Call to Industry: Request for Information
techUK, working with the National Police Chief’s Council, Specialist Capabilities Programme invites members to contribute to understanding the current technical capability to analyse information from multiple providers in order to provide a marked improvement in intelligence to advance the security, safety and efficiency of the roads.
Companies who submit answers to the attached RFI will be invited to participate in a roundtable to discuss the opportunities and challenges further.
Responsibility for the safety, security and efficiency of the roads network is vested in the police, government departments and agencies. In addition, large parts of the manufacturing and financial services sector rely on the roads network for the conduct of business and to generate revenue.
While a safe and efficient roads network has a positive impact on public confidence and commerce, it is eroded by criminals who use the roads network to enable a wide range of criminality from serious organised crime to low-level, high volume failure to comply with the law. While there is considerable effort and expenditure by government and commerce in collecting data about the roads network, there is no technical capability to pool roads network data and conduct the necessary analysis to provide quality roads intelligence.
The Specialist Capabilities Programme (SCP), with considerable support from other government departments, agencies and commerce, is examining technical and organisational options to improve Roads Intelligence. The current focus is on understanding what intelligence can be gained from current information sets by leveraging advanced analytics and visualisation techniques.
Given the breadth of the RFI, responses that are only able to address parts of the scope are encouraged to respond. Furthermore, responses should consider the wider range of potential users of roads intelligence that, in addition to the police, might include the Department for Transport, Highways England, The Motor Insurers' Bureau and similar government and commercial organisations.
Information gathered from this RFI and the roundtable session will inform the SCP in the development of an Outline Business Case to procuring a solution.
If you would like to complete the RFI and attend the roundtable please contact email@example.com.