The Customs and Border Protection Service is looking to source new satellite communications services for its Marine Unit.
The services will enable ship to ship, and ship to shore communications including voice, data and facsimile services.
The Customs and Border Protection Marine Unit currently runs a fleet of 11 vessels which are all fitted with a single Fleet 77 Dome, with the exception of the Oceanic Viking, the Customs and Border Protection Southern Ocean vessel, which is fitted with two fleet 77 Domes.
Each Dome is equipped with a 9.6kbit Fax, ISDN 64k, MPDS, 3.1KHz phone, mini M voice, and speech.
Customs will contract a third party for the services under an initial three year term with the possibility of extending the contract for an additional two years.