Bidders Short-listed for Driver Examination Services

Request for proposals will be issued shortly

TORONTO, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario announced companies short-listed to deliver high quality driver examination services, while upgrading and maintaining the IT systems at all DriveTest centres across the province.

The operator of driver examination services is responsible for providing written and driving tests to individuals applying for driver's licences in all classes. The operator is also responsible for maintaining and operating a network of testing centres, and responding to customer inquiries and complaints.  Each year, the existing driver examination services network processes approximately 575,000 knowledge tests and 675,000 road tests, and exchanges more than 90,000 licences from other jurisdictions.

Over the past few months, the Province received several high quality bids. Interested companies competed in a request for qualifications (RFQ) process. Submissions were evaluated and companies were ranked for their experience, financial capabilities and their ability to deliver the project's key objectives. All participating companies met the required qualifications.  The three highest ranking companies were short-listed to participate in the request for proposals. These include:

DriveON Partners (DriveON):

     Macquarie Capital Group Limited (Macquarie)
•     Calian Ltd. (Calian)
•     Canada Post Corporation (Canada Post)
Forum Social Infrastructure Services:

     Forum Equity Partners Inc.
•     Ontario Pension Board ("OPB")
•     Sodexo (Canada) Ltd.
•     Hewlett Packard (Canada)Co.

SGS Canada Inc. (SGS):
A global company, specialising in providing independent testing, inspection, verification and certification services.

Infrastructure Ontario will issue a requests for proposals to the short-listed bidders shortly and post a copy to .

Infrastructure Ontario's procurement process is competitive and impartial and ensures the best value for taxpayers.  The procurement process for driver examination services is being overseen by a fairness monitor and the contract will be open to an independent third-party review by the auditor general.

Once request for proposals (RFP) submissions are received and evaluated, a successful company will be selected and announced in early 2013. A copy of the request for proposals is available on Infrastructure Ontario's website at

Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to managing some of the province's larger and more complex projects - ensuring on time and on budget delivery. Infrastructure Ontario has a strong track record of delivering value for money.

Find out more about the procurement of this project at

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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

For further information:

Paulette den Elzen
Infrastructure Ontario

Emna Dhahak
Ministry of Transportation


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