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ODRC Drone Detection Technology Solution RFP
Document #:  0A1305


Question:   Are the private prisons on the same state network as the state facilities? Do the paired facilities that are physically colocated share a common network the vendor can leverage to link sensors between the facilities?

Answer:   - It is affirmed that the ODRC network operates in all private prisons. - Every institution has an individual WAN (Wide Area Network) connection. In place is a redundant backbone between neighboring facilities.

Date: 7/21/2021

Inquiry: 88022


Question:   Are we able to submit several options with different hardware configuration for attachment 9- Workbook cost proposal? For example, Option 2 includes Drone radar?

Answer:   It is recommended that offerors provide the Drone Detection Technology Solution they believe best meets the needs of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction.

Date: 7/21/2021

Inquiry: 87972


Question:   For clarification, does OH want all hardware/software/installation/hosting/PMO/support as a monthly subscription fee for each facility? Or would it be acceptable to establish milestone payments for hardware/installation/PMO/support as each facility goes operational and then ongoing subscription fees for software/support as facilities move into operation. Thank You

Answer:   0A1305 as written provides that the offeror Cost Summary details must include a cost per facility.

Date: 7/21/2021

Inquiry: 87967


Question:   On page 16 of the RFP, the evaluation criteria states a mandatory requirement that the offeror has implemented at least 3 similar solutions with a “corrections institution,” but just below that the scoring table states that the offeror must have implemented at least 3 similar solutions with a “county, state, or federal institution.” The first statement’s specifying a corrections institution, is significantly more limiting than the second which only requires a government institution. Can you please clarify whether the past performance must be for corrections institutions, or merely government institutions?

Answer:   The requirement is construed to advise that the offeror must have implemented at least 3 similar solutions within correctional institutions that are part of a county, state or federal system.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87902


Question:   The specifications call for controller/pilot tracking. Will you find it acceptable for the offerer to perform controller/pilot tracking on DJI drones only, or must the offered solution perform controller/pilot tracking on all drones?

Answer:   Per the specifications of OA1305 the offered solution must perform controller / pilot tracking on all drones.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87903


Question:   This is a large and complex requirement, have you considered allowing more time for offerers to prepare proposals that are complete and detailed?

Answer:   The State is looking forward to receipt of proposals with timelines as presented in OA1305 ODRC Drone Detection Technology Solution RFP.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87904


Question:   Regarding the mobile deployment capability, can the state clarify a. How many simultaneous mobile deployments of each type, small-medium-large, should be proposed? b. What is the anticipated duration of a mobile deployment? c. What is the mobile deployment coverage objective? E.g., full facility coverage for accurate detect/classify/locate/track or indicator for drone activity level d. If the state wants to deploy detection sensors in vehicles for detection “in-motion”, how many vehicles and what type of vehicles will be required? e. Where will the mobile deployment hardware be stored when not in use? E.g., at an ODRC or vendor location? f. Who will deploy and retrieve the mobile hardware? Will it be the state or the vendor?

Answer:   a. The offeror solution should provide requested information for each requested category of mobile device. b. The duration of a mobile deployment is undefined in RFP 0A1305. c. Mobile deployment is construed via RFP 0A1305 to be a useful tool for as part of the Drone Detection Technology Solution. d. Deployment of detection sensors in vehicles should considered as out of scope for 0A1305. e. 0A1305 treats a mobile as a unit to be utilized and held by the State. f. The State will work with the successful offeror to successfully implement the Drone Detection Technology Solution.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Can the state please clarify what other threats need to be detected by the system by clarifying “drones or malicious threats within state Institutions”?

Answer:   Drones and malicious/suspicious threats may be construed as any unauthorized, unmanned, aerial device approaching the perimeter of the institution which pose a threat to safety, health & welfare.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   2.3. Drone Detection Technology Solution Requirements 1. Requirement 2.3.a: Can the state clarify what is meant by “suspicious threat”?

Answer:   Drones and malicious/suspicious threats may be construed as any unauthorized, unmanned, aerial device approaching the perimeter of the institution which pose a threat to safety, health & welfare.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.3.b: Can the state clarify what is meant by “on multiple devices” if it does not mean to view the system User Interface (UI) on multiple devices?

