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Title: CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund - Other Challenges
Published by: Scottish Enterprise
Publication Date: 18/08/2017
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 01 Prior Information Notices (below OJEU threshold)
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: If you feel that you have a current product or service which may partly meet one of the challenges, or if you are interested in the opportunity to be involved in developing an innovative solution, please respond to the relevant lot by noting your interest.
Following this initial market test, the Challenge Fund will evaluate each project, where a decision will be made on whether to pursue the potential project further with the public body.
Public Bodies will further advertise these projects if taken forward in due course, commencing October 2017. All the information we can share at this point is contained in the lot description. Suppliers noting interest will be informed of future progress following the closing date.
The following lots describe the innovation challenges that have been submitted by a range of public sector organisation to the 1st call for funding.
CPV: 73000000, 73000000, 73100000, 73200000, 73300000, 73421000, 73431000, 71300000, 71320000, 71323100, 71314000, 79714000, 71000000, 71200000, 71220000, 71240000, 71250000, 71320000, 72200000, 72212100, 72212220, 72212200, 72212224, 71000000, 71200000, 71220000, 71221000, 71240000, 71250000, 71320000, 55520000, 55523100, 55524000, 15130000, 15200000, 15300000, 15500000, 71318100, 71400000, 71000000, 71240000, 31522000, 71000000, 71200000, 71220000, 71221000, 71240000, 71250000, 71320000, 71222100, 71222200, 71241000, 71300000, 71311000, 71311200, 73000000, 73100000, 73200000, 73300000, 73421000, 73431000, 71600000, 71610000, 71620000, 71630000, 71631480, 71900000, 73000000, 73100000, 73200000, 73300000, 73421000, 73431000, 71000000, 71200000, 71220000, 71221000, 71240000, 71250000, 71320000, 71800000, 71321000, 71315100, 71314200, 73000000, 73100000, 73200000, 73300000, 73421000, 73431000, 71800000, 71300000, 71311000, 71320000, 45232421, 45232422, 45232430, 73000000, 73100000, 73200000, 73300000, 73421000, 73431000, 71800000, 71300000, 71311000, 71320000, 45232421, 45232422, 45232430, 72200000, 72212100, 72212220, 72212200, 72212224, 90500000, 90511000, 90511200, 90513100.

Future Contract Opportunity (below OJEU threshold)

This notice is for prior information only

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Enterprise

Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

Contact person: Gordon Hutton

Telephone: +44 8456078787

E-mail: gordon.hutton@scotent.co.uk

Fax: +44 1412481600

NUTS: UKM82

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5) Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund - Other Challenges

Reference number: P18-0058

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

If you feel that you have a current product or service which may partly meet one of the challenges, or if you are interested in the opportunity to be involved in developing an innovative solution, please respond to the relevant lot by noting your interest.

Following this initial market test, the Challenge Fund will evaluate each project, where a decision will be made on whether to pursue the potential project further with the public body.

Public Bodies will further advertise these projects if taken forward in due course, commencing October 2017. All the information we can share at this point is contained in the lot description. Suppliers noting interest will be informed of future progress following the closing date.

The following lots describe the innovation challenges that have been submitted by a range of public sector organisation to the 1st call for funding.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Agile and solar powered public space CCTV cameras

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73000000

73100000

73200000

73300000

73421000

73431000

71300000

71320000

71323100

71314000

79714000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

South Ayrshire Council.

Agile and self-powered public space CCTV cameras.

In order to work with our key partners to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, South Ayrshire Council requires a responsive and flexible public space CCTV solution. To achieve this, we require an innovative CCTV camera solution that combines self-contained power with flexible attachment mechanisms, and which provides effective transmission. In effect, we want a CCTV camera solution that isn’t restricted or limited on the basis of power supply, that can be easily attached to a wide-variety of surfaces, and that will allow CCTV operators to view effective moving images.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Industrial Premises Designs (for Industry 4.0 and a sustainable economy).

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71000000

71200000

71220000

71240000

71250000

71320000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Industrial Premises Designs (for Industry 4.0 and a sustainable economy).

Working with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) Scotland’s economic development agencies wish to explore the possibility of commissioning design work for new industrial premises that would take account of the transformational challenges presented by climate change and sustainable, circular economy thinking, along with adaptation for more flexible ways of manufacturing being driven by automation, robotics and artificial intelligence control systems in the work place. Effectively the dual challenges we want to try to address are to create better quality buildings for this evolving industrial future, while complying with environmental sustainability policy goals and reducing the whole life cost of the properties to levels that overcome investor aversion for this sector.

