An Post currently has approximately 1,645 bicycles on fleet which are mainly
used for urban postal deliveries. The current models of bicycle that An Post use
offer carrying capacity at front and rear of the bicycle. A single basket to the front
can carry a postman’s satchel and two carriers at the rear can carry two panniers
which can accommodate two further satchels.
An Post is planning on introducing a replacement policy, based on age and
condition of the bicycle, and wish to appoint a single party framework agreement
for the supply of bicycles over the next 5 years. The successful supplier may also
be required to provide accessories such as panniers or other carrying accessories
for use in the delivery of mail.