Project: A Call-Off Arrangement for Scientific and Technical Support

Reference: R192

Last update: 15/02/2007 16:19:11

Objectives

This project will support the Department for Transport's aim of 'transport that works for everyone'. In particular it will work to deliver sub-objective 1.4 'to promote mobility and reduce exclusion by improving accessibility and personal mobility options'.

The project will support this aim and objective by providing ad-hoc scientific and technical support on aspects of the work programme.

Description

The tasks are broad ranging and potentially involve a diverse range of topics and levels of knowledge and facilities. It is likely that the specific work items will be required at short notice.
Experience to date indicates that the DfT will require support on the basic issues such as reviewing documents through to state-of-the-art research and development facilities. An indicative list of likely topics includes:-

* Analysis/advise on regulatory measures and proposals
* Peer review of research and technical papers
* Provide scientific/technical support for/at meetings
* Regulatory impact assessments
* Testing & evaluation
* Feasibility studies
* Literature reviews and collation of existing data
* Analysis of existing datasets
* Surveys
* Drafting guidance

Contractor(s)

TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

Millbrook Proving Ground Ltd
Millbrook, Bedford, MK45 2JQ
+44 (0)1525 408408

Vehicle Certification Agency
1 The Eastgate Office Centre, Eastgate Road, Bristol, Avon, BS5 6XX
+44 (0)117 9524235

RICA
30 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, London, EC1V 2PT

TTR
Minster House, Minster Pool Walk, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6QT

CEDS Research
2a Hotel Street, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3EP

ESRI
Rutland Hall, Loughborough University, Loughborough , Leicestershire, LE11 3TP

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £90,000.00

Actual start date: 30 November 2006

Expected completion date: 31 October 2009