10th seminar 2015

  • 5 – 6 November 2015

Main Theme: Competitive tendering in public transport - opportunities and threats.

Aim: Discuss current issues related to competitive tendering for ensuring the rail and bus services, both from the perspective of contracting authority and competing carriers.

Main questions:

  • Criteria of tenders and their schedule;
  • Optimal duration and scope of the contract;
  • Good and bad experiences from realized tenders;
  • Criticism, needs and vision - what's next in competitive tendering;
  • Geographical segmentation of services in competitive tendering;
  • Economy of competitive tendering - costs and losses.

The program also included a panel discussion on "Effect of high speed rail to regional development".

Published seminar report (Review of Economic Perspectives)


5th of November


  • 10:00 - M. Kvizda: Opening of the Seminar
  • 10:10 - A. Peltrám: Competitive tendering in public transport from the perspective of macroeconomics
  • 10:30 - V. Gáborová - J. Gašparík: Development of competition in long distance rail transport for ensuring public transport services in SR
  • 11:00 - Z. Tomeš: Foreign experience with competitive tendering in railway transport
  • 11:30 - J. Hrabáček - T. Pospíšil: Czech Railways in clutches of competitive tendering
  • 12:00 - J. Nálevka: Competition in railway transport - opportunity or risk?


  • 13:30 - T. Horáček: Legislative aspects of competitive tendering
  • 14:00 - J. Pohl: The influence of technical innovations on the goals and instruments of public transport
  • 14:30 - L. Pečený - J. Ponický - J. Gašparík: Transport services in public passenger transport in conditions of the Slovak Republic
  • 15:00 - D. Seidenglanz: Geographical delimitation of competing units in tenders
  • 15:30 - A. Dolinayová - L. Černá - J. Daniš: The current state of price regulation in public railway transport in Slovakia


  • 16:30 - P. Meško - M. Chovancová: Evaluation of the fulfillment of quality standards in regional passenger rail transport in Slovakia
  • 17:00 - M. Benediktová: Experience with preparing tenders for bus transport in the Pilsen Region
  • 17:30 - K. Novák - M. Farbiak: The tender for the bus operators in South Moravian integrated public transport system
  • 18:00 - J. Jeřábek: Experience of the Usti Region with competitive tendering in public transport

6th of November

Panel discussion

  • 10:00 - D. Seidenglanz - M. Horňák - J. Pohl - P. Pšenička: Effect of high speed rail to regional development - panel discussion
  • 12:00 - M. Kvizda – T. Nigrin – D. Seidenglanz – Z. Tomeš: Final summary of the seminar and recommendations of Telč group

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