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Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
The City of Oslo’s Agency for Urban Environment is considering implementing a pilot test to improve the parking situation for handicapped users in the city center through offering a system which shows vacant/occupied status of on-street handicap parking spaces in real time. In this context we request information about solutions and vendors available in the market, as well as a rough cost estimate.
Over the past few years the City of Oslo has sought to create a greener and more active city life. To achieve this goal, street parking has been removed to make room for other priorities and to provide additional handicap parking spaces. Approximately 130 handicap parking spaces have been established in the city center within the perimeter of Ring 1 in the form of on-street parking spaces. These spaces are included in the scope of the pilot. See attachment 1 for the location of these spaces.
In addition to technology for identifying vacant/occupied parking space, we also want a public-facing interface. This interface should help users to find available handicap parking space, thus reducing time and emissions searching for a spot. It should also give the users a total overview of handicap parking spaces in the city center. If the pilot is successful, there is potential for expanding both the geographic area and the user group.
In autumn 2016 a similar test was conducted with 300 on-street parking spaces in Oslo’s Grünerløkka neighborhood. The results of that test were not good enough for a further roll-out. Another test using ground sensors was started in August 2019, this time in the street Stortingsgata where there is an active tram line. The sensors will be removed at the end of the test period in spring 2020. Neither of these pilots has included user interfaces.
The solution needs to be able to function in a dense urban environment characterized by narrow streets, dense building development, and traffic including trams. The solution also must function through all seasons and have potential to be handed over to the city for daily operation. Additionally, the solution needs to adhere to our requirements for data security and privacy protection. We are interested in a practical test of a smart parking system which can offer real-time information about vacant/occupied street parking to the public.
See attached documents for further information about the RFI and specific questions.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Agency for Urban Environment requests that vendors respond in writing by close of business 10.10.2019. Responses to this RFI can be sent to an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to email@example.com
Questions regarding the RFI can be sent as a message in the EU-supply portal.
The Agency for Urban Environment also invites vendors to one-on-one meetings between 10.10.2019 and 24.10.2019. These meetings can be conducted at the Agency for Urban Environment’s office or via Skype.
Our primary focus areas are what the vendor can deliver, when it can be delivered, what preparations are required of the Agency for Urban Environment, and what challenges are foreseen. We would also like to know how the vendor can help to optimize the user experience for the end users, and how to achieve a smooth transfer from the vendor to regular operations.
If the vendor would like to set up a one-on-one meeting, this can be arranged by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to email@example.com by close of business on 10.10.2019. The email should include ‘19/20547 Parking technology one-on-one’ in the subject line. We request that vendors interested in a one-on-one meeting submit a written response to the questions listed above within the deadline on 10.10.2019 and that they prepare a presentation up to 30 minutes.
The City of Oslo is obliged to prevent others from gaining access or knowledge of information about vendors’ technical solutions, methods, operating conditions or business model which must be kept confidential for the sake of competition.