RFP for 28 Global Maritime Distress & Safety System

Issue Date: 24 May 2023

Response Date: 16 August 2023

issued By: Indian Coast Guard

Brief Details: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has issued a RFP (Request for Proposal) / Tender for the acquisition of  28 Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Console for Maritime Rescue Sub Centers (MRSCs).

The equipment should be GMDSS complaint in accordance with IMO, ITU-R regulations, and SOLAS conventions and capable of operating in saturated electromagnetic environment.

Further, the system should be capable of operating in VHF, MF and HF bands and should be designed for high performance, perfect reliability, ease of operation, efficiency of service in accordance with international regulations for maritime telecommunications such as radio regulations, ITU-R and SOLAS conventions.

Each GMDSS console to be procured for the 28 MRSCs consist of the following equipment: –

  1. MF/HF Tx/Rx with DSC – 02(01 for DSC & 01 for RT)
  2. VHF Tx/Rx with DSC – 02(01 for DSC & 01 for RT)
  3. INMARSAT “C” with EGC – 01
  4. NAVTEX receiver – 01
  5. Two Operator Workstation – 02

Noteworthy, the categorization of this procurement is under ‘Buy (Indian)’ with the mandatory requirement of minimum of 60% Indigenous Content (IC).

The last date of bid submission is 16 August 2023.

The deliveries are expected to be completed within 12 months of signing of the contract. Thereafter, the equipment will be installed and commissioned at end users within 6 months from delivery.

Further, the in-service life of the GMDSS console and associated accessories should be at least 8 years stipulated in the offer.

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