United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation

Building a Vision for a People-Centered Public Transport in Kenya 

Date first published: 15 November 2017

Deadline for submissions of EoIs: 05 December 2017

  1. Introduction

Under the framework of the project “Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions for East African Cities” SUSTRAN between 2011 and 2017, UN Habitat has contributed to the technical and institutional basis for implementing metropolitan sustainable transport networks. Thus far, in addition to technical advice on operational plans, the project has built awareness and understanding among policy makers and other stakeholders on the importance and benefits of establishing suitable and sustainable mass rapid transit systems in urban areas. Institutional reforms, undertaken by Government, have also culminated in the establishment of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA). This organization has to deal with design issues and a wide range of operational issues, including hierarchical integration of transport services, appropriate management of public transport, integrated services and operations planning, and appropriate fare-setting and subsidy policies. The Kenya National Transport Safety Authority is also taking a lead in putting in place measures for safety and regulatory improvements.

  1. Framework for people-centered public transport in Kenya

Based on an overview of stakeholder participation, a need is perceived for more engagement of the public transport users and operators with government and regulatory authorities in improving the operations of Public Transport in Nairobi as well as in other urban centres. It is felt that such engagement requires the input of both Government and private sector players. UN-Habitat invites expression of interest from academic or research institutions; Not-for-Profit Organizations; Governmental and Inter-Governmental organizations for an Agreement of Cooperation (AOC) that will cover the following broad tasks:

  1. In liaison with government regulatory agencies (NTSA, NAMATA and other road agencies), organize consultations and participatory forums to review the current state of public transport in Kenya with a focus on Nairobi and other large urban centres;
  2. Mobilize civil society organizations such as consumer groups, commuter associations, cyclist associations, motorists associations and build awareness on the benefits of modern public transport;
  3. In liaison with Government and through a participatory processes involving all sections of society and ensuring representation of women and vulnerable groups develop a collective vision and road-map for safe, efficient affordable and reliable public transport;

The EOI should contain, but not be limited to the following:

  1. Overall experience of the organization in the area of Road Safety, Public Transport and Non-motorized transport, results based management;
  2. A short conceptual proposal on how the organization plans to develop and implement this initiative including scope and nature of work;
  3. The support/ contribution the organization is willing to make including cash and in kind; (contribution in terms of staff time, office space and equipment and other support in cash and in-kind should be expressed in monetary terms.)
  4. Copies of statement of annual budget and annual report;
  5. Copy of two latest audited financial reports; and
  6. Governance and organizational structure; experience and qualifications of key professional staff and infrastructure facilities of the organization.

NB: UN-Habitat will make a contribution to the tune of USD 25,000 towards this initiative. In addition, UN-habitat will provide expertise and knowledge including examples of good practices on public transport in the consultation processes.

  1. Overall Timeframe

The work outlined in this EOI is scheduled to commence 5 January 2018 and completed by 30 June 2018.

  1. Submission Requirements and Guidelines

Expression of Interest must be delivered in electronic format no later than 05 December 2017 to the e-mail address given below:

  1. Contact Information

E-mail: Priscilla.Muchibwa@unhabitat.org

Urban Basic Services Branch

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya
Office: 254-20-7625043

Cc: Elizabeth.Makeba@unhabitat.org

  1. Budget

UN-Habitat will contribute financial resources of up to USD 25,000 towards this Agreement of Cooperation (only for Academic institutions, Not for Profit, Governmental and Inter-Governmental Organisations).

  1. Other

Please note that this EOI notice does not constitute a solicitation. UN-Habitat reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time in the Expressions of Interest/or solicitation process. Submitting a reply to an EOI does not guarantee that a Cooperation Partner will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued and only cooperation Partners who are deemed qualified by UN-Habitat upon completion of evaluation of submission, will receive the final solicitation document.