Consultants sought for Ivory Coast transit project

The government of Côte d'Ivoire is considering the PPP model to deliver a transit project in Abidjan.

The ministry of transport, in partnership with the World Bank, the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) and the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), is seeking consultants to evaluate the suitability of the PPP model for the Abidjan Bus Rapid Transit Project. 

Under the plans, a partner will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the project, consisting of a 20km east-west corridor connecting Adjamé and Yopougon and a second section linking Adjamé and Cocody by boulevard François-Mitterrand.

Advisors will explore the most suitable combination of PPP variants to establish the amount of capital investment coming from the public and private sectors as well as the weight of the private sector in the operation and maintenance of the project.

The assignment, financed by a grant from GIF and the PPIAF, will focus on inception studies, the review of the country’s regulatory framework, the appraisal of PPP options, market sounding and project structuring. 

Consultants have until 3 December to express interest.