ASSIGNMENT NAME: Gauteng Open Road Tolling Project:- Contract Compliance and Risk Management
LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng
NAME OF CLIENT: Salahdin Yacoubi: Chief Executive Officer, Electronic Tolling Company (Pty) Ltd
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT: Ongoing
START DATE: July 2011
COMPLETION DATE: Ongoing
APPROX VALUE OF PROJECT: Available on request
PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY THE FIRM AND FUNCTIONS PERFORMED:
Keith MacHutchon (Pr Eng): Contract Compliance and Risk Manager
Ryno Jordaan (Pr Eng): Compliance Matrix Manager
NAMES OF MAIN CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT:
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Traffic Management Technologies (Pty) Ltd.
NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:
The Gauteng Open Road Tolling Project was commissioned by the South African Roads Agency Ltd. in order to finance the upgrading of a network of approximately 185km of freeway in Gauteng.
This project uses electronic and automated methods of levying and collecting toll charges using 42 Tolling Points and is estimated to generate in excess of 2 million Tolling Point vehicle passages per day. The project comprises of the following sub-systems: Road Side Systems (overhead gantries), Open Road Tolling System Back Office, Transaction Clearing House and Violations Processing
It is planned that the last two of these sub-systems will also service the other toll roads in South Africa in the future.
An Open Road Tolling transaction is registered when a vehicle drives through an overhead gantry point either by means of an electronic tag or by means of an automatic number plate recognition
system. This transaction is then booked to the vehicles registered pre- or post-paid account or to an unregistered account that needs to be collected afterwards.
The contract used for this project was a FIDIC – Design, Build and Operate Projects contract also known as the FIDIC Gold Book.
DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FIRM:
Transport Telematics Africa was appointed to perform contract compliance and risk management on the project for the contractor.