Ecuador: Quito Electric Bus and its Modernization Project Technical Support
Empresa Publica Metropolitana de Transporte de Passajeros de Quito (“EPMTPQ”) (“Grantors”) invites interested US firms to submit qualification and offer data (collectively referred to as “Proposals”) based on experience. but are eligible. and the ability to perform technical assistance (“Technical Support”), so that the grantee can replace its diesel bus fleet with electric buses, as well as develop its bus stations, fare collection systems and other Intelligent Transportation System (“ITS”) technologies. able to upgrade. In the city of Quito, Ecuador. The proposal submission deadline is December 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM local time in Quito (2:00 PM EST). The selected US firm will be paid in US Dollars out of a grant of $943,236 to a grantee from the US Trade and Development Agency.
about the grant
Granti Empresa Publica Metropolitana de Transporte de Passajeros de Quito (“EPMTPQ”), which was established in 2010 by the Municipality of Quito. EPMTPQ manages and operates the main public transport corridors in Quito, including trolleybuses and the Ecovia bus system.
Grantee is seeking to replace its diesel bus fleet with electric buses and upgrade its bus system facilities, including bus stations, maintenance shops and control centres. In addition, Granti is seeking to incorporate ITS technologies and further integrate its bus services with other public transportation systems in Quito.
About technical support
The technical assistance will assess the key technical, financial, economic and environmental components of Grantee’s strategy to modernize its Ecovia bus systems, including introducing electric buses, improving bus stations and upgrading transit control centres, fare collection system and other ITS. technologies. In particular, technical recommendations, financial and investment plans to the Technical Assistance Grantee, and Avenidas 6 de Decembre and Maldonado (from Quitumbe station to Labrador station) and Avenida 10 de Agosto (from Guamani station to Río Coca station) in the city of Quito. The technical assistance will assess the demand, fleet upgrades and financing required to modernize the bus system operated by the grantee.
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