OPP ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO THE VEHICLE TOW AND IMPOUNDMENT PROGRAM

ORILLIA, ON, May 2 /CNW/ - On July 1, 2011, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be acquiring the services of Ontario Impound Facility Operators (IFC) to provide towing services under a new Vehicle Impoundment Program (VIP) authority.

The OPP will be tendering these services out through a Request for Proposal (RFP) posting on MERX in May, the exact date of which will be confirmed in the near future.  For the purpose of the RFP, the OPP have divided the province into service delivery areas.

Effective July 1, 2011 IFC's that are awarded the contract through the RFP process will be utilized for vehicle tows and impoundments in their respective area.

The OPP will also be hosting a Vendor Information Session by teleconference, with representatives from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of Transportation Ontario.

Details about this session are contained within the RFP and will also be posted to the following web link when they become available:

http://www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=540

SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information:

Contact:    
Phone:
OPP S/Sgt. Don Fawcett, Highway Safety Division
(705) 329-6216


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