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Past Procurements

12m Transit Bus

Joint procurements for 12 metre transit buses have taken place since the inception of the TPI program with 6 municipalities. Between 2006 and 2013 New Flyer Industries was the winning vendor for the posted joint procurements. The vehicle design and specifications were performance-based, however, stakeholders had access to an option list to meet their specific local needs. All vehicles procured through TPI comply with MTO’s Canadian Content for Transit Vehicle Procurement Policy 2010 (amended). The specifications comply with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA) standards and the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Reg. 629. In 2008 the joint procurement for 12 metre buses began to include a Hybrid bus in addition to clean diesel.

9m Transit Bus

TPI facilitated the procurement of nine-metre low floor diesel urban transit buses on the behalf of 8 municipalities across Ontario between 2008 and 2013. The vehicle design and specifications were performance-based, however, stakeholders had access to an option list to meet their specific local needs. All vehicles procured through the TPI complied with MTO’s Canadian Content for Transit Vehicle Procurement Policy 2010 (amended). The first contract (2009/2010) for nine-metre transit buses was awarded to Eldorado National in Riverside, California through City View Bus Sales of Toronto. This contract was extended to the end of March 2013 and delivered 39 diesel buses to municipalities across Ontario.

8m Transit Bus

TPI’s first contract in 2010 for eight-metre low floor specialized transit buses was awarded to Creative Carriage in St. George, Ontario and the eight-metre high floor specialized transit bus contract was awarded to Crestline Ltd. in Saskatoon. In 2012 new contracts were awarded to Overland Custom Coach in Thorndale, Ontario for high floor buses and to Creative Carriage in St.George, Ontario for low floor buses. The vehicle design and specifications are performance-based; however, stakeholders have access to an option list to meet their specific local needs. The specifications also comply with current and upcoming Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA) standards and the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Reg. 629.

Transit Inventory Management Services (TIMS)

In 2012, TPI began a new partnership that provided bus parts to nine participating Ontario transit agencies. TPI estimates that between early 2012 and the end of October 2014, when the contract ended the participating transit systems purchased $15.6 million worth of bus parts. This project was the first of its kind in Ontario and won three Awards for its innovation in procurement. It provided participating transit agencies opportunities to not only accrue direct savings on parts pricing but indirect savings as well, such as fewer purchase orders by using one supplier, lower inventory minimums and fewer daily deliveries.