Transport for London Industry Engagement Day

Transport for London Industry Engagement Day

Industry Engagement Day – Co-Operative Networks. The Directorate would therefore like to invite all interested parties to attend an Industry Engagement Briefing event to be held on 18.4.2012 in central London.

UK-London: radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

2012/S 37-059938

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London – Surface Transport
Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road
Contact point(s): Commercial – Surface
For the attention of: Sean Payne
SE1 8NJ London

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Industry Engagement Day – Co-Operative Networks.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Transport for London’s Traffic Directorate (TD) has the responsibility of ‘Keeping London Moving’. This is achieved by making sure that traffic operates quickly and efficiently, while maximising technology opportunities. Responsibilities include:
— Delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy,
— Managing the London Streets Traffic Control Centre,
— Maintenance of London’s traffic operations infrastructure, including 6 000 traffic signals,
— Providing a traffic modelling centre of excellence,
— Technology development,
— Supporting development of Network Management Plans.
TD’s operational capability is dependant on data received back from the network This data comes from a variety of sources, including stable, fixed points, such as SCOOT loops, ANPR cameras, mobile data points such as rapid deployment cameras, or other sources such as Environmental indicators etc. Data received from the network is analysed and a suitable action is taken, whether in real time, such as a SCOOT alteration, or timing alterations, based on historic information that is analysed over time. As such, TD maintains a dependency on infrastructure for receiving reliable and timely intervention that informs it of what action to take. This infrastructure has a significant cost associated with it.
The directorate has recently begun to focus on co-operative networks. A co-operative network is one where all nodes, such as vehicles, infrastructure, and people, are connected together in real time using mobile and pervasive technologies and where Information is shared between nodes and informed decisions are made. It will make use of pervasive and mobile technologies as well as traditional ones.
TD sees potential in these technologies to bring benefits to traffic control and users of its network, whilst representing a potential commercial opportunity to private technology suppliers, automotive manufacturers and service providers. The Directorate would therefore like to invite all interested parties to attend an Industry Engagement Briefing event to be held on 18.4.2012 in central London.
At this meeting, the TD will present its reasoning behind a co-operative network and welcomes input around the key areas of reducing ongoing infrastructure costs whilst increasing data granularity availability in real time. The Industry day will offer suppliers the opportunity to inform the development of TD’s co-operative network roadmap. TD envisages follow on group of 1-2-1 sessions as an outcome of the day, focusing in more detail on themes developed in the day’s discussions.
Those interested in attending are invited to register by email to the address found above, please include your contact details and some information about your company. Further information about the content and location of the event will be provided in an information pack which will be sent out closer to the date of the event to parties who have registered their interest by 12.3.2012. On receipt of the information pack, you will need to confirm your registration of attendance. Please note that numbers may be limited. Please reserve any questions for the day of the event.

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32000000, 48500000, 48510000, 48000000, 34000000, 32250000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

This is a voluntary PIN notice. TfL is not obliged to follow the OJEU process.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.2.2012