MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications said it will bid out a new information and communications technology solution for the country's land transportation system in April.
Transportation and Communnication Secretary Mar Roxas said the new IT system is expected to handle around 18 million transactions annually, roughly 126 million over the 7 years the system will be used.
"We’re looking for a robust and cost-effective solution that should be able to manage multiple transactions over a period of seven years, each transaction should cost approximately P80," he said, in a statement.
Roxas said bidders should be able to design, finance and operate the new system which will be used in about 300 Land Transportation Office agencies around the country.
"We want a ‘self-liquidating’ IT solution that would allow the government to earn from it, not drain the national coffers," he added.
The automation will have 2 phases: first phase involves motor vehicle registration and drivers' licensing systems; while the second phase includes law enforcement and transportation information systems.
The bidding is open to domestic and foreign firms.
The DOTC's current automation contract with Stradcom Corp. is set to expire in February next year.