Miscellaneous data recorders
Communications control system
Control, safety, signalling and light equipment
Control, safety or signalling equipment for inland waterways
Emergency and security equipment
Firefighting, rescue and safety equipment
Command, control, communication and computer systems
Measuring and control equipment
Remote-control siren devices
Access control system
Digital remote-control unit
Database and operating software package
Database software package
Maintenance and repair of data network equipment
Monitoring and control services
Platform interconnectivity software development services
Database and operating software development services
Database software development services
Data capture services
Data network management and support services
Data network management services
Data analysis services
Data storage services
Design and execution of research and development
Main site or place of performance:
Dublin City Council manages approximately 140 ring buoys in Dublin. These ring buoys are located on the banks of the two canals, the three rivers (Liffey, Tolka and Dodder), in the Docklands area and in the Council beach areas. Unfortunately, approximately 15 of these ring buoys go missing/are stolen every week. This problem exists across all 31 local authorities’ areas in Ireland, 18 of which manage coastal water safety and all of which manage inland water safety. Across Ireland, hundreds of life buoys go missing every week, putting people’s lives at risk.
Dublin City Council's Water Safety Officer and Water Safety Ireland are jointly responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the ring buoys in Dublin City. Inspectors visit each ring buoy location to checking the integrity of each ring buoy. This includes checking the ring buoy itself, its casing and the rope. All issues are manually recorded on a report sheet. The report sheets are brought back to the office, the issue is recorded and the report sheets are stored. New parts (ring buoys or rope) are ordered and deployed on the next visit to that location.
This process can delay the ring buoy replacement turnaround time. Each ring buoy costs approx. €40. The need to replace approximately 600 ring buoys each year costs Dublin City Council in excess of €20,000 and could potentially endanger lives. Due to health and safety issues, ring buoys cannot be re-distributed if they have been tampered with and many end up in landfill sites.
Based on the feedback from a Prior Information Notice (PIN) published in December 2019, Dublin City Council now wishes to establish a Framework Agreement. It involves a two-phased approach alongside a PPI process to procure low cost, retro-fit end-to-end, IoT solutions to alert, monitor and report on ring buoy theft (the Services) across multiple site locations in the Dublin region. Please consult the appropriate documentation, which contains full instructions regarding the submission of Tenders and is available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 173634. Please see Annex 1 of the Draft Multi Party Framework Agreement for a List of Local Authorities under the Framework (the Framework Purchasers).
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
Duration in months:
This contract is subject to renewal:
Description of renewals:
Framework Agreement duration is 3 years with an option to extend for one additional year.
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
Identification of the project:
The Procurer benefits from assistance offered under the EAFIP-initiative (www.eafip.eu) which is supported by the European Commission Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT).
This project was also a recipient of funding from the National Public Service Innovation Fund to support the piloting and testing of the solutions that are sourced from the procurement process. https://www.ops2020.gov.ie/networks/funding/projects-funded/