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PENANG HILL CORPORATION (PHC) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR THE TICKETING SYSTEM UPGRADE, TICKETING KIOSK

PENANG HILL CORPORATION (PHC)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR THE TICKETING SYSTEM UPGRADE, TICKETING KIOSK AND TURNSTILE PENANG HILL CORPORATION AT JALAN STESEN BUKIT BENDERA, AIR ITAM, 11500 PENANG MALAYSIA

PENANG HILL CORPORATION (PERBADANAN BUKIT BENDERA PULAU PINANG) JALAN STESEN BUKIT BENDERA, AIR ITAM, 11500 PENANG MALAYSIA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

2. INSTRUCTIONS TO PROJECT VENDOR

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2.1 Purpose of Submission

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2.2 General Scope

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2.3 Project Implementation

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3. DETAILS OF INFORMATION TO BE PREPARED BY PROJECT VENDOR

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3.1 General Information

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3.2 Project Vendor Information

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3.3 Corporate Capability

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3.4 Project Feasibility

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3.5 Cost Estimates and Financing

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3.6 Tourism and Marketing Strategies

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4. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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5. APPENDICES

5.1 Appendix A : Guidelines for development

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5.2 Appendix B : Declaration

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5.3 Appendix C : Integrity Pact Declaration Form

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5.4 Appendix D : Bidding Form

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1.

INTRODUCTION

Penang Hill Corporation is an entity under the Penang State Government to govern Penang Hill and its transportation by Funicular System. The corporation is currently looking into upgrading the funicular’s ticketing system.

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INSTRUCTIONS TO THE PROJECT VENDOR

2.1

Purpose of Submission The corporation is currently looking to upgrading existing ticketing system by changing into a more self service type of ticket purchase. Additionally the new system will be targeted to withstand more ticket sales transaction per day as well as the ability to deploy more P.O.S Counters and Kiosks whenever necessary. The new ticketing system is also to be made ready for future expansion of counter, kiosks and turnstiles.

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2.2

General Scope

The successful bidder is required to have a comprehensive understanding of the following:

i. Current Penang Hill Ticketing System Functionalities.

ii. Penang Hill Ticketing Record Keeping and archieve.

iii. Turnstile Types and Functionalities

iv. Kiosk (Vending Machine) System

v. Label Printer

vi. Proximity Access

vii. Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer / Other

viii. Queue Management

ix. Server Hardware Requirements

x. Client PC Requirements

xi. System Backup Requirements

xii. UPS

xiii. Database Licensing

xiv. Client Access Licensing

xv. Virtual Machine Environmnent

xvi. Windows or Linux Base Server Operating System.

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2.3

Project Implementation

The following is the proposed schedule for the implementation of the

project:

1. Issue Request For Proposal

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2. Site Visit

 

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3. Final Date Submission of Proposal

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4. Technical Evaluation

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5. Tabling to Tender Board

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6. Letter of Award

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7. Signing of Agreement

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8. Submission of Project Gantt Chart/Status Update

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9. Commencement of work

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10.

System Readines of POS and Turnstile

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11. Live Testing for Turnstile POS and User Training

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12. POS and turnstile system go live for actual environment operation.

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13. Kiosk System Readiness

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14. Live Testing for Kiosk System and User Training

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15. Kiosk System Go Live for Actual Environment

16. Overall Completion

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23 rd January, 2015

30 th January, 2015

19 th March, 2015

23 rd March, 2015 to 27 th March,

2015

April 2015

April 2015

April 2015

May 2015

Immediately after Signing of Agreement ( latest 1 st April 2015)

June 2015

5 days within June 2015 (Maintennace Shutdown)

6 th

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

- 5 th October 2015

6 months from the date commencement of work

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DETAILS OF INFORMATION TO BE PREPARED BY PROJECT VENDOR

The Project Vendor is requested to submit complete information on its proposal for the new ticketing system, ticketing kiosk, and turnstile system.

The Proposal shall follow the layout below:

3.1 General Information

This section of the proposal shall contain an executive summary comprising an overview of the Project Vendor, project to be implemented, the implementation schedule and costing.

It should include the company history comprising:

i. A history of the company and information on senior officers, directors, shareholders/partners;

ii. Location of head office and branch offices;

iii. Number of employees; and

iv. Nature of main business.

