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Singapore Tenders for Lifts at Overhead Bridges

Singapore’s aging population is expected to hit 1.46 million due to rising life expectancy and lower fertility rates. This demographic shift has profound implications for Singapore’s healthcare needs. Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) is calling for tenders to have lifts installed at 250 overhead bridges and for site investigation works as well as architectural and engineering consultancy services. 

The appointed consultant will need to conduct technical feasibility studies and site surveys for every location to ascertain space availability and buildability.  According to the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng, it will take approximately 14 to 22 months to retrofit an overhead bridge with lifts.

Although the cost to install a pair of lifts has gone from $4 million to $3 million, maintenance expenses have risen due to labor and other associated costs.
Various Members of Parliament have commented on the lift installation project and improvements on connectivity to encourage greater use of public transportation. They have also requested studies to redesign traffic in areas where there are a lot of elderly people where lifts installation is not feasible. 

Apart from the study for lifts installation, 360 bus stops around the island have been earmarked to be made senior-friendly with the removal of steps and barriers. These improvements are to be made under the “Bus Stop Infrastructure Enhancement Program” which also includes weather-protection measures, such as screens to limit one’s exposure to the rain. The goal is for all 360 bus stops to be upgraded by mid-2025. 

U.S. Companies may refer to the LTA’s tender notification via the Singapore Government’s 
e-procurement portal at GeBIZ

For more information, contact Ng Haw Cheng, Commercial Specialist from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Singapore.