The Australian Federal Police has released a tender request for the provision of an off-site mail screening service. 

The request for tender seeks responses from suitably qualified and experienced service providers for the provision of Off-Site Mail and Courier Items Security Screening Services for the AFP offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Over the past 12 months there’s been considerable target hardening of AFP buildings in response to specific threats against the force. The measures include but are not limited to the introduction of concrete barriers at street level and an armed police presence. 

The role of the 6500-strong AFP is to enforce Australian federal criminal law and to protect federal-government and national interests from crime in Australia and overseas.     

Its province includes illicit drug trafficking, organised people smuggling; human trafficking, including sexual servitude and human exploitation; serious major fraud against the government, high-tech crime involving information technology and communications, prevention, countering and investigation of terrorism, transnational and multi-jurisdictional crime, and money laundering and organised crime,

The mail screening RFT closes on August 4. ♦