There is clearly some significant work along these lines, incorporating new off-site pre-fabrication processes, being progressed in the residential construction space, but we are not aware of any similar innovation for industrial buildings (partly due to the lack of private sector development in that market sector).

Ideally we would like to see this new design approach also reflecting best practice in virtual reality simulation of the space layouts to aid in customisation of final design specifications and whole life building management. The enterprise agencies and CSIC would want to retain rights, possibly by licence, to the intellectual property in the designs and tools produced, to help promote innovative practice within the construction industry, and stimulate new investment in industrial developments.

This challenge is seeking to tap into innovative thought leadership in construction design practice and / or through academia to help drive transformational change in the way industrial premises are built to meet future market requirements, and to stimulate significant productivity growth in construction sector companies, through innovative manufacturing practices.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Developing collaboration and supply chain opportunities for the food and drink sector in Angus

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72200000

72212100

72212220

72212200

72212224

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Angus Council

Developing collaboration and supply chain opportunities for the food and drink sector in Angus

Angus Council seek to find a solution to the problem of supply chain and distribution management for the food and drink sector in a rural area. The solution must assist businesses to identify suppliers in the local area, create a digitized supply board accommodating suppliers, products, transport and customers, access to public procurement, and to communicate to develop other methods of joint working and collaborative opportunities.

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Restyle Argyll - Innovation with Bulky uplifts

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72200000

72212100

72212220

72212200

72212224

90500000

90511000

90511200

90513100

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Argyll and Bute Council currently provide approximately 600 household bulky uplifts per annum, with a further 500 residents making contact to get more information.

Our challenge is to upcycle bulky goods that are in reasonable condition from these uplifts bringing the sparkle back, to once loved goods and offering them for resale at great prices!

We seek to reduce the amount of household goods, which go directly to landfill from Argyll and Bute council area each year, helping us reduce the effect on the environment.

Donating and buying reused goods is a great way to help reduce our carbon footprint. Allowing us to redirect the uplift and landfill costs, to better support council services.

Donating and buying reused goods delivers great benefits for our local economy, it is not just good for the environment and our purse, it also supports local skills development and employment.

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Eco Cabins at Country Parks in Angus

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71000000

71200000

71220000

71221000

71240000

71250000

71320000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Angus Council

Eco Cabins at Country Parks in Angus

The Council wishes to consider provision of eco cabin type facilities in the two main country parks, with a view to letting these to the public to encourage visitors to the area, promoting growth in rural Angus.

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Innovative solution required for local food provision within Primary Schools in the Stirling Council area.

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

55520000

55523100

55524000

15130000

15200000

15300000

15500000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Stirling Council

Stirling Council are searching for an innovative solution that would potentially incorporate a supported business, providing local produce to local primary schools in the area.

Lot No: 7

II.2.1) Title

Finding an innovative solution to providing year round occasional lighting which will be used for a range of celebrations throughout the year including events and the festive season.

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71318100

71400000

71000000

71240000

31522000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Stirling Council

Stirling Council is looking for an innovative, smart, energy effective solution to providing year round occasional lighting which will be used for a range of celebrations throughout the year including events and the festive season. This would be based on a sustainable and circular economic model, where Stirling Council could rent the most energy efficient and cost effective lighting on the market.

Lot No: 8

II.2.1) Title

Temporary Housing Accommodation - sustainable housing

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71000000

71200000

71220000

71221000

71240000

71250000

71320000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The City of Edinburgh Council

Temporary Housing Accommodation – Sustainable Housing

As an organization we are continually faced with a shortage in temporary accommodation. Initially we have land available for up to 5yrs and we would like to be able to utilize this with some sort of sustainable/moveable accommodation. This would have to be functional and practical and allow us to have the benefit of using these over a long period of time in different areas.

