Government Wireless Network
Request for Binding Bids
Description of Project
The proposed Government Wireless Network (GWN) is intended to deliver enhanced digital radio voice and narrowband data communications for Queensland's public safety agencies, with improved communications security, interoperability between public safety agencies, added functionality and a foundation to support effective front-line public safety services.
An early priority for the project is to deliver the communications needs for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2014.
Over time, other Queensland Government agencies, local governments and public safety providers will potentially utilise the GWN’s services as it is progressively deployed throughout the State.
The Queensland Government's objective is to enter into contractual arrangements with a private sector provider who will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the GWN under a managed service arrangement with the State.
The Government is undertaking a multi-phased competitive tender process with the market.
The Request for Binding Bid Process commenced on 28 February 2013.
In December 2012, the following Expression of Interest Respondents were shortlisted and invited to participate in Stage Two of the procurement process:
- Broadcast Australia Infrastructure Group
- Queensland Wireless Network Consortium
- Telstra Corporation Limited.
For more information about the Government Wireless Network announcement, read the Treasurer and Minister for Trade's media statement.
The second stage has involved an interactive dialogue process with the shortlisted proponents in which the Project's technical and commercial requirements have been discussed.
The State has now requested competitively priced Binding Bids. Following detailed evaluation of the Binding Bids submitted, the State intends to enter into a contract with the preferred service provider.