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  Organization Details:
Organization Name: The Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP)
Address: Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd.
Level 5, Clarendon Business Centre,
42 Upper Berkeley Street,
Marylebone, London W1H 5PW
United Kingdom

Contact Person: -
Notice Details:
GT Ref ID: 027131
Notice Type: Tender Notice
Bidding Type: International
Notice No: PAK2156A
Description: Request for proposals for "Investigation into the Use of Qingqis as a Mode of Public Transport in Punjab Province"

The Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) is a six-year programme of applied research and knowledge dissemination funded by a grant from the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DFID). The overall aim is to promote safe and sustainable rural access in Africa and Asia through research and knowledge sharing between participating countries and the wider community.

Typical vehicles in rural transport in Pakistan include bicycles, motorcycles and also Qingqis - which are a form of intermediate public transport with a capacity of six passengers. They are operated commercially, usually under a 'fill and go' system.

Furthermore, as Qingqis have become an ubiquitous means of transportation in Pakistan for rural areas, the National Transport Research Centre (NTRC) of Pakistan, have expressed an interest in conducting a formal and detailed investigation into the use of Qingqis as a form of public transportation in the Punjab Province of Pakistan.

ReCAP, managed by Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd, is therefore seeking proposals from suitably qualified organisations for an Investigation into the Use of Qingqis as a Mode of Public Transport in Punjab Province. The study will consider the technological, economic, social, legal, safety and environmental aspects and implications of Qingqis and will promote greater understanding into Qingqis, provide recommendations for their improvement, and recommend mainstreaming/regulatory initiatives where necessary.

Interested bidders are advised that the indicative budget available for this contract is GBP 120,000.

Interested parties can obtain the full Request for Proposal (RfP) document by sending an e-mail to with copy to , stating the project reference No.PAK2156A in the subject line.

Proposals must be received by no later than 10th September 2018 at 5PM, UK time. Proposals and all queries should be submitted directly to with copy to

Cardno Emerging Markets is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Child Protection. For further information about ReCAP please visit Please also visit the tender page of our website for more information about our other current and upcoming tenders:

Deadline: 10 September 2018, 17:00 UK time
Soft Copy:  Original Document  (40 KB)

 Request for Proposal  (484 KB)