Opportunity Detail

Questions and Answers

Crime Fighting Technology Sharing Software Solution
Document #:  AGO-051721


Question:   Attachment D - In some cases, past customers are prohibited (either legal or based on company/agency policy) from serving as a reference. Would the Government find it sufficient to exclude the contact name, phone, and title in these case.

Answer:   No, it should be noted that both the Mandatory Requirement and Offeror References sections of the RFP indicate that the offeror must provide references in the formats required. The AGO may contact the offeror references to confirm and verify the information provided.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86444


Question:   RFP Section 5.4, Section D - Please confirm proposed key personnel relate only to the pilot phase.

Answer:   Yes.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86443


Question:   RFP Section 5.4, Section D - Does the 3 page limit includes the reference tables in Attachment D, or does this page limit relate to the resume portion only?

Answer:   The page limit does not include the attachment, it refers to the resumes only.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86442


Question:   RFP Section 2.1 - Does the Government have an expectation of how long the pilot will run, excluding the 6 month usage period?

Answer:   We expect the offeror to detail the pilot timeframe from kickoff to completion including the 6 month usage period.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86441


Question:   RFP Section 5.4, Section G - Please confirm if the detailed SOW required by the government, is intended to describe the pilot only and not the full implementation.

Answer:   Yes.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86440


Question:   RFP Section 5.4, Section C - Per the RFP, "Offerors must provide three (3) references for equivalent functional and performance capabilities...If a subcontractor is planned, then this requirement is applicable as well." If offeror will use subcontractors, does the Government require one reference or three references specific to each subcontractor for equivalent functional and performance capabilities?

Answer:   If a subcontractor is planned, offerors must provide three (3) references for equivalent functional and performance capabilities that demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the solicitation with proven experience.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86439


Question:   BR-04 - Can the government confirm that all pilot data will be limited to video data and structured data. If not, can the government identify the data sources (and types of data) the system will ingest in addition to structured and video data.

Answer:   Sources may include but not limited to various CAD/RMS systems, AVL systems, CCTV systems, open source video in community forums, open source information including published information, broadcast for public, available to the public by request, data.gov and all may be structured data, unstructured data or semi-structured data.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86438


Question:   BR-04 - Can the government confirm that all pilot data will be limited to video data and structured data. If not, can the government identify the data sources (and types of data) the system will ingest in addition to structured and video data.

Answer:   Sources may include but not limited to various CAD/RMS systems, AVL systems, CCTV systems, open source video in community forums, open source information including published information, broadcast for public, available to the public by request, data.gov and all may be structured data, unstructured data or semi-structured data.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86437


Question:   RFP Section 2.4 - Can the government clarify if all data that will be integrated into the solution belongs to the government or if some data sources are local agency data sources?

Answer:   It will include data housed by the AGO, local agencies and open source information.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86436


Question:   RFP Section 4.2 - Can the government clarity what administrative and technical functions the government expects to perform during the six month usage period? Can the government also clarify what administrative and technical functions they expect the offeror to perform during the six month usage period?

Answer:   The offeror should provide the administrative and technical functions they expect to perform, and list the administrative and technical functions they would need the Office of the Attorney General to perform.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86435


Question:   In reference to the Business Requirements Response Form, BR-03, can you identify each of the video systems to be used with the pilot solution?

Answer:   CCTV systems, open source video in community forums.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86434


Question:   In reference to the Business Requirements Response Form, BR-06, can you identify the sources of the criminal history data to be used with the pilot solution?

Answer:   Criminal history is housed by the state of Ohio and the RMS may be unique for each agency.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86433


Question:   In reference to the Business Requirements Response Form, BR-07, can you identify the sources of the offender data to be used with the pilot solution?

Answer:   Sex offender registry, violent offender registry are examples of offender data.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86432


Question:   In reference to the Business Requirements Response Form, TR-06, can you identify types of resources that data sent to/received from in the pilot solution?

Answer:   Dispatchers, Officers, Detectives or Analysts.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86431


Question:   In reference to the Business Requirements Response Form, TR-07, can you identify the mobile devices to be used with the pilot solution?

