International Road Dynamics (IRD) announced today the award of a quantity purchase agreement (QPA) valued at approximately $3.8 Million from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).
Under this agreement, IRD will be issued task orders to provide all necessary electronic equipment, software, and services required to build, reconstruct, test, calibrate, and maintain the weigh-in-motion (WIM) and virtual weigh-in-motion systems (VWS) equipped with IRD manufactured hardware and software. The systems supplied under this contract will provide high accuracy traffic and weight data to the state for planning, roadway design, and weight compliance purposes.
The contract is a task-order based agreement and there is no limit to the number of quantity purchase awards (QPAs) to be released. The contract is a long-term commitment that runs from 1st July 2015, until 30th April 2019. With the addition of this award, IRD now has four active QPAs with the State of Indiana.
Each site will be comprised of a WIM sensor array specified by INDOT as appropriate for the type of traffic data to be collected at that location. The VWS also provide image capture and support remote web access capability. The use of image capture and web access features provides a more powerful real-time tool that can be utilised for commercial vehicle weight screening. Under this contract there is also opportunity for IRD to work closely with the state to provide system enhancements and upgrades through the life of this contract.
Mr. Terry Bergan, IRD president and CEO, noted, "IRD is proud to be selected for this project by the INDOT. We will be working closely with the State as a partner to ensure the success of their WIM traffic data and VMS program. Our technologies and service capabilities reinforce the value that we bring to the maintenance and operation of their transportation network. We look forward to providing many more years of mutual success."