Current Tender

Tender RFT-10031821

Sydney Water Corporation –Expression of Interest for Strategic Partnership with Software OEM for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning WS2398380194

  • Date advertised:
    11 May 2020
  • Closing date:
    22 May 2020
  • Sydney Water provides water and wastewater services to more than 4.9 million customers located in its area of operations covering Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.   
    Sydney Water has a vision of becoming a truly innovative Digitally Utility. This will shape how we work as well as how we interact with and provide a better service to our Customers.  
    Through this Expression of Interest (EOI) process, Sydney Water invites Proponents (comprising one or more companies covering the required capabilities) to demonstrate that they have the right experience, capability, understanding and commitment to work with Sydney Water to deliver our planned objectives, and more. 
    We believe that this EOI represents a unique opportunity to strategically partner with Sydney Water in the development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities tailored for the Water Utility Sector.   
    We have a rich historical data set gathered over more than twenty years coupled with a wealth of internal subject matter expertise to contribute to the desired outcome.  
    In addition, we have recently developed an IoT Eco-structure as part of a Pilot which we are hoping to improve and extend as part of this EOI. 
    Partnering with the successful Proponent we seek to develop Water Utility AI and ML models coupled with associated technologies to allow us to operate in a predictive and proactive manner, combining IT and OT  data to predict and assess the condition of operational assets, identifying and fixing issues before they occur. 
    In addition, it will help to make insights and data available to drive the following initiatives; 
    •	Data exchange/sharing - analyse and utilise data from various agencies and partners, 
    •	Smart City initiatives including Digital Twins,  
    •	Smart integrated planning (also across agencies) 
    Whilst the focus of this EOI aims to advance our recently implemented IoT pilot and will be primarily around customer focussed operations and maintenance efficiencies we are cognisant that there are significant opportunities for the application of AI/ML to other domains within the business such as Planning, HR, safety and property. It is envisaged that these opportunities would be explored as a second phase of the programme. 
    
    For the avoidance of doubt, this advertisement is to ensure interested parties are directed to complete their registration on Sydney Water’s Ariba platform using the attached form and  per instruction. This Ariba registration process will close on 22nd May. The participants registered on Sydney Waters Ariba portal will then be invited to participate in the EOI process. At this stage the EOI is expected to be released via Ariba on 26th May (subject to change). Registered participants will be notified prior to EOI release.
    
    For further information on participation, please refer to this link:
    
    https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/?event=public.rft.show&RFTUUID=15BBBE80-EF9B-EAD1-38975486A30379D3