Translink, comprising of Northern Ireland Railways, Metro and Ulsterbus is the all embracing title for the integrated public transport operations in Northern Ireland. Translink requires a competent contractor to supply and install 6 sets of mobile lifting jacks for the Ulsterbus Engineering function. The lifts will be located at workshops in Duncrue Street Belfast (2), Enniskillen, Newcastle, Omagh and Falls (Belfast) The lifts must be capable of lifting any vehicle in the Translink fleet, with the maximum vehicle weight being 17 tonnes. All lifts must be in the form of wireless columns.
The initial maintenance contract will be for a period of 3 years with options to extend for a further 5 periods of 1 year each.
Responses must be submitted before: 3pm on Tuesday 11th October 2011.
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.