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3.2

Project Vendor Information

This section shall contain the background information of the vendor [including registration certificate from Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) for local companies]. Foreign companies participating in the RFP are required to submit a letter from the respective Embassy endorsing it is a Bona Fide company.

Audited statement of accounts, list of projects (local and foreign) and credentials should be included.

3.3 Corporate Capability

3.3.1 Project Development and Experiences

The Vendor must identify its consultants, contractors, suppliers, operators and financiers to be engaged for the proposed project. The project’s vendor must submit a project management brief for the development and implementation of the Project including a summary of the key management functions to be performed and positions to be filled. The Project Management Brief shall include the Project Development Schedule and commercial operation. Documents showing a commitment or intention to participate in the project must be identified and included in the proposal. A Letter of Understanding or signed contract reflecting a commitment in the project should be included, if any.

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3.3.2

Technical Capability

This section must be completed in sufficient detail and contain sufficient information to show convincingly that the Project’s vendor and its consultants, contractors, suppliers and operators have the technical capability, experience and expertise (either directly or through the use of other parties) to design, construct and operate the proposed Project, and that the concerns of PHC regarding their qualification for the Project have been addressed.

At the minimum, the exhibit should include:

i.

Experience of senior technical staff;

 

ii.

Resumes of key personnel who will be associated with the project and names of consultants to be used for the Project

iii.

List of projects developed and operated by the Project Vendor and its partners which are related to this project.

Iv:

Any

other

Documents

to

show

the

vendor’s

technical

capability.

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3.3.3

Financial Capability

This section must be completed in sufficient detail and contain sufficient information to show convincingly that the Project vendor and its partners have the capability, experience and expertise to finance, develop and manage the proposed Project, and that all concerns of PHC regarding their qualifications for the Project are satisfied.

Convincing evidence that the Project Vendor has strong credit backing and that the Project Vendor can directly or successfully arrange financing for the project, or arrange the required security on completion and performance, shall be provided. 3 years audited financial accounts are required.

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3.4

Project Feasibility

3.4.1 General

The proposal must incorporate a plan showing the proposed project, its testing planning, migration planning, integration of system, training plans etc

3.4.2 Design of Project’s System

For the overall physical design of the Project, the Project vendor is required to provide among others description of major components including system development flows. The project vendor is encouraged to include the flexibility of counter deployment, price change, price type, price group, various reports, ticket boarding procedures, ticket validation, etc

The Project Vendors shall list any deviations from the RFP in their proposal.

3.4.3 Economic Study

The project vendor should provide an economic study of the proposed project. The extent of this study is left to the judgment of the Project Vendor but the study should be in sufficient depth to convince PHC that the project is feasible and the cost estimates and development are realistic and verifiable.

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3.5

Cost Estimates, Financing and Return on Investment

3.5.1 The Project vendor shall provide a detailed capital cost breakdown and development costs.

3.5.2 The Project vendor must provide a detailed project financing plan including debt and equity details, along with documentation showing experience in obtaining financing for projects of similar size and project technology.

3.5.3 The Project Vendor must provide an audited account for the past three years.

3.6 Tourism and Marketing Strategies

In addition to the State Government’s vision to create a unique and prestigious tourism product and transform Penang Hill as a destination for high-value tourists, the new Ticketing system has to be able to provide visitors a pleasant experience from the speed of buying ticket to the convenience of scanning ticket to board the funicular.

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4.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

4.1 Project vendor are invited to submit their proposals according to the requirements contained in this document. Any failure to provide all the information / documents specified may result in rejection of the proposal or giving it a lower rating.

4.2 Project vendor shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of its proposal which must be delivered on or before 12.00 noon 19 th March, 2015.

4.3 Project vendor are required to submit RM50.00 (Ringgit Malaysia Fifty Only) by way of bankers cheque / postal order as processing fee to the Penang Hill Corporation when submitting the proposal. Personal cheque and company cheque is not acceptable. This amount is not refundable unless PHC decides to cancel the project.

4.4 One (1) softcopy and Two (2) hardcopy of the proposal must be submitted to the following address:

Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang (Penang Hill Corporation) Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, 11500 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

4.5 Proposals received after the closing date and time will not be entertained.

4.6 Submissions shall be placed in a sealed envelope, clearly marked at the top-right-hand-corner of the parcel as TICKETING SYSTEM UPGRADE, TICKETING KIOSK AND TURNSTILE FOR PENANG HILL CORPORATION”.

