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Title: Driver Innovation Safety Challenge
Reference No: MAR348611
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000577339
Published by: The City of Edinburgh Council
Publication Date: 18/03/2019
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 01 Prior Information Notice (PIN)
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Driver Innovation Safety Challenge (DISC) aims to support the development and delivery of a solution to identify and alert when a driver or operator is at risk of losing focus or consciousness when in charge of a vehicle or machinery. If a risk is detected, the solution is expected to alert the control room through a Green/Amber/Red alert system.The DISC project (Driver Innovation Safety Challenge (DISC) is an Innovation Partnership procurement offering up to 168k GBP of funding for R&D and test over a project life of up to 18 months which, if successful, may award a Framework contract of up to 3 years with Edinburgh Trams through Edinburgh City Council.
CPV: 35113000, 33199000, 35113400, 71317210, 71311210, 72222300, 33157400, 44611200, 34990000, 35113000.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG

UK

Telephone: +44 1315292155

E-mail: stuart.newton@edinburgh.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM75

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290

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

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Driver Innovation Safety Challenge

II.1.2) Main CPV code

35113000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

Driver Innovation Safety Challenge (DISC) aims to support the development and delivery of a solution to identify and alert when a driver or operator is at risk of losing focus or consciousness when in charge of a vehicle or machinery. If a risk is detected, the solution is expected to alert the control room through a Green/Amber/Red alert system.The DISC project (Driver Innovation Safety Challenge (DISC) is an Innovation Partnership procurement offering up to 168k GBP of funding for R&D and test over a project life of up to 18 months which, if successful, may award a Framework contract of up to 3 years with Edinburgh Trams through Edinburgh City Council.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33199000

35113400

71317210

71311210

72222300

33157400

44611200

34990000

35113000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM75


Main site or place of performance:

Edinburgh and Lothians

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

A. Context and challenge objectives

As part of a range of actions to reinforce even further the safety measures implemented across UK tram networks, the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) and Edinburgh Trams aim to implement measures to reduce and mitigate the likelihood of fatigue and health related incidents such as the Glasgow bin lorry and Sandilands Junction tram crash.

Emergency braking systems are installed in all UK trams. If a driver loses consciousness, the tram will automatically stop. Through DISC, UK tram networks intend to be not only reactive, but pre-emptive.

Bidders to DISC are expected to develop a fully integrated solution able to identify, as close to real-time as possible, the early symptoms of loss of focus, consciousness/alertness/paralysis or similar due to:

- fatigue levels – the bidders are expected to have a solution able to detect both micro sleeps, early signs of sleep, and a decline in levels of alertness.

- common conditions – DISC is not prescriptive regarding the range of acute and/or chronic illnesses monitored which may lead to a reduction in the ability of the operator to manage the tram safely.

The DISC solution is not required to be a medical grade device and is not expected to lead to a diagnosis, but instead alert the control room if the driver has a reduced capability to operate the tram safely. Bidders are expected to develop a Green/Amber/Red alert scoring methodology reflecting the risk.

If a sufficiently “high risk” profile or incident is detected, it is anticipated that an appropriate message/alarm will be displayed both to the driver and to the Tram control room, making the control team aware in real time of risks to passengers (citizens) from changes in the drivers’ ability to operate the tram safely, and allowing for a timely intervention to be taken. Tram service management must be able to extract and report the fatigue and health data collected by the device, underlying the alert system, to share as appropriate with medical staff.

B. R&D Funding

A preliminary market analysis in 2018 indicated that no solution is currently available in the market integrating both the health and fatigue data-analytics facets into a consolidated system.

Edinburgh Trams and the CEC acknowledge that bidders will need to carry out R&D to meet this core requirement.

To support the bidders, companies selected to be part of the challenge may receive up to 168 000 GBP in Can Do Innovation Challenge Funding for R&D and testing.

C. Single supplier Framework contract award

Provided it meets the performance targets, the winner of the DISC will be awarded a single supplier framework agreement, and a call-off contract. Details of Authorities and organisations eligible to use the contract and estimates of spend will be contained in the contract notice.

