"Problem setting by the government, problem solving by the industry" Smart City 1+7 Projects Solicitation Area
With the effects of increasing urban pollution and global warming, urban shelters and governance are facing new challenges, and the development of a Smart City has become an important issue. The Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government, and the Taipei Smart City Project Management Office (TPMO), in reference to the practices of the international benchmark cities and the government execution progress, have collaborated with the bureaus and departments to propose the promotion of seven fields, with "smart government" as the main body, including "smart building", "smart transportation", "smart education", "smart healthcare", "smart security", "smart environment", and "smart economy". At the same time, the Smart City 1+7 steering groups were set up to speed up Taipei's Smart City development.
Beginning this year, under the concept of "Problem setting by the government, problem solving by the industry", the Taipei City Government will form different fields based on the needs proposed and seek innovative solutions, solicit projects externally, and execute experimental projects using the "Taipei Smart City Industry Field Pilot Program", after which the empirical results will be examined and undergo opportunity evaluations by the Smart City promoting teams from respective fields, which will be refined by internal and external experts to determine if they can be expanded to form policies and accelerate the effective implementation of pilot projects.
The period of project solicitation by the respective fields will be from April 30, 2020 to May 29, 2020. Stakeholders may write proposals based on the project solicitation requirements of the bureaus and departments and submit the proposals to TPMO.
TPMO will first conduct written reviews and send the proposal to the teams from the respective fields to discuss which collaborators to be selected. The review results are scheduled to be announced on June 22, 2020. After the announcement of the review results, the project solicitation bureaus, departments, and selected vendors will carry out venue coordination, site inspection, proposal finalization, and other work. After completing cooperation agreement signing, selected vendors will carry out contract and empirical projects and undergo opportunity evaluation at the end of the project execution.
Through the Smart City steering groups professional and systematic operations, it is expected that the strength of Top-Down policy promotions and the Bottom-Up private collaborative resources can be effectively converged, thereby fulfilling decision-making after refining the promotion policies and empirical projects of the various fields of the Smart City by internal and external experts of the Taipei City Government and inspection by the Smart City Committee.