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4.7

All proposals shall be in English.

4.8 All proposals must be typed on A4 paper (8.27” x 11.69”). Each section shall begin on a new page and be appropriately tabbed. Each page shall be numbered in sequence.

4.9 All provided software and hardware licenses MUST be genuine and according to the legal usage of Malaysia Law and to the creator and owner of software.

4.10 The proposal must be signed by an official who is authorised to act on behalf of the organisation that is submitting the proposal (as per Appendix B).

4.11 Project vendor are required to sign the Integrity Pact Declaration Form as per Appendix C1 and C2.

4.12 Any suggestions for additional features or alternatives, within the general framework specified are welcome.

4.13 Project Vendor is requested to itemize all their propose charges into a form as per appendix D

4.14 Companies participating in this exercise may either submit proposals on their own or in collaboration with others. However, the role and responsibility of each company must be clearly stated.

4.15 No amendments shall be made to the proposal after its submission.

4.16 PHC has the absolute discretion to accept or reject the submitted proposal and is not obligated in any way to award the project to the person(s) and

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or company (ies) submitting the proposal. PHC is not required to provide any reason whatsoever.

4.17 After the issuance of the RFP, information relating to the contents, examination, evaluation and comparison of proposals and recommendations concerning the award of contract shall not be disclosed to the respondent or other persons not officially concerned with the process.

4.18 All submission shall be valid for Four (4) months from the closing date of this invitation but PHC reserves the right to extend the validity period by another three (3) months by giving notice to the respondents.

4.19 Only shortlisted and/or successful company (ies) responding to this RFP will be notified of their status and will be required to make a representation of their proposal. There will be no notification of status of the award to unsuccessful company (ies).

4.20 PHC is not obliged to inform or provide details of the selection process to either successful or unsuccessful Project vendor.

4.21 The successful Project Vendor shall be required to enter into a formal agreement with PHC.

4.22 Failure of the successful Project Vendor to comply with the stipulated requirement shall constitute sufficient grounds for the annulment of the award.

4.23 The successful Project Vendor shall furnish PHC within fourteen (14) days from the date of the Letter of Award (LOA) a performance bond in the

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form of a Bank Guarantee to an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total Project Cost issued by a licensed bank operating in Malaysia.

4.24 The Bank Guaranttee shall be kept valid from the date of issue to the date not earlier than three (3) months after the completion of the project. In the event that the Project Vendor fails to complete the project within the stipulated period, the Bank Guarantee shall be forfeited. The Bank Guarantee shall also be forfeited if the Project Vendor withdraws its Proposal during the validity period or any extension thereof.

4.25 PHC at all times reserves the right to alter from time to time the specifications and descriptions mentioned in this RFP and respondents must conform to the altered specifications and descriptions. In the event of any amendments to this RFP, all applicants will be notified accordingly.

4.26 It shall be agreed and understood that in the event that the negotiations fail and the contract is not signed, there shall be no course of action against PHC, nor shall it be possible to pursue a course of action against PHC for any action howsoever arising.

4.27 Whilst care is taken to ensure that the facts and information contained in this RFP are correct at the time it is presented, PHC hereby makes no representation as to the accuracy and adequacy of such facts and information contained in the RFP. PHC shall not be liable for any inaccuracy or inadequacy of such facts and information.

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4.28

All The local vendors must fulfill the requirement of “Kod Bidang” issued

by Ministry of Finance in Malaysia as follows except for International

Vendors.

No

Kod Bidang

Perkara

1.

210102

Hardware (Low End Technology) Supply all types of computer hardware including PC, notebook, printer, document scanner, peripherals and maintenance.

2.

210103

Software Supply all computer software, operating system, database, off-the-shelf packages including maintenance.

3.

210104

Software/System Development/Customization and Maintenance including data entry, data processing.

4.

210106

Data

management

Provide

Services

Including

Disaster.

 

5.

210107

ICT Security and firewall, Encryption,PKI, Anti Virus

6.

210199

Pembuat

 

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Appendix A

GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPMENT

P.O.S:

P.O.S should be organic, able to deploy multiple Client PCs without any restriction.

P.O.S should be able to cater around 20 different price groups.

P.O.S’s transaction should be cash and credit/debit card enabled.

P.O.S should be able to register each IC/ID number for record purposes to restrict 2-3 transaction per day.

P.O.S should be able to capture Credit Card Number for payment record purposes.

