SRS Security Request for LOI



In 1996, The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI) developed the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Indonesia. The SRS is home to seven rhinos that are part of an intensively-managed research and breeding program aimed at increasing Indonesia’s wild rhino population. At the sanctuary, the rhinos reside in enclosed forested areas where they can experience a natural rainforest habitat while still receiving state-of-the-art veterinary care and nutrition. The SRS is protected 24/7 by Rhino Protection Units (RPUs), with additional park-wide protection by additional RPUs throughout Way Kambas National Park. 

In early 2020, IRF executed a security assessment for the SRS, which provided recommendations to install a real-time camera or thermal surveillance system around the SRS and to train a real-time Ops Room and Quick Reaction Force. IRF is now looking for an individual or organization with the ability to develop and implement a security system and response team at the SRS.

Application Process and Timeline

1 July 2020 Request for Letters of Interest (LOI) Posted 
15 July 2020 LOI Due to IRF
22 July 2020 Invitation for Proposals Sent
31 August 2020 Proposals Due to IRF
15 September 2020 Lead Organizations Advised of Results


Application Criteria

Please include the following information in your letter of interest by 15 July 2020:

  • Name of company or organization
  • Name and contact information for Primary Investigators (PI)
  • Brief description of prior experience developing and implementing a security system for a protected area or wildlife sanctuary (500 words max)
  • A signed confidentiality agreement (Appendix I of this Request)

Applicants will be notified via email that their pre-proposal was received. Late proposals will not be considered. A panel of established disciplinary experts and IRF staff will review and score all LOIs and all parties that have submitted an LOI will be informed 22 July 2020 will grant an invitation to submit a full proposal. Included with this invitation will be a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) which will contain all the necessary information for interested Offerors. Final proposals must be received by 31 August 2020. Proposals and any questions about proposal submissions should be sent to both and

Evaluation and Basis for Invitation for Full Proposal

Invitations for an RFP will be made to applicants whose previous experience designing and implementing a protected area and/or wildlife sanctuary security program is determined to best meet the needs at the SRS.

For those invited to submit for the Full Proposal, applicants will be evaluated on their response to the formal invitation document, including eligibility to meet criteria stated in the RFP, technical capability requirements, and a project determined most advantageous to the SRS, YABI, and IRF. Evaluation will be graded as follows:

  • Understanding of the scope of work (35 points)
  • Relevant experience and qualifications (35 points)
  • Cost (30 points)

About the International Rhino Foundation

The mission of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is to ensure the survival of rhinos through strategic partnerships, targeted protection, and scientifically sound interventions. Founded in 1991, IRF works to protect all five extant rhino species. In addition to support for protection and monitoring of rhino species, IRF provides funding for research that is directly applicable to management, propagation, and conservation of rhinoceros species under intensive protection and management in the wild or maintained ex situ.

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About Yayasan Badak Indonesia

The mission of Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI) is to preserve Javan and Sumatran rhinoceros through protection and monitoring of population and habitat, conservation breeding improvement, research and development, raising community awareness on the importance of conservation efforts, and to collaborate and fundraise for the continuation of programs on rhino conservation activities..

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Confidentiality Agreement