NS Reizgers has put up for tender several work packages related to ERTMS, as part of the research program of the ERTMS Pilot Amsterdam-Utrecht. The tender is open for all (consulting) organisations which can demonstrate sufficient experience and capabilities, however the language in which the works should be delivered are limited to Dutch. The publication says:
The Research Program of the ERTMS Pilot Amsterdam-Utrechtshould provide insight into the operational use of ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). In total there are 180 research questions to be answered.
Underlying tender concerns cluster 1 “processes and procedures” and contains approximately 39 questions divided into 4 lots (max. 2 lots per Registrant). The requested investigation works consists of analyzing processes which are already implemented. The question focuses on the effectiveness of these processes and procedures. These processes and procedures relate to the entire rail sector: the Infrastructure Manger, freight operators and passenger operators and service and maintenance organisations.
The tender will be closed by the 6th of September.