Myki tender progresses

Shortlisted bidders announced in tender for Victoria's myki public transport ticketing service

Three firms have been shortlisted for the myki tender, after it was announced the lucrative contract for Victoria’s public transport ticketing system will be re-tendered next year.

The Victorian Government is seeking an experienced operator to run the existing system and deliver maximum value for money for Victorian taxpayers.

Accenture Australia, Cubic Transportation Systems Australia and NTT Data Victorian Ticketing System, have been selected to continue to the next stage of the tender process.

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) chief executive Mark Wild says the expression of interest process delivered an extremely high standard of responses from the market.

"The expression of Interest process has provided PTV an opportunity to access the best expertise in the market," he says.

"Through the competitive tender process we’ve shortlisted bidders who we believe have the necessary experience, expertise, capabilities and resources to both run the system and address current and emerging challenges.

"While our main focus is the continuity of ticketing services, the chosen vendor must have the capability to identify and map pathways to deliver future technologies that support service improvements."

Myki is one of the largest smartcard ticketing systems in the world, operating across multiple modes of transport in metropolitan and regional areas.

The system is made up of more than 25,000 devices installed on train stations, trams and buses and processes more than 1 million transactions per day.

Expressions of Interest were sought for the services contract in February this year.

The tender process is expected to be complete in mid-2016, with the successful respondent to commence their contract at the start of 2017.

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