• DOTC awards driver’s license cards project

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    ALLCARD Plastics Philippines Inc. bagged the contract to supply the driver’s license cards to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) after the firm submitted the lowest bid of P336.868 million, 25.3 percent lower than the original approved budget for the contract.

    The approved budget for the contract was P450 million, meaning the LTO will save P113 million because of Allcard Plastic’s bid of P336.868 million. The cost of each card based on Allcard Plastic’s offer is about P67.37 per piece, well below the cap of P90.09 per piece.

    Under the contract, the concessionaire will supply 5 million pieces of driver’s licenses to address the current shortage of driver’s license cards at the LTO.

    Transportation and Communications Secretary Emilio Joseph Abaya said the new license cards would soon be available at all LTO offices.

    “We will strive to ensure that the implementation of this project will run smoothly in order to reinstate these basic services provided by the LTO,” he added.

    Under the contract, Allcard Plastics will deliver the license cards in equal monthly tranches over a one-year period counted from the issuance of the Notice to Proceed for the project.

    Bidding for the LTO License Cards supply project started on May 22. Besides Allcard Plastics, two other bidders, Amalgamated Motors Philippines, Inc. (AMPI) and the joint venture of DVK Philippines Enterprises and Cardz Middle East Trading LLC, also qualified to bid for the project.

    The financial bids of AMPI and the DVK-Cardz JV were P373.880 million and P428.8, respectively.

    The LTO and Allcard Plastics will start coordinating for the deployment of the license cards nationwide.

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