MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has pushed back anew the date for the submission of the qualification documents for the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB)
P298-million Road Transport Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Project Phase II under the public-private partnership (PPP) program.
The submission date was moved to Nov. 23 from Oct. 30, the DOTC said in a bid bulletin.
The bids must be submitted by 2 p.m. on Oct. 30, at The Columbia Tower in Mandaluyong City.
The date for the submission of the qualification documents for the project has been moved several times with the deadline first set on
Oct. 2, then moved to Oct. 12, and deferred again to Oct. 30.
The project will cover the upgrade of the LTFRB’s existing IT infrastructure.
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It will involve moving to computerized from manual processes, as well
as the development, supply and operationalization of its network infrastructure (hardware) and database, and applications (software).
The project will help clean up existing data of the LTFRB, enhance data collection and processing.
It is also envisioned to facilitate integration within the LTFRB and related agencies, which in effect would lessen the processing time for its transactions, make it easier to access public information and
provide channels for feedback.
The PPP Center said earlier 28 firms expressed interest for the project.
Aside from the LTFRB’s IT project, the government is also offering for bidding another IT PPP deal, the P1.59-billion Civil Registry System (Phase II) of the Philippine Statistics Authority.
The PPP program, which was launched in 2010, aims to address the country’s infrastructure gap, deliver public services and generate
The government has so far awarded 10 PPP projects amounting to a total of about P189 billion since the program’s launch.