Tendering and Contracting of Public Transport Services


  
  
 
 
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  • Training
26/02/2020
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28/02/2020
Brussels
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About: 

Our training is recommended by former participants:

“Trainers’ quality, scope of the programme, moderator’s professionalism all made the training a real opportunity for learning. This programme is a good combination of theory and practice with successful cases from different cities. I absolutely recommend it for those who are interested in contracting and tendering.” 
Fatih Canitez, IETT, Istanbul – Brussels edition, 2015

“Excellent programme and excellent trainers. Experience that can be implemented in many sectors of my organization. I am glad to have met interesting participants.” 
Vlahusic Andro, City of Dubrovnik, Croatia – Prague edition, 2016

Reach your objectives

  • Broaden your knowledge on institutional and regulatory framework of public transport
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the 4 main models of organisationDirect awardingDeregulationRoute tendering and Network tendering including the roles and competences of various actors, risks and responsibilities sharing between authority and operator, quality incentives in contracts, etc.
  • Discuss and apply during workshops the lessons learnt from these models of organisation: success factors and limitations
  • Have a better understanding of the implementation of the European Regulation 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road

Furthermore, this training gives an opportunity to discuss various ways of organising the provision of public transport services and will help you to reflect and constitute an opinion on topics such as:

  • How do the roles of public transport authorities vary between countries and regions in their relationship with public transport operators?
  • What are the various forms of contracting used in public transport?
  • What are main challenges facing transport authorities for the future of contracting?
  • Is ‘competition’ the only way to organise public transport?
  • What does it take to organise a competitive tendering procedure for public transport services?
  • Should operators or the transport authority plan public transport services?
  • Should the free market play a role in public transport provision?

Who is it for?

  • Professionals interested in obtaining a wider perspective on alternative ways to organise the provision of public transport services and on how these services are contracted in other cities and countries.
  • Professionals eager to develop their understanding of public transport service contracting, competitive tendering and quality management
  • The course is adapted to experienced professionals but also to newcomers in the sector and welcomes participants from local transport authorities, public transport operators, the supply industry and regulatory bodies.
  • The course is suitable for participants from companies worldwide

Check out here which companies sent delegates to previous editions.

Applicants must have a good command of English to appreciate the programme.

A top level methodology

Interactive plenary sessions with introduction by the course leader, presentation by the trainer and open discussion with participants followed by workshops to share experience in smaller groups.

  • Learn from skillful trainers
  • Share your knowledge and experience with other participants
  • Discuss real life examples and lessons learned from different models of organisation
  • Challenge your thinking on the way to organise public transport services

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

lnspiring Trainers

Our course moderator will be Didier van de Velde, Researcher at the Delft University of Technology and Director at inno-V, The Netherlands.

Other experienced professionals in the fields of public transport service contracting, competitive tendering, quality management and regulatory affairs will be trainers for this course:

  • Hellik Hoff, Purchase Manager, Ruter, Oslo, Norway
  • Martin Dean, Managing Director - Bus Development, The Go-Ahead Group, London, UK
  • Robert Fontaine, Manager of Corporate Planning, Reporting and Social Responsibility, STIB-MIVB, Public Transport Operator, Brussels, Belgium
  • Steven Pots, Policy Maker and Project Adviser, Vervoerregio Amsterdam (PTA) Netherlands

Speakers: 

Didier van de Velde, Researcher at the Delft University of Technology and Director at inno-V, The Netherlands
Hellik Hoff, Purchase Manager, Ruter, Oslo, Norway
Martin Dean, Managing Director - Bus Development, The Go-Ahead Group, London, UK
Robert Fontaine, Manager of Corporate Planning, Reporting and Social Responsibility, STIB-MIVB, Public Transport Operator, Brussels, Belgium

Steven Pots, Policy Maker and Project Adviser, Vervoerregio Amsterdam (PTA) Netherlands

 

Programme: 

UITP reserves the right to make amendments to the programme or any related activity.

