Data 61

CSIRO/Data 61 "Water Wise" Web application development

Important dates

Opportunity ID
1261
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Monday 7 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Published
Monday 30 April 2018

Overview

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REQUIREMENTS

● Agile project management

● Front end software development:

o HTML/CSS, Javascript and/or Purescript, ELM, Typescript, ReactJS, AngularJS

● Back end software development:

o Haskell, Scala, Java or Python

o REST APIs for microservices

o Reactive programming

● Cloud devops on Amazon Web Services

What is the latest start date?
18/05/2018
How long is the contract?

Where can the work take place?
  • Queensland
  • Offsite
Who will the specialist work for?
Data 61
Budget range

About the work

Why is the work being done?

Potential Respondents must email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the full suite of documents related to this opportunity. Respondents that fail to email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the documents will not proceed to full evaluation.

1.1.2 CSIRO’s Data61 (Australia’s leading data innovation group) and CSIRO’s Agriculture & Food unit are deploying sensor-model-data fusion to reduce the water footprint of high value, irrigated crops.

The Opportunity:

For growers of these high value, irrigated crops (i.e. almonds and tomatoes), watering their crop often means pumping from a remote source. The lag between ordering and receiving the water can range from days to weeks. Optimising the irrigation application improves both water use efficiency and the crop’s yield and quality.

The Research:

CSIRO is researching ways to inform growers when they will need to irrigate so they can order water on time. Using wireless sensor technology, crop stress status is measured based on factors including climate and the plant's access to soil water. This information is then fed into Senaps, a cloud-based platform which ingests, stores, analyses and delivers data from IoT sensors, forecasts, temperature and more: https://research.csiro.au/dss/research/sensor-data-models-managament/ Links to further information and tutorials are provided in ‘Resources’ Section 2.9).

The Solution:

“WaterWise” will be a scalable platform for crop irrigation. The platform will be expanded across consecutive project phases, based on user feedback and market requirements, to incorporate new crops, features, prediction algorithms, UI and datasets (including spatial assessment and novel plant physiology). Third party organisations will integrate their hardware and user-facing applications with the platform.

Scope of Work:

Quotes are currently being sought to complete the first two application releases. More detailed information is included in the User Stories and Acceptance criteria listed in ‘Scope’ Section 2.6.

WaterWise ‘Release 1’:

This responsive web app will be accessed by a cohort of test growers from mobile devices (iPhone, Android and tablet) and desktop to ingest data and visualise crop stress.

WaterWise ‘Release 2’:

Release 2 will incorporate new predictive features including:

• Future recommended irrigation date/s;

• Forecast stress hours (displayed via a graph).

Who you will be working with:

The successful respondent will collaborate with CSIRO and Data61 project managers, research scientists, user experience designers and engineers to build and maintain the WaterWise platform through an Agile development method.

What's the key problem you need to solve?

Potential Respondents must email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the full suite of documents related to this opportunity. Respondents that fail to email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the documents will not proceed to full evaluation.

1.1.2 CSIRO’s Data61 (Australia’s leading data innovation group) and CSIRO’s Agriculture & Food unit are deploying sensor-model-data fusion to reduce the water footprint of high value, irrigated crops.

The Opportunity:

For growers of these high value, irrigated crops (i.e. almonds and tomatoes), watering their crop often means pumping from a remote source. The lag between ordering and receiving the water can range from days to weeks. Optimising the irrigation application improves both water use efficiency and the crop’s yield and quality.

The Research:

CSIRO is researching ways to inform growers when they will need to irrigate so they can order water on time. Using wireless sensor technology, crop stress status is measured based on factors including climate and the plant's access to soil water. This information is then fed into Senaps, a cloud-based platform which ingests, stores, analyses and delivers data from IoT sensors, forecasts, temperature and more: https://research.csiro.au/dss/research/sensor-data-models-managament/ Links to further information and tutorials are provided in ‘Resources’ Section 2.9).

The Solution:

“WaterWise” will be a scalable platform for crop irrigation. The platform will be expanded across consecutive project phases, based on user feedback and market requirements, to incorporate new crops, features, prediction algorithms, UI and datasets (including spatial assessment and novel plant physiology). Third party organisations will integrate their hardware and user-facing applications with the platform.

Scope of Work:

Quotes are currently being sought to complete the first two application releases. More detailed information is included in the User Stories and Acceptance criteria listed in ‘Scope’ Section 2.6.

WaterWise ‘Release 1’:

This responsive web app will be accessed by a cohort of test growers from mobile devices (iPhone, Android and tablet) and desktop to ingest data and visualise crop stress.

WaterWise ‘Release 2’:

Release 2 will incorporate new predictive features including:

• Future recommended irrigation date/s;

• Forecast stress hours (displayed via a graph).

