PCP Phases

Phase I

Phase I: Concept design, solution architecture and technical specifications

Duration: 4 months
July - November 2019
Budget per bidder: up to € 41.322,31

Phase I aims to verify the technical, economic and organisational feasibility of each company's proposal against the pros and cons of potential alternative solutions. The output of this phase typically includes a technology evaluation, a first solution design, an organisational plan for phase 2 and a costs/benefit evaluation of the proposed solution. The solutions, which have the highest evaluation score, exceeding a threshold, are selected by the buyer group for the next phase.

Selected contractors

Phase II

Phase II: Development of prototype systems

Duration: 8 months
February – October 2020
Budget per bidder: up to € 289.256,20

Phase II aims to verify to what extent the main features exhibited by the prototype meet the functional and performance requirements set forward by the public purchaser for the desired solution. The main output of this phase normally includes a prototype specification and demonstration, as well as a plan for limited first product development and testing and an updated cost/benefit evaluation. The solutions, which have the highest evaluation score by the procurement team, are selected for the next phase.

Phase III

Phase III: Development and testing of pilot systems

Duration: 9 months
January – October 2021
Budget per bidder: up to € 644.628,10

Phase III aims to verify and compare the performance (interoperability, scalability, etc.) of different solutions in real-life operational conditions of the targeted public service. The main output of this phase usually includes a test product specification, a field test and an updated cost/benefit evaluation.

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