Army issues AoN for upgradation of security & fire fighting infrastructure in 16 x Ammunition Depots

The Indian Army has issued Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for the upgradation of security and fire fighting infrastructure in 16 x Ammunition Depots at 20 locations. The procurement is categorized under ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM) with minimum of 50% Indigenous Content (IC).

Increased security threats and recent incidents of fire in Ammunition Depots warrant an immediate upgradation of the existing archaic ‘Security and Fire Fighting (FF) Infrastructure’ currently found in all the ammunition installations of Ordnance. Therefore, there is a need to acquire force multipliers in terms of modern Security and FF Systems, which would not only be economical in terms of resources but also be potent to ward off any threat.

Selection of Vendor for project implementation and Consultants for Project Management Consultancy will be carried out through a multi-Vendor Selection Process at competitive bidding. Separate RFPs to be issued for project
implementation and Project Management Consultancy.

The main objectives of the Broad Details of AoN are as follows:-
(i) To identify potential Vendors for implementation of Project.
(ii) To generate inputs for the RFP.
(iii) To determine any Conditions Precedent

The locations where the Upgradation of Security and Fire Fighting Infrastructure is proposed will be communicated by the user (MoD/ DGOS) during the RFP Stage. The places where the Security and Fire Fighting Infrastructure
is proposed to be upgraded occupy varying area which is enumerated below:-

The Equipment Description listed out in AoN includes of the following:-
(i) Surveillance IP System – Thermal Camera (13 MM, 19 MM,35 MM, 60 MM), PTZ Camera
(ii) Lighting System along the periphery – Pole, LED Unit & Central Control Unit

(iii) PA System – Speakers with AMP, command and control software
(iv) Cabling – Cat 6 cable, Power Cable and PA System Cable
(v) Establishment of Security Network – Firewall, CAT-6 I/O Outlet, SFP Modules
(vi) Power – UPS 30+30 KVA and DG set
(vii) Fire Alarm System – for all important fire risk locations
(viii) Locking /Security System – Guard Tour Management, key, guard locks
(ix) Command & Control Centre – C4I Integration of all sensors for intrusion detection system, access control
(x) Communication System with Voice logger – Line exchange, Radio Interoperability System and radio sets
(xi) Civil Infrastructure & Allied Services – Gate redesign and C4I control room design
(xii) Barriers for gates – Crash and Boom Barrier, Gate automation