Traffic Management Systems for the Highways Agency – CHARM
The objective of the CHARM-PCP project is to create new modules for the CHARM architecture that offer radical improvement of traffic management services.
United Kingdom-Bristol: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay
Contact point(s): https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/charm-pcp?p_p_auth=FWPxdS6j
BS1 6HA Bristol
General address of the contracting authority: www.highways.gov.uk
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: European Union.
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 12
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 880 000 EUR
For the CHARM Pre Commercial Procurement project (PCP), the consortium consists of the Highways Agency and Rijkswaterstaat.
The objective of the CHARM-PCP project is to create new modules for the CHARM architecture that offer radical improvement of traffic management services. The development of innovative modules should contribute to optimizing the performance of the road network, improved safety and reduced CO2 emissions.
The following topics have been selected for the development of innovative modules:
Advanced Distributed Network Management (developing a module that provides state-of-the-art-and-beyond automated support for management of large regional and national-size traffic networks).
Advanced Traffic Predictions (developing a module that provides state-of-the-art-and-beyond real time, near future prediction of traffic conditions using simulation and modelling techniques).
Support of Co-operative ITS Functions (developing a module that supports the implementation of cooperative systems services requiring participation of intelligent infrastructure).
The challenges have been identified from earlier work conducted by the CHARM partners. The CHARM-PCP project challenges the market place to develop innovative traffic management modules that fit within the proposed new CHARM architecture. At the end of the project the selected innovations will be tested in an operational TMC, procured with the new architecture. The project partners envisage the development of separate modules for the complete challenge and are not looking for modules that cover more than one challenge.
The CHARM-PCP has three lots: one for each challenge. In each lot we use a phased approach. Phase 1 is intended to demonstrate feasibility. Phase 2 is for the development and evaluation of prototypes or demonstrators. Phase 3 is intended for the original development and testing of a limited volume of first products/ services (test series). In each phase bids are competing with each other for assignments.
Please note the number of operators referred to in II.1.4) is the minimum number, subject to bid quality and price.
72000000, 72210000, 72250000, 72610000, 72310000, 72260000, 72421000, 72220000, 72320000, 72240000, 72230000, 72416000, 72420000
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Advanced Distributed Network Management
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see the tender documents for more information.
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Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 48-078960 of 9.3.2012
Section VI: Complementary information
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The consortium that has prepared the work leading to the launch of this PCP has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under CHARM project grant agreement no. 318722. This PCP is executed under the sole responsibility and liability of the contracting authorities in the CHARM project. For more information refer to the invitation to tender documents. The European Union itself is not participating as contracting authority in this PCP.
Please note this is a PCP, adhering to the EU Treaty Principles but not subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, the EU public procurement Directives or the WTO/GPA. This publication is made on a voluntary basis; therefore the contracting authority will not apply the Open Procedure. The Open Procedure is only indicated on this publication as it is not possible to publish this call for competition without selecting one of the listed procedures and the pre-commercial procurement procedure is not listed. The contracting authority will follow the procedure described in the invitation to tender document and further documents which may be obtained from https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/charm-pcp?p_p_auth=FWPxdS6j
PCP concerns an R&D services contract in which R&D can cover activities such as solution exploration and design, prototyping, up to the original development of a limited volume of first products or servicesin the form of a test series. Original development of a first product or service may include limited production or supply in order to incorporate the results of field testing and to demonstrate that the product or service is suitable for production or supply in quantity to acceptable quality standards. R&D does not include commercial development activities such as quantity production, supply to establish commercial viability or recover R&D costs, integration, customisation, incremental adaptations and improvements to existing products or processes.
The Secretary of State for Transport, who is represented by the HA in the CHARM-PCP, will be the contracting Authority in the name and on behalf of a consortium of two partners:
— HA (England),
— Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands) (RWS).
Departement voor Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken (Belgium) (MOW) are not part of the consortium of contracting Authorities but will have Prefered Partner status in this contract. MOW is the governmental agency responsible for the strategic road network in Flanders.
Other roads authorities from a variety of European Countries have indicated an interest in the CHARM-PCP. They will be informed of the progress and results, but will not acquire any IPR. The key authorities are detailed below:
— Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW,
— ASFINAG MAUT SERVICE GMBH,
— National Roads Authority,
— LGC Transport,
— Transport for London,
— Mobiris Brussels,
— Any members of CEDR (www.cedr.fr) not listed above.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.7.2013