LTC smart card tender to be awarded late June
London Community News
London is one step closer to having smart card technology implemented in its busses.
After receiving seven bids for the supply an installation of the smart card system, this information was presented to the London Transit Commission (LTC) board late last month.
One bid was received after the cut-off time, rendering it non-compliant, so the board has six options to choose from, including LECIP from Japan; Scheidt and Bachman from Burlington, Mass.; Trapeze from Mississauga; Garival of Laval, Que.; Fare Logistics from Victoria, B.C.; and Aisino of China.
Each of the bids were independently reviewed by IBI Consulting and LTC administration, which included an analysis of compliance with 300 technical specification and pricing.
While the tender award date was supposed to be May 31, Kelly Paleczny, LTC director of finance and administration, said that was pushed to June 27 because the assessment of the bids was a “more significant undertaking” than was initially anticipated.
“We need to do some follow-up with clarifications on some of the bids before we’re in a position to come forward with a final recommendation,” she said.
Tender pricing hasn’t been released yet, but $1.9 million was been allocated towards the project before the 2012 budget.