Clearview highlights success of UK’s TMT2 procurement system

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Oxfordshire-based traffic technology supplier Clearview Intelligence is reporting the success of its first year on the Crown Commercial Service’s Traffic Management Technology 2 (TMT2) framework.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the UK public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. The CCS’s TMT2 agreement for the supply of traffic and roadside technology goods and services was introduced in 2016, and replaced the original Traffic Management Technology (RM869) system. One year on from being awarded a place on the TMT2 framework, Clearview is highlighting the benefits and results it has achieved as being part of the easier procurement process.

Clearview’s range of proven traffic count and classification products and vehicle detection systems can all be found within the TMT2 framework, and orders for the first year have shown a positive increasing trend. The largest of the orders has been placed by Highways England (HE) for replacement of legacy National Traffic Information Service (NTIS) monitoring kit. Existing TMU (Traffic Management Unit) and TAME (Traffic Appraisal and Economics) equipment can now be replaced with new Clearview TMU2 traffic monitoring units.

Using the latest induction loop counter hardware, the new TMU2 units are fully supported and provide improved system and data availability with reliable performance. The TMU2 includes an integrated low-power GSM/ GPRS modem providing reliable and sustainable communications for both mains and solar-powered installations, and can now be called off by regional areas from HE stores as part of the routine maintenance stocks.

Clearview notes that public sector organizations – including HE, devolved administrations, local transport authorities and Transport for London (TfL) – can benefit from the use of the UK’s NEC3 (New Engineering Contract) suite of contracts to procure the company’s products and services through TMT2 Lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14 and 15.

“The original intent of being on the framework was to open up opportunities to extend existing collaborations, and create strong new relationships with key delivery partners and operators,” explained Nick Lanigan, Clearview’s managing director.

“This is clearly what has been happening, and we are very pleased with the first year’s orders and look forward to further strengthening the use of the TMT2 framework as a primary ordering channel in 2018.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since he joined the company in May 2014. Prior to this he worked on some of the UK's leading consumer magazine titles including Men's Health and Glamour, beginning his career in journalism in 1997 after graduating with a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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