5 Groups Submitted Bids for Single Ticketing System





November 21, 2013

All of the pre-qualified consortium submitted their bids for the Automated Fare Collection System Project as announced by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC). These are:

AF Consortium (led by Ayala Corp. and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation)
SM Consortium
Comworks Consortium
E-Trans Solutions Joint Venture Inc.
Megawide-Suyen-Eurolink Consortium

The DOTC expects to complete the evaluation of the technical and financial bids in the next few weeks in time for the issuance of the notice of award before the year ends.

The project, estimated to cost around PhP1.72 Billion, will include the design, build, operation and maintenance of the AFCS for LRT1 and 2 and MRT3. The winning bidder will provide a single ticketing system which will replace the old magnetic based ticketing system and will be used in the existing light rial commuter system with a provision for expansion for use in other transport systems, retail and non-transport related payments.

PJS Law together with its partner Rebel Group International acts as the transaction advisor to the DOTC and the Public-Private Partnership Center. The PJS Law team is led by Ramil E. Bugayong and Joseph Anthony F. Boma.