Session 1: General Introduction

This session will look at:

  • PT actors: types of authorities, their role and competences
  • Options for the allocation of decision-making in public transport between various actors: Strategic –Tactical – Operational levels
  • Potential roles for competition, concepts of competitive tendering in public transport
  • Type of contracts, levels of risk and sharing of risks and responsibilities between operator and authority
  • Overview of organizational forms in local public transport: direct award, route tendering, network tendering, deregulation

Session 2: EU affairs: Focus on Regulation 1370/2007

This session includes:  

  • Regulatory and institutional framework (The European legislation)
  • EU affairs: Focus on Regulation 1370/2007

Session 3: Direct award to publicly-owned operator

The experience in the Brussels Region

  • Presentation of the essentials of the case: negotiated directly awarded contract to public operator
  • Main results and challenges
  • Discussion

[Robert Fontaine, Corporate Planning, Reporting & CSR Manager, STIB, Brussels] Discussion

Session 4: Public transport services in a deregulated market

The experience with deregulation in the UK: the experience of the Go-Ahead Group

  • Presentation of the essentials of a few cases
  • Main results and challenges
  • Discussion

Martin Dean, Managing Director, Bus Development, The Go-Ahead Group, United Kingdom

Session 5: Route(-bundle) gross-cost competitive tendering under integrated planning

The experience of Ruter (Oslo):

  • Presentation of the essentials of the case: centralized planning, batch tendering, gross-cost contract
  • Main results and challenges
  • Discussion

[Hellik Hoff, Ruter, Oslo, Norway]

Session 6: Net-cost competitive tendering of network concession

The experience of the Amsterdam Transport Region in Amsterdam suburbs (Amstelland-Meerlanden), the Netherlands

  • Presentation of the essentials of the case: functional tendering, large size contract, planning by the operator
  • Main results and challenges
  • Discussion

[Steven Pots, Concession manager A&M, Amsterdam Transport Region, The Netherlands] Workshop session

Workshop sessions

These workshop sessions are designed to maximise the learning experience by discussing the concepts and examples presented during the day. It allows participants to exchange in small groups and learn from each other’s experience and knowledge. The discussions are led by the trainers.

Registration: 

21% VAT excluded

Until 08/01/2020

After 08/01/2020 

Member

1210 €

1690 €

Member « developing nations »*

885 €

1235 €

Non-member

1635 €

2280 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

1095 €

1540 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

1130 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

830 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

1520 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

1020 €

* Participants from developing nations benefit from a special discount. Check here the list of eligible countries.

To register a group of 4 persons of more from the same organisation, please contact us: sunita.kelecom@uitp.org - Tel: +32 2 663 66 57

VAT not applicable for this programme with the following exceptions:

21% VAT charge will be applied for companies based in member countries of the EU that do not provide / or do not have a VAT number.
21% VAT charge will be applied to companies based in Belgium with or without VAT number.

Participation fees include:

  • Training instruction
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • Training material: all presentations and support documents. Access to all training material via UITP's electronic library, MyLibrary (after the training)

Groups generally consist of 25 participants and are limited to about 30 in order to increase the learning experience and interaction during the programme. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Person

Sunita Kelecom, Training Assistant, UITP Academy, sunita.kelecom@uitp.org, Tel: +32-2-663 66 57

Practical information: 

Training Venue

UITP
Rue Sainte-Marie 6
1080 Brussels

Metro: Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen (line 1 or 5) or Tram 51: Porte de Flandre

Accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

Hotel Meininger  (***)
Quai du Hainaut 33
1080 Brussels
Phone:+32 2 588 14 74
https://www.meininger-hotels.com/en/hotels/brussels/hotel-brussels-city-center/

Hotel Ibis Sainte-Catherine (***)
rue Joseph Plateau N°2
1000  Brussels
Phone: + 32 2 620 04 26
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1454-ibis-brussels-city-centre/index.shtml

Hotel Metropole (*****)
31, place de Brouckère
1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 2 217 23 00
https://www.metropolehotel.com/en

Hotel Hilton Brussels Grand Place (****)
Carrefour de l'Europe 3
1000  Brussels
Phone: + 32 2 548 42 11
https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/brussels-capital-reg/hilton-brussels-grand-place-BRUGRHI/index.html

Speakers: 

Didier van de Velde, Researcher at the Delft University of Technology and Director at inno-V, The Netherlands
Hellik Hoff, Purchase Manager, Ruter, Oslo, Norway
Martin Dean, Managing Director - Bus Development, The Go-Ahead Group, London, UK
Robert Fontaine, Manager of Corporate Planning, Reporting and Social Responsibility, STIB-MIVB, Public Transport Operator, Brussels, Belgium

Steven Pots, Policy Maker and Project Adviser, Vervoerregio Amsterdam (PTA) Netherlands

 

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