A Request for Proposals (RFP) for Single-Space Parking Meter Mechanisms was advertised and issued on June 27, 2014. Three (3) companies responded to this solicitation and all three (3) firms were deemed responsive.
On August 7, 2014, the Advisory Committee decided to invite all three (3) respondents for oral presentations. On August 13, 2014, Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc. withdrew their proposal. After final presentations on August 14, 2014, the Advisory Committee met to generate a ranking of the firms as follows:
1. IPS Group, Inc.
2. MacKay Meters, Inc.
The members of the Advisory Committee are as follows:
Thomas Papsodero (Committee Chair), Maintenance Manager
David Barilla, Assistant Director, Downtown Development Board
CadeBraud, Signal System Engineer
Roberto Lopez, Computer Operations Manager
Benjamin Astacio, Accounting Supervisor
IPS Group, Inc. M/WBE and VBE Participation Plan for this contract is as follows:
|American Eagle Concrete Sawing
||core drilling and sensor installation
|Montgomery Consulting Group
||GIS mapping services
The City of Orlando Parking Division is replacing 1,100 single-space parking meter mechanisms within the downtown core. The new digital "Smart" parking meters boast unparalleled power efficiency by utilizing solar-power technology. The benefits of the new "Smart Meters" include accepting payments by coin, credit/debit card, smart card and pay-by-cellphone. It includes a web based management system and offers the highest level of credit card security. In addition, 562 of the 1100 on-street metered spaces will have in-ground vehicle detection sensors. These sensors detect occupancy and provide real time on-street parking availability that can be accessed by patrons via their smart phone. Total Project Cost: $657,800 with annual recurring costs of $119,610 which covers licensing, reporting, and the Credit Card Payment Gateway fee. The expected completion date is 12/31/2014 with an estimated annual cost savings of $85,620.