CHARM market consultation Highways Agency
Highways Agency (England) and Rijkswaterstaat (NL) have teamed up to form a consortium called CHARM, in order to have a new generation of traffic management (centre) systems developed, that may be jointly purchased.
UK-Bristol: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Temple Quay House, 2 The Square
For the attention of: Ian Chalmers
BS1 6HA Bristol
Telephone: +44 1173728979
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.highways.gov.uk/
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
England and Netherlands.
The systems will:
To a high extent to a high extent support HA and RWS traffic management processes, currently and within the foreseeable future.
Enable operational resilience (in case of fire, power failure, etc.).
Support an aspiration to move towards a managed service model.
Promote functional development during the operational phase, and prevent vendor lock-in.
Enable the total cost of ownership to be reduced significantly from the parties’ current generation of traffic management centres.
Large parts of the systems will be based on existing international standards and/or assembled from Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products in various domains. The CHARM consortium wishes to consult suppliers in a wide range of industries on existing solutions and solutions that can be deployed to meet our needs.
A business process comparison between the 2 authorities was performed in 2011 and global system requirements are currently being drawn up. HA and RWS aim to present a well-substantiated business case for future TMC procurement to their respective boards by the end of 2012, based on industry consultation. Selected innovations will be developed in a parallel pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process (2013-2015).
The CHARM consortium would like to invite all interested parties to a industry event led by senior representatives from the consortium. This event will be held at Intertraffic Amsterdam on 29/3/12 commencing at 10:30 and finishing at 12:30. The event will provide an overview of the objectives of the CHARM programme and invite responses from interested parties. Those attending are invited to register as per Section II.7 below. Please reserve any questions for the day of the event.
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Interested parties are advised that additional and separate registration for attendance at Intertraffic 2012 is necessary and this can be done at the Intertraffic 2012 web site.
In the event that the project proceeds to a tender process, the Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
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VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.3.2012