Prototype testing (Phase 3)
During this last phase, selected contractors will test their prototypes in a minimum of two cities. For suppliers, this is the longest of the three PCP phases, as it is intended to verify and compare the full feature set and performance of each solution, in operational conditions, and provide meaningful feedback to the contractors for their prototype’s continuous development.
Each selected supplier will run its prototype testing phase in a minimum of two cities. The Buyers Group will support the suppliers during by:
- Defining the pilot areas with input from the relevant units in the local authority
- Assisting with procedural matters including any required city clearances.
- Providing integration opportunities to the city’s software system APIs
- Giving a common methodological approach to the tests.
- Offering local support in matchmaking and outreach to stakeholders, as well as communication and media outreach.
The total procurement budget for this phase is 1,466,622 euros (733,311 euros for Lot 1 and 733,311 euros for Lot 2).
- Mobility challenge (lot 1): out of the 10 contractors in phase 2, 3 will be selected and funded to do a series of large scale pilots on it. Each of those contractors will receive a maximum of 244,437 euros.
- Energy challenge (lot 2): out of the 10 contractors in phase 1, 3 will be selected and funded to do a series of large scale pilots on it. Each of those contractors will receive a maximum of 244,437 euro
- Estimated timeframe: February 2022 - July 2022
The participating contractors are expected to include a roadmap for consecutive testing, including pilot test specifications, a minimum number of pilot tests, a specification of the final solution and other related technical documentation, and an updated cost/benefit evaluation.
At the conclusion of the pilot phase the IPR and the prototypes will remain the property of the companies involved. The participating partners will have a welldefined access to and a right of usage with regards to the developed and tested prototypes.