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Supplies - 249605-2022

11/05/2022    S91

Netherlands-'s-Hertogenbosch: Global navigation and positioning systems (GPS or equivalent)

2022/S 091-249605

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: RAV Brabant Midden-West-Noord
National registration number: 18722105
Postal address: Gruttostraat 14
NUTS code: NL Nederland
Postal code: 5212VM
Country: Netherlands
Contact person: Carolien Jobse
Telephone: +31 736804050
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Market dialogue - RAV Brabant MWN navigation and information system (NIS) (expected completion date: 01-06-2022).

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38112100 Global navigation and positioning systems (GPS or equivalent)
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The OMC aims to inform technology providers regarding the upcoming procurement of end to end solutions for the navigation systems of ambulances (and eventually other vehicles) which include security and privacy aspects.

The OMC also aims to understand the technology providers’ capabilities to satisfy the procurers’ needs and to obtain market parties’ input on the viability of the procurement plans and conditions. This is also an opportunity for technology providers to provide their feedback on the subject-matter of a future procurement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34933000 Navigation equipment
48814000 Medical information systems
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NL412 Midden-Noord-Brabant
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

There are currently 25 RAV’s in the Netherlands. All the RAV’s need to use navigation systems in their ambulances, in order to determine where the patient is, information about the patient and where - if needed - the nearest hospital is. The RAV from Brabant MWN has been using a specific software, which – apart from being software only and not an end-to-end-solution - is currently slightly outdated.That is why RAV Brabant MWN wants an end-to-end solution that eliminates the issues derived from having multiple vendors and updates. The replacement of the hardware/solution can be easily done by RAV Brabant MWN personnel in case of problems. In case of issues, 24/7 support helpdesk is needed.

The solution should be future proof, which means that several functionalities will be mandatory for the initial solution, but additional functionalities to be developed/improved in the next years should be added on a later stage.

Additionally, the solution should be based on a map/application that already includes considerable amounts of geolocation information and Points Of Interest (POI), but should also allow RAV Brabant MWN to include new information and POI. Any and all rights related to these POI should remain vested in RAV Brabant MWN and as such, no rights are being granted to the map/application/supplier, except the right to use this new POI in the maps for the duration of the agreement with RAV Brabant MWN.

The map/application shall be updated by the supplier in real time to reflect the changes in the routes.

The dispatch office (meldkamer) should send the basic medical information and the location of the patient via an HTTPS connection. The solution should be able to comply with this requirement from the beginning of the contract (Q4 2022/Q1 2023).

The foreseen new application should also relate to the exchange of medical (personal) patient information. The solution shall consider this aspect and be applicable by mid-2023. To achieve this goals, RAV Brabant MWN is working with VZVZ to ensure that the deployed solution is compliant with the high personal data and security standards. The objective of this cooperation is to ensure that the ambulances drivers, doctors and other relevant users can share and receive the patient’s information in a safe way, on a need to know basis, but in a fast and efficient manner. RAV Brabant MWN would like an end-to-end solution that ensure security already at hardware level.

In order to ensure the compatibility with the high personal data and security standards of VZVZ, the procedure for authentication/authorization for both applications (navigation and submission of medical information) shall be the same and be based upon the new Zorg-ID (smart) infrastructure of VZVZ. As a result, both applications should have received the so-called XIS type qualification from VZVZ.

With this goal in mind, RAV Brabant MWN intends to launch an award procedure, at the end of which a Framework Agreement will be awarded to two successful technology vendors. This Framework Agreement will be composed of two different phases with respective Phase Contracts.

In the first Phase, the selected technology vendors will have to test their solution and demonstrate that works in a production environment (some ambulances). At the end of this first phase, the TRL of the solution will be 9. Only one technology vendor will be invited to sign a contract for Phase 2 and deploy the final solution, based on the outcome of the demonstration phase. I.e., the best solution – from a quality perspective - will be selected for the deployment phase. The price will be set upfront, already in the offer for phase 1.

The selected technology vendors will keep the IPR of the developed solution, but the data generated belongs to RAV Brabant MWN.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

RAV Brabant MWN is cooperating with VZVZ to ensure that the deployed solution is compliant with VZVZ´s high personal data and security standards related to the exchange of medical (personal) patient information.

In conducting this procedure, RAV Brabant MWN benefits from assistance offered under the EAFIP-initiative, which is supported by the European Commission Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT).

Market parties are kindly invited to fill out the questionnaire available at the following link:

Through this link economic operators can download the OMC document - with all the relevant information- and the related annex 7.

The questionnaire should be filled out before May the 26th, 2022.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: