A2A Ciclo Idrico distributes drinking water in the Municipality of Brescia and in numerous municipalities in the province, managing a network of approximately 3,546 kilometers. With the aim of improving the quality of the service provided to customers, A2A Ciclo Idrico is looking for a compact multi-parameter sensor with limited urban/environmental impact that can be easily integrated into the water distribution network to monitor the quality of water.
The A2A Group is the largest Italian multi-utility, at the forefront of territorial services and technological solutions for ten years, with one hundred years of history and experience. A2A, through its subsidiary A2A Ciclo Idrico, manages the integrated water supply: aqueducts, water purification plants and sewer networks.
Today, the Seeker does not have widespread systems for monitoring water quality and the functioning of pipelines. Water quality is only measured at collection points, but there is no precise information about it along the network, which prevents detailed knowledge of the quality of the water reaching the end customers.
To date, the solution to the problem can only be addressed through monitoring cabinets, which are of considerable size (450 x 750 x 185 mm (WxHxD)) and municipalities are reluctant to grant permits for the installation of new cabinets. The Seeker is primarily interested in partner able to supply or develop a compact multi-parameter sensor with limited urban/environmental impact that can be easily integrated into the water distribution network to monitor the quality of water.
This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge. The Solver will write a preliminary proposal (about 2-4 pages, including supporting non-confidential information and contact details) to be evaluated by the Seeker with a goal of establishing a collaborative partnership. Upon completion of the evaluation, the Seeker may contact selected Solvers directly to work out terms for a collaboration contract. The monetary value of the contract will vary depending on the amount of work to be delivered and the agreed upon time frame.
Proposals from Solvers who have the ability to work directly as the collaboration partner or supplier will be considered first. The Seeker will also consider proposals from other Solvers who refer a suitable candidate as a partner for a finder’s fee of $1,000 USD if convinced the candidate is worth contacting. See full description for details.