Supplies - 278424-2020

16/06/2020    S115

Netherlands-Schiphol: Voice recognition software package

2020/S 115-278424

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL)
National registration number: 34367959
Postal address: Stationsplein-ZW 1001
Town: Schiphol
NUTS code: NL NEDERLAND
Postal code: 1117 CV
Country: Netherlands
Contact person: Mark Bottinga
E-mail: m.c.bottinga@lvnl.nl
Telephone: +31 646033244
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.lvnl.nl
Address of the buyer profile: https://platform.negometrix.com/PublishedTenders.aspx?tenderid=153037
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/LVNL-VOICE2020
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Open Market Consultation — Voice Recognition and Response

Reference number: PRJ2554
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48314000 Voice recognition software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

LVNL seeks information regarding innovative solutions for the automation of pseudo-pilot tasks to improve efficiency, i.e. to reduce personnel costs, increase available training time and offer more flexibility in planning, starting from simulators to the operational domain. In order to achieve this automation, the emulation of operators and radar data is needed. In this regard, the emulation of voice will play an important role for the use of simulators: basic simulator; tower simulator; AAA simulator.

The OMC also aims to understand the operators' capabilities to satisfy LVNL's needs and to obtain market parties' input on the viability of the possible future envisaged procurement plans and conditions as described in this OMC and related documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34962210 Air-traffic control simulation
48121000 Air traffic control software package
48512000 Interactive voice response software package
63732000 Air-traffic control services
72212121 Air traffic control software development services
72212314 Voice recognition software development services
72212512 Interactive voice response software development services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NL NEDERLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Schiphol-Oost.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Company profile

ATC-NL is a Dutch independent administrative organisation that is responsible for providing air traffic services to civil air traffic in the Dutch airspace in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sensible way. In the Dutch Aviation Act this and all other tasks of ATC-NL have been laid down. Besides the provision of air traffic services these tasks consist of the provision of CNS services (including the modernization and management of these technical systems), giving aeronautical information, catering for air traffic control training and providing aviation charts and publications. In short, ATC-NL is responsible for the control of air traffic in the Dutch civil airspace as well as parts of the North Sea area and everything related thereto. ATC-NL became operational in 1923 and since 1993 as a so called ‘Independent Administrative Body (ZBO)’.

Purpose marketconsultation

LVNL seeks your valued advice regarding a variety of subjects in order to prepare a possible call for tender scheduled to start in 2020. LVNL invites you to respond to a number of questions.

The VRR Market Consultation Document and annexes describes the objectives and the rules applicable to the Open Market Consultation (OMC) of LVNL. The OMC aims to inform market operators regarding a possible future upcoming procurement of automation services for usage by air traffic controllers of LVNL.

LVNL seeks information regarding innovative solutions for the automation of pseudo-pilot tasks to improve efficiency, i.e. to reduce personnel costs, increase available training time and offer more flexibility in planning, starting from simulators to the operational domain. In order to achieve this automation, the emulation of operators and radar data is needed. In this regard, the emulation of voice will play an important role for the use of simulators:

Basic simulator;

Tower simulator;

AAA simulator.

The OMC also aims to understand the operators' capabilities to satisfy LVNL's needs and to obtain market parties' input on the viability of the possible future envisaged procurement plans and conditions as described in this OMC and related documents.

Please note, the VRR Market Consultation Document and annexes that form an integral and inseparable part of the document can be found under questionnaires --> 1. Open Market Consultation — Voice Recognition --> 1.1. VRR Market Consultation.

In conducting this Open Market Consultation, LVNL benefits from assistance offered under the EAFIP-initiative (www.eafip.eu), which is supported by the European Commission Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT).

II.2.14)Additional information

Market parties are requested to fill out the EU Survey questionnaire available at:

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/LVNL-VOICE2020

The definitive questionnaire should be submitted automatically through EU Survey by 14th of July. Bilateral meetings may be planned if considered needed by LVNL after receiving the definitive EU Survey questionnaire.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/12/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

Please note, the VRR Market Consultation Document and annexes that form an integral and inseparable part of the document can be found in negometrix under Questionnaires --> 1. Open Market Consultation - Voice Recognition --> 1.1. VRR Market Consultation.

Furthermore, Market parties are requested to fill out the EU Survey questionnaire available at:

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/LVNL-VOICE2020

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/06/2020