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Title: UK-East Sussex: Development Study for Co-operative Vehicle Highway Systems
1. Awarding authority: Department for Transport (DfT), PED, Zone D/3, Ashdown House, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7GA, UK, Tel: 020 7944 8422, Fax: 020 7944 8481, Email: anthony.moss@dft.gsi.gov.uk, Contact: Tony Moss.
2. Category of service and description, CPC reference number, quantity, options: 73110000,
Additional description: Reference PPAD 9/142/12 (to be quoted in all communications).
Co-operative Vehicle Highway Systems (CVHS) represent a potential means of supporting delivery of road safety, network efficiency and broader sustainable transport objectives. CVHS can be described as ICT-enabled communication between the roadside and vehicles and between individual vehicles in order to enhance safety and efficiency through driver support or network management applications. There is a wide range of potential applications that might be integrated to form a set of services to road users.
DfT invites Expressions of Interest from suitable qualified, multi-disciplinary organisations or consortia to support this area of strategic policy development and deliver against the 8 objectives of the study set out below. Many benefits have been claimed for CVHS including improved safety and efficiency and broader sustainable transport benefits. This study will seek to justify these and other potential benefits. It will expore the full range of policy issues including legal, administrative, technical, institutional, social, and economic.
The overall aim of this study is to describe and justify in detail a ‘vision’ that could provide the UK Government with a balanced future strategic approach to the development and deployment of CVHS.
The study objectives are to:
1. Determine whether CVHS is a viable strategic concept and identify the potential forms of CVHS that provide the best balance of benefits, investment and risk
2. Develop an over-arching strategy for the implementation of a CVHS ‘vision’ and propose a ‘route map’ to deployment
3. Develop business cases to an appropriate level of detail to support the detail of the route map.
4. Identify the issues to be addressed to realise the vision of CVHS and propose methods by which these issues can best be addressed.
5. Engage stakeholders throughout the development process including to verify the CVHS concepts with them.
6. Provide advice on the implications of CVHS for wider government policy.
7. Propose a methodology for managing, co-ordinating and monitoring a research and development programme as part of an overall strategy, with indicative cost estimates
8. Deliver high quality, clear, relevant, robust outputs against all objectives, incorporating appropriate use of peer-review.

DfT considers any team proposed to carry out this study should be able to demonstrate understanding and competence in at least the following areas:
- Policy development, with an appreciation of Government policy development
- The ability to continue to take forward a visionary approach to development whilst relating this to practical benefits and solutions, particularly in a policy context.
- A broad range of ITS development and deployment, including technical appreciation, bridging vehicle, infrastructure, systems, communications and equipment experience
- Automotive and telematics systems development and associated case for investment by vehicle manufacturers.
- Communications systems development
- Service delivery opportunities and the associated case for investment including by communications service providers
- Public sector highway intelligent transport systems (ITS) development and associated public sector business case.
- Regulatory requirements for vehicles and highways
- Stakeholder consultation processes and practice
- Institutional issues for highway network management
- Development of ITS at the international level including co-operative research programmes and standards development
- Awareness of CVHS related developments at an international level.

3. Delivery to: As in 1 above
4. a) Reserved for a particular profession: Not applicable.
4. b) Law, regulation or administrative provision: Not applicable.
4. c) Obligation to mention the names and qualifications of personnel: Not applicable.
5. Division into lots: No.
6. Number of service providers which will be invited to tender: 5 - 10
7. Variants: Not applicable.
8. Time limits for completion or duration of the contract, for starting or providing the service: Up to 18 months
9. Legal form in case of group bidders: The group will be required to nominate a lead partner with whom the Authority can contract or form themselves into a single legal entity before the contract is awarded.
10. a) Justification for accelerated procedure: 
10. b) Deadline for receipt of requests to participate: 7.3.2003 (16.00).
10. c) Address: Address: As in 1.
10. d) Language(s): English.
11. Final date for the despatch of invitations to tender: End of March 2003
12. Deposits and guarantees: Not applicable.
13. Qualifications: 2 hard copies of the following information must be forwarded if the applicant is to be considered as a potential tenderer:

* whether any of the circumstances described in Article 29 of Directive 92/50/EEC (Regulation 14 of UK SI 1993 No. 3228) including, but not limited to, environmental issues, apply;
* full company name and addresses;
* a contact name (and status), telephone number, fax number and e-mail address;
* length of time trading;
* VAT registration number;
* details of Quality Assurance systems;
* a statement showing the turnover in respect of the service to which this contract relates. If the applicant is part of a group of companies, copies of the audited accounts covering the previous financial year are also required from the Ultimate Holding Company;
* any other information applicants feel might be useful to those assessing their potential.
14. Award criteria: Economically most advantageous tender in terms of price, quality, technical merit and the expertise of the company and its staff.
15. Other information: Tenders are to be priced in Sterling and payment will be made in Sterling only.
16. Date of publication of pre-information: 
17. Notice Postmarked: 29.1.2003
18. Notice received on: 
19. Covered by the GPA agreement: Yes.
 

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