Public Sector Network Tender Alert


8013-2013: UK-Belfast: Transport systems consultancy services

Translink, comprising of Northern Ireland Railways, Metro, and Ulsterbus is the all-embracing title for the integrated public transport operations in Northern Ireland, otherwise known as the contracting Authority.
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.
Fleet Disposal.
Benchmarking activities.
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
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.

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3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Mark Osmer
BT3 9BG Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890354028
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting entity:
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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)

Contract value: No contract value provided

Published: 10 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 19 Feb 2013