Mauritius Emergency Radio Technical Assistance

Philippines Trade and Transport Security Mission
May 3, 2004
Gabon Park Transportation Technical Assistance
April 30, 2004

MPF-300x262The island nation of Mauritius’ Police Force (MPF) had been struggling with old, incompatible radio systems for decades. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided Mauritius with a grant to aid in the development of requirements for a new emergency communications system, and to prepare tender documents for the procurement of this new system. dap was selected to conduct the project, with RCC Consultants working as a subcontractor.

APPROACH

decision analysis partners conducted a thorough analysis of existing radio systems and supporting business processes,procedures, and organizational capabilities, including all major MPF units, such as the Fire Brigade, Emergency Medical Services and the Coast Guard. DAP also traveled throughout Mauritius to understand the terrain and its impact on communications, as well as existing communications towers and equipment,and other factors likely to affect the new system’s design and operation.

RESULTS

decision analysis partners delivered a vendor-ready tender (RFP) containing all requirements for a comprehensive communications system, as well as a comprehensive proposal evaluation tool to assess both technical specifications and cost, ensuring MPF gets the best value for their money when selecting a vendor for equipment and service implementation.