ShareMORE are the first major innovation projects run by The MILL

Procurement Starts

January 2018

Project length

Up to 2 years

 

Platform for innovation

Dundee City Council, as part of a wider European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme named ‘Scotland’s 8th City',  has received approval for a programme of projects in the smart mobility space. These will be the first wave of projects to be run through The MILL and will be collectively called ShareMORE (Shared Mobility and Resource Efficiency).

ShareMORE project funding will be available to support the live trial, testing and refinement of innovative products, technologies or services with a total budget envelope of £950,000 available across 5 lots. The MILL will broker access to the city’s infrastructure, data and citizens, who will be engaged in the co-creation of solutions that meet real needs.

Councillor Lynne Short, Convener of Dundee City Council's City Development Committee, explaining why Dundee is such an ideal location for the creation and coordination of existing and future smart mobility projects.

Simon Tricker, Partnership Manager at Urban Foresight, giving an introduction to The MILL and an overview of the call for ShareMORE innovation pilots.

Lot 1.

Advanced mobility services for the public

Lot 1 aims to make it more attractive for the citizens of Dundee to make more sustainable transport choices, whether through the use of shared mobility solutions or other lower emission transport options.

The pilots deployed will look to improve the accessibility of certain services or to somehow improve the experience of the members of the public who use them.

Indicative budget for the lot: £200,000

 Submissions are due by Friday 2nd March 2018, 10am. 

John Berry, Sustainable Transport Team Leader at Dundee City Council, describing some of the key mobility challenges faced by the city that The MILL could potentially address.

Lot 2.

Advanced fleet services

Lot 2 is looking for innovations that enable businesses and organisations in Dundee to make better use of shared mobility solutions, reduce their use of conventionally fuelled vehicles, or improve the utilisation of their transport assets.

Alternatively, Lot 2 solutions could focus on facilitating access to public sector transport assets by the broader community.

Indicative budget for the lot: £200,000

Submissions are due by Friday 2nd March 2018, 10am. 

Gary McRae, Corporate Fleet Manager at Dundee City Council, talking through the management of the Council's fleet of vehicles including their 87 electric vehicles and associated charging infrastructure. 

Lot 3.

Advanced parking services

Lot 3 is seeking to enhance the experience of parking in Dundee and improve the management of the city's existing parking assets.

Lot 3 solutions should also be seeking to support an increase in the use of shared mobility solutions in the city or a reduction in the use of fossil fuelled vehicles.

Indicative budget for the lot: £400,000

Submissions are due by Friday 2nd March 2018, 10am. 

Kenny Kidd, Acting Team Leader for Parking at Dundee City Council, presenting an overview of Dundee's parking infrastructure and the plans for future development in this area. 

Lot 4.

Advanced use of urban data

Lot 4 aims to increase the ability for either the public, businesses or Dundee City Council to make informed decisions about the use of mobility services. It is also seeking to enable third parties to use urban data in solutions that improve the use of more sustainable transport options.

The pilots deployed will either improve the amount, quality and value of data able to be published via the Dundee City Council’s open data platform or improve the visibility of how transport assets are being used around Dundee.

Indicative budget for the lot: £150,000

Submissions are due by Friday 2nd March 2018, 10am. 

Andrew Kesterton, IT Team Leader at Dundee City Council, providing an overview of Dundee's open data platform and how it relates to Lot 4 of the ShareMORE tender.

Lot 5.

Zero cost bike hire scheme

Dundee City Council is interested in understanding the market appetite for the deployment of a zero-cost bike hire scheme within Dundee. Lot 5 is seeking proposals for bike hire schemes that are able to be deployed and operate effectively with minimum officer input.

There is no budget for Lot 5. Tenders are sought for solutions that require no capital or operational funding from Dundee City Council.

Submissions are due by Friday 2nd March 2018, 10am. 

John Berry, Sustainable Transport Team Leader at Dundee City Council, describing the potential for a new Cycle Hire Scheme across Dundee.

Procurement process

 

Karen Lawson, Corporate Procurement Manager at Dundee City Council, describing the Invitation to Tender and the process for responding.

Q&A

David Beeton at the Meet the Buyer event answers the audience's questions relating to all the previous presentations.