Over the past two years, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) engaged in a comprehensive assessment of its overall Intelligent Transportation System Program. This assessment included its existing ITS deployment and operations in the Gauteng Province as well as plans and systems for its recently commissioned deployments in the provinces of Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The assessment resulted in the identification of several areas where SANRAL could enhance the level of benefit it was delivering to the travelling public. These included modifications to their institutional environment as well as enhancement and expansion of their operations and systems. To implement the operations and systems changes, SANRAL assessed several approaches and elected to go out on Tender to acquire the goods and services of a DBOM contractor. The contract as an incentives based, performance based instrument. The DBOM contractor is to operate SANRAL’s three Transportation Management Centers, expand the deployments in each region in accord with the Agency’s strategic deployment plan and concept of operations, and provide and implement new systems software. This paper describes the procurement and evaluation process, the procurement vehicle, selection results, the lessons learned, and the initial results of the early stages of the DBOM implementation.