Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has shortlisted seven bidders to appoint one of them by December as a service provider to collect Motor Vehicle Tax (MVT) online from January next, officials said.

Earlier, the BRTA invited ‘expression of interest’ (EOI) from financial and non-financial institutions in this connection and a total of 22 companies responded.

The authority will issue Requests for Proposal (RFP) this week to the selected seven bidders including banks and software companies, they said, adding that now the bidders will send their technical and financial offers to the BRTA.

Currently, the Bangladesh Postal Department (BPD) is collecting MVT and other fees manually through its 91 post offices.

In 2007, the BPD launched an online service in its General Post Office (GPO) in Dhaka and the Mirpur BRTA Post Office. The BPD charged three per cent commission on the amount it collected.

BBN/SI/SSR/AD-19November08-10:09 AM (BST)