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 company to provide a road-side recovery service across Northern Ireland.
Primarily the service required is for the recovery and movement of buses belonging to the Ulsterbus and Metro bus fleets however other company vehicles such as light commercial vehicles may also need recovered or transported on occasions.
Translink vehicles operate throughout Northern Ireland and most major towns have a bus depot containing buses. Recovery will primarily be to the vehicle’s home depot or to the closest Translink depot.
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 Tuesday 1st May 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.
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.