111 Euro 6 Double Deck buses procured by LTA

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.


Tender Process

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)

SGD 55,968,420.00
(Alternative)

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).


Existing Buses

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 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).

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.

Specifications

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.


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12 thoughts on “111 Euro 6 Double Deck buses procured by LTA

  • 1 August 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    The rest of the world is going electric! Once upon a time Singapore was a leader in technology and development. Now its becoming a laggard! Come on Singapore: You’re at your best when you’re a leader.

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  • 5 May 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    Update: My friend saw a Euro 6 A95 without foglights (similar to the new Euro 6 A22s) parked inside STK recently.
    STK/MAN must have won this Euro 6 DD tender.

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    • 1 June 2018 at 8:05 PM
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      Should be negotiated contract

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      • 28 June 2018 at 11:04 PM
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        Hmm 6 months has passed since the tender was issued and since then there has been no news on this tender yet… Could they have left it unawarded in favour of a negotiated contract? Or could this tender be a decoy afterall?

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  • 4 January 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    I guess we can confidently say that “runners” in this double deck procurement race will be MAN/Gemilang and Volvo/Wright (new body design?) – but what of ADL – are they a possibility?

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    • 7 January 2018 at 9:34 AM
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      Maybe 50% MAN 95,30% Volvo B8L & 20% ADL E500

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      • 11 January 2018 at 9:19 PM
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        I think the Volvo B8L would be brought once again in huge demands. As for the A95, there are 56 spares laying over at bulim, so i dont think LTA is gonna buy more?

        But what i am sure, LTA will definitely replace all those retiring tridents with either (1) 20 A95 from BULIM (2) Buy the B8L in minor quantities and test it out first before buying in bulk.

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        • 11 January 2018 at 9:22 PM
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          To add on, i dont really thinl the tridents will get a lifespan extension unlike the B10M.

          2 reasons…
          (1) As mentioned earlier, there are 56 spare buses in BULIM, even tho some are for the retiring bendies, but in 2018 there wont be much being deregistered.

          (2) Some B10M have extended lifespan because there was a shortage of mercedes benz buses to replace all 50 B10M when SEDEP already not receiving enough BSEP SD.

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          • 12 July 2018 at 9:29 AM
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            Is that the reason why SE took 20 KUBs?

        • 12 January 2018 at 2:49 PM
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          Those 56 is just nice for the retiring bendies,As for euro6 DDs,they definitely need more to replace Tridents,VSOs and probably the euro3 B9TL.

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          • 12 January 2018 at 2:50 PM
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            And i would think euro6 MAN A22 suchs as NL283F or NL323F will replace the euro4 KUBs

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