New open-ended government procurement scheme calls for local, foreign groups to come up with tech solutions

Mr Vitaliy Nechaev, founder of virtual reality and 360 video production studio Vostok VR, is interested in submitting a proposal in response to Singapore Land Authority's call for a solution to visualise land boundaries.
Mr Vitaliy Nechaev, founder of virtual reality and 360 video production studio Vostok VR, is interested in submitting a proposal in response to Singapore Land Authority's call for a solution to visualise land boundaries.PHOTO: ST FILE

Open-ended system allows local, foreign groups to offer proposals to tackle public sector problems

Operating makeshift "jungle brothels" and illegal dumping are among the illicit activities that have been carried out by trespassers on state land.

However, resource constraints mean that the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is not always able to effectively conduct surveillance for such activities around the clock.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 18, 2019, with the headline 'New tech procurement scheme for govt agencies'. Print Edition | Subscribe