Training on Contracting for Better Public Transport

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  • Training
12/10/2015
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14/10/2015
Brussels
  • Belgium

About: 

Objectives of the course

  • Broaden your knowledge on institutional and regulatory framework of public transport
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the 4 main models of organisation: Direct awarding, Deregulation, Route 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

Target audience

  • 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

    NB: Only participants demonstrating fluency in English will be accepted.

    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

    Testimonials

    "The training course is really well done! Many theories were applied to actual cities and helped to figure out the pros and cons of models.", Anonymous, Bologna 2010 Edition

    "This was an excellent and thought provoking course - Essential for anyone involved in public transport procurement." Niall Farrel, Railway Procurement Agency, Budapest 2012 Edition

     

    Speakers: 

    Who are our trainers?

    Our course moderator and expert, Didier van de Velde, and five trainers who are experienced professionals in the fields of public transport service contracting, competitive tendering, quality management and regulatory affairs. 

    Deregulated markets in Great-Britain: John Birtwistle, Head of Policy, FirstGroup

    Route tendering in London: Mark O'Donovan, Head of Contracting, Transport for London

    Direct award in Amsterdam: David Aulman, Policy Officer, Amsterdam City Region

    Network tendering in Stockholm: Henrik Normark, Head of Business Development, County of Stockholm

    EU Regulation 1370/2007: Thomas Avanzata, Director, European Affairs, UITP

    Didier van de Velde is researcher at the Delft University of Technology and Director at inno-V adviseurs (Amsterdam). His research and advisory work concentrates on regulatory reforms in local public transport and the railway sector. He is expert on public transport institutional reforms and has a wide knowledge on practices and reforms undertaken in European public transport during the last decades. He participated in many European research studies on these topics and advised local authorities, ministries and the European Commission on issues pertaining to institutional reforms and the introduction of competition in public transport.

     

    Programme: 

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

    Registration: 

    Participation Fees

    21% VAT excluded Until 11/09/15 After 11/09/15
    Member 1030 € 1375 €
    Member « developing nations »* 760 € 1001,5 €
    Non-member 1285 € 1850 €
    Non-member « developing nations »* 938,5 € 1243 €

    * Participants from developing countries can benefit from a 30% discount. Check here the list of eligible countries.  

    We offer reduced fees for groups. Contact us for more information.

    Participation fees include:

    • Training instruction
    • Meals and coffee breaks 
    • A networking reception
    • All training documents: Binder including all presentations and supporting documents; Access to all training material via UITP's electronic library Mobi+ (after the training)

    Limited to 25 participants to maximise the learning experience and interaction during the programme. Places allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

    Register here

    Contact Person:

    Adrien Moulin, Training Manager, adrien.moulin@uitp.org, Tel: : +32-2-433 31 54

     

    Practical information: 

    Meeting venue:

    UITP offices, 6 rue Sainte Marie, 1080 Brussels

    How to get there?

    From Zaventem airport to the suggested hotels / UITP office:

    Brussels Airport has a train station in the basement of the terminal. The Airport City Express leaves from the station Zaventem (Airport) four times per hour and links the airport to the Brussels Central Station (Bruxelles-Central /Brussel-Centraal) in approximately 20 minutes. Visit the Belgian Railways website (SNCB/NMBS) for timetable information: www.b-rail.be

    For an overview of the distance between UITP office and the below recommended hotels, click here

    Metro Lines 1 & 5, Station: Compte de Flandres / Graaf van Vlanderen

    Tram Line 51, Station: Porte de Flandres

    Recommended hotels nearby: 

    The Dominican (****)
    Rue Léopold 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Phone:+32 02 203 08 08 / Fax: +32 2 203 08 07
    reservations@thedominican.carlton.be

    UITP negotiated room rates (breakfast included) :

    Single room: 172€/night (Deluxe); 222€/night (Executive)
    Double: 199€/night (Deluxe); 249€/night (Executive)

    Code to mention: UITP
    City Tax: 7.58€ per room per night is not included

    Atlas Hotel (***)
    Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, 30
    1000 Brussels
    Phone:+32 2 502 60 06
    http://www.atlas-hotel.be/
    info@atlas-hotel.be

    UITP negotiated room rates (taxes and breakfast included) :

    Single room: 127€/night (Monday-Thursday) ;  85€/night (Friday-Sunday)
    Double/twin room: 147€/night (Monday-Thursday) ;  99€/night (Friday-Sunday)

    Code to mention: UITP

    Hotel Meininger (***)

    Quai du Hainaut 33
    1080 Brussels
    Phone:+32 2 588 14 74
    http://www.meininger-hotels.com/fr/hotels/bruxelles

    Rates: +/- 50€/night
    Breakfast: 7,50€

    You may also use the official Brussels Booking Desk to find last minute offers. 

     

     

     

    Speakers: 

    Who are our trainers?

    Our course moderator and expert, Didier van de Velde, and five trainers who are experienced professionals in the fields of public transport service contracting, competitive tendering, quality management and regulatory affairs. 

    Deregulated markets in Great-Britain: John Birtwistle, Head of Policy, FirstGroup

    Route tendering in London: Mark O'Donovan, Head of Contracting, Transport for London

    Direct award in Amsterdam: David Aulman, Policy Officer, Amsterdam City Region

    Network tendering in Stockholm: Henrik Normark, Head of Business Development, County of Stockholm

    EU Regulation 1370/2007: Thomas Avanzata, Director, European Affairs, UITP

    Didier van de Velde is researcher at the Delft University of Technology and Director at inno-V adviseurs (Amsterdam). His research and advisory work concentrates on regulatory reforms in local public transport and the railway sector. He is expert on public transport institutional reforms and has a wide knowledge on practices and reforms undertaken in European public transport during the last decades. He participated in many European research studies on these topics and advised local authorities, ministries and the European Commission on issues pertaining to institutional reforms and the introduction of competition in public transport.

     

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