The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia seeks a qualified contractor with valid licenses to express their interest to install and operate Hybrid (Tattle-tape+ RFID) Library Technology for Security and Automation.


Bid closing date
25 October 2021
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Published on (Oct 22, 2021)
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This notice is placed on behalf of UNECA. You are therefore requested to direct all your queries to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa using the fax number provided below.

  • Title of the EOI: Hybrid (Tattle-tape+ RFID) Library Technology for Security and Automation.
  • Date of this EOI: 13 October 2021
  • Closing Date for Receipt of EOI:25 October 2021
  • EOI Number: EOIUNECA18998
  • E-mail Address: ;
  • Address EOI response by fax for the Attention of Mr. Getachew Sahle
  • Fax Number:
  • UNSPSC Code: 92121700,81112208


The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia seeks a qualified contractor with valid licenses to express their interest to install and operate Hybrid (Tattle-tape+ RFID) Library Technology for Security and Automation.

The Knowledge Management Service Section (KMSS) of UNECA has been using Tattle-Tape with model 3501 gate for long time. KMSS has Tattle tape on the books and also has Tattle-tape strips for the new processed books. Now, KMSS would like to replace these by a new model with technical specifications as described below:

A. Book Label RFID Tag

Dimensions                       RFID Tag size 50 x 50 mm or 50 x 80 mm or comparable

Thickness                          350um Max

Memory                             Not less than 2048 bits

Data Processing Rate       26Kbps Minimum

Frequency                         13.56 MHz 

Standard                            ISO 15693 and 18000-3; ICODE SLIX2

Type               Read/Write Lockable with unlimited Number of read/write cycles and must be re-writable

Distance for Tag detection                36” Minimum

Operation Mode                                 Passive

Functionality                                       Both Security & Inventory Control.

Operating Temperature Range         -25°C to +70°C approximately

Antenna Type                                     Aluminum

Multi-Layered Optically Watermarked Sticking Labels with Library Logo

Dimensions                   Minimum half-inch larger than the tag on all the sides

Thickness                     350um Max

Paper                           UDV Paper

Printing                         Color Printed 4 + 0

Finishing                       Die Cutting in roll form and not in sheets

Logo                             Color Printed Logo

Adhesive                       Strong, Non-Removing Adhesive

Other feature                 Optical Watermark with Library Branding

Samples                        Samples to be provided


B. Staff Station for Personalization & Circulation of books

  • The RFID antenna shall be fully shielded, i.e. not read items placed under the table and on the side of the antenna pad
  • The staff station shall be able to program and verify multiple RFID tags placed on the antenna
  • The staff station connects to the PC via USB only
  • Software for Circulation of the items using SIP2/NCIP only without any middleware
  • Software for Circulation should not be through keyboard input or screen mapping into the LMS software. It should be an independent software which can be used for Circulation using Card Reader for patron Identification and RFID reader for Book Identification

C. Electromagnetic Detection Gate System dual corridor

  • Detect genuine Tattle-Tape™ products in any orientation
  • External devices, such as CCTV and/or barriers can be connected
  • The system incorporates visual and audible alarms
  • The system shall provide multiple gate installation up to 5 gates
  • The antenna´s shall have the following dimensions H 1786 x W 597cm for optimal detection
  • The weight per gate should not be more than 37 KG
  • The system should be connected through TCP/IP and the people count should be available directly through TCP/IP

D. RFID handled reader

  • The portable handheld reader must feature sound battery backup
  • The total weight of the portable handheld reader must be less than 1 Kg, including battery, RFID reader, antenna and computing unit, and any other components that must be carried by the user
  • The portable handheld reader must have the capacity to download at least 500,000 items from library’s automation system onto the portable handheld reader memory medium.
  • Reader should have facility to transfer data using USB and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Security Protocol WEP/WPA/WPA2).
  • Reader should have the capability to work off-line mode.
  • Read range: Minimum 15 cm and above
  • Reader should have the capability to show the status of the RFID tag so that in case there is any book in the shelves which is not secure (RFID tag activated) it should promptly raise an alarm.

Vendors who express their interest will be invited toparticipate in a tender through “Request for Quotation (RFQ). This tender will envisagethe selection of individual/firm to undertake the above-mentioned services within the described specifications that are detailed in the RFQ.

UNECA is precluded from entering into a contract with a vendor that is not fully registered with United Nations Global Market lace (UNGM) and has not obtained UN Global Market Place (UNGM) Vendor IDNumber. Thus, only those vendors who are registered or provisionally registered or have started their registration process in UNGM will be eligible to receive the solicitation document-RFQ. (Use the following site to be registered at UNGM website:

Those interested vendors who fulfill the above requirements are required to submit the CompleteVendor Response Form through the above-mentioned e-mail address on or before 25 October.2021

Vendors interested in participating in the planned solicitation process should complete the Vendor Response Form ( of this EOI and email it to UNECA before the closing date set forth above.

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