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Denmark-Copenhagen: Research and experimental development services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
CEDR Call 2020 — Impact of CAD on Safe Smart Roads and Resource Efficiency and the Circular Economy
This call for proposals entitled CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme Call 2020 is launched by Danish Road Directorate on behalf of the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR).
The research and development services of this call are exempted from the scope of the Danish Public Procurement Act, cf. section 22 of the Act (art. 14 of Directive 2014/24).
The purpose of this prior information notice is to secure transparency to Call 2020 in the EU.
Therefore the tender material will not be published in connection with a contract notice, cf. II.3). Consortia interested in submitting bids can find the tender material on the CEDR website: https://www.cedr.eu/17852/cedr-research-call-2020/ and on the following link: http://lp.vejdirektoratet.dk/EN/roadsector/supplierportal/Pages/ongoingtenders.aspx from 20 November 2020.
Impact of CAD on Safe Smart Roads
The aim of this research programme is to prepare the national road authorities on future challenges of connectivity, digitalization and automation to get to an autonomously well-managed traffic flow. If NRAs do not act proactively, the vehicle manufacturers will determine the automation of traffic flow alone, the NRAs will fall behind and huge investment will be needed to safeguard NRAs’ objectives. NRAs goals and roles in the cooperative, connected and automated mobility of the future must be clear. Exchange of data, digital twins and the digital road operator are now hot topics in the European Commission. NRAs need to determine and act before other parties decide in our place where we need to invest.
The call has the following sub-themes:
(a) digital infrastructure,
(c) traffic management.
Resource Efficiency and the Circular Economy
The aim of this research programme is to accelerate the transition of the road infrastructure sector in Europe, from linear economy, into resource efficient circular economy. Circular economy will imply profound changes in matters such as organisational and business models, basis for decisions and manufacturing and construction processes. If national road authorities combine efforts and harmonise standards in demand, the construction sector will be enabled to take the necessary steps. The national road authorities need to develop new management models across everyday business activities, public procurement that will foster circular solutions and new products based on renewable or recyclable materials.
The research programme has the following sub-themes:
(a) measuring and managing performance;
(b) public procurement to foster circular innovation;
(c) material research for roadside infrastructure.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information