This call for tenders concerns two main areas of work, namely the provision of i) ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) equipment to the UPU for the purpose of monitoring and tracking postal items in real time and ii) engineering services to design a specialized RFID solution to track and identify items based on their electronic declaration attributes.
The RFID equipment shall be used by designated operators in the management of their day-to-day operational processes, and will serve to identify, track and monitor postal items in real time at operational facilities where postal traffic is received and processed.
In addition, a solution must be engineered to identify postal items in real time and check their compliance attributes against up-to-date customs-related business rules. The solution must be capable of isolating from the postal pipeline any items that are not compliant with the regulations, thus preventing the sending of such items.
The solution shall be tried and tested in the field prior to its subsequent roll-out. If the proposed solution requires the use of specific hardware, machinery or any other assets, Bidders should also provide the design, prototype and deployment costs thereof.
The deadline for the submission of tenders is 6 February 2023 at 16.00 CET.