The 3rd Information Webinar will be held soon!

PREVENT PCP will host the 3rd Information Webinar in order to provide in depth explanations of the process and procedure to submit proposal documents. This online meeting will be held on July 28, 2022.

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Who?: Technology providers and research centers who specialize in AI-based Video Analytics, identification and tracking tools, and tech integration in standard crisis management and video management systems. 
What?: Procurement of R&D of new innovative solutions for Automatic Detection & Tracking of Unattended Items in Public Transport.
When?: 28th July 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30 CEST
How to?: Register here

A successful training for all stakeholders involved in PREVENT PCP

On 16th and 17th June PREVENT PCP held a training on pre-commercial procurement. Over two days, project partners, members of the user observatory group and public partners met in person and online to go through the essentials behind the methodology for the project.

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The topics covered :

The training started with a dive into the theoretical understanding through the methodologies and analysis before getting a good look at what PCP means practically and the key areas to address in today’s public transport sector.

The European commission has an idea in mind and it is innovation, which is why this an important time for us”, said Anabel Peiro Baquedano, Legal Procurement Consultant at CORVERS.

Now that the PREVENT PCP contract notice has been issued, the PCP process is now at its first crucial point. From now on, it is important for all stakeholders involved to understand the technical aspects behind the processes and procedures.

Don’t forget, all available resources are available on the webpage.

The 2nd Information Webinar on process and procedure to submit documents

We would like to invite you to the 2nd Information Webinar related to the tender issuing. The main topic of the meeting will be process and procedure to submit documents.

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The event will be held online on the 27th of June 2022 (from 10:00 to 10:30 CEST).

Are you willing to be involved in the PCP process? Register for the webinar here!

The Information Webinar on the PREVENT PCP scope

Scope of the PREVENT PCP challenge, main aspects and expected timeline were the main theme of the 1st webinar organised by PREVENT PCP in relation with the Call for Tenders. If you didn’t participate, don’t worry! The video is now available!

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The Tender has been issued!

We have some exciting news for all providers who specialize in AI-based Video Analytics, identification and tracking tools, and tech integration in standard crisis management and video management systems.

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The first PAN European Public Transportation Innovation Procurement Tender has been issued.

The PREVENT PCP Contract Notice has already been published in the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) and is available at this link. This document will provide you with all pertinent information regarding the PCP process planning as part of our European project funded by the EU's Horizon 2022 Program. The documentation package related to the Contract Notice is available on the Download subpage.

Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is a method for public buyers to acquire research and development services (and, under certain conditions, related R&D results), which involves competitive development in stages, risk-benefit sharing under market conditions, and a clear separation between the PCP and the deployment of commercial volumes of end products. PCP's goal is to direct the development of new innovations toward the needs of public buyers.


Over EUR 9 million will be invested in AI-based technologies for public transportation safety.

Also, webinars dedicated to tendering process will be organised. The next online meeting will be held on 27th June 2022. The main topic will be process and procedure to submit documents. Register for the event here!

The first webinar video is now available:

Participate and collaborate with us to improve public safety - Reach out!

PCP Training for Public Buyers and End-Users and the project meeting

The PREVENT PCP Consortium is organizing the PCP Training for Public Buyers and End-Users that will take place on 16th and 17th June 2022 in Brussels.

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It aims to provide information on innovative security solutions for the public transport, based on the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP) methodology.

The main modules will cover:

The main target are Public Buyers from the project’s consortium and the User Observatory Group members representing procurement departments directly involved in the tender management process.

In addition, on the 15th June the PREVENT PCP project meeting will be held in order to discuss current issues related to both past and planned activities.

The first PREVENT PCP Newsletter Has Been Published

Want to read the first PREVENT PCP newsletter and learn more about the project? Click here!

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Running from 1 September 2021 until 31 August 2024, PREVENT PCP aims to augment security in public transport through innovative procurement of technology solutions. It will endow Public Transport Operators with solutions enhancing security situational awareness through:
i) timely automatic detection of potentially dangerous unattended items;
ii) identification and tracking of perpetrators and;
iii) an advanced crisis management system.

You can sign up for the PREVENT PCP Newsletter through a form available on the project’s website. To receive our newsletter directly in your mailbox, visit the PREVENT PCP website and click the icon on the right, enter an e-mail address, tick the box to agree with the appropriate consent and click on the “Subscribe” button.

Report on the Open Market Consultation

During the first months of PREVENT PCP implementation, the Open Market Consultation (OMC) has been carried out. Its aim was to validate and plan the PCP process, which is a crucial part of the project.

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The project partners have just shared the report summarizing OMC. The document provides details regarding activities of the OMC, results coming from organised workshops and the RFI questionnaire and final conclusions.

The report can be downloaded under this link.

PREVENT PCP event in Marseille

Marseille hosted the PREVENT PCP community from 18th to 20th January 2022. During these days the General Assembly, the User Observatory Group Meeting and the Open Market Consultation event have been organised in a hybrid form.

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The General Assembly aimed to discuss all current issues relevant to the project’s scope, including planning and discussing the works of all Work Packages. This part has been attended only by the members of the PREVENT PCP Consortium. The outcomes will surely feed into the future work. The second day of the event was partly dedicated to the User Observatory Group session. The organisers conducted this part to be sure that the technology to be developed under the project will fit the needs of the end users. The project’s consortium and UOG members participated in a workshop during which they were collecting requirements for the PREVENT PCP Solution.

The Open Market Consultation main event gathered many interested public transport technology suppliers who consider to be involved in a pre-commercial procurement procedure which will be launched by PREVENT PCP. The participants had the opportunity to take part in the plenary session as well as be familiarised both with the feedback from a previous successful PCP and with the general PREVENT PCP presentation. Also, privacy issues and the Request for Information Questionnaire have been discussed. During the last part of the meeting, the organisers invited participants to attend the planning poker technique workshops to receive feedback from the market which will help to finetune the specifications and the tender procedure.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who attended the meetings both in Marseille and online. These three days were very fruitful. We look forward to implementing the next actions planned under PREVENT PCP.

PREVENT PCP event – presentations download

Information the Pilots planned under the project:

Other:

Watch the plenary session of the OMC event:

PREVENT PCP Information Webinar in Italian

The PREVENT PCP team has organised the webinar on public procurement in Italian. The event was held on 28th January 2022.

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This meeting was part of a series of information events organised within PREVENT PCP. The webinars will be also conducted in the other languages such as French, Polish, Portuguese, English, Spanish, Greek and Dutch. More details can be found here.

The aim of the meeting was to present the PREVENT PCP project, its goals, the pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure and to present the challenges and expectations towards the technologies developed under the PREVENT PCP project. Additionally, the organisers answered the questions on how to get involved in the project and which funding will cover R&D expenses.

Click here to download the presentations from the webinar.