Press Release
08 July 2013

Pre-qualified bidders of the Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) attend the second round of pre-bid conference held by the Department of Transportation and Communications and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) the project’s implementing agency. The AFCS will be implemented under the country’s public-private partnership program.


Now in Session. DOTC Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Lotilla, PBAC Chair for the Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) project opens the second round of the pre-bid conference for pre-qualified bidders.


Representatives from the pre-qualified bidders of the AF Consortium, Comworks Consortium, E-Trans Solutions Joint Venture, Inc., Megawide-Eurolink Consortium and the SM Consortium were briefed on the scheduled procurement timelines.

Round two of the one-on-one meeting with bidders on the draft concession agreement ran from July 3 to July 5, 2013. The third and final round of bidder consultations will be held from July 22-26, 2013.


Seeking guidance. A representative from pre-qualified bidders poses her questions before the PBAC. Bidders are asked to formally submit their queries via email or snail mail to the PBAC.


Bidders are expected to submit their comments in writing to the joint DOTC-LRT Authority Pre-qualification Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) not later than July 26, 2013.

The DOTC targets to have all the bid proposals submitted to its PBAC by August 30, 2013.

Bidders of the project will undergo a dual stage public bidding for the financing, design, construction, installation, operation/maintenance of a new contactless smartcard fare collection system that should be interoperable with all the existing and future rail lines in Metro Manila. Winning bidders will also undertake the establishment and operation of a settlement clearinghouse back office as well as supply of fare media following a government prescribed minimum performance standards and specifications.