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File #: 2017-0796   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/22/2017 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 4/26/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year, revenue-generating Contract No. PS43741000 to Interactive Communications International, Inc. (InComm) for the distribution of TAP gift cards for purchase at retail gift card kiosks at major chain stores to satisfy customer demand for more TAP sales locations. (CARRIED OVER FROM FEBRUARY'S REGULAR BOARD MEETING)
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: All Door Boarding, Contractors, Contracts, Distributions (Statistics), Kiosks, Procurement, Program, Regional Tap Operations (Project), Transfer on 2nd Boarding, Transfers
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary, 3. Attachment C - Map of TAP Sales Locations, 4. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0091, 2018-0347
Meeting_Body
REVISED
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MAY 24, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: TAP GIFT CARD SALES AND RELOAD PROGRAM

Action
ACTION: AWARD CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year, revenue-generating Contract No. PS43741000 to Interactive Communications International, Inc. (InComm) for the distribution of TAP gift cards for purchase at retail gift card kiosks at major chain stores to satisfy customer demand for more TAP sales locations.

(CARRIED OVER FROM FEBRUARY'S REGULAR BOARD MEETING)
Issue
ISSUE

Due to the expansion of TAP to 24 participating agencies, and new features such as all door boarding and transfer on second boarding, there is a high customer demand for more convenient locations to purchase TAP cards. Approval of this contract award will enable TAP cards to be available on gift card kiosks for purchase at up to 2,000 locations in Los Angeles County.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

TAP cards are currently available at over 400 locations throughout LA County, including at 93 rail and 18 Orange Line stations, aboard Metro buses, online at taptogo.net and by phone at 866-TAPTOGO. The TAP Gift Card Sales and Reload Program will provide TAP cards at up to 2,000 major chain stores throughout Los Angeles County (see Attachment C) including near high-volume bus stops and transit centers. The goal is to satisfy customer demand for increased convenience to purchase TAP products and attract new customers. By increasing TAP card availability, cash customers are more likely to transition to TAP thereby speeding up boardings, enhancing security and providing a seamless travel experience across 24 transit agencies. The Program also supports the Metro Rapid All Door Boarding and Transfer on Second Boarding programs. The Program will assist in minimizing dwell times by decreasing the use of cash for bus fare.

How the Program Works

The customer enters a participating chain store such as CVS, Rite-Aid, 7-Elev...

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