Tendering and Contracting of Public Transport Services

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Learning 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

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

Fluency in English is required.


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

lnspiring Trainers

Our skillful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in the strategic, operational and technological areas of public transport service contracting, competitive tendering, quality management and regulatory affairs.


Mike Weston, Independent Consultant, London, UK

Jelle Kalsbeek, Business Development Executive at Arriva PLC, UK 
Kaan Yildizgoz, UITP Training Director, Singapore






***Training includes technical visit to Istanbul's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line: "IETT Metrobüs"


Draft Programme on Thursday, 5th July from 09:00 to 13:30

(Location: IETT Edirnekapi Metobüs Depot)

  • Presentation about IETT and their operations in Istanbul 
  • Presentation about Istanbul BRT Line and BRT Operations
  • Visit to Bus Maintenance Depot 
  • Visit to Bus Operations Control Centre (OCC)
  • Visit to BRT Line and short trip with BRT



Participants recommend this programme

"Excellent program, excellent trainers, excellent service. Experience that can be implemented in many sectors of my organization. I'm glad to have met interesting and dear participants."
(Vlahusic, Andro , City of Dubrovnik - Prague, Edition 2016)

"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 recommended it for those who are interested in contracting and tendering."
(Fatih Canıtez, Istanbul, IETT - Brussels, Edition 2015)




Until 25/04/2018

After 25/04/2018


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.

To register a group of 4 persons of more from the same organisation, please contact: yasin.basar@uitp.org

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.

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here

Contact Person

Mr. Yasin Basar, UITP Turkey Office, yasin.basar@uitp.org

Practical information: 

Training Venue:

Marmara Municipalities Union 

Marmara Belediyeler Birliği
Sarıdemir Mahallesi, Ragıp Gümüşpala Cad. 
No:10, 34134 Eminönü - Fatih/Istanbul

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Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

Hotels nearby the training venue:

Elite World İstanbul Hotel
Address: Şehit Muhtar Mh.
Şehit Muhtar Caddesi No:42
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 313 83 83
The Green Park Hotel Taksim
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, 
Abdülhak Hamit Cd. No:34, 
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 238 05 05
Ramada Istanbul Taksim
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, 
Recep Paşa Cd. No:15,
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 238 54 60
Point Hotel Taksim
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, 
Topçu Cd. No:2, 
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 313 50 00
Nippon Hotel
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, 
Topçu Cd. No:6,
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 313 33 00
InterContinental İstanbul
Address: Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, 
Asker Ocağı Caddesi No:1, 
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 368 44 44


Mike Weston, Independent Consultant, London, UK

Jelle Kalsbeek, Business Development Executive at Arriva PLC, UK 
Kaan Yildizgoz, UITP Training Director, Singapore



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