Ecuador: Manabí ITS Modernization Project Technical Assistance

The Provincial Government of Manabí (the “Grantee”) invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the “Proposal”) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute technical assistance (the “Technical Assistance”) to enable the Grantee to assess intelligent transportation system (“ITS”) technologies to help modernize and integrate the road network in the Province of Manabí. The Proposal submission deadline is March 8, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. local time in Portoviejo, Ecuador (2:00 p.m. EST). The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $725,800 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

About the Grantee
The Grantee is the Provincial Government of Manabí, which promotes the development of the Manabí by advancing connectivity, sustainability, productivity, quality investments, and social inclusion in the province.

Project Background
In line with its strategy to promote transportation efficiency and economic growth, the Grantee is seeking to modernize and integrate its road network using ITS technologies. The Grantee is interested in improving the connectivity, availability, quality, safety, and accessibility of surface transportation networks in the province by assessing the application of ITS technologies on road and traffic corridors within and between urban centers and key places such as seaports, airports, and commercial centers.

About the Technical Assistance
The Technical Assistance will assess the deployment of traffic sensors, vehicle weight sensors, traffic signal controllers, electronic toll collection systems, vehicle detection systems, vehicle preemption devices, variable message signs, incident detection and management systems, and other ITS technologies. The Technical Assistance will also provide recommendations for establishing electric bus service between Portoviejo and Manta, and could lead to the development of toll roads and priority lanes. The anticipated benefits include improved traffic flow and management to facilitate more-efficient movement of vehicles, passengers, and cargo in the province.

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Ecuador: Manabí ITS Modernization Project Technical Assistance

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