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


09:30           Introduction: Bus Market & Procurement Strategy


  • Making the choice of vehicles
  • Trends
  • Procurement strategy
  • Scope of procurement
  • Tender preparation


10:30           Break


11.00           Business Model & Financing


  • Business models for public and private operators
  • Fleet ownership and financing
  • Price details


12:30 Lunch


13:30 Tender Procedure & Documents


  • Specification
  • Tender procedure
  • Qualification criteria
  • Tender documents


15.00            Coffee break


15.30           Insights into SORT – Standardized On-Road Test Cycles


The SORT project ('Standardised On-Road Test cycles'), an initiative of the UITP Bus Committee, first aimed at providing the bus sector with a standardised means of comparing the energy consumption of different buses. To meet the changing needs of the sector, SORT has recently expanded its scope to include electric buses. The newly branded ‘E-SORT’ has the aim to measure, in an accurate and reproducible way, the traction energy consumption and to obtain information on the Zero Emissions range of a bus.

This methodology allows bus operators to access comparative data regarding traction energy consumption (either fuel, gas or electricity) and information on the optimal daily range for electric buses. The test protocol applies to two types of buses: full electric buses and hybrid buses that can be externally re-charged (plug-in hybrid electric bus).

This session will look into the methodology developed by the SORT initiative.


17.00            End of the day





09.00           Tender Evaluation & Contracting


  • Evaluation steps
  • Evaluation criteria and scoring
  • Contracting
  • Risk management


10.30            Coffee break


10.45           Case study & discussion: Hybrid buses



11.45            Coffee break


12.00            Case study & discussion: Buses with gas propulsion /Electric buses  


13:00           Lunch


14.00            Dubai Experience from RTA  


15.30            Coffee break


16:00           Bus Maintenance and Warranty Management


  • Maintenance Management
  • Warranty for vehicles



17:30             End of day 2





09.00            Workshop on the life cycle and total cost of ownership of buses (diesel, hybrid, electric)


10.30            Coffee break


11:00           Technical visit


13:00           Lunch


14:00 Wrap up, Evaluation & Certificates


15.00            End of programme



% 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: Umm Suqaim room RTA Head office Umm Ramool Rashidiya. Dubai



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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