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Technical assistance for capacity building to Uganda Railway Corporation

1.    Publication reference


2.    Procedure

International Restricted Tender

3.    Programme title

Contribution to the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda through the rehabilitation of the Tororo-Gulu railway

4.    Financing

National Indicative Programme 11th EDF Uganda

5.    Contracting Authority

The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development acting as the National Authorising Officer in Uganda

6.    Nature of contract


7.    Contract description

The technical assistance to the Uganda Railway Corporation is expecting to provide capacity building to this institution in the fields of: long term strategy for infrastructure and rolling stock investment and maintenance; climate risks and vulnerability assessments and climate-proofing of infrastructure; human resource management; permanent way maintenance and inspection, railway operations and signalling; mechanical, electrical and civil engineering; transport economics and logistics management; procurement procedures; marketing strategy and provision of survey, measuring and digitalisation equipment.

8.    Indicative budget

EUR 1,100,000

9.    Intended timing of publication of the contract notice

June 2018

10. Additional information

The indicative budget is inclusive of all taxes.

11. Legal basis

Annex IV to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 as amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 and in Ouagadougou on 22 June 2010. Reference is made to Annex IV as revised by Decision 1/2014 of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers of 20 June 2014.


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There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.

No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.