ERP ruling may be revised after criticism from business competition watchdog
The Jakarta Post
A Jakarta gubernatorial regulation on the procurement of electronic road pricing (ERP) systems could be revised in response to criticism by the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU), acting Jakarta governor Sumarsono said on Wednesday.
“If we have to revise the regulation, we will revise it,” said Sumarsono at City Hall on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com.
According to the KPPU, Gubernatorial Regulation No. 149/2016 on traffic control and the ERP system is discriminative because it specifies a particular technology be implemented.
Article 8, paragraph 1c of the regulation stipulates that the ERP system should utilize dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) with a frequency of 5.8 gigahertz.
The specified technology, the KPPU argues, is a limitation that potentially violates the 1999 Antimonopoly Law because there are various other technologies the ERP system can utilize.
KPPU chairman Syarkawi said on Tuesday the regulation would mean other technologies, like radio-frequency identification (RFID) or global positioning system (GPS), could not compete in tenders for ERP systems.
Sumarsono said his office would wait for the KPPU’s official recommendation on the process of the tender. “We respect the KPPU’s opinion. The KPPU has the authority to determine whether [the regulation] creates a monopoly or not,” he added.
The acting governor said his decision on the ERP system would be based on future discussions between representatives of the KPPU and the Jakarta administration. (bbn)
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