Answer:   MDT's, mobile phones, and tablets are the predominate devices used.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86430


Question:   Will the agency review and evaluate embedded links within the proposal that provide details regarding the proposed solution?

Answer:   Details regarding the offerors proposed solution must be included within the submission of the proposal response. A complete response to this RFP must include all requests described in Section 5.0.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86429


Question:   Will the agency review and evaluate embedded links within the proposal that provide details regarding the proposed solution?

Answer:   Details regarding the offerors proposed solution must be included within the submission of the proposal response. A complete response to this RFP must include all requests described in Section 5.0.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86428


Question:   What criteria will be used to determine if the Pilot is successful to move forward?

Answer:   Speed and success of crimes solved and public safety enhanced.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86427


Question:   BR-17 Users will be able to adjust search criteria by video analytics. - Can you provide and example?

Answer:   The offeror's solution should allow videos to become searchable with tools like content detection (i.e., vehicles, firearms), text/license plate recognition, or other analytic tools.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86425


Question:   TR-06 – Will the AGO please provide an example of what is expected in terms of “the ability to push data to appropriate resources.”?

Answer:   If the analytics determine that a situation may exist it would notify they dispatchers of the possible situation.

Officer is dispatched for a child abduction, the system notifies the officer of any known cameras in the area.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86424


Question:   BR-22 – Will the AGO please provide details on how/where PRR data is currently stored?

Answer:   Data is currently maintained according to agency policy and state statute.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86423


Question:   BR-17 – Will the AGO please provide an example of what is expected in terms of the ability to “adjust search criteria by video analytics.”?

Answer:   The offeror's solution should allow videos to become searchable with tools like content detection (i.e., vehicles, firearms), text/license plate recognition, or other analytic tools.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86422


Question:   BR-02 - Will the AGO please provide an example of what is expected in terms of “the ability to create interfaces to data streams.” Is the expectation for agencies and partners to be able to add their own data sources into the solution, or to pull data from it?

Answer:   The system needs to be able to integrate various existing CAD/RMS systems from the various agencies into the overall solution. The solution will need to be able to scale if implemented statewide.

It is not expected that agencies and partners create their own interfaces. That would be done by the AGO as agencies opt-in if the solution is implemented statewide.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86421


Question:   Does “Per User Cost Structure” is inclusive of “Pilot Deliverables”?

Answer:   No.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86420


Question:   What capabilities are expected from video analytics?

Answer:   The offeror's solution should allow videos to become searchable with tools like content detection (i.e., vehicles, firearms), text/license plate recognition, or other analytic tools.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86419


Question:   It is possible that given requirement can be met by partial by “Current Capability or Configurable Item” and “Future Release” and “Custom Development” or any of these combinations. How does vendor respond to such requirements?

Answer:   Include explanation of how requirement could be met by each category.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86418


Question:   How many total law enforcement agencies are in the state?

Answer:   Section 2.1 Overview: The State also anticipates at least 1,000 Law Enforcement agencies and up to 35,000 end users if adopted to be used Statewide.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86417


Question:   The RFP states “System interface will be mobile enabled.” What mobile devices are currently deployed by law enforcement agencies with the State?

Answer:   MDT's, mobile phones, and tablets are the predominate devices used.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86416


Question:   The RFP states “System will follow the AGO record retention policy." What is the AGO’s record retention policy?

Answer:   Please see information contained here:

https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/About-AG/Public-Records-Access

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86415


Question:   The RFP states “Users will be able to adjust search criteria by video analytics”. How does the State envision that this will work?

Answer:   The offeror's solution should allow videos to become searchable with tools like content detection (i.e., vehicles, firearms), text/license plate recognition, or other analytic tools.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86414


Question:   Currently, the State anticipates five (5) law enforcement agencies and up to 2,000 end-users for the pilot. Can you please provide the following information? 1. Transactions per minute 2. Maximum size of the date including video. 3. Queries expected per minute/hour.

Answer:   Undetermined.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86413


Question:   The RFP states “provide a service-based crime fighting technology solution that can take data from several sources.” What outside sources will feed into the crime fighting solution?

