Supply of Pearlitic Rails
Translink wishes to acquire a Supplier capable of supplying and delivering steel railway rails to their Adelaide Permanent Way depot in Belfast. The contract is to be complete by 1.3.2015.
United Kingdom-Belfast: Railway transport services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Helen McKinney
BT3 9BG Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890354026
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
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
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 750 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Economic Operators who pass the Selection Criteria Questions, (Stage 1) will progress to the Award Criteria Evaluation (Stage 2). All subsequent rail procurement undertaken during the next 4 years will be assessed on Award Criteria Only and by a competitive tender process from suppliers who have passed the Stage 1 process.
The rails must be 18 288 mm long, and must be manufactured in accordance with Network Rail’s Standard Ref. No. NR-SP-TRK-061 Issue 2 ‘Pearlitic Rails’ and BS EN 13674-1:2003. They are either to be straight or pre bent to a nominal radius of 200 m, to be advised at time of order.
— The standard rail is to be CEN56EI Grade 260 and to be supplied without any bolt holes drilled within their lengths;
— Corrosion resistant rail such as RAILCOTE or similar to be supplied as per plain rail specification;
— UIC 33 check rail.
Delivery is to Adelaide p/way facility Belfast, and the price quoted must include all costs incurred in the delivery, including off-loading of the steel to this facility. Test certificates must be provided with each delivery.
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.2.3)Information about renewals
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 18192
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: The Translink Group may make a call for competition at the end of the fixed contract period or after option(s) have been taken up; the Translink Group reserve the right to make a call for competition at any point deemed appropriate by the Translink Group and may make no call for competition should the requirement no longer be classified by the Translink Group as recurring.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Let’s work together:
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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 onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ.
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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 168 000 000 GBP. 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: