CHARM - Overview The aim of CHARM is to define a new generation of traffic management systems, that may be jointly purchased. The outcomes are: –To a high extent support the traffic management processes in each organisation, currently and within the foreseeable future; –Enable operational resilience (in case of fire, power failure, etc.); –Support a managed service model, promote functional development during the operational phase, and prevent vendor lock-in; –Enable the total cost of ownership to be reduced significantly from the parties' current generation of traffic management centers.
Background The organisations: –Have worked together to share knowledge and experience. –Are very similar and share similar problems. –Face similar issues in addressing rising cost of ownership and vendor lock-in. –Wish to decouple their technology solutions from the business requirements so that new operating models can be implemented and achieve efficiency savings. Aggregating the demand from several organisations increases the potential for expanding the market and reducing costs.
Scope Functions Definition for Procurement Purposes –Are we aligned? Market Consultation –Is it feasible? Joint Procurement Strategy to Expand Market –How do we get there?
Confidence -Degree of similarity. -Comparison has confirmed.
The expected Outcome The ability to take a decision about potential future procurement in Dec 2012.
CHARM Market Consultation Objective: to enable the market place to show how the future strategy and objectives of Highways Agency & Rijkswaterstaat can be realised from a wide range of leading suppliers.
Market Consultation round 1 Objective: to enable the market place to provide RWS and HA with an insight in the capability of wide range of leading suppliers in meeting the requirement. Publication: –Market consultation document –Top Level Requirements (draft) Questionnaire –your feedback will help us shape round 2
Market Consultation round 2 Objective: to obtain a clearer and more detailed insight in the potential solutions that industry can offer that meet the ambitions of HA and RWS. Publication: –User Needs –Functions Definition –Partial Business Case
Timetable Deadline return of questionnaire: 1 May Insights round 1 published: June Round 2: June – October Insights round 2 published: December
Future procurements Expectation in the next decade: HA: 7 out of 7 regional TMCs RWS: 2 out of 5 regional TMCs
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