Barcelona wanted to tackle endemic bicycle theft to increase ownership and use of bikes in the city. The tender, with an allocated budget of about EUR 170k, described the problem and measures of success, as well as prior attempts. An ideas competition pre-qualified bidders for a negotiated procedure and market research was published to help suppliers find partners. The city simplified its standard T&C to a concise plain language version to open the tender up to a wider community. Residents founded new companies to present their ideas. The winning solution, Vadebike, is a collaboration between outdoor furniture, a tech and an insurance companies offering an integrated, insured parking solution sustained by user fees.
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