Answer:   Sources may include but not limited to various CAD/RMS systems, AVL systems, CCTV systems, open source video in community forums, open source information including published information, broadcast for public, available to the public by request, data.gov and all may be structured data, unstructured data or semi-structured data.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86412


Question:   The RFP states “The Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is partnering with five local law enforcement agencies and a cutting-edge company to pilot this technology”. What Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies is the State working with on the pilot for the initiative?

Answer:   The RFP is specific that the pilot is anticipated to be 5 law enforcement agencies. The identity of the agencies will be provided to the successful offeror. The RFP has also provided the number end user that would be included in the pilot.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86411


Question:   The RFP states "Offerors must provide three (3) references for equivalent functional and performance capabilities that demonstrate the offeror’s ability to meet the requirements of this solicitation with proven experience. If a subcontractor is planned, then this requirement is applicable as well." Does this mean both the prime and subcontractor must submit 3 references for a total of 6, or that combined the offeror and subcontractor must provide 3?

Answer:   If a subcontractor is planned, offerors must provide three (3) references for the subcontractor, that show equivalent functional and performance capabilities that demonstrate the subcontractor ability to meet the requirements of the solicitation with proven experience.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86410


Question:   Please clarify the negotiation process. Should requested changes to Attachment H - Sample Contract be included in RFP Response Section H?

Answer:   Yes, within Section H offerors must identify any exceptions, assumptions, or deviations to this RFP, including its attachments. Information, such as changes, will be reviewed and may be discussed during contract negotiations.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86408


Question:   Is a Source Code Escrow required for a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution?

Answer:   Yes.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86407


Question:   2) For the following referenced section, is this something we need to include in our response or is this required after award? (RFP Section 2.0 SCOPE 2.5 Project Requirements Page 11) The Offeror must present a detailed project plan that details the work steps/tasks that will be needed to implement the Solution, how long each task will take, and when each task will be completed to meet the project deadline. The Offeror must provide project milestones required for each phase of the project (e.g., installation, requirements gathering, implementation, testing, training, support). The Offeror must define how they will track and report on milestone completion, project risks, and project status.

Answer:   The offeror should include a draft of the project plan.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86392


Question:   1) For the following referenced section, which section of our response does this need to be submitted in? (Our SOW?) (RFP Section 2.0 SCOPE 2.1 Overview Page 9 & 10) The Offeror is responsible for the life-cycle of the Solution pilot from Pilot Kickoff to Pilot Completion. The pilot must include a 6-month AGO and Law Enforcement agency Solution usage period. This 6-month Solution usage period must not include any tasks required to Plan, Kick-off, Configure, Implement, Test, Train, Close or Wrap-up the pilot. The Offeror must detail the project tasks required for the pilot, including the 6-month Solution usage period, in their proposal, and use Attachment E – Cost Summary, Tab 2. Pilot Deliverables to provide any costs associated with those tasks.

Answer:   Yes, include it in the statement of work.

Date: 6/14/2021

Inquiry: 86392


Question:   Section 2.4 requires a Contractor hosted SaaS solution. Contractors should be allowed to submit license terms for the SaaS solution not withstanding RFP section 3.2.7.d. Where should the Contractor submit the license terms for the SaaS solution?

Answer:   Offerors may provide license terms as a part of Section G – Statement of Work of the RFP Response.

Date: 6/11/2021

Inquiry: 86409


Question:   What sign-on security is required --SSO? --Active Directory?

Answer:   We need to understand the solutions security architecture and then determine how best to integrate with current AGO Security.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86343


Question:   Attachment F TR-07 What level of functionality is expected on a mobile interface vs. a desktop experience? Query and results only or is a user expected to be able to use full desktop functionality on a mobile device? If so, what is a representative mobile device type and OS version to understand capabilities expected?