The speed of ticket sales should be at least an average of 30 seconds per ticket per transaction.

Each P.O.S should be able to cater at least 5,000 transaction per day,

P.O.S should be able to generate, sell and trace access.

P.O.S should be able to sell season access tickets

Ticket:

Ticket design should represent the beauty of Penang Hill’s Fauna, Flora and Funacular.

The Ticket can be in form of direct thermal label, proximity card or any other kind of “Touch and Go” approach.

o

Ticket

discouraged.

printing

with

the

use

of

ribbon

label

matching

is

strongly

If the design include linear barcode, the orientation of barcode should be as

follow:

label matching is strongly  If the design include linear barcode, the orientation of barcode should

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Turnstile:

Amount of Turnstile should be separated into 2 group Premium and Normal:

o

Normal:

Lane should consist of 3 lanes for lower station and 2 lanes for upper station.

The structure of Turnstile should be expandable for future expansion.

The width of turnstile should be able to cater for wheelchair (eg.

900mm)

The design should be good enough to prevent any possible tailgate activity.

The design of turnstile should consist of safety features and mechanism to prevent it from causing any injury to the user or hinder user from leaving the premises in case of emergency

o

Express:

Lane should consist of 2 lanes for lower station and 1 lane for upper station.

The structure of Turnstile should be expandable for future expansion.

The width of turnstile should be able to cater for wheelchair (eg.

900mm)

The design of turnstile should consist of safety features and mechanism to prevent it from causing any injury to the user or hinder user from leaving the premises in case of emergency

Server and peripherals:

The setup of server should be high availability.

The setup of System should virtual environment.

There should be proper server backup feature available.

Database and system backup should be catered for 7 years.

46U Server Rack with the capability to slot in various size of rack mount type server

o Server rack ventilation flow should be from front panel and exaust to back or above the rack.

10 channel above of KVM switch with PS2 and USB capability.

o With all connectors and cables

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Kiosk (Vending Machine):

Kiosk should be user friendly and require minimal user interaction to simplify ticket purchase.

Kiosk should be able to differenciate Malaysian and Non-Malaysian to sell the appropriate ticket to the visitors

Overall purchase of ticket for Kiosk should be less than one minute per ticket per transaction.

Kiosk should be robust enough to prevent any vandalism, possible theft, or sabotage.

Maintenance:

Vendor should provide a detail of maintenance list

Maintenance should cover:

o

All proposed Hardware related to the project.

o

All proposed software related to the Project.

o

Annual Maintenance charges should be valid for 3 years. (Unless new expansion or upgrade was to be done during the first 3 years of the maintenance contract.

Warranty:

All hardware and software proposed by vendor should come with a minimum coverage of 3 years Warranty (5 years warranty for all servers).

All covered hardware should be replaced or repaired, 1 day from the date official report being made to the vendor by Penang Hill Corporation.

The replacement day include satuday, Sunday, or any other public holidays.

Warranty coverage is inclusive in the project regardless Penang Hill Corporation agrees to sign or reject annual maintenance contract.

All software related issues such as stability, bugs, exploits etc should be resolved by vendor as long as the vendor continues to operate and exists.

Should the vendor decide to cease the business, the vendor should appoint another company to attend the continuation support of the system.

o

The company will appoint and identiy the company in the RFP.

o

The company will write an official letter to inform Penang Hill Corporation if the supporting company is changed.

The source code of the system should also be disclose to Penang Hill Corporation should the the vendor decided to cease their business without appointing new supporting company to Penang Hill Corporation.

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DECLARATION

Appendix B

To the best of my knowledge I declare that the information given in the proposal is correct.

Signature

:

Name

:

Designation

:

Date

:

Company Stamp

:

Signature of Witness

:

Name

:

Designation

:

Date

:

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Appendix C1

INTERGRITY PACT DECLARATION FORM

BIDDER DECLARATION FORM FOR

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR THE TICKETING SYSTEM UPGRADE, TICKETING KIOSK AND TURNSTILE FOR PENANG HILL CORPORATION AT JALAN STESEN BUKIT BENDERA, AIR ITAM, 11500 PENANG MALAYSIA I, …………………………………………………………(Company Representative Name) I.C. Number ……………………… representing ……………………………… (Company Name) Registration Number ……………….………………………. (MOF/PKK/CIDB/ROS/ROC/ROB) hereby declare that I or any other individual who represent this company will not offer or bribe any individual(s) in Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) or any other individuals as to be selected in the RFP as mentioned above. Together with this as conformity to the declaration, I hereby enclose a Letter of Delegated Power to me to represent on behalf of the company as mentioned above.