Lot No: 9

II.2.1) Title

Innovation: Public Transport (Buses) to Enable Inclusive Growth

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71222100

71222200

71241000

71300000

71311000

71311200

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership

Innovation: Public Transport (Buses) to Enable Inclusive Growth

Many communities in Glasgow face challenges related to employment, education, and skills, all of which can be inhibitors for citizens achieving their full potential. Evidence suggests that these challenges are much harder to face without good public transport, allowing people to access services, better jobs and further and higher education opportunities more easily. A lack of good public transport can also increase and exacerbate social isolation and exclusion, affecting mental health and wellbeing. Glasgow’s Community Planning Partnership (GCPP) believes that all communities deserve to benefit from the City’s successes and reach their full potential, but in order to do this they need to be connected and integrated in a way that many currently are not.

Glasgow’s bus network has been identified as an area where many communities feel strongly that their needs are not being fully met, with many expressing concern over bus routes, timetabling and the cost of travelling. Our challenge is to find a solution to the problems faced by these communities, devising an innovative way of making sure no one is left behind because of a lack of access to good public transport.

Lot No: 10

II.2.1) Title

“The practicalities of testing for coal tar“

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73000000

73100000

73200000

73300000

73421000

73431000

71600000

71610000

71620000

71630000

71631480

71900000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Scottish Road Research Board

The practicalities of testing for coal tar

Until the mid-1980s coal tar based materials were used in carriageway construction. Road tar is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons derived from the high temperature treatment of coal tar. Some are carcinogenic, others highly toxic to aquatic life; whilst some are both. Bitumen is used in present-day construction and it is important to distinguish it from road tars, because although derived from crude oil, bitumen contains a lower proportion of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) than coal tar. It therefore presents a far lower risk to the environment and human health. It is however possible for bitumen to be contaminated by coal tar, as over time tar products can migrate.

No single test is currently available which definitively quantifies coal tar concentrations. Of those available, the accuracy of the results is constrained by chemical variability of the coal tar, the possibility for false positives and negatives; and the age and condition of the carriageway. Furthermore, in isolation, the results potentially have little value, with further testing, and assessment of the site and its history required. At best, by undertaking a combination of tests in a staged approach, the field of possibilities can be narrowed, allowing the results to identify coal tar as the contributing source, but not definitively confirming its presence, nor its concentration. Testing is therefore time consuming, costly and consequently potentially impractical for many situations. As such it may be more cost-effective for small schemes to assume that coal tar is present when there is uncertainty. However, this may result in unnecessary mitigation measures being adopted and the unnecessary disposal of uncontaminated material; resulting in unnecessary associated costs.

Within England arisings containing coal tar at concentrations which exceed threshold concentrations may be reused in cold bitumen mixes or hydraulic binders. Other recovery options include the removal of coal tar by pyrolysis or biological agents. Early confirmation of the absence or presence of coal tar would allow for the identification of arisings suitable for reuse, removing the need for unnecessary mitigation measures to be adopted, and in turn reducing costs. Reusing arisings reduces the volume of material unnecessarily sent to landfill; reducing both scheme costs and carbon emissions. In a time when the risk of aggregate shortages has been predicted, the reuse of arisings reduces the need to import virgin material which could be better served elsewhere; again, reducing scheme costs, carbon emissions and vehicle movements.

Research is therefore required to devise cost-effective testing, capable of quantifying coal tar concentrations accurately, quickly, and most importantly without any room for uncertainty; in order to make testing for coal tar a cost-effective option for even the smallest scheme. Without it disposal to landfill will continue, reducing the available capacity for hazardous materials and consequently driving up disposal costs for all.

Lot No: 11

II.2.1) Title

Sustainable Home of the future

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73000000

73100000

73200000

73300000

73421000

73431000

71000000

71200000

71220000

71221000

71240000

71250000

71320000

71800000

71321000

71315100

71314200

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Scottish Water

Sustainable Home of the future

Scottish Water is the statutory supplier of water and waste water services to the population of Scotland. We deliver a universal service for our customers, where it is economic to do so, regardless of the size of the community or the geographic location. In delivering our service, due to the evolution over the years of water systems to meet tighter regulatory standards, rural systems in particular offer opportunities for more sustainable services.