Answer:   The mobile device could have a condensed interface but must retain officer safety functionality. The Solution must be compatible with industry standard browsers, operating systems and devices. Offeror must provide a list of supported and unsupported browsers, operating systems, and devices as part of their response. Additionally, the Offeror must detail any administrator or end user limitations associated with supported browsers, operating systems, and devices.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86259


Question:   Attachment F BR-14 Please define "anonymized parameters"? Does this mean PII within text records (e.g. credit card number, names, gender, religion) or biometrics (e.g. faces in videos)

Answer:   Depending on the record source it could include PII, HIPPA or FTI. Use case for Open Source data: The solution should care more about location and content information from an open source system instead of the person or persons who provided the location or content information.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86253


Question:   Can you clarify “System interface will be Mobile enabled.” --Do you mean on MDT’s? -- --If so Web-based and/or thick-client? --Does this also include mobile phones and tablets?

Answer:   Do you mean on MDT's? Yes.

If so Web-based and/or thick-client? Both.

Does this also include mobile phones and tablets? Yes.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86345


Question:   License plate recognition (LPR) data is not mentioned in the requirements but is typically very useful for investigations. Should we expect to ingest LPR data as well?

Answer:   Potentially, yes.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86344


Question:   Will each agency have full administrative rights or will it be managed by the Office of the Attorney General?

Answer:   Full administration will be maintained by the AGO.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86342


Question:   List of systems or data stream at each agency that is part of the pilot --CAD/RMS systems --Current Data Lake provider --Federal, State and Local databases required for connection -- --Criminal History, Etc.

Answer:   The system needs to be able to integrate various existing CAD/RMS systems from the various agencies into the overall solution. The solution will need to be able to scale if implemented statewide.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86341


Question:   2.1 speaks of pilot of “five (5) law enforcement agencies and up to 2,000 end-users for the pilot” (underline added) Question: are the pilot “end-users” only: (a) employees of the 5 law enforcement agencies or (b) are you looking for pilot-connectivity to (ultimate) end-users: schools, hospitals, EMT/fire, etc.?

Answer:   Law enforcement employees.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86311


Question:   Would it be helpful to incorporate connections between disparate communications systems for real-time voice collaboration and real time video and data.

Answer:   Yes.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86310


Question:   Among the security requirements would it be helpful to have capabilities that are backed by DHS Safety Act Certifications?

Answer:   Yes.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86309


Question:   Would it be helpful to incorporate live voice, radio. video, and data communications in connection with the data and information being provided?

Answer:   Yes.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86308


Question:   Would it be helpful for the solution to enable a secure peer to peer invitation-based connection that enables all agencies participating with secure communication, information sharing and coordination?

Answer:   Not necessary.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86307


Question:   The AGO seems to prefer a COTS by requesting "an existing tailorable system that is ready to deploy." Would the AGO be open to the rapid development of a new system built to its requirements and specifications, using well-established technologies?

Answer:   No.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86262


Question:   Attachment F TR-06 Please define what push functionality is required? Write back to source systems or some sort of file transfer, and is this expected to be done between agencies or within the Solution only?

Answer:   Within the solution only.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86258


Question:   Attachment F TR-04 How many security models does a solution need to take into account? Do all the 5 pilot members use the same security models, data classifications, user groups, roles and permission sets?

Answer:   No more than 5.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86257


Question:   Attachment F TR-03 Are the security policies publicly available anywhere? Could we see these in order to make the best estimate for price?

Answer:   Yes.

CJIS: https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/cjis_security_policy_v5-9_20200601.pdf/view

OHLEG: http://files.ohleg.org/general/OHLEG_Rules_Regulations.pdf

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86256


Question:   Attachment F TR-02 What is the normal pattern for exposing a solution in the OHLEG? Is this an RESTful API gateway, SOAP/XML only etc.?

Answer:   Need to be prepared to handle multiple API types.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86255


Question:   Attachment F BR-19 This requirement appears to indicate that the Solution is expected to be a federated search across source systems, bring together data into a fusion layer on a client device and not actually clone/copy any source data to the Solution. Is that correct?

Answer:   Yes.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86254


Question:   Attachment F BR-09 Please help us understand what the level of comfort and usage is within AGO/pilot agencies for machine learning suggestions and the complexity of building algorithms over law enforcement data that could lead to decisions that have serious consequences, including application of lethal force?