Who you will be working with:

The successful respondent will collaborate with CSIRO and Data61 project managers, research scientists, user experience designers and engineers to build and maintain the WaterWise platform through an Agile development method.

Describe the users and their needs

Potential Respondents must email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the full suite of documents related to this opportunity. Respondents that fail to email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the documents will not proceed to full evaluation.

1.1.2 CSIRO’s Data61 (Australia’s leading data innovation group) and CSIRO’s Agriculture & Food unit are deploying sensor-model-data fusion to reduce the water footprint of high value, irrigated crops.

The Opportunity:

For growers of these high value, irrigated crops (i.e. almonds and tomatoes), watering their crop often means pumping from a remote source. The lag between ordering and receiving the water can range from days to weeks. Optimising the irrigation application improves both water use efficiency and the crop’s yield and quality.

The Research:

CSIRO is researching ways to inform growers when they will need to irrigate so they can order water on time. Using wireless sensor technology, crop stress status is measured based on factors including climate and the plant's access to soil water. This information is then fed into Senaps, a cloud-based platform which ingests, stores, analyses and delivers data from IoT sensors, forecasts, temperature and more: https://research.csiro.au/dss/research/sensor-data-models-managament/ Links to further information and tutorials are provided in ‘Resources’ Section 2.9).

The Solution:

“WaterWise” will be a scalable platform for crop irrigation. The platform will be expanded across consecutive project phases, based on user feedback and market requirements, to incorporate new crops, features, prediction algorithms, UI and datasets (including spatial assessment and novel plant physiology). Third party organisations will integrate their hardware and user-facing applications with the platform.

Scope of Work:

Quotes are currently being sought to complete the first two application releases. More detailed information is included in the User Stories and Acceptance criteria listed in ‘Scope’ Section 2.6.

WaterWise ‘Release 1’:

This responsive web app will be accessed by a cohort of test growers from mobile devices (iPhone, Android and tablet) and desktop to ingest data and visualise crop stress.

WaterWise ‘Release 2’:

Release 2 will incorporate new predictive features including:

• Future recommended irrigation date/s;

• Forecast stress hours (displayed via a graph).

Who you will be working with:

The successful respondent will collaborate with CSIRO and Data61 project managers, research scientists, user experience designers and engineers to build and maintain the WaterWise platform through an Agile development method.

What work has already been done?

Who will the work be done with?

Who you will be working with:

The successful respondent will collaborate with CSIRO and Data61 project managers, research scientists, user experience designers and engineers to build and maintain the WaterWise platform through an Agile development method.

Any additional relevant information?

Respondents must email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the full scope of work and response documents.

What phase is the work in?
Other

Work setup

Where will the work take place?

Queensland/Fortitude Valley.

TBC.

What are the working arrangements?

To be confirmed with the successful respondent

Is security clearance required?

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Please email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the full suite of documents related to this procurement.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
Please email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the full scope
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Agile project management
  • Capacity to provide maintenance for at least one year from Release 1.
  • Front end software development: HTML/CSS, Javascript and/or Purescript, ELM, Typescript, ReactJS, AngularJS
  • Back end software development: Haskell, Scala, Java or Python REST APIs for microservices Reactive programming
  • Cloud devops on Amazon Web Services

How sellers will be evaluated

How many shortlisted sellers will you evaluate?
5
Proposal criteria
Please email procurementpanels@csiro.au for the full scope
Cultural fit criteria
Similarity of processes, tools and culture with those of CSIRO
Payment approach
Time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence
60%

Cultural fit
20%

Price
20%

Seller questions

Seller questions
Seller question Buyer answer
1. Does CSIRO already have a preferred supplier in place? No.
2. The Digital Marketplace entry for this tender states that this is a T&M project. However, the Tender paperwork emailed in the chain below appears to reference fixed price milestones (with warranty). Our assumption is that you want to proceed with an agile project, are after a fixed price for a team for a defined set of sprints, and that the scope would be variable. Should the work require additional sprints, then a CR would be required. Could you please clarify your preferred commercial approach? Please quote on the fixed price/milestone basis outlined in the RFQ documentation provided.
3. We would like to let you know that we intend to submit our response to the Water Wise RFQ by 5pm today. We note that there seems to be no deadline for the submission of queries to CSIRO from respondents. Should additional Addenda be issued between 5pm today and the deadline of 9am on Tuesday 8th May 2018, we would like the option to re-submit our revised response to include information from the new Addenda. Due to a range of factors, including the public holiday occurring in Queensland on Monday, please note the closing time for this response via procurementpanels@csiro.au is Close of Business (6pm AEST) on Tuesday the 8th of May 2018.

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