Answer:   "On multiple" devices may refer to devices used by more than one person, and via more than one type of device. The offeror should provide the solution(s) at their avail.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.3.c: “Detect frequencies not within drone registry” to what registry is the state referring?

Answer:   Frequencies not within the drone registry would include detection of any drones and unmanned aircraft other than DJI drones.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.3.d: Does the state clarify whether they want to A) identify that a drone utilizes some sort of anti-detection or masking ability, or B) detect drones that utilize anti-detection or masking techniques?

Answer:   Offerors should provide a solution that identifies and detects that the drone exhibits anti-detection or masking ability.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.3.e: Can the state clarify what is meant by and provide an example of an unnamed device?

Answer:   An unnamed device is one with an unknown or masked hardware.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.3.g: Can the state clarify if the requirement is to store information from its own system or does “previous drone detection surveillance activities and incidents” refer to some other data source?

Answer:   The offeror should describe how its solution will collect and store intelligence information from drone detection and surveillance activities and incidents.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   2.4. Drone Detection Technology Solution Process Requirements 1. Can the state clarify whether "integrate with the network and existing ." means drone detection sensors and/or servers will operate on the wired state network? If so, a. Will the state provide Ethernet connectivity within 100 feet of sensor locations?

Answer:   The successful offeror will work with ODRC personnel for integration of the solution into ODRC operations.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   2.4. Drone Detection Technology Solution Process Requirements b. How will Vendor access the sensors and system for remote support?

Answer:   The successful offeror will work with ODRC personnel for integration of the solution into ODRC operations.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Does the state currently employ wireless containment systems that may hinder LTE-based detection sensors and/or SMS/MMS messages at the facilities named in the RFP?

Answer:   No. This is not a standard feature of ODRC.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.4.c: Can the state clarify the type and quantity of "Contractor provided central console, handheld and/or mobile device[s]" for each facility?

Answer:   RFP 0A1305 seeks a solution from offerors for Drone Detection Technology.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.4.e: If "drone surveillance activity" does not equate to drone flight activity, can the state clarify what is meant by "drone surveillance activity"?

Answer:   Surveillance connotes the observation and tracking of the drone.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.4.h: If other than to determine that there is no RF interference at desired sensor emplacements, what will the RF baseline comparisons be compared against?

Answer:   Offerors should provide the capability of their systems, as a Drone Detection Technology Solution for ODRC

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.4.i: What is the vulnerability assessment update interval frequency? 2.5. Operational Requirements

Answer:   RFP 0A1305 seeks a solution from offerors for Drone Detection Technology - that may include the interval frequency of the vulnerability assessment update.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.5.e: Can you please clarify what the scale-based measurements for false alarms and detections are intended to measure?

Answer:   Scale based measurements refer to a range (i.e. percent of frequency)

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.5.f: a. What is an example of a "high" detection?

Answer:   Per Section 2.5 of the RFP offerors should describe their scale-based measurement and performance criteria.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.5.f: b.To what extent will the facility investigate an alert before it is deemed a false alarm?

Answer:   RFP 0A1305 seeks a solution from offerors for Drone Detection Technology.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.5.k: Is the state asking for sensor data feed documentation, or for access to the sensor data feeds?

Answer:   The offeror solution should describe its ability to provide documentation and open sensor data feeds.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.5.g: Can you clarify what "other suspicious threats" means?

Answer:   Drones and malicious/suspicious threats may be construed as any unauthorized, unmanned, aerial device approaching the perimeter of the institution which pose a threat to safety, health & welfare. This includes "other."

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


Question:   Requirement 2.5.k: By "open sensor data feeds to be potentially consumed in a statewide clearinghouse" does the state mean the actual raw data from sensors, or does it mean the system's output such as detections and locations of devices?

Answer:   The offeror solution should describe its ability to provide documentation and open sensor data feeds.

Date: 7/14/2021

Inquiry: 87933


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Inquiry period ended:  7/23/2021 8:00:00 AM