MANILA – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has extended the deadline of submission and opening of bid proposals for the P3.44 billion Land Transportation Office (LTO) information technology system project for one more month.
The deadline was moved from February 18 to March 19 to give bidders more time to prepare their proposals.
“This is in order to provide bidders ample time to study the bidding documents and prepare a competitive offer,” Transportation Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Lotilla said in General Bid Bulletin No. 002-2014.
A pre-bid conference will be held by the DOTC on February 19.
The cost of the LTO-IT system project has been slashed to P3.44 billion from the initial cost of P8.2 billion after two failed biddings.
In July 2013, the DOTC declared a failure of bidding after the financial proposals submitted by the three bidders, Digitext Asia Corp., Fritz and Macziol Asia, and Eurolink Network, failed to meet the requirements.
The project involves the customization, development, integration, procurement, supply, delivery, installation, implementation, service and maintenance of the information and communications technology system of the DOTC.
The winning bidder will be required to design and implement the required databases, and establish or set up the LTO Data Center.
The project also involves the supply, delivery, testing, documentation, and installation of computing products and other resources relative to the implementation of the project on DOTC or LTO IT infrastructure and environment facilities, as well as the delivery of all hardware peripherals with software and corresponding licenses in and warranties.
The winning bidder will also be tasked to operate and maintain LTO’s IT service delivery.