The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is organising a webinar on 13 April to provide information on the ‘Enhanced Galileo Green Lane - Design and Implementation’ call. Starting at 15:00 CET, the webinar will last just over an hour and will provide useful information for all parties interested in participating in this invitation to tender. For more information about the tender, click here, and to register for the webinar, click here.
The GSA and the European Commission worked together to develop the Galileo Green Lane app in April 2020 in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The goal was to facilitate the movement of critical goods and freight within the EU in support of the COVID-19 response.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the interest of key institutional stakeholders, such as the International Road Transport Union (IRU), in supporting the EU freight transport community, the GSA has launched a new procurement procedure in collaboration with the European Commission.
The new procurement aims to enhance the current Galileo Green Lane solution, by extending its scope to strategic road, rail and maritime border crossings between EU Member States and neighbouring countries. Traffic and waiting times will be monitored at new points of interest for the transport community, such as national logistics hubs (including airports), service areas, refuelling stations, parking lots, etc.
The goal of the procurement is to design and develop the overall architecture of a mobile, telematic and/or online solution aiming at facilitating the work of freight dispatchers, road authorities and enforcers at border crossings in Europe, and to operate the developed solution.
The tenderers will be required to test their solution and operate it for the duration of the contract, which will be from six to 12 months depending on how the COVID situation evolves. The designed architecture may take advantage of EU proprietary developments, databases or techniques (e.g. geofencing algorithms) from the previous Galileo Green Lane platform.
Submitting a successful proposal
The webinar on 13 April will provide an overview of the call priorities and explain the framework and objectives of the procurement. It will also be an opportunity for interested stakeholders and applicants to learn how to prepare a successful proposal. For more information, click here.
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