Northern Ireland Railways requires a competent contractor to carry out calibration of general engineering tools and equipment, ranging from torque wrenches, pressure gauges, verniers and micrometres to railway specific items like TPWS test apparatus and TCA hand held testers, to a specified price.
The calibrated equipment is used on safety critical systems on NI Railways fleets and it is essential that on general engineering tools that our turnaround time is no longer than two days, and on railway specific items two weeks.
The contractor will collect equipment from NI Railways York Road site and will return calibrated equipment to this site. During the term of the contract there could be a requirement for 24hour collection and delivery service for specific items that are required to complete work of a safety critical nature i.e. torque bars, brake test pressure gauges (digital and analogue).
The initial contract will be for a period of 3 years with options to extend for a further 2 periods of 1 year each.
PQQ responses must be submitted before: 3pm on Wednesday 15th February 2012
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.
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