Statement of Work

Engineering Review of Draft NIJ Standards for Video Equipment Used by Criminal Justice Agencies

Scope:
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is finalizing work on three draft standards evaluating equipment that uses video technologies in support of law enforcement activities. Through its partnership with the Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC), NIJ is seeking an engineering review of these draft standards performed by independent reviewers with relevant expertise. This engineering review would, through a reading evaluation of these draft standards, assist in validating the test methods and techniques proposed in the standard to known, accepted engineering and test practices and critique the merits of each standard. Such a review would examine described test methods and related performance requirements to determine if they meet the needs of the law enforcement community and provide a reasonable and realistic evaluation of the equipment. The scope of this activity does NOT encompass an attempted performance or “breadboarding” of the test methods described in these standards. The deliverable resulting from these efforts is anticipated to be a written technical report, detailing the reviewer’s findings and recommendations. This report will assist JTIC and NIJ in finalizing their review of these standards and preparing them for publication.


Qualifications / Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful bidder(s) for these efforts must detail, through a resume, CV, or past performance statement, relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly describe their qualifications in the fields of electrical and/or mechanical engineering, test method development, laboratory-based testing and evaluation of similar electronic/video systems. 


Bidding:
While it is envisioned that a single award will be issued to evaluate all three draft standards, bidders may elect to bid to review individual standards. If bidding to one (or more) standards, please clearly indicate which standard(s) you are bidding on.


Bidder’s Teleconference for Questions:
A Bidder’s Teleconference will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am EDT to discuss the technical performance requirements of this activity and to answer questions that potential bidders may have regarding this work. To participate in this teleconference, please send an email to asknlectc@justnet.org with “Video Standards Bidder Teleconference Access Request” in the subject line by no later than 5 pm EDT Tuesday July 12 to receive dial in instructions for the teleconference.

 

Standard # 1:

Draft NIJ Standard–1003.00, Law Enforcement Vehicular Digital Multimedia Evidence Recording System Standard (VDMERS)

JTIC is seeking a person or agency to perform an engineering review of a Vehicular Digital Multimedia Evidence Recording Systems (VDMERS) standard. VDMERS models are used by law enforcement officers for recording events occurring in and around law enforcement vehicles.
This draft performance standard was produced by NIJ through a Special Technical Committee comprised of Criminal Justice practitioners, researchers and experts in testing and conformity assessment and in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
The standard addresses the following topics:

  • Form and fit requirements.
  • Video and audio monitor requirements.
  • Performance requirements.
  • Camera feature requirements.
  • System image quality requirements.
  • System operational requirements.
  • Interoperability requirements.
  • System function access and permissions.
  • Mechanical safety requirements.
  • Electrical safety requirements.
  • Electromagnetic compatibility requirements.
  • Environmental requirements.

The standard also introduces a series of new tests methods that have been specifically designed to evaluate performance features of VDMERS models. These test methods include:

  • Color fidelity test.
  • Spatial resolution test.
  • Aspect ratio test.
  • Microphone test.
  • Wireless microphone battery life test.
  • System operational test.
  • Interoperability test.
  • Security test to demonstrate access and permissions for system functions.
  • Electrical system safety tests.
  • EMC tests.
  • Environmental tests.

For questions or inquiries regarding the technical details of this proposed effort, please contact:
David Otterson
JTIC
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Rm 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Telephone: (301) 240-6754
Email:  david.m.otterson@lmco.com
In the subject line of the email, please use: Technical Inquiries re: Draft NIJ Standard-1003.00, VDMERS

Standard # 2:

Draft NIJ Standard–100x.00, Criminal Justice Interview Room Recording System Standard

JTIC is seeking a person or agency to perform an engineering review of a Criminal Justice Interview Room Recording System Standard. Interview Room Recording System models are used by law enforcement officers for recording events occurring in interview rooms found in police departments throughout the United States.
This draft performance standard was produced by NIJ through a Special Technical Committee comprised of criminal justice practitioners, researchers and experts in testing and conformity assessment and in partnership with IACP.
The standard addresses the following topics:

  • Safety requirements.
  • Electrical requirements.
  • Video, audio and metadata requirements.
  • Viewing and intelligibility.
  • System image requirements.
  • Security and access.
  • System diagnostics.
  • External triggers.

For questions or inquiries regarding the technical details of this proposed effort, please contact:
David Otterson
JTIC
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Rm 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Telephone: (301) 240-6754
Email:  david.m.otterson@lmco.com
In the subject line of the email, please use: Technical Inquiries re: Draft NIJ Standard-100x.00, Criminal Justice Interview Room Recording System Standard

 

Standard # 3:
Draft NIJ Standard-100x.00, Mobile License Plate Reader System Standard for Law Enforcement 
JTIC is seeking a person or agency to perform an engineering review of a Mobile License Plate Reader (LPR) System Standard for Law Enforcement. LPR System models are used by law enforcement officers to capture license plate information in the region around the image capture device.
This draft performance standard was produced by NIJ through a Special Technical Committee comprised of law enforcement practitioners, researchers and experts in testing and conformity assessment and in partnership with IACP.
The standard addresses the following topics:

  • General LPR System requirements.
  • Data maintenance requirements.
  • User Interface requirements.
  • Mobile unit specific requirements.
  • Power Usage Requirements.
  • Evaluation of system’s ability to prevent access.
  • Diagnostic test evaluation.
  • Power variation test method.
  • Mobile LPR field tests.
  • Labeling requirements.

For questions or inquiries regarding the technical details of this proposed effort, please contact:


David Otterson
JTIC
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Rm 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Telephone: (301) 240-6754
Email:  david.m.otterson@lmco.com


In the subject line of the email, please use: Technical Inquiries re: Draft NIJ Standard-100x.00, Mobile License Plate Reader System Standard

Supporting Documentation:
To assist in formulating responses to this Statement of Work, copies of these draft standards can be downloaded from the NLECTC System website, JUSTNET, at https://www.justnet.org/video-standards-rfp/video-standards-rfp.html.

For Questions and Additional Information:
To obtain additional informational documents necessary to prepare and submit a proposal, please contact:
Ray Danner Jr.
Subcontract Administrator
Lockheed Martin CDI
Phone: 301-240-5467
Email: r.danner.jr@lmco.com

Proposals in response to this RFQ are due by 5pm Friday, August 5, 2016. Proposals and cost estimates should be valid for ninety (90) days.