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Department of Transportation Seeking Smart Work Zone Trailers

The requested solution must allow each smart work zone trailer to remotely monitor work zones, gather and analyze mobility and safety data, and transmit alerts to the department.

Transportation and technology concept. ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). Mobility as a service.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has issued an invitation to bid (ITB) for the purchase of up to six smart work zone (SWZ) trailers, available in three different package types, to be installed in active construction projects.

According to the ITB, the vendor must configure up to six SWZ trailers, ensuring integration of all devices and subcomponents for a fully functional system. They must demonstrate full functionality at delivery and make any necessary corrections.

Other requirements include:
  • Coordinating with FDOT District Four's networking team to configure the system for communication within the existing intelligent transportation systems and wide area network using cellular technology
  • Creating a testing plan for department approval, outlining procedures and pass/fail criteria for testing individual components and completing trailer functionality
  • Offering training on SWZ trailer system setup, deployment and remote configuration, including on-site or remote sessions as needed
  • Working with the FDOT to configure trailer components before delivery

Optional support services may include software maintenance, updates, enhancements and consultation as needed.

More detailed information about ITB No. DOT-ITB-24-4012-CO, including all minimum requirements and requested services, can be found online. Questions regarding the solicitation are due 5 p.m. May 31. The deadline for proposals is 11 a.m. June 5. Cynthia Oxley is the point of contact for this ITB.
Cristina Carter is a Tallahassee-based staff writer. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in international affairs, both from Florida State University.