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
Contract notice – utilities
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
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)
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
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.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
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:
— 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.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
Bravo project reference 19772
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This project is funded by Interreg IVA Ref Num 050643.
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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.
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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.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Please see section VI.4.2
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
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: