Description of the goods or services required
SP3.1 Digital Tools - Old Oak Common (S4) Station - HS2
Contractor’s Vision for Mobile Technology
Field technology is now common-place on major construction projects and has proven benefits in enabling access to all project data for analysis, decreasing downtime and informing better decision making. BBVS aspire to pioneer innovation through construction technology ensuring that Old Oak Common is regarded as an exemplar Project within the Construction Industry. The solution adopted for Mobile Applications (Digital Field Technology) will play a key part in accelerating change and move the project beyond the focus of traditional product and service solutions.
The BBVS aim is to deploy the latest technology in the field providing the greatest benefit to all parties involved in the Project. As well as assisting with day to day delivery, BBVS will also use mobile technology as a key driver for collaboration ensuring the appropriate people have access to the relevant information, in a controlled and auditable project environment.
Benefits of Mobile Technology
key aspects which the mobile technology solutions on Old Oak Common should address:
- Improved productivity
- Paperless environment
- Better data
a flexible approach is needed which enables new solutions to be introduced efficiently and effectively throughout the lifetime of the Project. To achieve the aspirations, the Project will seek to create a ‘Toolbox of Applications’ that collectively will provide the solution required.
To achieve its objectives of mobile technology on Old Oak Common Station, BBVS are proposing to set up a high level, toolbox of applications system (including provision of licences etc).
BBVS are looking for an organisation which can provide, configure, support and provide user training for digital tools which can be deployed in the field using standard hand-held mobile technology to meet our needs in Field Model Usage (3D, 4D, 5D), Site Process Forms and, Site Drawing Mark-up and snagging/progressive quality assurance.
There are three key focus areas through which BBVS require its digital tools subcontractor(s) to deliver as shown on the attached document.: Further functionality or capability can be proposed by the vendors.
Field Model Usage (3D, 4D, 5D)
Field/ Site Forms/Process
Field/ Site Drawing Mark-up
BBVS request that respondents to this opportunity provide details of their core business, and which of the three or combination of focus areas and associated activities they consider themselves to have the capacity, capability and expertise to deliver.
- API capability in particular with Projectwise and ALIM
- Preference for solutions that are compatible with both iOS and Android platforms
- Preference for solutions that are supported on mobile phones in addition to tablets
- Strongly preferred UK data hosting
- Strongly preferred UK based support or well-established guaranteed support
- Preference for UK based training provision
- Local caching (offline mode)
- ISO 27001 compliant vendors
- Project data to be backed up, auditable, secure, accessible and available 24/7
- Sandbox/test environment in “LIVE” state to facilitate configuration and test
- Preference for well documented solutions
- Data extracting/archiving at end of project or on stages to be able to move to private storage of the Client
- User and function based security model
- No code/low code user friendly solutions
- Preference for geolocated capability in various grid formats as applicable
The commencement date for this package is anticipated to be early- 2021, with the majority of early scope comprising the set-up of initial software, hardware and interfacing to the BBVS-provided toolbox system Common Data Environment and other IT systems.
It is anticipated that the scope outputs associated with this package will be required throughout the duration of the Main Contract.
About the buyer's selection process:
Respondents to this opportunity should be advised that prior to shortlisting, the Buyer will undertake a rigorous 'due diligence process.
Unsuccessful applicants will be advised via e-mail supplied, successful shortlisted applicants will be invited to tender through an external ERP system.
The shortlisted suppliers will be invited to register for the ERP system in due course.
What is clear at this stage is that tenders will be scored competitively across a range of criteria, such as, but not limited to: HSEQ, Commercial, Programme, Methodology (particularly with working in a track environment).