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Tendering and contracting in Public Transport

When
21 > 22 Mar. 2023
Where
Brussels, Belgium
Organiser
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About

Contracts are an essential tool for a PTA to get a PTO or any other service providers to deliver good transport and mobility services. This training looks at different contracting models based on competitive tendering.

This training aims at addressing general considerations and high-level discussion on contracting and tendering. It will help professionals reflect on their general practice and approach of contracting. This training is mainly focused on the international context and different models of contracting, but this training is open to any other professionals would like to gain some key understanding of contracting in the competitive tendering context.

Learning objectives

  • Broaden your knowledge on institutional and regulatory framework of public transport
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the 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 during case studies the lessons learnt from these models of organisation: success factors and limitations

This training gives an opportunity to discuss various ways of organising the provision of public transport services and will help you to reflect and constitute an opinion on topics such as:

  • How do the roles of public transport authorities vary between countries and regions in their relationship with public transport operators?
  • What are the various forms of contracting used in public transport?
  • What are main challenges facing transport authorities for the future of contracting?
  • What does it take to organise a competitive tendering procedure for public transport services?
  • Should operators or the transport authority plan public transport services?

A top level methodology

  • Participate in interactive plenary sessions which includes an introduction and presentation from the course leaders and the trainer, followed by an open discussion with participants
  • Learn from skilful 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

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

Who is it for?

  • 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 therein
  • 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

NB: This course is suitable for those who are fluent or have a high level in English

Inspiring trainers

Our trainers are experienced professionals in the fields of public transport service contracting, competitive tendering, quality management and regulatory affairs.

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