Bid support for the local and regional bus lines services in the Oporto Metropolitan Area


VTM was appointed by Scotturb to assist in preparing bids for the public tender to provide public road passenger transport services in the Oporto Metropolitan Area. As the region’s transport authority, the Oporto Metropolitan Area (AMP) launched a public tender in 2019 to contract the public passenger transport service in its territory.

The tender includes the submission of autonomous and independent proposals for five lots. In total, the public tender embraced 16 municipalities and 629 bus lines. The contract model was a hybrid contract, partly transferring the revenue risk to operators and payment by kilometre. The contract term was seven years.

VTM conducted a series of technical analyses to support the client’s decision-making process, for instance, a high-level fleet sizing, estimation of required human resources, evaluation of investment values and operating costs broken down by lot, financial modelling of the concession, bid evaluation criteria and support on the bid strategy.







Public transport


Bid support