Briefing on Preferential Procurement Regulations

National Treasury has published in the Government Gazette the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017. One of the changes is to apply the 80/20 preferential points system to bids between R30 000 and R50 million. A large percentage of typical ITS tenders fall in this value category. There are also a number of other changes. The Regulations take effect on 1 April 2017.

ITSSA is hosting a breakfast briefing session to explain the new Regulations. It will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017 at a venue TBC in Pretoria. Adv Johann Laubscher of Techso, a specialist in legal and SCM issues affecting ITS, will conduct the briefing.

Award for Outstanding Achievement in ITS

The first biennial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the ITS Industry in South Africa has been awarded to the SANRAL ITS Freeway Management System for Multi-Jurisdictional Incident and Freeway Management in the Western Cape for SANRAL as client, Kimley-Horn and Techso as the professional team and TETI as the contractor.

Support Programme for ITS Innovators

Global ITS firm Kapsch, with the support of it’s local entity TMT, has launched a no-strings-attached programme to identify and support ITS innovators, early-stage entrepreneurs and start-up companies. The Factory1 Kapsch TrafficCom Accelerator 2017 is an international acceleration program for global start-ups that have innovative ideas.

Please visit www.factory1.net for more information. If there are questions, please direct it to Stefan at stefan@mobility-accelerator.net

The closing date is 10 April 2017.

ITS Europe Congress Strasbourg

Hosted from 19 – 22 June 2017 in Strasbourg, the ITS European Congress is the continent’s biggest gathering of professionals working in intelligent transport.

strasbourg2017.itsineurope.com

ITS World Congress Montreal

ITS America will host the 24th ITS World Congress that will be held in Montreal, Quebec, October 29 to November 2, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Congress is “Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities”.

For more information on the World Congress program, please visit our website, itsworldcongress2017.org

UITP Global Public Transport Summit Montreal

The theme of the new Global Public Transport Summit (previously known as the UITP World Congress & Exhibition) is “Lead the TRANSITion”. It is hosted on 15 – 17 may 2017 in Montreal.

uitpsummit.org

International Choice Modelling Conference

The International Choice Modelling Conference takes place on 3 – 5 April in Cape Town. The organisers say the registrations from South Africans are still quite low, so if you see value in rubbing shoulders with others working in the modelling field internationally, there is still time to register. Apart from the paper sessions, there are also a number of workshops that may be of interest.

For more detail, see the conference website: http://www.icmconference.org.uk/index.php/icmc/ICMC2017. There is a special rate for SA delegates.

Member News
Feasibility Study submitted on Gautrain network expansion

The Gautrain Management Agency has completed and submitted a feasibility study on the extension of the Gautrain rail network. The study has been submitted to Provincial and National Treasuries and to major stakeholders that were consulted during the feasibility process.

The feasibility study concludes that the extension of the Gautrain rail network will provide significant economic and transport related benefits to the province and the country at large; that it offers value for money, and appropriate risk transfer if procured as a Public-Private Partnership.

GoMetro launches algorithm to score Public Transport performance

In South Africa - as in other parts of the developing world - it has been very challenging to objectively quantify the quality of public transport service - and therefore the quality of opportunities within a city - for all. But that changes today with the release of a new algorithm to score South African cities public transport performance by means of an API for developers with advanced data analytics of the Cape Town public transport network.

The API documentation can be found at the following link:
proserver.gometro.co.za/api/v1/docs/#introduction

Developers can request access at: www.getgometro.com/api/

For more information contact Justin Coetzee at justin@gometro.co.za

Aecom and Arup JV completes Phase 1 of subway line

Integrated firm AECOM and global firm Arup celebrated the completion of the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) earlier this year. It is the first major expansion of New York City subway system done in nearly a century.

Click here to read more.

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