EOI Requested for Kampala City Roads Rehabilitation Project (KCRRP)

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The government of Uganda has invited consultants to express interest in updating the detailed design of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) in Uganda.

The 42 km BRT project will be implemented in phases:

  • Phase 1: Kalerwe (Bwaise) to Kibuye corridor, with a link to Banda along Jinja Road;
  • Phase 2: Banda to Mukono;
  • Phase 3: Kibuye-Kajjansi corridor; and
  • Phase 4: Kalerwe to Kasangati (Gayaza) corridor.

The proposed design features:

  • Exclusive 3.5m BRT lanes in the center or side of the road;
  • 26 stations with 40x5m side platforms;
  • Three 3-ha terminals and one 4-ha depot;
  • Bicycle parking facilities at stations and terminals; and
  • Traffic signaling at key junctions.

The project also includes 18 m long articulated low-floor buses capable of traveling at 22km/h, accommodating up to 150 passengers. The assignment aims to:

  • Review and update detailed designs for a user-responsive, demand-handling, and economically feasible BRT system;
  • Create a basic financial model to assess the BRT system's financial sustainability;
  • Develop a plan to identify and engage with affected taxi operators, understanding their characteristics;
  • Create a strategy for negotiating with taxi operators to prevent competition with BRT services;
  • Prepare a fare collection policy, advise on suitable mechanisms and technologies, and develop specifications for automatic vehicle location and passenger information systems;
  • Develop guidelines for efficient traffic and parking management along BRT corridors; and
  • Prepare bidding documents for all BRT infrastructure elements and contracting documents.

The Uganda government (GoU) has received financing from the African Development Fund towards the cost of the Kampala City Roads Rehabilitation Project (KCRRP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to make eligible payments under a contract.

Hard copies of the Expressions of Interest (EOI) in triplicate must be delivered to the address by January 12, 2024. More information about this tender can be found on our Business Opportunity page here.

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