; and
• comply with all relevant regulation including but not limited to health and safety and regulations relating to the management of RN sources.
Services provided will likely include, but not be limited to: goods administration; detector and hardware configuration; site access management; and facilities booking. Please see the attached Prior Information Notice for more detail.
The engagement event will take place from 14:00 – 17:00, Monday 9th April 2016, at techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD. An agenda will be circulated to all interested parties ahead of the event.