Request for Pre-Qualification at the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA)

Posted by Future on Fri 25th Feb, 2022 -

The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) invites reputable and experienced Railway Developers, Engineering Procurement Construction ("EPC") Contractors to tender applications for the following works:

The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) is the Lagos State Government agency created to coordinate transport planning, policies, and public transport infrastructure implementation in the Lagos Metropolitan Area, Nigeria.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Pre-Qualification for the Concession of Lagos Blue Line Rail Project From Marina to Okokomaiko in Lagos State, Nigeria

The Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) network is a major component of the Lagos Strategic Transport Master Plan (“STMP") which was developed to guide the development of public transport infrastructure and services in Lagos State. The preparation of STMP was supported and funded by The World-Bank and the STMP has identified 14 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors, six rail lines and one monorail.

As part of implementation of the STMP, Lagos State Government (LASG) has successfully completed the construction of 2 BRT corridors and currently developing Blue and Red Rail Lines and has engaged a financial adviser to guide through the process of developing other 4 rail lines.

The Blue Line is a 27km light rail line with thirteen stations and an end-to-end journey time of thirty-five minutes. The rail route runs on the surface in the central reservation of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway between Igbo-Elerin Road (Okokomaiko) and Iganmu; and on an elevated platform between National Theatre to Marina.

The Project is expected to facilitate reduction in traffic congestion and travel time for commuters within the city, create affordable transport alternatives for residents and stimulate economic development within the state. It is projected to transport about 320,000 people daily from inception and subsequently grow to about 1.4mover a 10-year period. The initial Project design comprised 5 sub-phases, including additional construction works on supporting infrastructure and the procurement of rolling stock to facilitate operational delivery of the Project. However, in a bid to ensure prompt delivery of the Project, LASG modified its plan to deliver the Project into two phases:
  • Phase 1 (sub-phases I to IV)-Construction of rail works from Mile 2 to Marina with an approximate length of 12.5km, also known as the "Demonstration Phase";
  • Phase 2 (sub-phase V) - Construction of rail works from Okokomaiko to Mile 2 with an approximate length of 14.5km.
As at today, a substantial aspect of the fixed infrastructure (civil works) in Phase 1 has been completed while a stream of development activities including commercial feasibility and technical feasibility has commenced under Phase 2. The Project is being coordinated by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority ("LAMATA") and Messrs. KPMG Professional Services was engaged as the Lead Adviser and Financial Adviser for the Blue Line Rail Project, and part of the scope is to guide LAMATA/LASG through the concession process.


Reputable and experienced Railway Developers, Engineering Procurement Construction ("EPC") Contractors, Original Rolling Stock and Equipment Manufacturer ("OEM"), Operators, Financiers are hereby invited to respond to this notice for pre-qualification for the development of the entire Blue Line Railway project from Marina - Okokomaiko. These service providers will be expected to form Consortia comprising of all the required service providers, and should provide technical, operational and financial capabilities to enhance their qualification.

The pre-qualification requirements are listed in the Request for Qualification (RfQ) package and only pre-qualified parties will proceed to the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage and shall execute a Non-Disclosure Agreement prior to issuance of the RFP documents.

Application Closing Date
3:00pm (Central African Time) Friday, 1st April, 2022.
Collection of Documents
All requests for RfQ package must be sent by email to: and copy with the subject title: "Pre-qualification for the Concession of Lagos Blue Line Rail Project". Note, the RfQ package will be issued only by email.

Submission of Documents
Applications / expression of interest (One original, five copies with soft copy in CD format or USB/Flash drive) clearly marked "Application to Pre-qualify for the Concession of the Lagos Blue Line Rail Project" at the front top right-hand corner of the envelope and the Bidder’s name and address at the back of the envelope, and should be addressed to:

KPMG Professional Services,
KPMG Tower,
Bishop Aboyade Cole Street,
Victoria Island,
Lagos State.
Contact number: +234 706 406 4368

All requests for clarifications, enquiries and additional information should be sent by email to: and copy before Wednesday, 16th March, 2022.

Please Note

  • All the time mentioned above are NIGERIAN Time
  • That all parties shall be responsible for their costs and expenses for the submission of their proposals.
  • This notice to pre-qualify Is for the purposes of evaluating the qualifications and capabilities of interested parties and shall not be construed as a contract, nor an intent, promise or commitment to proceed with parties who respond.
  • LAMATA reserves the right to reject all proposal or amend, modify, postpone, withdraw or terminate the process at any time at its sole discretion, without notice and will not be liable to any party for any costs and or expenses they might have been incurred or suffered.