The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) is upgrading and/or constructing national roads in and around the metropolitan areas of Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni in the Gauteng Province. The improved road network will be tolled using Open Road Tolling (ORT) (i.e. free flow tolling without any physical lane separation or other hindrance). It is envisaged that tolling of the 1st phase of 185kms, using 42 toll points (gantries) and generating in excess of two million tolling point passages per day, will commence in the last quarter of 2010, followed by future phases thereafter, as determined by SANRAL.
SANRAL also intends procuring a Transaction Clearing House (TCH), which will allow a motorist to register an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) account that will be valid for use across all ETC toll projects nationally. The TCH will undertake central ETC account management and transaction clearing services in respect of all ETC transactions generated on toll roads operated on behalf of SANRAL and its Concessionaires, now and in the future.
A central national Violations Processing Centre (VPC) will be established for the processing and collection of unpaid toll fees and unpaid toll accounts.
The envisaged scope of works for the first phase and this prequalification includes:
*The supply of the complete tolling system, which will include the Road Side System (hardware, software and integration), an ORT Back Office system for transaction collection, a TCH system to be used for central account management and transaction clearing, and a VPC system for the processing of unpaid toll fees and to recover costs related to it.
*The integration and maintenance of all the above listed systems.
*All facilities maintenance, including electrical and mechanical maintenance, related to the Project.
*The operation of the ORT Back Office, TCH and VPC.
*All customer service operations for point of presence customer service (including electronic tag distribution to motorists) at all route-based customer service centres and selected customer service kiosks located elsewhere, using an account and tag management interface to the TCH system.
SANRAL is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced applicants (companies, joint ventures, consortiums or partnerships) that meet the Prequalification requirements and evaluation criteria to Prequalify for one or more of the Packages as defined in the Prequalification Documentation (PQD). Prequalified Applicants will subsequently be invited and permitted to participate in the Tender process that will follow the prequalification process.
The Prequalification Documentation (PQD), together with application forms to be completed by applicants will be available from 8 August 2008 for download from the SANRAL website: www.nra.co.za/live/pagebuilder/components/tenders/display-tender.php?Tender_ID=170
As part of the documentation download, applicants will be required to register company and contact information on the website. This information will be used to compile distribution lists for applicants who have registered.
A compulsory clarification meeting will be held on 28 August 2008 at 10h00 South African time (GMT +2 hours) at Sanral’s corporate offices in Pretoria. Non attendance at the clarification meeting will disqualify the applicant.
Applicants should submit all enquiries by email or fax: Tolplan (PTY) Ltd for the attention of Mr. B. Attention: Mr. B. Koekemoer (Fax: +27 12 369 7700 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: ITS International