Request for proposals: Educational content and professional training on Cargo Bikes for Urban Sustainability

By the present procurement procedure, the EIT KIC Urban Mobility S.L. hereby being referred to as “EIT UM” is aiming to identify one supplier capable of delivering three working packages: one Applied course, one Short Online Course (SOC) and 3 UMX videos, all on the topic of ´Cargo bikes for sustainable urban mobility´.

Europe is at the forefront of efforts to decarbonize transport, employing diverse solutions. With 75% of EU citizens residing in cities of varying size, geography, and local economy, European urban centres are facing the challenge of establishing efficient, resilient, and low-emission transport networks that enhance liveability, economic activity, and environmental sustainability. Urban freight logistics significantly impacts cities economically, environmentally, and socially, leading to increased traffic, congestion, noise, and pollution. Recently, there has been a notable increase in goods vehicle traffic within cities, driven primarily by the surge in e-commerce, especially during the pandemic. This trend is expected to continue, posing one of the most critical challenges for urban areas. However, addressing urban logistics is complex, involving multiple stakeholders, and often public administrations lack the knowledge necessary to implement effective solutions. Cargo bikes excel in the last-mile delivery, making them an efficient and eco-friendly option for sustainable and quiet cities.

The general objective of our initiative is to promote the adoption of cargo bikes by offering a multifaceted approach through the development of one Applied course, one E-course and 3 UMX videos.

The Applied Course must be designed to equip participants with practical and applicable knowledge for the successful implementation of cargo bikes in urban environments. This in-depth training addresses region-specific challenges and opportunities in Germany, ensuring municipalities can effectively transform into cargo bike-friendly cities. Furthermore, the course is required to comply with the standards of the EIT Urban Mobility Quality System for Non-Degree Education and Training.

Additionally, a Short Online Course (SOC) will be developed to provide a foundational understanding of cargo bikes and published on the website UMC. The selected supplier will oversee course content creation in collaboration with a learning agency to deliver an engaging online course.

Finally, three videos for the UMX YouTube channel will be produced to disseminate dynamic content, covering key issues, innovations, and developments in the field of cargo bikes. Adherence to specific production requirements will ensure these videos serve as valuable assets in promoting awareness and knowledge dissemination.

Check out the Request for Proposals here.

To apply, please send the completed and signed Tender´s Submission and Declaration Form.

Deadline for submissions: 8 March 16:00hs (CET)