Provider of digital, data and technology enabled solutions to the transport sector TRL has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Transport Technology and Advisory Services (TTAS) framework.
The TTAS framework agreement covers roads, rail, marine and aviation and is accessible by any public sector organisation across all four nations of the UK. This includes the Department for Transport, Transport Scotland, local authorities, and Innovate UK.
The lots TRL have secured include transport data services, sustainable transport technologies, and transport professional services. The framework provides a simplified procurement route to TRL’s products and services through the TTAS catalogue.
CCS aims to support the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21 CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn. It added it supports world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.
Commenting on the agreement, Ryan Hood, TRL’s head of digitisation of transport, said: “At TRL, we see two transformational technology enabled trends happening across transport. The first is greater levels of digitisation and automation, and the second is the increasing decarbonisation agenda, with rapid change and innovation associated with these two areas ramping up across the sector.
“Our position on CCS TTAS framework supports our ambition to continue leading the market in these areas, providing our clients with easy access to our strategic research and advice capabilities, data and technology solutions, and our range of cloud-native software products in the areas of urban traffic control, road safety analysis, and asset management.”
Previously via a similar framework, TRL provided solutions including traffic optimisation data services, accident investigation data and research, low emission freight trials, Vehicle-2 -Grid trials support, and strategic support through the Covid-19 pandemic, totalling £12m in value.
TRL said by making its capabilities available via government frameworks, its activities help to create a clean and efficient transport system that is safe, reliable and accessible for everyone.