The Smart@Fire PCP is using a phased approach. In each of the three phases, tenderers are competing with each other for assignments.

Pre -commercial Procurement

Phase 1: Solution Design (Completed)

This phase is intended to demonstrate feasibility. An invitation to tender for Phase 1 was published in June 2014. Additionally an information session was organized on the 1st of July, 2014. Presentations given at the info sessions:

Challenge Brief & Functional Specs
ITT & Framework Agreement

In December 2014, the following four consortia from all over Europe were awarded a contract for the development of Phase 1:

• E-bo, Seyntex
• Texport, BHT Solutions, ICON, IOS International, Omnisense
• Applycon, Elitronic, Holik International, Vochoc, University of West Bohemia, Dune
• Prevent & Deloza, Titera, Biotech Knowledge Center, Biotek Lab, ITP

On May 13, 2015, all End of Phase 1 deliverables were evaluated by the Evaluation Committee as successful.

Phase 2: Prototyping and Testing (Completed)

This phase is intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstrators. On May 18, 2015 all 4 consortia were invited to tender for Phase 2. On July 10, 2015 the following 3 consortia were awarded a contract for Phase 2:

• E-bo, Seyntex
• Texport, BHT Solutions, ICON, IOS International, Omnisense
• Applycon, Elitronic, Holik International, Vochoc, University of West Bohemia, Dune

On February 12, 2016, all End of Phase 2 deliverables were submitted, including a prototype demonstration at the suppliers' facilities. A brief description of the Phase 2 prototypes can be found here.

Phase 3: First Batch Production and Field Testing (Completed)

This phase is intended for the original development and field testing by end-users of a limited volume of first products. On April 4, 2016 the remaining 2 consortia were invited to tender for Phase 3. On May 12, 2016 the following 2 consortia were awarded a contract for Phase 3:

• Texport, BHT Solutions, ICON, IOS International, Omnisense
• Applycon, Elitronic, Holik International, Vochoc, University of West Bohemia, Dune

Field testing has taken place in SDIS13’s training facilities in Aix-en-Provence in November 2016. A video impression:

The Evaluation Committee concluded from the field testing and from suppliers' R&D reports that both of the prototypes were satisfactory as to the requirements of the PCP tender, and that one of the prototypes (Applycon) looked very promising and seemed very near to commercialization.