Supply of Weedspraying Services – Scope of Works
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 carry out weed spraying across ballasted track, passing loops, sidings and cess walkways in designated areas of the NIR network.
Spraying shall be a single operation covering approximately 280.5 route miles carried out using a 1600mm gauge road/ rail plant, supplied and operated by the appointed contractor, during the month of May 2010 and May 2011.
This spraying is aimed to prevent re-growth or new growth for the remainder of the season. The species which are typically to be killed are grasses, docks, nettles, brambles, thistles, ragwort and similar species.
Responses must be submitted before: 15:00 hours on Tuesday 16th February 2010.
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.