Under this PCP Tenderers will be selected through an open and competitive procurement process. Framework Agreements for the delivery of the R&D services will be awarded to the selected Tenderers (the Contractors). The Select for Cities R&D project phases are the following:
— Phase 1 — Solution design of the SELECT for Cities IoE platform: establishment of a written detailed design report including architecture and technical design of components. In this phase the Buyers Group wants to have a view on how the Tenderers conceptualise the platform. This includes a written detailed design report including architecture and technical design of components, how the platform will implement the different functional criteria, how the platform will implement the innovation, and how the architecture of the platform will meet the different quality criteria. The Tenderer will also present a business plan and business model.
— Phase 2 — Prototype implementation of the SELECT for Cities IoE Platform: build prototypes, including all components, and make them accessible to the Buyers Group. During the prototyping Phase, functionality, interoperability and security tests will be performed in a technical lab environment.
— Phase 3 — Pilot deployment of the SELECT for Cities IoE Platform prototypes: deployment of expanded prototypes in Living Lab scenarios and against a number of use-cases predefined by the Buyers Group. This final phase of the PCP foresees a Living Lab validation of the in Phase 3 selected prototypes. The goal of the test is to validate the Prototypes in a real-life setting and provide the Buyers Group with more insight into the relevance, feasibility and applicability of the solutions in their cities. In order to test the solution in a Living Lab environment, 3 obligatory use cases are foreseen, 1 in each city, to be tested at the same time and in parallel.
More information is to be found in the Request for Tenders on the SELECT for Cities website (http://www.select4cities.eu/tender)