Bus Procurement and Commissioning

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  • United Arab Emirates


This Training Programme will broaden the knowledge and understanding of public transport operators and authorities in renewing their bus fleet and introducing key concepts and principals of bus vehicle procurment and commissioning.

The programme combines theoratical learning, best practices, workshops and enables the particpants tp learn and compare procurement processes for different bus propulsion technologies: diesel, electric and gas. 




09.00           Welcome


09:10           Introduction: Bus Market & Procurement Strategy

1. Scope of Procurement

    Issues to be considered and making choices

2. Innovations in the bus sector

    Configurations, models and specifics in the bus industry

    Energy (drive line) choice

    E-bus / Hybrids / Batteries / Fuel Cell

    E-charging systems and Infrastructure



10:50           Break


11.10                  3. Procurement preparations

[Jen FONGERS, Senior Advisor Bus.]

System Approach
Business Models
Time Schedule


12:10            Lunch


13:10 Bus Tender Platform
                           The Tender Procedure, developed by UITP is already for years the leading document with regard to Tenders in the Public Transport Sector.

Accepted and appreciated by all Operators, PT Authorities and Suppliers.
The MENA Tender Structure is an update, released in 2018. This document meets the requirements of the Bus Industry in MENA region.
Definitions, benefits and recommendations as well as the structure of the UITP Tender procedure will be presented.



14.10            Coffee break


14.30           Cost efficiency and Life Cycle Cost models
[Jen FONGERS, Senior Advisor Bus]

  • Business models for public and private operators
  • Life Cycle Cost
  • Price details
  • Example case study


15.30           End of the day





09.00           Insights into SORT – Standardized On-Road Test Cycles

[Jen FONGERS, Senior Advisor Bus.] 

  • Introduction and explanation of SORT (?)
  • Methodology
  • Characteristics.


09.45            Tender Evaluation & Contracting
                    [Jen FONGERS, Senior Advisor Bus]

  • The Electro Mobility Section
  • Evaluation steps
  • Award criteria
  • Acceptance
  • Risk management


11.00            Coffee break


11:30          Workshop on Life Cycle Cost Management - LCC

[Jen FONGERS, Senior Advisor Bus.] 


12.30             Lunch


13:30           Asset management and Bus Maintenance

[Jen FONGERS, Senior Advisor Bus.]

  • Maintenance Management
  • Warranty for vehicles
  • Spare Parts Management


15:30             End of day 2





09.00          Lessons Learned: Authorities perspective

  • Tendering Strategy
  • Requirements Development
  • Tender Management
  • Post Awarding Activities
  • Maintenance and Warranty


10.30            Coffee break


11:00           Q&A, Wrap up, Evaluation & Certificates


12:00           Lunch



13.00            End of programme


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




% VAT excluded

Until 30/9/2018

After 30/9/2018


1210 €

1610 €

Member « developing nations »*

885 €

1175 €


1635 €

2170 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

1095 €

1465 €

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.

Register online or please contact Dure Shewar: dure.shewar@uitp.org - Tel: +971 544113471

Participation fees include:

  • Training instruction
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • All training documents: Binder including all presentations and supporting documents; Access to all training material via UITP's electronic library Mobi+ (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.

Practical information: 

Venue: Swiss Hotel AL Gurair Dubai 4th Floor Studio room 



We have negotatietd rates with Swiss Hotel Al Gurair Dubai.

Daily Rate Per Room

  Superior Room: AED 400/- SGL BB net


Sharon.Muchiri@swissotel.com , please mention code:UITPEvent



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