Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland

Gullies Water Sensor - Proof of Concept

Incomplete applications

2
Incomplete applications
1 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

2
Completed applications
1 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 15 February 2018
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 22 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 1 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Summary of the work The Department of Infrastructure want to conduct a pilot/research project based on LoRa WAN technology to monitor water gullies across Northern Ireland. The Department are seeking appropriate software/hardware to develop this Proof of Concept.
Latest start date Saturday 17 March 2018
Expected contract length Work must be completed by 31st March 2018
Location Northern Ireland
Organisation the work is for Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland
Budget range Cost MUST be Under £30K

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done This is a Proof of Concept to establish an electronic means to conduct a pilot/research project based on LoRa WAN technology to monitor water gullies across Northern Ireland for the Department for Infrastructure
Problem to be solved To provide a means of analysing the water levels on an electronic basis thereby providing clear management information for DfI Roads Service in order to provide an efficient method of drainage
Who the users are and what they need to do The 'User' is DfI Roads Service who will need to analyse the data provided by the winning supplier on the Water Gullies through a bespoke dashboard for the Department.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team Its working with Digital Services Branch, DfI - Department for Infrastructure
Current phase Alpha

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Belfast and Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Working arrangements 10 Water Gullies across Northern Ireland will be monitored the network MUST cover the Belfast and Ballymena areas.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions • Must be able to provide LoRa network in the designated areas
• Must provide access to Data Hub Services
• Must have Water Sensor technology
• Must provide ‘real-time’ monitoring
• Must provide a bespoke dashboard for the Department
• Must have locally based engineers based in Northern Ireland
• Must be able to provide evidence of similar projects in Northern Ireland and across the UK
• Must be able to deliver before end March 2018
• LoRa Network must cover Belfast and Ballymena areas initially

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Must be able to provide LoRa network in the designated areas
  • Must provide access to Data Hub Services
  • Must have Water Sensor technology
  • Must provide ‘real-time’ monitoring
  • Must provide a bespoke dashboard for the Department
  • Must have locally based engineers based in Northern Ireland
  • Must be able to provide evidence of similar projects in Northern Ireland and across the UK
  • Must be able to deliver before end March 2018
  • LoRa Network must cover Belfast and Ballymena areas initially
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 3
Proposal criteria
  • Suppliers must detail how they meet the criteria and also the technologies.
  • Suppliers should provide a schematic diagram of the end to end solution and should outline any dependences on the Department
  • Suppliers must detail how they meet the criteria for the sensors.
  • Suppliers must detail how they meet the criteria for the sample dashboard and Data Hub facilities
  • Suppliers must detail how they will deliver to the Department in the timescales.
Cultural fit criteria
  • The Supplier should have experience of working within the NICS environment
  • The Supplier should share knowledge and experience with other team members
Payment approach Fixed price
Assessment methods Written proposal
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

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