Republic of the Philippines

Public-Private Partnership Center

Automatic Fare Collection System

Project Brief

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Implementing Agency

Department of Transportation (DOTr)

Project Description

The project involved the decommissioning of the oldmagnetic-based ticketing system and replacing the same with contactless-based smart card technology called the Beep Card ™ on LRT Line 1 and 2 and MRT Line 3, with the introduction of a centralized back office that will perform apportionment of revenues. The private sector operates and maintains the fare collection system.

Estimated Project Cost During Approval

PHP 1.72 Billion

Procurement Mode

Solicited Mode

Contractual Scheme

Build-Transfer-And-Operate (BTO) and Build-Own-And-Operate (BOO)

Contract Term

10 years inclusive of 2 years development/delivery

Implementation Mode





Information and Communications Technology

Private Proponent

AF Payments, Inc. (consortium of Ayala and Metro Pacific Groups)


Operational since December 16, 2015.

List of Bidders

Prospective Bidders

1. Abacus Consolidated Resources & Holdings
2. Adlib International Sales Inc
3. Affiliated Computer Services
4. Allcard Plastics Philippines
5. AP Trans PMS Prodata
6. Ayala Corporation
7. Ayannah Information Solutions Inc.
8. Bank of Commerce
9. Citibank
10. D.M. Consuji Inc.
11. EGIS Projects Philippines
12. Eurolink Network Intl., Corp.
13. First Metro Investment Corp.
14. G-Exchange Inc (Globe)
15. Indra Systems
16. Kentkart
17. Kystek Corporation
18. Lamco Paper Products Co.
19. LG CNS Co., Ltd.
20. Macquarie Capital
21. Marubeni Phils. Corp.
22. Metro Pacific Investments Corp.
23. Neotech Asia Distribution
24. NTT Comm Phils. Corp.
25. Penta Capital Investment
26. Sagesoft Solutions
27. San Miguel Corporation
28. SM Prime Holdings
29. SMS Global Tech Inc.
30. Sumitomo Corp.
31. Systra Philippines Inc.
32. Thales Solutions Asia Pte. Ltd.
33. United Philippines Builders & Supply Co.

Prequalified Bidders*

1. AF Consortium
2. Comworks-Berjaya Consortium
3. E-Trans Solution JV
4. SM Consortium
5. Megawide-Suyen-Eurolink Consortium

*7 Firms submitted but only 5 were pre-qualified. The two bidders (San Miguel and Lamco Consortium) were disqualified because of submission of non-compliant technical requirements


1. AF Consortium
2. Comworks-Berjaya Consortium
3. E-Trans Solution JV*
4. SM Consortium
5. Megawide-Suyen – Eurolink Consortium*

*Failed technical evaluation

    Project Monitoring Officer, PPP Center
    (+632) 709.4146 local 5205