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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Sheffield: Spruce Database Upgrade & Support
Document Ref:
GB003ZM284906
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
Sheffield City Council
Date Published:
29 January 2019
Deadline Date:
13 February 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Spruce Database Upgrade & Support Sheffield City Council invites quotations to upgrade and support the SPRUCE Strategic traffic management software. The Council also invites quotations to provide a SPRUCE development engineer, which can be tendered for just as a separate item. This is a corner stone piece of technology to provide bus priority and other adaptive traffic control strategies across the city. Under the Department for Transport’s UTMC research project UTMC01, “Selected Vehicle Priority” (SPRUCE), a prototype software tool was developed to allow engineers to devise and operate priority signal control strategies for selected vehicles. Operating on a PC, the tool triggers temporary changes to fixed time Urban Traffic Control (UTC) plans in response to external demands from detectors. The resulting data are transferred to a host UTC system for implementation via the host’s communication network. Simulation tests and field trials have demonstrated the success of this approach within the Sheffield tram network. In 2003 Leeds City Council, who were the lead authority in the UTMC01 project, went through a full procurement process in accordance with European Union protocols to develop a re-engineered version of the prototype SPRUCE software, with considerably more capacity, speed and increased flexibility. TSEU Ltd won the contract to develop and market SPRUCE/STM. Leeds City Council has invested over £250,000 on this project. Sheffield City Council has been a partner in this project since the outset and has been involved at all stages in the technical development of SPRUCE. In 2006 Sheffield City Council purchased from TSEU Ltd two Linux based servers both installed with the SPRUCE / STM software. Since that date the ITS Development team at the council have used SPRUCE to develop strategies to provide central bus priority and adaptive traffic control to over 250 sets of traffic signals across the city. Keywords database, upgrade

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

Sheffield City Council
N/A
Sheffield UK
Lucy Callaghan N/A
Lucy.Callaghan@sheffield.gov.uk N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Spruce Database Upgrade & Support

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Spruce Database Upgrade & Support

Sheffield City Council invites quotations to upgrade and support the SPRUCE Strategic traffic management software. The Council also invites quotations to provide a SPRUCE development engineer, which can be tendered for just as a separate item. This is a corner stone piece of technology to provide bus priority and other adaptive traffic control strategies across the city. Under the Department for Transport’s UTMC research project UTMC01, “Selected Vehicle Priority” (SPRUCE), a prototype software tool was developed to allow engineers to devise and operate priority signal control strategies for selected vehicles. Operating on a PC, the tool triggers temporary changes to fixed time Urban Traffic Control (UTC) plans in response to external demands from detectors. The resulting data are transferred to a host UTC system for implementation via the host’s communication network. Simulation tests and field trials have demonstrated the success of this approach within the Sheffield tram network. In 2003 Leeds City Council, who were the lead authority in the UTMC01 project, went through a full procurement process in accordance with European Union protocols to develop a re-engineered version of the prototype SPRUCE software, with considerably more capacity, speed and increased flexibility. TSEU Ltd won the contract to develop and market SPRUCE/STM. Leeds City Council has invested over £250,000 on this project. Sheffield City Council has been a partner in this project since the outset and has been involved at all stages in the technical development of SPRUCE. In 2006 Sheffield City Council purchased from TSEU Ltd two Linux based servers both installed with the SPRUCE / STM software. Since that date the ITS Development team at the council have used SPRUCE to develop strategies to provide central bus priority and adaptive traffic control to over 250 sets of traffic signals across the city.

Keywords

database, upgrade

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Estimated contract dates

Start date 05/02/2019

End date 27/02/2021

Region(s) of supply

Sheffield

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

DN389894

4.3

Time Limits

   13-02-2019  Time 12:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to participate:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=f72c676e-0b23-e911-80f2-005056b64545

Expression of interest deadline : 13/02/2019 at 12:00 hrs

(MT Ref:284906)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 29-01-2019

Current Notes