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Bus Tender Structure: 2023 Update

  • Global
  • Electric bus
  • Tendering
Bus tendering

Sustainability and circularity

This is the 4th update of the UITP Tender Structure Document, intended to streamline and ease the tender process of vehicles for bus operators, authorities, and manufacturers.

This update aims to support the increasing concern and will of the bus industry in addressing the sustainability, circularity, and social responsibility component of their fleet from a cradle-to-grave perspective.

Given the very early stage of considering environmental issues in the wider sense in the public transport sector, this document aims to set the foundations for further work and development on the topic, inspired by the challenges and successes of the frontrunners in the field.


  • City strategies
  • Public transport authority and operational targets
  • Structure and content of the tender document
    • Main characteristics (summary) of the tender
    • Buyer and contact persons
    • Procedure
    • Tender time table
    • Legal requirements and standards
    • List of legal documentation and company-related information
    • Tender evaluation criteria including LCC concept
    • Presentation of the offer
    • Functional and technical specifications
    • Maintenance documentation
    • Spare parts
    • Training
    • Financial conditions
    • Vehicle warranty
    • Vehicle availability/unavailability
    • Change and acceptance procedures
    • Electromobility
  • Annexes
2023-2024 Training Calendar
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