Forum Virium Helsinki is seeking new mobility services and solutions for residents in the Jätkäsaari area through experimentations. The call is open until 3 March 2019.
The experimentations are part of the Last mile project, which seeks new mobility services and solutions for the use of travellers, residents and commuters in Helsinki, Vantaa and Espoo. The now opened three calls for tenders focus on residents of the Jätkäsaari area in Helsinki.
Mobility experimentations for the needs of residents
The open call focuses on experimentations that provide practical solutions to the mobility challenges of Jätkäsaari and/or mitigate congestion, emissions and other harmful impacts of traffic. The expected content of the experimentations is described in the tendering documents found below.
The call has three key themes. Each theme has its own independent call for tenders:
A) Innovative mobility and transport services (1-2 experimentations, á max. €20,000)
B) Shared vehicles (1-2 experimentations, á max. €10,000)
C) Traffic safety and mitigating harmful impacts (1-2 experimentations, á max.€15,000)
Altogether up to five experimentations are selected for implementation. Depending on the theme, the maximum cost of one experimentation is 10,000 – 20,000 euros (VAT 0%).
The open call is directed to companies and other actors that provide novel mobility solutions and services. Two or more actors can leave a joint proposal together.
The expert panel of the Last mile project will select the experimentations for implementation. The experimentations will start in spring 2019, and the duration of an experimentation is 3-6 months.
The Jätkäsaari area acts as a platform for experimenting and provides a concrete environment for testing new services and solutions. The experimentations carried out with residents provide feedback, lessons and real-life experiences regarding the services. Forum Virium Helsinki facilitates the implementation of the experimentations, providing its contacts with relevant cooperation partners. The experimentations will be communicated by Forum Virium Helsinki.
Offer your experimentation
Tenders should be submitted using the electronic form in the website of Forum Virium Helsinki. The tendering documents and the electronic form can be found in the links below.
Call for tenders – A. Innovative mobility and transport services
Call for tenders – C. Traffic safety and mitigating harmful impacts
Electronic form for tenders
The call is open until 3 March 2019 at 23.59 (EET). The tenders received by that time will be evaluated according to the criteria described in the tendering documents.
An info event will be organised regarding the open call in Clarion Hotel Helsinki (Tyynenmerenkatu 2, Helsinki) 6 February 2019 at 9.00-11.00 (in Finnish). The presentation can be found here
Regarding the open call, companies may schedule one-to-one meetings, with the possibility to discuss the solutions, taking into account the local context of Jätkäsaari. The meetings will take place in Helsinki 14-15 February 2019. Please reserve a time by 12 February 2019 by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The time available for one company is 30 minutes. The meetings are confidential and they do not have an impact on the evaluation of the tenders.
The Last mile project receives funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Six City Strategy (“6Aika” in Finnish). The funding is granted by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, and the duration of the project is 2017-2019