BMP MAGHREB Coordination meeting ICMPD - EU Meeting Minutes Date, time, place: Friday, 8 October 2021, 14h00 Malta time - WEBEX Participants: ICMPD (DG NEAR) Tunisia) NEAR) Tunisia Component l. Update on state of play of activities Equipment e Refurbishment and equipment of operational rooms: 16 operational rooms have been upgraded with desk, chairs, computers etc. Two more rooms will be done next week in Tunis (National Guard HO in L’Aouina). «e Some navigational radars and thermal cameras have been installed in September 2021 and training has been provided by the suppliers. e UPS: the Kick-off meeting took place and the delivery is planned to take place in 4 to 5 weeks. e Upgrade of the Core Network and servers: The TS have been finalised and the tender is expected to be launched by the end of the week. «e Vehicle mounted mobile surveillance radars: The TS are being finalised and the tender is expected to be launched next week. Coastal Surveillance Radars and transmission equipment
The TS are being developed. ICMPD is awaiting the updated version and will then share the TS with DG NEAR and Co-Delegate as requested. The tendering process is being discussed internally in ICMPD. It is planned to be an international tender. ICMPD is estimating the procurement process to be done by mid-June 2022. DG NEAR suggests ICMPD to consider hiring a specialised company that can advise on the procurement process. DG Near also advises ICMPD to consider the possibility of a call for expression of interest_ in order to allow selected tenderers to make possibly site visits. get more precise information for the preparation of their offers. ICMPD took note of DG NEAR’s proposal and will discuss with their procurement department to ensure that the appropriate procurement procedure is followed, in line with ICMPD’s procurement rules. ISMariS Next week a final test will be raun to accept the prototype in the north district. As of today, the tests are satisfying. The transfer of data between vessels and land stations will be tested again. ISMariS’ prototype started with 4 vessels and land stations, if the tests are satisfying; the contract will be signed to replicate the system in other vessels and districts. ROV and SONAR ICMPD requested further tests for ROV and SONAR before accepting the equipment (testing is foreseen in the contract). ROV as per TS should go 200 meters depth at sea, this still needs to be tested. Training ® Thetraining on management of dead bodies at sea will take place in Tunisia (18-21 October 2021) and is being implemented in cooperation with the French partners. ICMPD hepes-plans to continue delivering capacity-building activities with the French partners. EUD TUN will possibly seek to organise some visibility events (EU/France). Training on radars equipment haves been delivered. Further training is foreseen with the installations. Visibility EUD TUN indicates that there is no update on the visibility event for the operational rooms.
«e With regard to ISMariS, EUD TUN proposes to wait until more equipment will be installed and to do a visibility event for different types of equipment. ll. Extension of the programme e The contribution agreement will be signed by DG NEAR on Monday 11 October or Tuesday 12'" October 2021. Ill. ROM e The ROM mission for the Tunisia component is expected to be held in December 2021. IV. AOB e EUD TUN will meet next week the new directors for borders guards and will take this opportunity to talk about EU’s actions in the field of border management including the BMP-Maghreb. Morocco Component l. Update on state of play of activities « Equipment: last video surveillance equipment (VSE) have been delivered and the training is planned to take place in November 2021. « Training: The training on VSE will be at Dahua’s office and is being organised by the supplier (Intertech). ICMPD is adding an expert to deliver a training on data protection and privacy. DGSN agreed with the additional training. «e Visibility: Based on EUD MOR’s suggestions, there will be no visibility event for the end of the project. «e DG NEAR congrats ICMPD for their continuous efforts and for the prompt delivering of the project. Remaining funds
e Activities on capacity-building have been postponed due to COVID- 19, as such a further no-cost extension of the MOR component will allow ICMPD to provide further trainings to the beneficiaries. e ICMPD launched a Training Institute on Migration Capacity Partnership for the Mediterranean (MCP). In this regard, the Maltese authorities have invited the Moroccan partners to be part ofthe governing board. In this framework, the Moroccan partners could be more interested in implementing capacity-building activities since they will be able to provide their inputs in the development of the curriculum. « The curricula and trainings organised in this framework will be developed based on needs of the beneficiary. The training will be accredited (EU accredited). «e ICMPD proposes to discuss further together with DG NEAR before discussing it with the beneficiaries. I. ROM mission e The result ofthe ROM Mission for the Morocco component will be communicated once the ROM mission for the Tunisia component is done as the ROM is undertaken per project and not per component. Ill. Questions from Journalist A Journalist from The Intercept contacted ICMPD with regard to the BMP-Maghreb Morocco component. ICMPD shared their proposed answers with DG Near for feedback. e DG NEAR advises ICMPD to consider article 10 of the handover contracts (transfer of ownership - shared responsibilities in communication) as well as article 7 (use of the equipment). e DG NEAR advises ICMPD to look into ICMPD’s regulation whether it follows Austrian procedures and laws on transparency. «e DG NEAR will provide written feedback to ICMPD in this regard. ACTION POINTS . ICMPD will send the TS for the Coastal Surveillance System to DG NEAR and Co-Delegate. . DG NEAR and ICMPD will discuss the possibility of a no-cost extension of the Morocco component. . EUD Tunisia will discuss the possibility of a visibility event for the training that is being implemented in cooperation with the French. . DG NEAR will provide inputs with regard to the answers to the journalist for the Moroccan Component.