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Almada (PT) - March 2013

Almada (PT) – March 2013

The 4th EPTA workshop was held in Almada (Portugal) on 12th of March 2013.

The theme of the workshop has been “Transport service tendering: a key moment to change things”.

The City Council of Almada welcomed the participants to discuss various important issues related to transport service tendering and to get training on different existing tender models, offer evaluation and awarding procedures.

The European and national legal framework for awarding and tendering in public transport will be discussed, as well as what is needed and what is proposed in Portugal in this domain.

During the event, the participants viewed presentations on the following topics:

Introduction of EPTA Project & Workshop Objectives – Mrs. Catarina Freitas, Almada Municipality (PT)

Legal framework for Awarding and tendering: European and national (PT) perspective – Mr. Claudio MASI, former UITP Organising Authorities Committee Chairman (IT)

Legal framework for Awarding and Tendering: Portuguese perspective – Mrs. Isabel Seabra, Institute for Mobility and Transport (PT)

Legal framework for Awarding and Tendering: Lisbon Metropolitan Area perspective – Mr. Hugo Oliveira, Lisbon Metropolitan Transport Authority (PT)

Scenarios and tendering models – John Nelson, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Portuguese experience about rail services concession contracts – Mrs. Cristina Elvas, Institute for Mobility (PT)

The first tender for bus service following direct awarding – Mr Giorgio Fiorillo, SRM Bologna (IT)