IFC seeks consultants to set Uganda's tolling policy

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 IFC seeks consultants to set Uganda's tolling policy

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has launched a tender process to select a consultancy firm to create Uganda's tolling policy.

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) approached the IFC to get help with the structuring of 5 road projects using a PPP model with the overall goal of developing, operating and maintaining a suitable national road network.

The IFC has recommended combining two of these projects, the Kampala-Jinja expressway and the Kampala Southern bypass into a single project to be procured as a PPP and with the roads being tolled.

However there is no tolling policy currently in place and though tolling could potentially provide the revenue required, a tolling strategy that would provide the strategic guidance to the Government of Uganda is important to ensure there is governance over tolling to ensure transparency, fairness and stability in toll collection.

Additionally, an initial assessment of Uganda's PPP enabling environment identified the governments lack of experience with PPPs as a key risk factor. Building the capacity of UNRA to design, implement and monitor PPP projects will be critical to successful project implementation and for other projects in the sector.The purpose of these consultancy services is to support UNRA to develop an institutional framework and to build the government's capacity to enable it to be an effective counterparty to the expressway project and subsequent PPP projects in the road sector.

The consulting services includes:

  • The development of a tolling policy framework;
  • Development of a suite of policy and procedure documents to help the government to make key decisions through the project cycle

Interested firms must submit their expressions of interest through World Bank Group eConsultant2 platform, on or before 17 April 2014.

See tender advertisement:

http://infrapppworld.com/wp-content/uploads/Uganda-National-Roads-Authority-National-Tolling-Policy-and-Institutional-Support.pdf

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