In preparation for this PCP, all interested operators are invited to take part in an open market consultation (regardless of their geographic location, the size or governance structure of their organization) aiming acquire info about the technology state of the art.
In particular, the SMART MET market consultation is aimed to these following goals:
— Find out whether technologies are commercially available and acquire information about the advantage and disadvantages and the level of coverage of the desired functionalities, in order to confirm the assumption for PCP.
— Enable and increase the opportunities for industry to form fit-for-purpose consortia.
— Identify market risks potentially able to endanger business goals and supplier performance.
Participants in the open market consultations are requested to provide information regarding commercialized products that can address the technical challenges described in section II.1.4 above and in the Technical Prospectous, published on the project website (http://www.smart-met.eu/omc-prospectous).
The open market consultation will provide you with an overview on the procurement objectives, the PCP process and main clauses. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Participation is voluntary without reimbursement of any cost.
The open market consultation will be organised in the form of public meetings, that will be held on:
— Spain, Madrid — 5.9.2017
Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX), C/Alfonso XII, 3/5, Madrid, Spain.
— Italy, Livorno — 11.9.2017
Villa Letizia, Via dei Pensieri, 60, Livorno, Italy.
— Belgium, Brussels — 20.9.2017
Vivaqua- Boulevard de l'Impératrice 17/19, Bruxelles, Belgium.
— Hungary, Budapest — 27.9.2017
Budapest Waterworks, Váci út 23/27, H 1134, Budapest, Hungary.
The open market consultation will be held in English and Italian when it will be located in Italy / in English and Spanish when it will be located in Spain / in English when it will be located in Belgium and Hungary.
Please register for the open market consultation by 31.8.2017 (http://www.smart-met.eu/omc-registration/).
A written contribution based on a questionnaire (http://www.smart-met.eu/omc-survey/) aimed to collect market information on innovative and commercialized solution could be provided by the 31.8.2017 by the participants to form the basis for more in-depth State-of-the-art analysis and to assure the confidentiality on the information and solutions presented.
All the information about the organisation of these events will be made available in due time on the project website (http://smart-met.eu) and on the main local institutional websites. Information provided during the open market consultation and other background information will be published online in English.
Participants are not expected to submit tenders or proposals at this preliminary stage. The competitive phase of the SMART MET joint and cross-border public procurement procedure will be conducted separately with an open and advertised procurement procedure.
The market consultation does not lead to any obligations on the part of the contracting authorities involved in the SMART MET project or to any rights or privileges for the participants. You can participate in the call for tenders even if you didn't participate in the open market consultations. The contracting authorities involved in the SMART MET project are not legally bound in any way by the outcome of the market consultation.
No advantage or disadvantage will be given to any supplier / group of suppliers to the detriment of others during the market consultation and sub-sequent competitive procedure for the award of contracts procurement.
More information about the technology need and requirements are available here: http://www.smart-met.eu/omc-prospectous/
For any additional information please contact: Alessia Duso [email@example.com] Viveracqua.