Published date: 19 January 2021

Last edited date: 20 January 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.



Closing: 18 February 2021, 4pm

Contract summary

Industry

  • Electric sensors - 30237475

  • Sensors - 35125100

  • Installation services of video equipment - 51314000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract

£900,000

Procurement reference

GMPTE001-DN517171-54685811

Published date

19 January 2021

Closing date

18 February 2021

Closing time

4pm

Contract start date

2 March 2021

Contract end date

1 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

TfGM is looking to establish a contract for the purchase, installation, maintenance of video analytic sensors, and a data platform to access the data from the sensors. This will allow TfGM to improve its data which will enable us to justify, monitor and evaluate improvements we make to the transport network. It is anticipated that approximately 105 sensors will be purchased under this contract, though this is not confirmed and subject to change depending on cost and budget.
We need to enhance our monitoring capabilities to be able to effectively measure the success of this substantial investment as well as to better understand the use of active travel modes across GM to inform long term cycling and walking strategies.
At present we have a shortfall in sources of continuous data on volumes of people cycling and (particularly) walking across GM. Existing continuous data sources are limited to around 70 automatic cycle counters (some of which also count people walking) across our 1,276 km² city region and a small number of locations (primarily in the regional centre) where video analytic sensor cameras have been installed on a trial basis through externally funded research projects. 
We believe that a video analytics sensor-based technology will have advantages over more traditional loop- or radar-based counting systems in certain contexts, particularly in relation to the counting of people walking, and particularly in busy, mixed-mode environments.
This contract will enable us to utilise this technology as a key component of our walking and cycling monitoring plans. This is expected to include around 100 new monitoring locations in the next few years and further locations in future as more of the planned cycling and walking network is brought forwards.
Though the initial need for an enhanced monitoring network is to address our data deficit across the cycling and walking modes, we also envisage using the equipment for other purposes such as capturing data on motorised vehicles in future. We also expect to be able to use the technology for collecting different types of data (such as path tracing and zone occupancy) to meet wider analysis needs related to walking, cycling and other transport modes. It is anticipated TfGM will require a minimum of 105 sensors over the life of the contract, though this is an estimated minimum and may be higher.
The opportunity, including tender documentation and details on how to submit a tender, can be found on Pro-Contract. To register on Pro-Contract please follow the below link: https://procontract.due-north.com/register The reference details for this tender are: Title: TfGM Video Analytic Sensors Project Code: DN517171


More information

Linked Notice

GMPTE001-DN517171-54685811


About the buyer

Contact name

Jade Rawlinson

Address

Transport for Greater Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place
Manchester
M1 3BG
England

Email

jade.rawlinson@tfgm.com


Closing: 18 February 2021, 4pm