USTDA seeks consultant for ITS mission

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The US Trade & Development Agency USTDA has issued a request for proposals for a definitional mission aimed at using intelligent transport systems (ITS) to improve traffic flow and emergency response and reducing transportation costs in Brazil's largest cities.

Work will take place in cities Curitiba, Goiania, Macapá and Belem, which requested technical assistance from USTDA to develop transport system modernization plans. São Paulo city also requested assistance to identify and define integration and incident monitoring technologies for urban and tunnel applications.

Highway concessionaire EcoRodovias also requested USTDA funding, according to the agency's website.

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The awardee must provide a final report to the agency to determine whether USTDA should provide funding, assess any alternative studies or activities and develop terms of reference and budgets.

The consultancy is budgeted at some US$50,000 and is due to wrap up in one year once the contract is signed.

Offers must be submitted by March 24.

For more information on the bidding process and to see the full scope of work, go to this link