Advanced Vehicle Location System

Advanced Vehicle Location System

Nexus wish to appoint a supplier to implement a system enabling Advanced Vehicle Location (AVL) data from all buses within Tyne and Wear to be processed to provide RTI outputs.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: passenger information system

2012/S 198-326131

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Tyne and Wear PTE (t/a Nexus)
33, St James’ Boulevard
For the attention of: Debra Dennington
NE1 4AX Newcastle upon Tyne

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity

Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Advanced Vehicle Location/Real Time Information System.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Nexus wish to appoint a supplier to implement a system enabling Advanced Vehicle Location (AVL) data from all buses within Tyne and Wear to be processed to provide RTI outputs. It is proposed that the vehicle position or an arrival prediction for a vehicle will originate through ticket machine technology on the buses and be communicated to a local authority server hosting the system. This will process and disseminate the data potentially for use in UTMC, RTI, historic and real time vehicle monitoring. The scope of the project is to implement the system and the interface to each of the relevant functional inputs and outputs adhering to a standards based approach.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48813000, 48813200, 72230000, 42961300

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Nexus wish to exploit previous investment in a partnership in which all buses in the North East of England (over 1 700 buses) being equipped with SMART ticket machines having GPS and GPRS capability. The scope of this project is to develop and supply a system in future referred to as a data broker and an interface cloud. The data made available to the data broker will be either bus location data (positional) or pre-processed deviation from schedule data. The purpose of the data broker will be to merge and match the data with scheduled time data to produce data for use in UTMC, RTI, real time and historic, vehicle and or real time fleet monitoring. The data broker will be supported by a standards based interface cloud. This interface cloud will allow for all current systems interfaces to be supported, interfaces to the bus operator systems and also allow for future interface standards supported by the data broker to be physically implemented. The data broker must be able to service the North East bus fleet (estimated to be 1 700 buses) and all routes which operate in North East England. The principle deliverables will be the data broker, implemented interfaces and standards based interface documentation for all standards supported by data broker.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.11.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: