Jersey parking app (FOI)
Jersey parking app (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 19 April 2018.
The Infrastructure Department have recently introduced a 'Parking APP'.
What process was used to select a supplier?
Why was the current supplier of this app chosen?
What is the approximate level of annual remuneration that this supplier will receive?
What effort was made to attract a local company to develop this service?
To what extent were the views of Digital Jersey sought when selecting a supplier?
The Department for Infrastructure researched potential suppliers capable of providing this type of service and informed them of a tender opportunity being openly advertised on the Channel Island Tenders E-Portal. Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) were completed by interested parties and those applicants who successfully pre-qualified were invited to tender, in-line with standard States of Jersey procurement guidelines and procedures.
The tenderer with the highest score was subject to further testing and interview before the contract was awarded.
The information requested is exempt under Article(s) 33(b) ‘Commercial interests’ of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and is, therefore, withheld.
Meetings were held with several local companies and two of the companies completed the PQQ.
Valuing their knowledge and skills, a representative from Digital Jersey was part of the Project Board.
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