What we know about Transport Technology & Associated Services
Transport Technology & Associated Services replaces the old Traffic Management Technology framework - here's what we know about it.
Transport Technology & Associated Services (TTAS), previously known as Traffic Management Technology, is due out Spring 2021. It’s the 3rd iteration of the framework and there’s a swathe of changes being mulled over by Crown Commercial Services. Here’s what we know about the framework before it opens for applications…
What do we know?
First of all, from attending supplier engagement events in the past about the framework, we learnt that there is a general lack of understanding and knowledge about the current framework that’s still Live. With 15 Lots, buyers sometimes find it confusing – as well as suppliers. So, for the new TTAS framework, there are plans to whittle it down to 5 Lots. CCS want it to be much easier to do business through!
Rather than calling it Traffic Management Technology 3, CCS have decided to rebrand it to Transport Technology and Associated Services. This isn’t an aesthetic change, it’s because different types of transport will be included in scope. This includes aviation, marine, rail and road. As well as there being a big focus on sustainable transport technologies too – which is very welcome.
Lastly, the framework will now be with the Public Sector Contract (PSC). This makes sure that the framework is easier to control, cost effective and – most importantly – easier to use for procurement.
Transport Technology & Associated Services Lots and Scope:
After some feedback about the current iteration, CCS agreed that the 15 current Lots is far too many! For TTAS, they’ve decided to reduce the number of Lots down to 5 and incorporate the same scope into these wider categories. Obviously the scope covers a wide range of Transport Technology.
The scope of these Lots may refine from this (we’ll know when the Contract Notice gets posted) but it’s proposed structure from October is:
- Lot 1 – Transport Professional Services. Incorporating traffic management professional services (Lot 12 of Traffic Management Technology 2).
- Lot 2 – Transport & Pedestrian Control. Including traffic signal junctions, ramp metering, pedestrian crossings, traffic monitoring, security bod worn cameras, parking and access control systems, urban traffic management control and common database systems.
- Lot 3 – Transport Signage and Lighting. Variable message signs, street and exterior lights and ancillary roadside equipment.
- Lot 4 – Transport Data Services. Includes geographic information systems (GIS) data systems, asset data capture and management, traffic management communications.
- Lot 5 – Sustainable Transport Technologies. Environmental monitoring systems, sustainable transport infrastructure and intelligent transport systems (ITS).
- Lot 6 – Major Transport Solutions.
- Lot 7 – Catalogue. A catalogue providing all of the above scope – for direct award.
Consultancy and support is still intended to be within scope too, not just products! CCS are also keen for suppliers to list on multiple Lots and make sure their services are correctly listed across the framework.
When will it open?
The OJEU is scheduled to be published this April 2021. No specific date has been given, but we’re expecting some more details very soon. The go-live date is expected to be in the Summer 2021 too.