Tender for transport systems consultancy services
Request for Strategic Advisors.
UK-Belfast: Transport systems consultancy services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Mark Osmer
BT3 9BG Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890354028
General address of the contracting entity: www.translink.co.u
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/
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
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0
Translink wishes to establish a select list of suitably qualified and competent contractor(s) to provide a range of Strategic Advisory services to the Translink Group
Strategic Advisory services include, but are not limited to the following:
Professional Services – including support for the development of strategy, developing scheme proposals and the identification and utilisation of various methods to consult with stakeholder groups.
Preparation of quantitative /qualitative research and projects/reports.
Professional Transport, Technical, Policy and Operational advice.
Post – Implementation Evaluation- including support for the evaluation of the impact of public transport schemes, programmes, initiatives and services.
Transport/Accessibility/Scheduling planning, Design and Reviews.
Transport safety audits and drivers’ hour’s audits.
It must be noted that NITHCo/Translink shall take account of the need to ensure adequate competition in determining the number of contractors selected for inclusion on the select list
After evaluation, the selected contractors will be included on the select list, Invitation to Tenders (ITT) or Requests for Quotations (RFQ) will be issued to contractors as opportunities arise during the life of the select list, Translink is utilising an electronic tendering system to manage this procurement and communicate with Tenderers. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued and it is intended that all communications with Translink including the submission of PQQ and Tender responses will be conducted via www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Unless stated otherwise in these Instructions or in writing from Translink, all communications including queries from Applicants and any PQQ amendments from Translink during the period of this procurement exercise shall be submitted through and published via the online messaging facility provided on the e-sourcing NI portal (see “Messages” section). The onus lies on the applicant to read and keep up to date with all the information published on eSourcing NI in relation to this requirement.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
Bravo project reference 9573.
Section VI: Complementary information
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.
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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 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 GBP 168 m. Over 81 million passenger journeys are made on Translink Group services each year.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.1.2013