Request for Information No. RFI-2016-VM-016
Metrolinx is accepting Requests for Information (RFI) for PRESTO Fare Equipment Certification Program
PRESTO, a division of Metrolinx, provides fare collection services to transit agencies throughout the GHTA and Ottawa. Multiple manufacturers of fare collection hardware and software supply equipment and related solutions to PRESTO and/or to PRESTO’s transit agency partners. These fare equipment hardware and software solutions are intended to be interoperable with PRESTO’s fare cards and back office systems. To ensure high quality interoperability, and to govern the process of approving fare equipment hardware and related solutions for use with PRESTO cards, disposable Near Field Communication Limited Usage Media cards (NFC LUMs) and the PRESTO system, PRESTO is developing a PRESTO Fare Equipment Certification Program that will define certification standards, interfaces and processes that fare equipment vendors will use to prove and certify proper interoperability with the PRESTO system.
Metrolinx is searching for vendors that can develop and manage the PRESTO Fare Equipment Certification Program.
Documents are available online at www.metrolinx.merx.com. Proponents are urged to select automatic notification of addenda issuance when registering on MERX.
It is the Proponent’s responsibility to ensure receipt of copies of all addenda issued. Information concerning the number of addenda issued and the date of issue of the most recent addendum can be found at www.metrolinx.merx.com.
Responses to the Request for Information will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. EST on March 29, 2017 to Monika Thomason, Procurement Officer, Procurement Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metrolinx reserves the right to reject any or all Submissions at its sole discretion.