RFP for a Terror Intel Distance Training App

Posted on 31 March 2011 by


The Northern California Regional Public Safety Training Authority has announced a request for proposals on an Android-platform distance learning tool.

If the mobile app is successful – that is, if the app is picked up and used by members of the community – the authority may expand the RFP to launch it on iPhone and Blackberry platforms as well.

The RFP is very clearly written, and requirements and judging criteria are easy to follow.

In a nutshell, the app the authority seeks will be a free-to-download training app that allows users to learn about the signs of terrorism, link to websites with terrorism-awareness videos, and click on a basic interactive map to select the nearest fusion center and link to its website.

At a minimum the applciation should allow users to:

  • Watch a video on the phone;
  • Connect to the internet/provide links to websites on the internet;
  • Link to the appropriate fusion center s website based on the user’s location;
  • Send an email by touching the email link;
  • Automatically dial a number by touching the provided phone number; and
  • Attach a photo to an email or send location information with an email.

There’s a $49,999 limit on the bid; developers will need to demonstrate experience at developing apps and location-based services for mobile. Technical questions regarding the RFP must be in by 1300 (PST) on Friday, April 8, 2011.

Read the RFP