Tender: Mobility as a Service and Greener Transport Systems in a Nordic context


The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Climate and Air Pollution group (KOL) wishes to execute a study to map the potential of digital mobility services to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants in the Nordic countries and how this potential can be promoted by policy instruments.

The Nordic countries are fully committed to implementing the Paris agreement in an ambitious and comprehensive way to help limiting global warming to 2 (1,5) degrees Celsius. The transport sector is key in the transition from fossil dependence and requires action in three areas – energy efficient and fossil free vehicles, a higher share of renewable fuels and a more transport efficient society. A transport efficient society means reducing the amount of vehicle kilometers travelled which uses energy intensive and motorized transports. In order to reduce the amount of vehicle kilometers travelled, focus has to switch from physical mobility to access to goods and services. Innovative solutions as part of a circular economy can make important contributions to a low carbon society and a climate resilient economy. Digitalization offers new on-demand based mobility services which can make sharing services in the transport system more attractive alternatives compared to e.g. car ownership. Such services are being developed internationally and are referred to as ”Mobility as a Service” (MaaS) – an innovative system model which focuses on the use of transport and freight services based on digital and effective transport systems.

The study should provide possible future scenarios as input to policy development in the Nordic countries. The study should point to important policy instruments to promote the development of MaaS or other types of mobility services in ways that infuse the potential for reducing the impact on the climate, environment and public health. The study should look at economic instruments as well as administrative and information based policy instruments. A central aspect is to understand how digitalized sharing services can complement public transport, and not compete with it.

The project could provide valuable contributions to the implementation of the nationally determined contributions ( NDCs) by various UNFCCC parties and promote pre-2020 activity, so the results should be disseminated both in the Nordic countries and internationally, e.g. at COP 24 in December 2018.


Deadline for tenders: 11th of April at 23.00 (Danish time)

It is possible to ask questions for the tender until 4th of April 2018.

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency publishes answers to questions on this page.

On 16th March 2018 the contracting entity included Questions and Answers 1-3. On 5th April 2018 the contracting entity included Questions and Answers 4-7. On 6th April 2018 the contracting entity included Questions and Answers 8-9.

On 16th March 2018 the contracting entity incorporated changes in the Tender Specifications concerning the maximum page limit for task description. The document is uploaded again with proof marks.

This tender has been announced at udbud.dk: https://udbud.dk/Pages/Tenders/ShowTender?tenderid=42318 and www.norden.org.


Tender material:

Tender specifications (with changes)

Appendix 1: Draft contract

Appendix 2: Specification of Requirements

Declaration consortium template

Questions and Answers 1-3

Questions and Answers 4-7

Questions and Answers 8-9


The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) is currently hosting the secretariat of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Climate and Air Pollution group (KOL) www.norden.org/kol . DEPA’s responsibility for the administration of the KOL Secretariat expires on 31.12.2018. Project management and funds stated in this project remaining by the end of 2018 will be transferred from the DEPA to the Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat, or a third administrative body, that will assume the future responsibility for the secretarial services of the KOL-group or KOL-related projects. The contractor will be notified accordingly in November 2018.