Traffic Scotland aims to provide travellers with relevant information by monitoring CCTV networks, controlling such information via its National Control Centre and informing the public via websites, a Care Line, text messages and Information Kiosks.
According to a tender in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), Traffic Scotland is reliant upon “Intelligent Transport Systems.”
The public body is seeking around five suppliers with the ability to support, maintain and develop the systems required to deliver its service, as well as warranties for software and computer hardware.
“The contractor will be required to provide supporting services, including the supply of both bespoke and commercial off the shelf hardware, software, systems, CCTB, Internet protocol communication infrastructure and traffic detection equipment,” says the tender document.
It adds that prospective bidders must be able to deliver systems support staff that will be based within the Traffic Scotland National Control Centre in South Queensferry and Traffic Scotland Backup Facility in Glasgow.
Besides this, any successful suppliers will be expected to provide technical and consulting support to Transport Scotland to improve the delivery of the Traffic service.
The contract is expected to last for just over four years and is set to be worth between £24m and £30m.
The tender notes that suppliers will be chosen on a basis of best price, but quality of services offered with also be considered.