March 6, 2020

EPA Victoria wishes to engage a suitable supplier to evaluate its remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) capability.

The evaluation process will produce:

  • an overview of the current status of the capability,
  • its suitability to deliver on current organisational needs and
  • foresight into future development to enable the capability to support EPA Victoria’s goal of becoming a world class regulator.


The primary role of EPA Victoria’s remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) capability is to undertake surveillance and intelligence collection activities in support of emergency management and response functions, regulatory compliance and enforcement activities.

Community expectations relating to the speed and accuracy of response to environmental issues and hazards have been steadily increasing. As a result, the RPAS program needs to be evaluated to ensure optimum service delivery and to provide the right capabilities to enable EPA to be a world-class regulator.

Description of the Requirement

The supplier is to provide a report outlining:

  • an assessment of EPA Victoria’s current and future organisational requirements,
  • an evaluation of current practice against the relevant legislation,
  • an evaluation of the ability of the existing capability to deliver on current organisational requirements
  • recommendations about improvements required to maximise delivery of EPA Victoria’s current requirements
  • potential to growth the capability and how EPA Victoria may be able to manage that growth over a three-year period.

The report will include broad costs and associated timelines to support the delivery of the recommendations and future growth of the capability.

To gather current and future organisational requirements, the supplier will conduct at least eight interviews with relevant groups and staff (this list will be provided) and conduct research into best practice.

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Closing date for responses is 5.00pm on 24-Apr-2020

Contact Officer:

  • Mark BOND (Program Leader RPAS program)