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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-London: Software development services - Design Contest — Geofencing Track Worker Warning System
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Design Contest
Published By:
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Date Published:
19 August 2020
Deadline Date:
16 September 2020
Document Source:
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Notice Abstract

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Notice Details

Design contest notice

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

1 Eversholt Street




Telephone: +44 1908781000



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address

I.6) Main activity

Other: Geofencing Track Worker Warning System

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Design Contest — Geofencing Track Worker Warning System

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)











II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Network Rail has identified Geofencing technology as a potential addition to the safe system of work (SSoW), to improve the safety of trackside working. Maintenance and construction personnel working trackside is one of the highest risk environments across the Network Rail estate. The activities conducted by these workers are complex and require significant attention and many near misses occur when workers lose situational awareness of their surroundings and accidentally stray outside of safe areas. Near misses are incidents in which no property is damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage or injury could easily have occurred.

In light of this, Network Rail are running the ‘Geofencing Track Worker Warning System Design Contest’ to develop, explore and trial a selection of proposed design solutions that would help to address this current challenge. The objective is to create a real-time monitoring system that could identify if trackside workers accidentally move into unsafe zones on a work site and to alert users when this occurs via a wearable device. The design solution will be expected to support the identification of potential safety breaches and to alert workers in real time, by monitoring user positions relative to pre-defined and fixed ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ geographical regions.

Network Rail will be inviting applicants to participate in the design contest by submitting a design or plan which addresses this challenge. Following the completion of design contest, Network Rail will select design contest winners; these winners will be invited to participate in a phase of negotiations with Network Rail which if successful may result in the award of a service contract to take part in the Geofencing Track Worker Warning System trial.

For further guidance on how to complete a design submission and participate in the design contest, participants should access the following link:

The design contest response period is due to close on 16th September (this will be confirmed in the procurement documentation).

Network Rail will be completing this design contest across two stages of evaluation. Please refer to the Network Rail criteria and scoring document and the instructions to participants document for information on the selection criteria.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.2) Type of contest


IV.1.9) Criteria for the evaluation of projects:

Refer to the Network Rail criteria and scoring document. This can be accessed via the following link:

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate

Date: 16/09/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


IV.3) Rewards and jury

IV.3.1) Information about prize(s)

A prize/prizes will be awarded: No

IV.3.2) Details of payments to all participants:

IV.3.3) Follow-up contracts:

Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or winners of the contest: Yes

IV.3.4) Decision of the jury:

The decision of the jury is binding on the contracting authority/entity: Yes

IV.3.5) Names of the selected members of the jury:

Bill Cooke

Rob Forde

Adrian Fricker

Tonie Davey

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The High Court

The Strand




VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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