Enterprise Train Fabrication Services for Translink

Enterprise Train Fabrication Services for Translink

This is a non-mandatory notice (below threshold) which is being placed for advertising purposes only. Overhaul and refurbishment.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Parts of railway or tramway locomotives or rolling stock; railways traffic-control equipment

2015/S 009-011835

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Mark Osmer
BT3 9BG Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890354028
E-mail: mark.osmer@translink.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.translink.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/

Electronic access to information: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity

Railway services
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Enterprise Train Fabrication Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN0

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

This is a non-mandatory notice (below threshold) which is being placed for advertising purposes only.
The estimated value of the contract for services to which this notice relates falls below the relevant financial threshold under Directive 2004/17/EC (as amended). Neither the publication of this Notice nor the employment of any particular terminology or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the utility intends to hold themselves bound by Directive 2004/17/EC (as amended) as implemented by the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Translink is the main public transport provider in Northern Ireland and it is made up of three companies: Metro, Ulsterbus and Northern Ireland Railways (NIR). Metro operates approximately 250 buses in Belfast and Ulsterbus provide a network of services across Northern Ireland with a fleet of 1 200 buses and coaches. Both companies provide public transport and also dedicated school bus services. NIR operates on approximately 200 mile of track with a fleet of 146 vehicles made out of 80, 450 and CAF class diesel electric multiple units. It also delivers in partnership with Irish Rail, 9 journeys each day between Belfast and Dublin with De-Dietrich coaches powered with a GM 201 class locomotive.
N.I. Railways main workshops are in the greater Belfast Area, York Road, Fortwilliam and Adelaide. In addition Translink have garages and operations depots in most provincial towns across Northern Ireland.
Cross border Enterprise trains which operate Belfast to Dublin comprise of 4 train-sets, the normal configuration of which is:-
— 1 Class 201 GM diesel locomotive;
— 1 MK 3 Generator Van;
— 4 Class 9000, De-Dietrich carriages, standard class;
— 1 Class 9000, De-Dietrich carriage, Catering car;
— 1 Class 9000, De-Dietrich Carriage, 1st Plus;
— 1 Class 9000, De-Dietrich Carriage, DVT including 1st plus compartment.
Of the 4 train-sets, 3 operate each day with one train-set in maintenance or operational spare. The train service operates at an approximately 2 hourly frequency with a journey time of two hours for the 110 miles covered. As an InterCity train there is a limited number of intermediate stops, 5 being the maximum.
These trains have been in passenger service for 16 years and are due a half-life overhaul and refurbishment. This will include system overhaul, interior refurbishment, re-livery and body side glazing replacement.
At half-life, the scope must be extensive in order to deal with system obsolescence, new standards including meeting the requirements for Persons of Reduced Mobility and updated safety requirements.
Passengers’ expectations have also changed over 16 years so they now require an enhanced environment with increased functionality fit for 10-15 years.
The scale of the requirement provides the opportunity to create a new train effect while keeping as far as possible the original design and components of the train.
The scope of the project is in 3 main categories:
— Overhaul;
— Refurbishment;
— System upgrades.
Part of the refurbishment work will include the fabrication of a variety of components for inclusion in the overhaul.
The supplier’s scope of supply shall mainly be the provision of fabricated components for the following main areas:
— Upgraded Toilet Area;
— Upgraded Catering Car;
— New table legs and brackets in Catering Car;
— Interior trim items;
— Other ad hoc fabrications.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 7 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes

Description of particular conditions: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

The Translink Group file reference 008/0121/15
Bravo project reference 19772
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.1.2015 – 15:00

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This project is funded by Interreg IVA Ref Num 050643.

VI.3)Additional information:

Let’s work together:

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TranslinkB2B for opportunites worth GBP 30 000 or more.

Check out our website at www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/

Participate in tenders at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

1. Browse to the eSourcing portal: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

2. Click the ‘Click here to register’ link;
3. Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’;
4. Enter your correct business and user details;
5. Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;
6. You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);
7. Login to the portal with the username/password;
8. Click the ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers’ link (these are PQQs open to any registered supplier);
9. Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content;
10. Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the PQQ over to the ‘My PQQs’ page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
11. Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page;
12. You can now Reply or Reject (please give a reason if rejecting);
13. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ.
If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon-Fri (8:00 — 18:00) on:

— Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— Phone: uk +44 8003684850 Phone (outside UK): +44 2033496601.
Note: Do not leave completing your PQQ/ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition.
About the Translink Group:
Throughout the documentation, both ‘Translink’ and ‘Group’ refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
The Translink Group provide integrated public transport across Northern Ireland. The organisation is one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with approximately 4 000 employees and a turnover in excess of GBP 168 m. Over 81 million passenger journeys are made on Translink Group services each year.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Please see section VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not Applicable

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Translink Group will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Please see section VI.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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