Indoor Mapping Solution
3. Opportunity Overview
The City of Aurora, Illinois seeks a partner to build a "Digital Twin" of City buildings through accurate mapping and modeling of its infrastructure. This will be a multi-step engagement, beginning with imaging all in-scope rooms/floors/buildings before using modeling software to build the 2-Dimensional or ideally 3-Dimensional Digital Twin. The City prefers to find a partner to perform both elements, but may choose to split the work amongst qualified vendors.
3.2. Partner Overview
This city-wide initiative is led by Aurora's Information Technology Department.
The evolution of Aurora's building infrastructure is no longer well-represented by original blueprints. City Hall, for example, has had multiple additions made over the last 70+ years, and there is no cohesive, accurate map of the building as it stands today. Additionally, across City buildings, there are numerous unrecorded instances of walls removed or installed, doors added or removed, among other alterations.
City stakeholders lack a centralized, accurate schematic of its building stock - and seek a partner to help build one.
3.4. Opportunity Overview
This major overhaul of Aurora infrastructure records includes all City buildings, excluding the public schools. This represents approximately 80 structures ranging from wells to City Hall to the Aurora Police Department headquarters. Qualified vendors will receive an exact building list and estimated square footage at a later stage.
Project leaders envision a partner bringing 360-degree cameras to each building/floor/room at the outset. Once these images have been captured over some scheduled period of time at each in-scope location, they hope these to be "stitched" together to create a "doll-house" digital schematic. This Digital Twin will ideally be 3-Dimensional.
Beyond employee ease-of-use and record-keeping, project stakeholders imagine this as a major public safety effort. They have developed a list of "linked assets" that they would like to be tied to the Digital Twin. Some examples of these assets include:
- First, the City wants to link all of its currently installed Genetec security cameras to their accurate "Digital Twin" location, such that live video feeds can be accurately parsed from their real-world location. Within the current software environment, all City Hall cameras are stacked on the same pinpoint latitude/longitude location as City Hall, rather than their particular niche and corner.
- Second, the City hopes to link door locks to this digital model, allowing remote control of critical access points in the event of emergency.
- Last, stakeholders would like fire extinguisher locations to be listed within the model corresponding to their real-world location for ease and speed of access.
Project leaders may choose to bring these linked assets online in phases depending on the chosen solution's capabilities and cost structure.
3.5. Evaluation Criteria
- Prior Experience
- Price & Model
- Approach, Implementation
- Value-added Services
3.6. Approach & Timeline
This request for qualification was released on Friday, November 18, 2022.
We will be accepting responses through Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm.
3.7. Partnership with Marketplace.city
The City of Aurora has partnered with Marketplace.city to support technology procurements. For selected topics areas, Marketplace.city shows The City of Aurora the market landscape of companies and solutions, comparable implementations, contracts and pricing options, and various procurement options. The City of Aurora then picks the solution, vendor and procurement vehicle that best fits their need.
For this support and access to Marketplace.city, The City of Aurora has an MOU with Marketplace.city that they will include language in their contracts developed through the Marketplace.city process stating the vendor will pay Marketplace.city an administrative fee of 7% of the initial contract value, collected when vendor receives payments. The complete MOU can be found here.
Marketplace.city will confirm that agreement through a separate agreement with selected vendor(s).