Crown Commercial Service updates us on the Transport Technology and Associated Services framework that enables sustainable transport technology solutions for the public sector
In October 2021, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) awarded a new agreement for transport management technology – with a dedicated lot for sustainable transport solutions and key improvements to service delivery.
The re-branded Transport Technology and Associated Services [RM6099] framework builds and expands on the success of Traffic Management Technology 2, to include capability not only for traffic but also aviation, rail and marine.
For the first time, customers will also be able to procure state of the art software for asset data capture, processing and exchange services, intelligent transportation systems (i.e. autonomous vehicles), and geographic information systems (GIS).
Transport Technology and Associated Services went live on 26th October 2021 and will run for four years. Call-off contract durations can be from two to seven years, depending on which Lot is used.
The transport technology landscape has evolved with new service offerings being available since the launch of Traffic Management Technology 2. With many Government initiatives focused on decarbonisation, carbon net-zero, the shift to electric vehicles, improving air quality and tackling congestion, it is necessary for the transport sector to adjust and play their part in supporting these projects.
The new framework will continue to deliver core services and products such as transport professional services, APNR, pedestrian control solutions and signage and lighting, but there is a much stronger focus on sustainable technology. Customers can now procure smart traffic management technologies to tackle air pollution and vehicle charging solutions through a dedicated sustainable transport technologies lot.
Refinements to the Lots and the contracting terms and conditions have been added, making it easier and more efficient for customers to procure transport technology solutions.
Improvements and innovations will include:
- The lots have been simplified and reduced down from 15 to 7. The new structure reduces the need for customers to separate their requirements across multiple lots.
- All suppliers are automatically added to Lot 7 (catalogue), making it quicker and easier for them to upload products and for customers to purchase lowvalue items.
- A new dedicated Sustainable Transport Technologies (Lot 5) has been introduced.
- A move to public sector contracting terms and conditions to create an easier, more flexible route to market and tailored for the customer-specific operational needs
The lots will comprise:
Lot 1 – Transport Professional Services.
Lot 2 – Transport & Pedestrian Control.
Lot 3 – Transport Signage & Lighting.
Lot 4 – Transport Data Services.
Lot 5 – Sustainable Transport Technologies.
Lot 6 – Major Transport Solutions.
Lot 7 – Catalogue.
Customer and Supplier Engagement Transport Technology and Associated Services has been designed and developed using an extensive discovery and consultative process with many CCS customers, suppliers and partners.
We hosted several successful engagement days and webinars prior to launching the framework. The new framework reflects and represents their expectations and provides the platform for the country to build back better and greener with the right mix of quality and innovative suppliers, including SME providers.
The new agreement aims to build on the progress made on making it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to become suppliers. It includes 77 suppliers, 44% of which are SMEs. This is compared to 30% SME suppliers for Traffic Management Technology 2.
To support the launch of Transport Technology and Associated Services, our team of category experts will be holding a live webinar on Thursday 24th November. Click here to secure your place.
Find out more
To find out more about Transport Technology & Associated Services visit the agreement webpage or contact the CCS Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0345 410 2222. Don’t forget, you can find a full list of all the commercial agreements we offer, alongside details of how we can help you build policy considerations into your procurement, in our interactive digital brochure.
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