Answer:   It is expected that this is going to be another law enforcement tool.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86252


Question:   Attachment F BR-07 Will data that the pilot participants expect to use contain any kind of explicit or child sexual exploitation materials that have a high duty of care for any contractor staff?

Answer:   No.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86251


Question:   Attachment F BR-06 Please define criminal history data, and how this is different to RMS or evidentiary records from an RMS like system?

Answer:   Criminal history is housed by the state of Ohio and the RMS may be unique for each agency.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86250


Question:   Attachment F BR-05 How many different RMS vendors are in scope for the pilot (5 agencies)? Are the RMS vendors all on prem, cloud accessible, have APIs, have open/non proprietary schemas for data integration?

Answer:   No more than 5.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86249


Question:   Attachment F BR-04 How many different CAD vendors are in scope for the pilot (5 agencies)?

Answer:   No more than 5.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86248


Question:   Attachment F BR-03 How much video data is expected during the pilot (e.g. space on disk)? What kind of video is predominantly expected (e.g. bodyworn, CCTV, high definition, youtube video)?

Answer:   Predominantly CCTV and open source video example, community forums.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86247


Question:   Attachment F BR-02 Please define interfaces? Does this mean custom webpages, forms, application programming interfaces? Interfaces and data streams are extremely generic terms, what is the business use case? In plain language, are you expecting developers to build further features later or business users to use web facing interfaces to configure data visualizations of preconfigured sources?

Answer:   We want the pilot to show that they have the ability to interface with other AGO law enforcement solutions. This needs to be integrated with multiple CAD and AVL systems.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86246


Question:   RFP Main Doc 3.6.1 Are security monitoring/SOC functions in scope for this RFP? Is there an Ohio state SOC or AGO security team that would need to monitor the logs and solution for compliance with state Security policies?

Answer:   The AGO security team will be part of the pilot and statewide rollout.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86244


Question:   Attachment F BR-01 What does opt-in mean? Is this a registration to access per user that is self service?

Answer:   This is not applicable for the pilot and if the solution is launch statewide it will be optional for agencies to participate.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86245


Question:   RFP Main Doc 2.4 Where is the SaaS solution expected to be hosted, that is visible to all 5 agencies for the pilot? Will the AGO be providing infrastructure for this purpose?

Answer:   The pilot will be a hosted solution.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86243


Question:   RFP Main Doc 2.4 SaaS environment is Contractor hosted, does that mean the contracting body pays the run costs, charges the AGO for usage, secures, audits and stores all AGO+Pilot agency data in their environment? Later on, it states the AGO maintain and control the access to the data within the solution, these are in direct competition with each other.

Answer:   The vendor should provide the storage solution for the pilot as a proof of concept to be later implemented statewide.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86241


Question:   RFP Main Doc 2.1 How will the SaaS provider be able to authenticate a user and their privilages within the solution? Is there a centralised domain of trust/user permissions/roles/responsibilities that the AGO is responsible for the 5 agencies or will the solution need to federate across 5+ agencies for the pilot?

Answer:   The AGO has a validation process that will be followed by the application.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86240


Question:   RFP Main Doc 2.1 Add/remove agencies to the user list. Who is going to manage, administer and secure this process?

Answer:   The AGO will manage.

Date: 6/9/2021

Inquiry: 86239


Question:   Question: Has the State participated in any System Demo’s leading up to the RFI and RFP Release? If so please provide Vendors.

Answer:   The RFP Evaluation Team has not participated in any system demo’s leading up to the RFI and RFP Release.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86211


Question:   Question: RFP Section 1.2 State is Partnering with 5 Local Law Enforcement Agencies for the pilot. To provide interfaces to these agencies existing data systems (CAD/records/VMS), can the State provide a list of existing Vendors?

Answer:   The system needs to be able to integrate various existing CAD/RMS systems from the various agencies into the overall solution. The solution will need to be able to scale if implemented statewide.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86210


Question:   Question: Attachment E - Cost Summary - Will the State allow a modified cost summary template based on the Vendor’s system cost structure?

