A briefing for those interested in participating in the tender exercise for the bicycle sharing system in Penang will be held in Komtar on 10 January.
About the system, as reported in theSun:
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 10, 2013): A bicycle sharing system will be introduced in Penang to make bicycles available for short trips.
State Local Government, Traffic and Flood Mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said this is a move by the state government to make Penang a cycling state. He said the system is also to promote cycling as an alternative mode of transport and to introduce a more healthy and environment-friendly scene.
“Penang Island Municipal Council is now inviting private companies to come up with their own ideas on how they can operate the bicycle sharing system on the island,” he told a press conference in City Hall.
Chow said private companies can submit their proposals based on two options. The first option is based on the council’s concept, while bidders will have to come up with their own proposal for the alternative option.
The system will also cover bicycle racks, kiosks, service stations and a network of automated systems.
Interested companies may send representatives to attend a briefing in Bilik Perdana, Komtar on Jan 6 next year and applicants must be registered with the e-procurement site through ep.penang.gov.my to participate.
The participants need to download the “request for proposal” document from the same website, with an online fee of RM50.
Deadline for submissions is Apr 5, 2014.
And here is the MPPP’s request for tenders/proposals for the bicycle sharing system as found on the Penang procurement website.