In genuine surroundings and with genuine people, the municipality and the business community will work together to experiment and find new solutions for citizens. The method has been trialled in Helsinki and later in other Finnish cities, with promising results.
In spring 2020, Stavanger Municipality will invite industry and commerce to test the method. During the project, we will search for up to five individuals or organisations with project proposals which can be prototyped within a period of up to six months. We call this ‘Kvikktest’.
First theme: Lervig
The first Kvikktest project will look at how Lervig park and the surrounding area can become a source of enrichment for Storhaug and the city. Lervig has the potential to become an attractive meeting place with a new park, a fire station, and a school. By developing Lervig Park and the Lervig district, we want to develop the area further and enhance it in a variety of ways.
The red area is the fire station, and the green areas are park areas. Lervig Park is situated between the nursing home and the sea. A park area of 1,400m² has also been set aside east of the fire station. It may be appropriate for this area to be developed in context with Lervig Park. The total park area will then be 16,000 m².
The municipality’s objectives are as follows:
- Create attractive meeting places, including for people who do not usually seek out such areas, but who would like to have access to such places. We particularly want to look at how this can be solved all year round, including at times when the weather is not as favourable.
- Establish outdoor areas which are seen as safe by all user groups and which encourage people to be active, to socialise and to linger.
- Engage residents, users, employees, and visitors in solutions that stimulate interaction in a way that brings people together.
What we are looking for
The opportunity space is wide-ranging, and there are many excellent solutions that the municipality has not yet thought of. In this project, we will look for new solutions that have not already been adopted by municipalities.
- The solutions can be physical — or you can create a service that creates a better city. You can propose digital services or analogue solutions.
- It may be something which is constructed at the location, or solutions which could be tested by an existing recreational club, if appropriate.
- The solution may be site-specific, but highest on the wish list are solutions that can be scaled out of the district and on to other cities and municipalities. The ideal scenario would be if the experiments can create permanent jobs and new exports from Stavanger.
What we are not looking for
Operationally related solutions that do not offer direct benefits for citizens.
How it works
We anticipate supporting up to five projects with up to NOK 300,000, excluding VAT. 30% of the support will be paid out upon start-up. 50% will be distributed half-way through the project, and the remaining 20% will be distributed upon completion of the final report. The kvikktest project should last for a maximum of six months. During this period, a business model should also be developed which secures financing for further development. If the municipality wishes to purchase the solution, an ordinary procurement process must be carried out.
The project may be terminated at any time if it becomes apparent that the solution will not fulfil the expectations of users or the agreed schedule.
Two dialogue meetings have been held. Here, industry and commerce were given an opportunity to give input on the competition, which the municipality will take into account in the final announcement.
- Minutes of the dialogue meetings (in Norwegian)
- Presentation from the dialouge meetings (in Norwegian)
Businesses are free to establish new partnerships or set up new enterprises in order to apply to participate in the Agile Piloting project.
The competition is announced with all the documentation. The project proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Innovation value and development opportunities
- Anticipated effects
No requirements will be imposed regarding references, capital, or any other areas that are common in other announcements.
In Mercell, you can register your interest, ask questions, and see answers to questions that other people have asked us. Click here to access Mercell.
Submission deadline - February 14th 2020
After the deadline, the municipality may negotiate with suppliers, before the final selected suppliers are announced.
Start-up of kvikktest– approx. March 14th 2020
Joint start-up for all suppliers for a six-month experiment. During the process, the municipality will provide support to make contact with the right people and eventually also carry out testing. The status of the project will also be determined at the half-way stage.
Presentation of results, reporting – around September16th 2020
The six-month long kvikktest project will be concluded with a presentation of results and basic reporting.