Department for Infrastructure (DfI) Northern Ireland saves time buying traffic monitoring cameras

Department for Infrastructure (DfI) Northern Ireland utilised CCS’s transport technology offering to support the Belfast Rapid Transit project.

The requirement

Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative and ambitious project to create a new and dynamic public transport system for Belfast. BRT uses high quality buses, known as Gliders, to provide a modern, comfortable environment for passengers. It also incorporates real-time information systems for easier journey planning. The speed, reliability and comfort of the Glider services provides an attractive alternative to the private car.

To support the provision of real-time transport information, CCTV traffic monitoring cameras were required at strategic locations to monitor transport network performance.

The solution

Working to tight timescales, DfI procured the CCTV traffic monitoring cameras from the Government eMarketplace using the Traffic Management Technology 2 framework. The Department conducted pre-market engagement by way of a Request for Information prior to the purchase. Issuing a Request for Information gave the suppliers prior notification of the requirement, helping the service to be delivered on time.

The results

A spokesperson for the Department’s Traffic Information and Control Centre team said:

“The Government eMarketplace website was easy to navigate. The entire process was very straightforward with a quick turnaround time from start to finish. This resulted in significant savings in staff and supplier’s time.”

The Department is now considering using the eMarketplace for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.

For further information

To find out more about the Traffic Management Technology 2 framework, you can:

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CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership join together in workforce alliance

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and NHS Procurement in Partnership are coming together in collaboration to deliver the Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank Services contract for the NHS and other public sector bodies.

Customers and suppliers will benefit from a strong partnership that brings together CCS, as the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK, combined with the extensive expertise and experience that NHS Procurement in Partnership has in the NHS.

NHS Procurement in Partnership is a four hub collaboration between NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative and NHS London Procurement Partnership, previously known as NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP).

This announcement updates the publication of the CCS strategy for the health workforce sector last summer.

Our intention is for CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership to work closely together, focusing on the forward strategy for the health workforce sector, starting with the re-procurement of Flexible Resource Pool – Staff Bank. The contract notice will be released in February 2019.

CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership will be exploring the whole portfolio of health workforce services, including temporary clinical and non-clinical agency workers, with the intent to partner on the procurement, delivery, and management of these services. A full schedule of the planned phases of procurement will be communicated to our customers and suppliers in due course.

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