Ontario Finalizes Plans for Driver Examination Services

TORONTO, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontario has confirmed that Plenary Serco DES has been selected as the service provider for driver examination services, which includes operating and maintaining a network of drive test centres in the province.

Plenary Serco DES is a consortium of Plenary Group Canada Ltd., Serco DES Inc. and CGI Inc. The selection of Plenary Serco DES is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process that began in October 2011.

In addition to providing driver examination services, Plenary Serco DES will make capital improvements to the network, such as providing new IT systems that will improve customer service.

Over the contract term, Plenary Serco DES will pay the province approximately $207 million (in today's dollars) to operate and manage the Drive Test Centres across Ontario.

The province's current contract with Serco DES Inc. will expire on August 31, 2013 and the new operator will begin providing services on September 1, 2013.

Infrastructure Ontario will post a copy of the agreement online at www.infrastructureontario.ca.

Find out more about the procurement of this project at www.infrastructureontario.ca.

Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.

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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario

For further information:

Paulette den Elzen
Infrastructure Ontario

Bob Nichols
Ministry of Transportation

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