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
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
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 www.infrastructureontario.ca .
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 www.infrastructureontario.ca.
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 www.infrastructureontario.ca.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
Paulette den Elzen
Ministry of Transportation