Request for Proposals: Professional training on cycle logistics for Italian cities

By the present procurement procedure EIT Urban Mobility is to identify a supplier capable of designing and delivering a multiannual face-to-face training course on the topic of sustainable urban distribution of goods and cycle logistics.

Urban freight logistics has economic, environmental, and social impacts as cities are confronted with more traffic, congestion, noise, and pollution. The objective of the course is to improve the capacity of practitioners and decision makers to design and implement sustainable urban development strategies, products, and services for urban distribution of goods based on the concept of cycle logistics in the context of Italian cities. The aim of the course is to equip the participants with skills, knowledge, and tools to develop or adapt cycle logistics solutions to the urban environment, including elements of operating a cycle logistics business.

Course design and objectives

EIT Urban Mobility is accepting proposals for the face-to-face course, which is synchronous, held either online (interactive digital workshop sessions), “on-site”, or in a blended format. The course must be replicable/scalable to be one of the components within the EIT Urban Mobility Competence Hub’s Financial Sustainability strategy. Therefore the proposal is to present a detailed business and financial sustainability plan covering the period from 2022 to 2026 (see details in chapter 2.2 of the Request for Proposals document). 

The supplier will ensure the scope of the course will cover the decarbonisation, reliability, safety, and digitalisation of novel approaches to the urban freight which in this request to proposals refers to all movements of goods in to, out from, through or within the urban area made by light or heavy vehicles.

The supplier will ensure that the course raises awareness and supports development and creation of components of the cycle logistics solutions system tailored to the context of cities in Italy, encompassing vehicles, infrastructure, and services, as well as other elements for operation of a cycle logistics business. It should also analyse the current situation on the supply side, including governance, infrastructure, and incentives in the given context. Moreover, the course should address digitalisation in urban distribution of goods, focusing on challenges such as how to digitalise the urban logistics supply chain supports, policymaking and use of data to support business decisions.

Within the scope of this request for proposals, the supplier will ensure that the course is addressing the solutions in the context of Italian cities, Italian regional and national regulations.

All information, including the detailed scope of work, deliverables, and terms & conditions can be found in the Request for Proposals.

Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2022 at 16:00 Central European Time.