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Title: TfW Real Time Passenger Information Equipment and Services - Supplier Engagement Meetings
Published by: Transport for Wales
Publication Date: 09/03/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 01 Prior Information Notice (PIN)
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Transport for Wales (TfW) is seeking to engage with the market to discuss its proposals for delivering real time information (RTI) services to bus passengers in Wales.
There is an aspiration to offer a consistent source of real time information to passengers, whether on their hand held devices or delivered to roadside RTI displays. The proposed architecture would rely on a single Content Management System, a single RTI prediction engine and multiple styles of roadside RTI displays to suit local requirements. It is anticipated that these RTI equipment and services will ultimately form part of a national bus data service which will be used, alongside information about other modes of travel, to provide passengers with a seamless journey planning resource.
To assist with development of the requirement and to understand the market, TfW would like to invite potential suppliers to engagement sessions. This market testing exercise will help to inform the procurement strategy for these equipment and services.
CPV: 48813200, 50000000, 48813000, 48813100, 72212670, 48813200.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Transport for Wales

Southgate House, Wood Street

Cardiff

CF10 1EW

UK

Contact person: Kemi Adenubi

Telephone: +44 2921673434

E-mail: Procurement@tfw.wales

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://tfw.gov.wales

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA50685

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: Transport related activities

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

TfW Real Time Passenger Information Equipment and Services - Supplier Engagement Meetings

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48813200

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

Transport for Wales (TfW) is seeking to engage with the market to discuss its proposals for delivering real time information (RTI) services to bus passengers in Wales.

There is an aspiration to offer a consistent source of real time information to passengers, whether on their hand held devices or delivered to roadside RTI displays. The proposed architecture would rely on a single Content Management System, a single RTI prediction engine and multiple styles of roadside RTI displays to suit local requirements. It is anticipated that these RTI equipment and services will ultimately form part of a national bus data service which will be used, alongside information about other modes of travel, to provide passengers with a seamless journey planning resource.

To assist with development of the requirement and to understand the market, TfW would like to invite potential suppliers to engagement sessions. This market testing exercise will help to inform the procurement strategy for these equipment and services.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

50000000

48813000

48813100

72212670

48813200

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

There is a recognition that access to real time information about their journeys is an important pre-requisite for building passengers’ confidence in the use of public transport. Following consultation with local authorities, Welsh Government and bus operators, agreement has been reached to investigate the option to develop a procurement vehicle for Real Time Information. The objectives for such a procurement vehicle would be to:

- Reduce duplication of effort across 22 local authorities

- Offer a choice of pre-approved options for roadside equipment and information services which meet branding and functionality requirements for all of Wales

- Ensure interoperability between equipment purchased from different suppliers to allow a mix and match of choices in a locality or, if interoperability is not technically possible, to be clear about the constraints on the choices available to local authorities.

- Speed up the deployment of real time information services by removing the need for each local authority to run a separate procurement to meet their requirements.

- Obtain value for money for the purchase and ongoing maintenance of real time information equipment in Wales.

TfW would like to engage the RTI market to identify suitable RTI system architecture, one that meets the individual needs of the LAs and their bus operators in Wales. The following system architecture components are being considered to be procured together as one lot or as separate procurements

- A choice of new displays from across the market with associated installation and maintenance

- Content Management System (CMS)

- Upgrading and maintaining existing displays to operate via the CMS

- Real Time Information Prediction Engine

The following items are also expected to be incorporated into the RTI system architecture:

- Open APIs

- SIRI data feeds

- XML Gateway

- 4G/ 5G Mobile Coms

- RNIB REACT (or other accessibility enhancements).

Transport for Wales would like to meet with suppliers on a one to one basis to understand the different ways in which the market could meet the need. Up to 1.5 hour slots will be allocated w/c 23 March 2020, to be held in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

This is an opportunity for suppliers to submit, by no later than 1700hrs on Wednesday 18MAR20, an Expression of Interest (EOI) of no more than a page of A4 (Arial font, min font size 10), summarising RTI experience, initial thoughts about the approach and specific subjects to discuss with TfW .

Please note that places are limited and, if the number of suppliers exceeds the available meeting slots, TfW will select the suppliers to meet with, using the submitted Expressions of Interest as a guide.

II.2.14) Additional information

This PIN is an invitation to Supplier Engagement Sessions to be held in Cardiff w/c 23 March 2020 (slots to be allocated)

Registration Details: company name, attendees names, contact details and EOI summary to procurement@tfw.wales by 1700hrs Wed 18MAR20.

You will be notified of selection to attend a one to one meeting and provided details by 1700hrs on Thurs 19MAR20.

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

20/04/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

This PIN is an invitation to Supplier Engagement Sessions to be held in Cardiff w/c 23 March 2020 (individual time slots to be allocated) to understand the different ways in which the market could meet the need.

Registration Details: company name, attendees names, contact details and EOI summary to be sent to procurement@tfw.wales by no later than 1700hrs on Wednesday 18 March 2020.

This is an opportunity for suppliers to submit, by no later than 1700hrs on Wednesday 18 March 2020, an Expression of Interest (EOI) of no more than a page of A4 (Arial font, min font size 10), summarising RTI experience, initial thoughts about the approach and specific subjects to discuss with TfW.

You will be notified of selection to attend a one to one meeting and provided details by 1700hrs on Thurs 19MAR20.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=100532.

(WA Ref:100532)

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

06/03/2020


Information added to the notice since publication.

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Main Contact: Procurement@tfw.wales
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
48813100Electronic bulletin boardsPassenger information system
48813000Passenger information systemInformation systems
72212670Real time operating system software development servicesProgramming services of application software
48813200Real-time passenger information systemPassenger information system
50000000Repair and maintenance servicesOther Services
85Transport for WalesSell2Wales Projects
61Transport For Wales - Core Valley LinesSell2Wales Projects

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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Alert Region Restrictions
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