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New ICT provider at LTO seen.

The Land Transportation Office will find out on Tuesday who its new information and communications technology provider will be after a botched bidding last year.

Bids for the P3.44-billion contract to customize, develop, integrate, install, operate, maintain and upgrade a new ICT infrastructure for the LTO will be opened March 19, at the headquarters of the Department of Transportation and Communications in Mandaluyong City.

Bidding on the original P8.2 billion project started in 2012 but all the bidders failed to meet the post-qualification requirements of the bids and awards committee.

The new project will replace the existing IT system built by Stradcom Corp. that was developed in 1998.

The system will serve as a database for the LTO's motor vehicle registration system, drivers' licensing system, law enforcement and traffic adjudication system, revenue collection system, and executive information system. The project has a multi-year funding from 2013 to 2020.

Once the new IT system is in place, it will handle an average of 18 million motor vehicle registration and driver's license applications annually.

The LTO expects to get P2 billion worth of additional revenues since all computer fees will accrue to the government under the new system.

LTO officials said the new system will make it easier for the authorities to recover stolen vehicles, trace smuggled vehicles, prevent double registration and monitor unregistered vehicles.

It will also prevent public utility operators from registering their vehicles if they do not have a valid franchise from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

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Date:Mar 17, 2014
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