LTO sets bidding for driver’s license cards

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are looking a new supplier of driver’s license cards.

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The bidding for the project begins today as the two agencies attempt to plug the shortage of cards nationwide. The LTO said prospective bidders may begin purchasing bid documents as bid submission and opening was set on April 20. The bid for each piece of license card should not exceed P90.09. The winning supplier will be required to deliver the items within 30 calendar days from the issuance of the Notice to Proceed (NTP).

The P450-million project aims to stabilize supply by the third quarter of 2015.

The current supplier of license cards, Amalgamated Motors Philippines Inc. (AMPI), was awarded a five-year contract in 1984. Upon its expiration in 1989, government extended the arrangement on a yearly basis until 2006. Since then, the government paid AMPI based on the number of cards it delivered.

In 2014, the Commission on Audit (COA) disallowed further payments to AMPI.

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