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Ireland-Dublin: Rescue and emergency equipment
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Prior Information Notice (PIN) with the Purpose of Inviting Market Consultation Related to the Procurement of the Provision of Smart Technology on Emergency Equipment (Ring Buoys)
Dublin City Council through its smart city function is promoting a number of so called ‘smart City’ initiatives, partnering with academic institutions and private organizations to improve quality of life, deliver more efficient and responsive city services and increase engagement with citizens.
Dublin City Council is seeking information from service providers for the provision of innovative solutions to better manage the ring buoys in Dublin and across Ireland. This may incorporate low-cost, Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) sensors, alarm systems and associated solutions to provide information on damaged or stolen of ring-buoys in real time. This will also incorporate a mobile-responsive map-based platform to be used by water safety officers to identify which ring buoys are missing.
Dublin City Council through its smart city function is promoting a number of so called ‘smart city’ initiatives, partnering with academic institutions and private organizations to improve quality of life, deliver more efficient and responsive city services and increase engagement with citizens.
Dublin City Council manages approximately 130 ring buoys in Dublin. These ring buoys are located on the banks of the canals, the rivers, in the Docklands area and in the City Council beach areas. Unfortunately, approximately 15 of these ring buoys are tampered with or are taken every week.
Dublin City Council's Water Safety Officer and Water Safety Ireland are jointly responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the ring buoys in Dublin City. As it stands, ring buoy inspectors must manually check each ring buoy and associated equipment. All problems, including missing parts, are logged on a paper filing system. Currently new parts are ordered and deployed on the next visit to that location with some ring buoys missing for weeks at a time, which is not ideal from a water safety perspective. Additionally, ring buoys cost approx. 40 EUR each, so the replacement of approximately 600 in a year costs Dublin City Council in excess of 20 000 EUR per annum.
For further information, please refer the document attached to the e-tenders notice 161158 on the e-tenders website https://www.etenders.gov.ie/
Please note that this is a market consultation. We expect to publish the contract notice in mid-February.
For more information, please see PDF document attached to the e-Tenders notice 161158 on the e-Tenders website https://www.etenders.gov.ie/
Interested parties should respond to the questionnaire attached to the e-tenders notice 161158 on the e-tenders website https://www.etenders.gov.ie/
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
1) Dublin City Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2014. If you consider that any of the information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for the sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material, will in response to the FOI request; be examined in the light of the exemptions provided for in the Acts;
2) Suppliers must register their interest on the eTenders web site (www.etenders.gov.ie) in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications;
3) Please note also that all information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal (www.etenders.gov.ie) only. Registration is free of charge. Dublin City Council will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties;
4) Please note that where documents are made available in both PDF and Word format, in the event that there is any discrepancy between the documents, the PDF version will take precedence.