2. If I or any other party who represent the company has been found guilty

negotiating or offering bribe to any individual in PHC or any other individuals as a bribe

to be selected in the RFP mentioned above, I as the representative of the company mutually agreed that the following action would be taken:

2.1 Withdrawal of contract offered for the RFP above; or

2.2 Termination of contract for the RFP above; and

2.3 Any other disciplinary action in accordance to the Government Procurement Rules.

3. If any individual intend to bribe me or any other relevant individual from the

company as a bribe to be selected in the RFP mentioned above, I hereby promise to take immediate action to lodge such an act to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office or to the nearest police station.

Yours faithfully,

…………………………… (Signature) (Name and IC Number)

Company Stamp:

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Appendix C2

INTERGRITY PACT DECLARATION FORM

SUCCESSFUL BIDDER DECLARATION FORM FOR

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR THE TICKETING SYSTEM UPGRADE, TICKETING KIOSK AND TURNSTILE FOR PENANG HILL CORPORATION AT JALAN STESEN BUKIT BENDERA, AIR ITAM, 11500 PENANG MALAYSIA.

(Company Representative Name)

I.C. Number ……………………… representing ……………………………… (Company Name) Registration Number ……………….………………………. (MOF/PKK/CIDB/ROS/ROC/ROB) hereby declare that I or any other individual who represent this company will not offer or reward any individual(s) in Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) or any other individuals to be selected in the RFP as mentioned above. Together with this as conformity to the declaration, I hereby enclose a Letter of Delegated Power to me to represent on behalf of the company as mentioned above.

I, ………………………………………………………

2. If I or any other party who represent the company has been found guilty

negotiating or offering bribe to any individual in PHC or any other individuals as a

reward to the RFP mentioned above, I as the representative of the company mutually agreed that the following action would be taken:

2.1 Withdrawal of contract offered for the RFP above; or

2.2 Termination of contract for the RFP above; and

2.3 Any other disciplinary action accordance to the Government Procurement Rules.

3. If any individual intend to bribe me or any other relevant individual from the

company as a reward to be selected in the RFP mentioned above, I hereby promise to

take immediate action to lodge such an act to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office or to the nearest police station.

Yours faithfully,

…………………………… (Signature) (Name and IC Number) Company Stamp

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Management Service Division Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang, (Penang Hill Corporation) Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, 11500 Pulau Pinang.

RFP Bidding Form

Appendix D

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR THE TICKETING SYSTEM UPGRADE, TICKETING KIOSK AND TURNSTILE.

I/We, Undersigned the offer and proposal for the project of (REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR THE TICKETING SYSTEM UPGRADE, TICKETING KIOSK AND TURNSTILE) with the sum of

RM

Itemize the project item as below):

(Words) Ringgit Malaysia

No

ITEM

QUANTITY

PRICE/UNIT

TOTAL

(RM)

(RM)

1.

       

2.

       

3.

       

4.

       

5.

       

6.

       

7.

       

8.

       

9.

       

10.

       

11.

       

12.

       

13.

       

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14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
Grand Total

Total project Duration:

months

(Note: Penang Hill Corporation is targeting the project to be completely finish latest by 6 months from the date of Signing of Official Agreement)

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The submission shall be valid for Four (4) months from the closing date of the invitation.(And Penang Hill Corporation reserves the right to extend the validity period by another Three(3) months by giving notice to the respondents.

2. I/We have read through all the terms and condition published within this Bidding document

3. i/We agreed that the offered price for this project is accurate and will be valid for 4 months from the closing date.

4. I/We Acknowledged that Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) are not bound to take or accept any offer with lowest price or any other given amount of price. Penang Hill Corporation has the right to accept or reject any offer made by the participant of this project as fit by the corporation usage.

I hereby declare that the above proposed documents are accurate and I have been given the full authority by the company to sign this document.

TENDERER

TENDERER’S SIGNATURE AND COMPANY STAMP

Name :

Identity Card:

Position :

Address:

Phone:

Fax:

Date :

WITHNESS OF TENDERER

WITHNESS OF TENDERER

Name :

Identity Card :

Position :

Address:

Phone :

Fax:

Date :

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