Rural communities face particular challenges for access to affordable energy, treatment and disposal of waste in a sustainable manner and sustainable provision of drinking water supplies. Traditional technology-based solutions alone under a centralised model are not the answer. In search of sustainable water and wastewater provision, Scottish Water is looking for revolutionary ideas and designs for the sustainable home of the future that addresses water, waste and energy sustainability. This challenge envisions a paradigm shift in delivery of water, waste and energy services and aims to deliver a closed loop system within a zero carbon home

Potential designs need to consider how close the home can get to:

- Off national infrastructure (Water, Sanitation and Energy)

- Daily water consumption of 50 litres

- Zero Carbon

- Zero Waste

- Energy Positive

The goal is a sustainable home that pushes the boundaries on the state of the art and can be taken to the market and mass produced at scale. The emergence of SMART home technologies and developments in water, waste management and energy systems at household scales have the potential to make this achievable. An example of this is Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology already allows property level wastewater treatment using the Nano-membrane toilet developed through the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.

We are looking for solutions and designs that consider every aspect of the build from layout and construction materials to cross sector technology advances, incorporating smart home technologies, state of the art renewables and water and wastewater treatment.

A truly sustainable home could potentially deliver energy positive living, safe affordable drinking water and enhanced environmental protection as well as significantly reducing Co2 emissions.

Lot No: 12

II.2.1) Title

Effective and reliable point of use water treatment for organic rich surface waters

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73000000

73100000

73200000

73300000

73421000

73431000

71800000

71300000

71311000

71320000

45232421

45232422

45232430

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Scottish Water

Effective and reliable point of use water treatment for organic rich surface waters

Scottish Water needs to explore opportunities for providing water supplies to rural communities in a more sustainable manner and to understand the customer and regulatory issues that need to be overcome to do this. This involves looking at alternative technologies for treating water to drinking water standards and alternative approaches to providing water supplies of the required quality dependent on use. Decentralised water supply systems offer the opportunity to provide safe drinking water where centralised supply systems are not feasible due to technical and economic reasons. Due to the large amount of infrastructure (e.g. treatment plants, pipes, and pumps) needed, there are many situations where it no longer becomes feasible to operate and connect people to the public supply system. Rural communities where populations are dispersed over large surface areas is one such situation and a real challenge for Scottish Water to provide a sustainable water service.

Scotland’s water sources contain some of the highest levels of dissolved carbon and organics in the UK and Europe, which makes them very difficult waters to treat and impacts on key areas of water quality compliance. To ensure safe drinking water 24/7 typical public treatment solutions are centralised and mostly utilise multi-treatment stages that are too costly to build, maintain and operate for remote communities.

Therefore Scottish Water is looking for:

Effective and reliable point of use water treatment for organic rich surface waters

The successful solution needs to:

- Consistently produce sufficient quantities of microbiologically safe water that meets quality standards and meets daily household needs.

- Effectively treat water sources with high organic content.

- Require relatively low maintenance.

- Be low cost.

If a successful solution can be developed then this has the potential to provide a step change in the sustainability of rural water provision in Scotland and internationally.

Lot No: 13

II.2.1) Title

Treating and keeping sewage and sewage sludge local in rural communities

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73000000

73100000

73200000

73300000

73421000

73431000

71800000

71300000

71311000

71320000

45232421

45232422

45232430

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Scottish Water

Treating and keeping sewage and sewage sludge local in rural communities

This Innovation challenge addresses the issue of providing adequate treatment of sewage and sewage sludge as well as resource recovery in form of energy and nutrients locally in small rural communities. It is now accepted that wastewater is a resource as opposed to a waste. Where economies of scale allow, water companies are now abstracting heat from sewers, producing energy and recovering nutrients from wastewater infrastructure. Smaller communities and rural areas however find themselves missing out on these gains. It is currently not viable to recover energy and nutrients from wastewater at the small scale; however opportunities exist if sewage treatment is considered alongside other communities waste under a circular economic model. Rural communities suffer from high energy prices and a high proportion of fuel poverty and so urgent Innovation is required to find ways of recovering energy and nutrients from sewage and sewage sludge in small rural communities to help offset the burden of high energy prices.

Although economically sustainable current rural systems produce sludge waste that is transported out of the community to a larger treatment facility centrally rather than value recouped locally.

Therefore Scottish Water is seeking novel approaches that enable us to:

Treat and keep sewage and sewage sludge local so added-value can be realised in rural communities

Applicants are requested to propose innovative technologies or system approaches that can lead to a breakthrough in wastewater treatment and resource recovery at the small scale.

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

20/09/2017

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

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=508284.

(SC Ref:508284)

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

18/08/2017


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Main Contact: gordon.hutton@scotent.co.uk
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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
780CAN DO Innovation Challenge FundSpecial Projects/Events

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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