Answer:   No, please do not modify the Cost Summary Template as it is used to provide per user cost for the pilot. You are welcome to provide your own cost summary format for the cost of implementing the solution statewide.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86209


Question:   Attachment F Question: TR-05 - System will capture and make available metadata including reference data, administrative data, statistical data, legal data and descriptive data. Please clarify if the intent of this is for reporting/audit functions?

Answer:   The intent is to support any reporting or auditing of the solution.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86208


Question:   Attachment F Question: BR-18 - Search by mode of operation. Please define mode of operation.

Answer:   The intent was to be able to search by unique crime characteristics across all sources of data. For example, to be able to search by color of vehicle or object (i.e., crowbar) and receive information back.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86208


Question:   Attachment F Question: BR-16 - Administrative function that controls proactive alerts. Please define proactive or does this refer to an analytic control?

Answer:   We want the user to be able to determine the types of alerts they want to receive.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86208


Question:   Attachment F Question: BR-15 - Administrative Function that controls search criteria. Is the intent of this to be using Active Directory (AD) to authenticate user access and user search permissions?

Answer:   The intent of the search criteria is to provide a default search criteria that the law enforcement users can modify as needed.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86208


Question:   Attachment F Question: BR-14 - Administrative Function to control anonymized parameters. Please define or provide a use case for anonymized parameters.

Answer:   For example, the solution should care more about location and content information from an open source system instead of the person or persons who provided the location or content information.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86208


Question:   Will the State provide us the CAT RMS systems for the five pilot agencies to allow for best pricing development?

Answer:   The system needs to be able to integrate various existing CAD/RMS systems from the various agencies into the overall solution. The solution will need to be able to scale if implemented statewide.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86202


Question:   Where does the State want to see the high-level cost structure for the extend project (1,000 agencies and 35,000) represented (what part of the response) as we are only seeing cost per user?

Answer:   We have asked the offeror to please provide cost information for the pilot using the Cost Summary sheet provided, and to also provide a high-level cost structure for implementing the solution statewide. They can provide in the high-level cost structure for implementing statewide in a format of their choosing.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86201


Question:   Section 6.2 Scoring Criteria and Weights: In scoring on the cost proposal, is the State determining the score on the cost of the pilot and the high level cost structure for implementing (Section 2.1), or only the cost of the pilot?

Answer:   Yes, the State is determining the score on the cost of the pilot and the high level cost structure for implementing.

Date: 6/3/2021

Inquiry: 86200


Question:   Can you provide the names of the system the vendor is required to integrate with OHLEG?

Answer:   There are no integrations with OHLEG, but there are interfaces with OHLEG data. What is needed is that they consume data from various sources, perform data analytics, and present the resulting data back.

Date: 6/2/2021

Inquiry: 86177


Question:   Will data entry include the end user or will the end user have read only capability?

Answer:   It is a one way communication platform, the end user will have read-only capability.

Date: 6/1/2021

Inquiry: 86190


Question:   Will the pilot project utilize a cloud solution? If so please advise if it is Azure or AWS.

Answer:   The RFP, Section 2.4 Solution Requirements states that the solution must be a contractor hosted Software as a Service Model. The RFP does not state cloud solution. The offeror should describe/provide hosting options for their software.

Date: 5/28/2021

Inquiry: 86189


Question:   1. Who is hosting the cloud solution?

2. Will the cloud solution be an AWS solution?

3. Which law enforcement agencies will be participating in the pilot project?

4. Is this a one way communication platform? (i.e. will the officer on the street have read only capabilities?

Answer:   1. The RFP, Section 2.4 Solution Requirements states that the solution must be a contractor hosted Software as a Service Model. The RFP does not state cloud solution. The offeror should describe/provide hosting options for their software.

2. The offeror must describe their solution.

3. The RFP is specific that the pilot is anticipated to be 5 law enforcement agencies. The identity of the agencies will be provided to the successful offeror.

