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File #: 2022-0665   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2022 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 11/17/2022 Final action: 12/1/2022
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a three-year, Firm Fixed Price Contract No. DR84996000 to Neology, Inc., the lowest cost responsive and responsible bidder, to furnish FasTrak 6C Electronic Toll Collection transponders, and supporting accessory materials and services, in the total Contract amount of $12,380,190, inclusive of all applicable taxes and fees, subject to resolution of any properly submitted protest(s), if any.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Budgeting, Contracts, Distributions (Statistics), Expresslanes I-110 (Project), I-10, I-110, Metro ExpressLanes, Metro Expresslanes O&M (Project), Payment, Procurement, Protection, Purchasing, Safety, Shared mobility, Strategic planning, Toll collection, Tolls
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary, 3. Attachment C - EFC ExpressLanes Map
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: EXPRESSLANES FASTRAK 6C ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION TRANSPONDERS

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a three-year, Firm Fixed Price Contract No. DR84996000 to Neology, Inc., the lowest cost responsive and responsible bidder, to furnish FasTrak 6C Electronic Toll Collection transponders, and supporting accessory materials and services, in the total Contract amount of $12,380,190, inclusive of all applicable taxes and fees, subject to resolution of any properly submitted protest(s), if any.

Issue
ISSUE

The transponders, currently held in inventory by Metro ExpressLanes and distributed to all its accountholders, use an older legacy protocol known as the "Title-21" protocol. This protocol is set to be formally retired from use statewide on January 1, 2024, at which time it will no longer be supported by FasTrak facility operators across the state. Its successor, the new "6C" protocol, has been officially supported by all FasTrak facilities, including the ExpressLanes on I-10 and I-110, since January 1, 2019. Metro must procure 6C-compliant transponders to replace all its existing Title-21 transponders before the Title-21 sunset date and distribute them to new accountholders moving forward.


Background
BACKGROUND

State interoperability requirements outlined in Streets and Highways Code requires that all Expresslane accountholders carry transponders in their vehicles when driving in the ExpressLanes. This enables Metro to identify all vehicles quickly and reliably in the ExpressLanes at freeway speeds across all environmental and operating conditions so that they can be assessed the proper tolls for their trips. Metro ExpressLanes do accommodate Pay as You Go users in the ExpressLanes, but this does not address state interoperability requirements, or toll discounts that ar...

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