Services - 328738-2022

17/06/2022    S116

Norway-Vadsø: Research and experimental development services

2022/S 116-328738

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: TROMS OG FINNMARK FYLKESKOMMUNE
National registration number: 922420866
Postal address: Postboks 701
Town: VADSØ
NUTS code: NO Norge
Postal code: 9815
Country: Norway
Contact person: Avdeling Anskaffelse
E-mail: anskaffelse@tffk.no
Telephone: +47 77755000
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://permalink.mercell.com/181265460.aspx
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.tffk.no/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://permalink.mercell.com/181265460.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://permalink.mercell.com/181265460.aspx
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

PRE-COMMERCIAL PROCUREMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, Smart Accessibility

Reference number: 22/06477
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73100000 Research and experimental development services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of the procurement is to challenge suppliers to develop innovative systems that answer the contracting authority's needs.

The procurement is be made as a pre-commercial procurement, partially financed by a subsidy from Troms Holding AS. Pre-commercial procurement is a method for the procurement of research and development services in accordance with the exemption provision in the regulations, section 2-5 (the R&D exemption).

The pre-commercial procurement starts as an idea contest where the market is invited to solve a concrete challenge. The product ideas are evaluated against the award criteria. Troms og Finnmark County would like to enter into research and development contracts with the suppliers that have the best idea proposals. Call-off contracts will be signed for phases 2 and 3 that are based on the research and development contract. The innovation contest is scheduled to be held October 2022 - June 2024. Refer to the tender documentation for more information. In addition see www.tffk.no/smartfremkommelighet

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)
30144300 Vehicle-counting machines
34932000 Radar sets
34970000 Traffic-monitoring equipment
34972000 Traffic-flow measuring system
35125100 Sensors
35722000 Radar
38115100 Radar surveillance equipment
45316210 Installation of traffic monitoring equipment
45316213 Installation of traffic guidance equipment
48210000 Networking software package
63712700 Traffic control services
71350000 Engineering-related scientific and technical services
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72500000 Computer-related services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73120000 Experimental development services
73220000 Development consultancy services
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
79714000 Surveillance services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO074 Troms og Finnmark
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Troms og Finnmark County has the owner responsibility for 4500 km county roads, of which approx. 12% of the road network are roads with a total road width that is less than 5 metres. In practice this means that two large vehicles do not have room to meet. Nationwide, this makes up approx. 10% of county roads. In addition much of the road network has horizontal and vertical curvature with blind corners, so it can be difficult for vehicles to see coming traffic. These 'bottlenecks' are on open air roads, in tunnels, and on narrow bridges.

In narrow tunnels it is challenging that large vehicles must often reverse. Dangerous situations arise as well as damage to vehicles and tunnels whilst manoeuvring inside narrow tunnels. On steep gradients the challenge is that vehicles must often stop due to coming traffic and then cannot get going again on icy surfaces, this is a particular problem for heavy traffic.

At the same time, many of the county roads are very important transport routes for industry, such as the fishing industry. Commercial transport largely starts and ends on a county road.

These challenges are currently solved through physical expansions to tunnels and road widths, which requires investments far beyond realistic budgets for the county road network, which have a relatively low use and user frequency. Large road developments often lead to large interventions in nature and emissions of climate gases in the execution phase. Compared to costly and radical road projects, innovative, smart systems can contribute to a cost reduction and less impact on the climate and environment.

The relative low use and user frequency on parts of the county road network can contribute to less respect for traditional traffic light regulation for some users. This can result in drivers being stationary for a longer period of time, without any coming traffic. Based on feedback, this has resulted in drivers being impatient and driving despite having a red light, which has resulted in dangerous traffic situations.

The gain of developing innovation systems that improve accessibility and that increase traffic safety will be great for the users of the county road network, value creation for industries and the environment. As 10% of the county road network in Norway has a width that in practice means that two large vehicles do not have room to meet, the expectation is that there is a large national, and also international market potential.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 20/10/2022
End: 30/08/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/09/2022
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Norwegian
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 09/09/2022
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Nord Troms og Senja Tingrett
Town: Tromsø
Country: Norway
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/06/2022