Support of Public Transport Operators during Tender Procedures for Bus and Rail Services
PT Operators (confidential)
Since the beginning of the reorganization and the stepwise privatization of the German public transport sector in the 1990ies, the process of procurement of public transport services on rail and road has been continously developed.
Nowadays the procurement of public transport services is a standard procedure in Germany and on many systems the operation & maintenance contracts have been re-tendered repeatedly.
Private transport operators, competing for contracts, often need a specialist know-how while preparing their bids, especially in the field of operation planning and cost optimization. In the last years Rail&Bus Consultants supported various private operators in elaboration of bids for rail as well as bus O&M tenders.
Our services focus mainly on analysis of existing operation concepts, identifying strengths and weak points and bringing in recommendations on concept optimization, such as (exemplary service scope):
˃ Commuter rail operation: elaboration of operation plans; elaboratio of vehicle deployment plans; staff deployment concepts, calculation of duty rosters for train driviers and on-board service staff; review of completeness and plausibility; identification of inaccuracies and optimization potential for a more reliable cost calculation
˃ Regional bus operation with elements of demand-oriented transport: analyzis of operation plans, identification of weak points and optimization proposals, recommendations on improvement of connecting services.
Both in the field of bus and rail services our Clients were sucessful in winning the tender and being awarded the Operation Contract.