Proposals for Smart Services – Summary
Summary of Documents
Marlborough District Council Request for Proposals for Smart Services Provision
Full Description of Services Sought
Marlborough District Council (Council) is releasing this Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Smart Services
project in relation to a comprehensive Marine Monitoring and Surveillance solution in the Marlborough
Council has embarked on this project to see sensors attached to Sounds-based marine farms and other
marine sites and for this data to be transported to Council for use in a range of ways, including
environmental management of the Sounds.
End User Application
While aquaculture is the focus for Smart Services, virtually everyone in Marlborough will benefit. Our
Harbourmaster is looking at Smart Services to deliver improved navigational data for vessels, ferries and
boaties, and better surveillance and monitoring. DOC is supportive so it can monitor Sounds visitors,
particular in well-used areas like Queen Charlotte Track and for pest management and species monitoring
Council recognises the important role that aquaculture plays as a key regional growth path for our region.
We have also identified the importance of having substantially better environmental information across
Marlborough as a core component of our Smart + Connected framework to drive and secure sustainable
economic growth, development and resilience for the region. Smart Services is the next step in that process.
The Council RFP is seeking partners to provide costed solutions for the supply, installation and operation of
IoT (Internet of Things) based monitoring arrays, surveillance cameras, information transport and a data
capture and analytics platform to process the acquired data.
Value of Contract
At this stage, the value is unknown and the purpose of the RFP is to help define the budget requirements
and identify the potential partner or partners that will work with the MDC to bring this vision to reality.
Council and its advisors have invested substantial time and funds over an extended period to develop the
Intellectual Property and Commercial Property. All suppliers are required to have completed a Non-
Disclosure Agreement prior to being provided with a RFP. Any proposal submitted without completing a
Non-Disclosure Agreement will be non-compliant and rejected.
The purpose of the Non-Disclosure Agreement is to govern all aspects related to the use, retention and
disclosure of confidential information by the supplier and the Council and the Intellectual Property and
Commercial Property and to protect the Intellectual Property and Commercial Property from misappropriation
and misuse by the supplier and/or any third party.