On 11 July 2018, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded the tender to procure 111 Euro 6 Double Decker Buses to ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd., for a contract sum of about S$54 million. The unit cost of each bus is S$488,220.
The purchase of these buses are part of LTA’s efforts to replace the ageing bus fleet with cleaner and more efficient buses.
Upon delivery of the 111 MAN A95 Buses, the Land Transport Authority will allocate the buses to the Bus Operators (SBS Transit, SMRT Buses, Tower Transit, Go-Ahead Singapore) to operate on selected bus services.
The Land Transport Authority previously put up a tender for the Procurement of Euro 6 Double Deck Diesel Buses on Thursday, 28 December 2017 (Contract Ref. PT322).
Participants of the tender were:
|S/No||Tenderer||Likely Euro 6 Diesel Bus Model||Price|
|1.||Alexander Dennis (Singapore) Services Pte Ltd||Alexander Dennis Enviro500||Not Shortlisted|
|2.||ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd
(Formerly known as: Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd)
|MAN A95||SGD 54,192,420.00 (Base)
|3.||Volvo East Asia (Pte) Ltd||Volvo B8L||SGD 56,177,988.00|
Tender submissions closed on 13 Feb 2018 at 4:00pm, after being extended from 25 Jan 2018 and subsequently 8 Feb 2018).
Euro VI (Euro 6) buses were first introduced in December 2017 with the launch of SG2017C, a MAN A95 bus and Singapore’s first Euro VI bus. A Volvo B8L, registered as SG4003D has entered revenue service since 2 April 2018.
Prior to the award of the PT322 tender, the Land Transport Authority had entered a negotiated contract (PT337 – Procurement of 250 MAN Buses) with ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd. for procurement of 150 Euro 6 Single (MAN NL323F) and 100 Double Decker (MAN A95) Buses, to similar specifications such as an enhanced Passenger Information Display System (PIDS). An option for additional Double Decker MAN A95 buses was also exercised under the negotiated contract.
The award of the PT322 tender to ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd would entail a second production batch of 111 MAN A95 Euro 6 buses.
These new buses are Euro 6 (or Euro VI)-compliant, representing the latest in emission standards which came into effect since 1 January 2018 for all new diesel vehicles registered in Singapore. New requirements imposed by the LTA for new buses include an enhanced Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) comprising LED text displays, LCD display screens and interior speakers. In addition, an exterior-facing display screen and an external speaker is included. An Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), driver anti-fatigue system, high-definition CCTV cameras, and passenger counters at entrance and exit doors of the bus are among the additional specifications required by LTA.
The first unit of the MAN A95 Euro 6 (Batch 2) buses was registered on 20 March 2020 as SG6172K and allocated to SMRT Buses.
- Diesel Hybrid Buses to be procured by LTA
- Volvo Diesel Hybrid Buses procured by LTA
- Electric Buses to be procured by LTA
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