Work is underway to ascertain Authorities interested in their eligibility to directly access the contract. These may include 5 potential tram networks including: Nottingham Express Transit, Blackpool Transport, Sheffield Supertram, Transport for Greater Manchester, and Edinburgh Trams. Dialogue with other Authorities who provide Public transportation systems such as Lothian buses are progressing.

D. Timeline

Bidders may have up to 18 months to develop a fully operational, and integrated, solution; and demonstrate its performance through testing. Details of the technical requirements of the solution will be contained in the contract notice.

E. Supplier engagement event

Organisations that believe they can solve the challenge and want to bid for the contract must include both elements in their bid – fatigue and health. If your organisation can produce a solution to either aspect of the challenge but cannot provide the entire solution, you are encouraged to develop a “partnership” prior to the competition.

A networking event will be organised April 1st at the Edinburgh City Chambers to support the creation of “partnerships”. Register at the following link: https://bit.ly/2J99JUq

II.2.14) Additional information

The DISC project (Driver Innovation Safety Challenge (DISC) is an Innovation Partnership procurement.

DISC is one of the Scottish Governments CAN DO projects contained in Programme for Government, aimed at fostering both the R&D and the purchase of innovative solutions by the Scottish public sector. Both Scottish and International companies and consortia can apply to the challenge.

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

30/04/2019

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

Interested parties are invited to note interest in this notice and complete and return the attached questionnaire. As detailed in the

attachments, interested parties should register for the information session April 1st using the Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/2J99JUq

If you cannot attend, information will be shared with all who noted interest following the events.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=577339.

(SC Ref:577339)

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

14/03/2019


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
23/04/2019 09:56ADDED FILE: Presentation Slide Pack

Slide Pack from DISC event.
Main Contact: stuart.newton@edinburgh.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
321000Adults and Older Peoples ServicesSocial Community Care Supplies and Services 
321Breathing ApparatusFire and Rescue
322Clothing - Fire and RescueFire and Rescue
381000Commercial VehiclesVehicles
323Communications - Fire and RescueFire and Rescue
324Equipment - Fire and RescueFire and Rescue
311300Equipment - MedicalMedical
361000Fleet ManagementTransport
361100HaulageTransport
231300Health and SafetyHighway Equipment and Materials
151500Healthcare ConsultancyConsultancy
151510Healthcare Consultancy - Public HealthConsultancy
151512Healthcare Consultancy - Service ProvisionConsultancy
151511Healthcare Consultancy -Social PolicyConsultancy
381200Heavy Construction EquipmentVehicles
151600Highways ConsultancyConsultancy
381300Industrial VehiclesVehicles
151800Information Technology ConsultancyConsultancy
151810Information Technology Consultancy - Business Process ReengineeringConsultancy
151811Information Technology Consultancy - ImplementationConsultancy
151812Information Technology Consultancy - Project ManagementConsultancy
311500Operations - MedicalMedical
149999other ClothingClothing
159999other ConsultancyConsultancy
229999other Health and SafetyHealth and Safety
279999other Information Communication TechnologyInformation Communication Technology
319999other MedicalMedical
329999other Social Community Care Supplies and ServicesSocial Community Care Supplies and Services 
359999other Traffic ManagementTraffic Management
369999other TransportTransport
389999other VehiclesVehicles
361300Passenger TransportTransport
221000Products - Health and SafetyHealth and Safety
141100Protective ClothingClothing
221100Services - Health and SafetyHealth and Safety
271500Services - Information Communication TechnologyInformation Communication Technology
311600Services - MedicalMedical
331300Sports Equipment Sports and Playground Equipment and Maintenance
321200Supplies - Social Community Care and Services Social Community Care Supplies and Services 
321210Supplies - Social Community Care and Services ConsumablesSocial Community Care Supplies and Services 
321211Supplies - Social Community Care and Services EquipmentSocial Community Care Supplies and Services 
152300Technical and Feasibility ConsultancyConsultancy
271800Telecommunications - MobileInformation Communication Technology
351400Traffic ControlTraffic Management
361200Transport MaintenanceTransport

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
160Edinburgh & Lothians

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
18/03/2019DISC PIN QuestionnaireDISC PIN Questionnaire48.68 KB53
23/04/2019DISC Slides event April 1stSlide Pack from DISC event.1.62 MB23

Replaced Documents

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