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Business Opportunities

The Smart Card Alliance will post requests for proposals and requests for information for projects requiring smart card technology. Please send your business opportunities to [email protected].

The Smart Card Alliance reserves the right to determine what business opportunities are posted on the Alliance web site. Responses to the business opportunities posted should be sent to the contact listed in the RFP and should not be sent to the Smart Card Alliance.

Open Business Opportunities

ITS Systems Administrator

Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Salary: 63,800.00 – 106,300.00

Type: Full Time – Experienced

Category: Technical Support

Required Education: 4 Year Degree

Description Of Work: This position is responsible for planning, installation, monitoring, maintenance and quality assurance of the organization’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications, hardware, and functional business processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Provides tier 1 and tier 2 technical support to the organization’s ITS systems that impact public ridership and internal operations.

Maintains and monitors CAD/AVL and other critical ITS systems, servers, storage, database and application needs as well as interfaces with dependent systems within the organization.

Performs system administration duties for the organization’s ITS technologies and analyzes, evaluates and troubleshoots the effect of upgrades and enhancements to the software

Develops, documents, maintains and presents user policies and procedural processes for ITS systems.

Analyzes, identifies and makes recommendations for potential uses of ITS systems to enhance and improve service to the public.

Makes system administration decisions that impact the performance of the fleet wide “Automatic Stop Announcement” and Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI).


All job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Telecommunications or a closely related field.

A minimum of five years of experience supporting complex mission critical client server systems, operating systems and databases to include UNIX, Linux, Oracle and SQL databases, and Microsoft Server and desktop products in a 24×7 operation.

A minimum of five years of experience in ITS technologies hardware and software support such as automatic passenger counters, CAD/AVL, paratransit and other manifest systems, fare collections systems, automatic stop announcement systems, transit based mobile and web applications, trip planners, IVR’s, 511, electronic signage and content applications, real time information systems, scheduling and operations management systems.

A minimum of five years of experience in the analysis, installation, administration, and troubleshooting of a mission critical client/server based data network, servers and applications.

Proficiency in technological networking principles to include Layer 1-4 networking such as Cat5/Cat6, fiber optics, Ethernet, routing and Wi-Fi.

Proficiency in diagnostic, monitoring, and alarming software technologies and principals using standard protocols like SNMP.

Proficiency in land mobile radio and cellular radio communication principles and systems.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to influence senior management and users to obtain cooperation with accepting and utilizing new ITS systems through training utilizing a high level of coaching and negotiation skills to change behavior.

Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.

The ability to respond to system emergencies and system failures on a 24/7 basis.


An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision. The work environment is a typical office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.


COMMUNICATION (D): good written and verbal communication, organized thought processes, polite and respectful of others, adapts presentations to the audience

ANALYSIS/PROBLEM SOLVING: thoroughly thinks out and evaluates alternatives, innovative problem resolution, pro-active approach, initiative to resolve problems

WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT (D): works with little direction and supervision, timely completion of projects, makes time for unplanned assignments, adapts to changing priorities

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: perceived fairness; tolerance; honesty; consistent in application of policies and procedures.


CUSTOMER FOCUS: communicates courteously and proactively, learns customer’s short-and long-term needs, sees issues from customer’s perspective

SELF DIRECTED: acts independently; accomplishes goals without direct management supervisor or relying on other team members; understands gaps in personal skill set and knows where to go to acquire the support needed to get the job done

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE: specialty field of knowledge is up to date and properly applied

Application Instructions: For more information and to apply, please visit our website at Type in the keyword search field IRC22817 for direct routing to this job opening. RTD offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Application must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, August 22, 2014. Regional Transportation District Denver, CO 80202 Job Line – 303-299-2309 EOE/AA/Drug Free

Internal Number: IRC22817

RFI–AFC System for Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

Request for Information

Department of Transport and Main Roads (TransLink Division) Queensland, Australia.

The Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is seeking information from the ticketing supplier industry about equipment and services relating to the provision of an automated fare collection (AFC) system. This information will assist TMR to further refine its requirements for the Next Generation Ticketing Project and understand the capability and capacity of the market to satisfy these requirements.

A Request for Information (RFI) document has been prepared to provide suppliers with:

In addition to existing products and services, TMR is interested in receiving information from suppliers about implementation and transition approaches as well as options for future commercial arrangements.

Details of the RFI are available at the Queensland Government’s e-tender website. To view and download the RFI, you will need to register at

All enquiries in relation to this RFI should be addressed to Nadeem Latif, Project Director (Next Generation Ticketing) by emailing [email protected].

The above information is provided by the TransLink Division of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

Smart Card Alliance Request for Proposals: Training Strategy Consultant

April 30, 2014

The Smart Card Alliance has active training and certification programs, including the Certified Smart Card Industry Professionals (CSCIP) course and certification (conducted in-person at Alliance events or at corporate sites) and an online smart card fundamentals course. As a Board strategic initiative, the Alliance is looking to expand training efforts to:

Project Description

The Smart Card Alliance is seeking a consultant to develop the strategy and plan for expanded training and certification programs. The project should have the following deliverables.

The consultant will work with the Smart Card Alliance Executive Director; Director, Strategic Programs; and current CSCIP instructors during the project. It is possible that at the conclusion of project, the Alliance will solicit a new proposal for a follow-on project to manage the activities to expand the training and certification programs.

Project Timeline

It is anticipated that the project can begin by June 14 and be completed by September 1.

Proposal Content Requirements

Respondents should submit the following:

RFP Standards

RFP Responses and Questions**

Questions on this RFP should be submitted by email to:

Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director
Smart Card Alliance
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 609-587-4208

Cathy Medich, Director, Strategic Programs
Smart Card Alliance
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 925-398-8191

Respondents must submit the proposal by email by May 12, 2014 to:

Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director
Smart Card Alliance
Email: [email protected]

Proposals must be received by May 12, 2014. All proposals not received by that date will be returned unopened. The Smart Card Alliance will notify the consultants chosen for further consideration within 30 days after the proposal deadline, and will notify all respondents in writing of the outcome of their proposal within 30 days after the final decision is made.