Estimating Demand from Mobile Network Data

The role of Strategic Analysis is to provide analytical evidence to support the transport strategies, policies and interventions.

United Kingdom-London: Telecommunications network

2016/S 054-090673

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London (Information and Communications Technology)
Windsor House 42- 50 Victoria St.
Contact point(s): TFL CICT
For the attention of: Neil Galbraith
SW1H 0TL London

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Other: public transport

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Estimating Demand from Mobile Network Data (Project EDMOND).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 5: Telecommunications 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)

Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for planning and operating London’s transport network. Strategic Analysis forms 1 of the 3 divisions in TfL Planning directorate, the other 2 being Strategy and Planning and Borough Planning. The role of Strategic Analysis is to provide analytical evidence to support the transport strategies, policies and interventions contained within strategic documents such as the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, Economic Development Strategy and London Plan. In addition to this, the division provides network wide monitoring, ensuring that documents such as the Mayors Transport Strategy (MTS) deliver against their strategic objectives. Strategic Analysis is a centre of expertise for development and use of models including multi-modal, land-use and other bespoke models, these models form a suite of transport models which complement each other and provide the strategic context for others models used across TfL for example in LU and Surface. These models are often used to estimate how the transport network would operate under various scenarios. Outputs from these models are considered when deciding on investments worth billions of pounds in London’s networks. It is therefore critical that the models are developed so that TfL Transport Planning can provide reliable recommendations on future travel demands. Industry and DfT guidance for transport models requires that they are calibrated to recent travel demand data. The most important source of highway demand data has previously been road-side interviews (RSIs) which the guidance indicates should generally be less than 6 years old. This data underpins all of TfL’s strategic and tactical highway models including, Highways Assignment Models (HAMs), Surface Transport’s Operational Network Evaluator (ONE) model and London Transport Studied Model (LTS). In 2014 TfL launched a study to gain a better understanding of Estimating Demand from Mobile Network Data, this was known as Project EDMOND — Phase 1 (ICT11734). This project was initiated in order to explore the potential for new data sources to replace RSIs as they are disruptive to traffic, yield low sample data and do not have the potential to provide information on non-highway modes of transport. Strategic Analysis has explored the potential for RSI data collection to be replaced by other methods. TfL would now like to acquire a service that uses new approaches to data collection for its transport models. TfL has recently engaged with the market and has undertaken a number of research studies (including Project EDMOND Phase 1), related to the use of new types of technology for transport model data collection. The studies led to the conclusion that information that is held by the Mobile Telecommunication operators of data that is transmitted by mobile communication devices and satellite Navigation systems should play a more central role in the development of travel demand planning. The modes of transport in scope for this work are: — Private cars — Bicycles — Light goods vehicles — Heavy goods vehicles — Taxi and private hire — Buses and coaches — National Rail.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32412100, 32510000, 64200000, 64220000, 64227000, 71316000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

As stated in the tender documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 700 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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

Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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 authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.4.2016 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
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: