Digital Asset Repository
Solicitation number EN578-20ISC3/73
Closing date and time 2023/09/21 14:00 EDT
Last amendment date
*Please note the ISC Website will be available on August 10, 2023 at 10:30 EDT
*AMENDMENT 002 - An attachment has been added. The document contains questions and answers related to the Challenge.*
*AMENDMENT 001 - An attachment has been added. The document contains questions and answers related to the Challenge.*
This Challenge Notice is issued under the Innovative Solutions Canada Program (ISC) Call for Proposals 003 (EN578-20ISC3). For general ISC information, Bidders can visit the ISC website: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/home
Please refer to the Solicitation Documents (https://canadabuys.canada.ca/en/tender-opportunities/tender-notice/pw-2…) which contain the process for submitting a proposal.
Steps to apply:
Step 1: read this challenge
Step 2: read the Call for Proposals : https://canadabuys.canada.ca/en/tender-opportunities/tender-notice/pw-2…
Step 3: propose your solution here : https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/innovative-solutions-canada/en/digital…
Challenge title: Digital Asset Repository
Challenge sponsor: Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Funding Mechanism: Contract
MAXIMUM CONTRACT VALUE:
Multiple contracts could result from this Challenge.
• The maximum funding available for any Phase 1 contract resulting from this Challenge is : $150,000.00 CAD excluding applicable taxes, shipping, travel and living expenses, as required.
• The maximum duration for any Phase 1 contract resulting from this Challenge is up to 6 months (excluding submission of the final report).
• Estimated number of Phase 1 contracts: 4
Note: Only eligible businesses that have successfully completed Phase 1 will be invited to submit a proposal for Phase 2.
• The maximum funding available for any Phase 2 contract resulting from this Challenge is : $1,000,000.00 CAD excluding applicable taxes, shipping, travel and living expenses, as required.
• The maximum duration for any Phase 2 contract resulting from this Challenge is up to 12 months (excluding submission of the final report).
• Estimated number of Phase 2 contracts: 2
This disclosure is made in good faith and does not commit Canada to award any contract for the total approximate funding. Final decisions on the number of Phase 1 and Phase 2 awards will be made by Canada on the basis of factors such as evaluation results, departmental priorities and availability of funds. Canada reserves the right to make partial awards and to negotiate project scope changes.
Note: Selected companies are eligible to receive one contract per phase per challenge.
No travel is anticipated in Phase 1. Project meetings will be conducted via video conferencing.
Challenge Statement Summary
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Shared Services Canada (SSC) are seeking the development of a digital asset solution to facilitate the seizure and storage of cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from multiple public blockchains.
The RCMP, along with other Canadian law enforcement, is seeing a rise in the use of cryptocurrency and other digital assets such as non-fungible tokens as a payment method for illegal activity. As such, the RCMP requires the ability to safely and securely store digital assets that have been seized and retained, until their eventual disposition at the conclusion of any legal proceedings. The development of a centralized repository solution would allow police officers to seize these assets in a user friendly manner, while also offering significant security to prevent the theft of said assets during their storage.
Proposed solutions must:
1. Be able to accept and process transactions for the top 20 cryptocurrency blockchains by market capitalization as detailed on coingecko.com on August 10, 2023;
2. Be scalable to onboard and support new blockchains in the future;
3. Be scalable to onboard and support new NFT blockchains in the future;
4. Allow users to generate a case using police file number in the system and add any number of public wallets to said file;
5. Allow users to input a seed phrase into the system, automate the wallet recovery, and walk the user through the transfer of recovered wallet to a system protected wallet;
6. Log all transactions and associated transfer fees to each file;
7. Develop a secure process to protect assets in custody ensuring protection of private keys from exploitation resulting in loss of assets;
8. Develop a secure process to dispose of digital assets;
9. Include daily automated verification that ensures the digital assets in custody are accounted for;
10. Include mandatory waiting periods and automated notifications on asset transfers to ensure no unauthorized transfers;
11. Develop a native android application that can be deployed onto police mobile devices to interact with system;
12. Develop a web interface for access into the system;
13. Allow for reporting on assets in custody by system or file, reports export to PDF;
14. Allow for the transfer and holding of Ethereum, Solana, and Polygon generated non-fungible tokens.
Proposed solutions should:
1. Allow officers to query a public blockchain address and view balances and transactions;
2. Present officers with clear instructions on how to seize assets through a step- by- step guide in the application;
3. Be able to accept and process transactions for the top 100 cryptocurrency blockchains by market capitalization as detailed on coingecko.com on August 10, 2023.
Background & Context
With the rise of new and innovative methods to store and transfer assets, Canadian Law enforcement needs a safe and secure method to identify and seize said assets. As cryptocurrency continues to gain popularity as a transaction method and store of value in the general population, it continues to be used as a payment method for criminal activities. With ransomware/malware attacks and online scams making up the majority of these transactions. This challenge aims to leverage the private sectors innovation to develop a system used by the police to seize and store the ill-gotten gains from these criminal activities. https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/gazette/countering-the-rise-cryptocurrenc…
The estimated contract period will be 6 month(s).
No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process
Reason for limited tendering
A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:
10 WellingtonGatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5Canada
- Contracting authority
- Group, PSPC
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10 WellingtonGatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5Canada
Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.
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|Amd. 2 -Digital Asset Repository Q&A - Mod. no 002 - Dépôt de biens numériques – Q&R.pdf||001||
|Amd. 1 -Digital Asset Repository Q&A - Mod. no 001 - Dépôt de biens numériques – Q&R.pdf||001||
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