4. Yes. It is a one way communication platform.

Date: 5/28/2021

Inquiry: 86177


Question:   Based on the detail specifications in the RFP, will the State of Ohio grant a 14 day extension to the submission deadline?

Answer:   The AGO will extend the due date. An amendment will be issued.

Date: 5/28/2021

Inquiry: 86180


Question:   Attachment G Mandatory Requirements 2. 2. The proposed solution must currently be in use in at least two (2) law enforcement agencies, and consuming data from multiple data sources within the state or jurisdiction. For clarification, if this referring to 2 Law Enforcement Agency from the State of Ohio? If so can this be waived?

Answer:   No, it is not limited to law enforcement agencies from the State of Ohio.

Date: 5/28/2021

Inquiry: 86187


Question:   Do you plan to select more than one solution for the pilot phase?

Answer:   No, we do not plan to select more than one solution for the pilot phase.

Date: 5/28/2021

Inquiry: 86186


Question:   Attachment F, Section BR-09, requires a system that searches using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and/or Advanced Algorithms to filter, consolidate and categorize data streams. Please elaborate further on what this means. What is the ultimate goal or result that AGO wishes to achieve with this requirement?

Answer:   The offeror’s solution must not merely aggregate the data, but apply some sort of useful analytics to assist law enforcement in prioritizing the data or alert law enforcement to specific content of concern. The goal is to accurately receive process and provide information at a speed not humanly possible alone.

Date: 5/26/2021

Inquiry: 85167


Question:   Attachment F, Section BR-08, requires incorporation of publicly available open source information into available data streams. Please elaborate further on what this means, and particularly what "open source information" refers to.

Answer:   Open source information may include published information, broadcasts for public, available to the public by request, data.gov, and may be structured data, unstructured data or semi-structured data.

Date: 5/26/2021

Inquiry: 85166


Question:   Attachment F, Section TR-07, designates as H (mandatory/required) a mobile-enabled system interface. Is the AGO willing to change the priority status to something lower than H, so that it’s not mandatory?

Answer:   No.

Date: 5/26/2021

Inquiry: 85165


Question:   Attachment F, Section BR-17, designates as H (mandatory/required) the ability for users to adjust search criteria by video analytics. Is the AGO willing to change the priority status to something lower than H, so that it’s not mandatory? Also, please elaborate further on what this section requires.

Answer:   No. It is a required criteria. The offeror’s solution should allow videos to become searchable with tools like content detection (i.e., vehicles, firearms), text/license plate recognition, or other analytic tools.

Date: 5/26/2021

Inquiry: 85164


Question:   RFP Section 1.2 refers to five local law enforcement agencies that will participate in the pilot. Which specific law enforcement agencies are these?

Answer:   The RFP is specific that the pilot is anticipated to be 5 law enforcement agencies. The identity of the agencies will be provided to the successful offeror. The RFP has also provided the number end user that would be included in the pilot.

Date: 5/26/2021

Inquiry: 85163


Question:   RFP Section 1.2 indicates that information will be accessible to "first responders," among others. Are first responders considered medical, law enforcement, or other type of personnel? Please elaborate on who the applicable first responders are.

Answer:   First responders are law enforcement and currently include officers, dispatchers, analysts.

Date: 5/26/2021

Inquiry: 85162


Question:   What will be the Period of Performance/Contract Duration once awarded?

What is the estimated funding source, or budget for this project? Has funding been secured, or is that expected to take place at a later date?

Is this a new requirement? Or is there an incumbent vendor providing these services? If so, what is the contract number, vendor name, and term of the contract?

Answer:   The Offeror is responsible for the life-cycle of the solution pilot from pilot kickoff to pilot completion. The pilot must include a 6-month AGO and Law Enforcement agency solution usage period. Rollout to law enforcement agencies statewide will be determined after successful pilot.

A budget for this project has not yet been established. To determine the budget, offeror proposals should include all costs to accomplish the work as requested in the RFP. Funding will be determined as the offeror proposals are evaluated.

This is a new requirement.

Date: 5/24/2021

Inquiry: 85149


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Inquiry period ended:  6/11/2021 8:00:00 AM