SONI has the responsibility as the transmission system operator (TSO) under its license to plan the network and develop the transmission network to complete all the relevant activities (‘pre-construction’) to enable Northern Ireland Electricity, the transmission asset owner (TAO), to complete the construction and connection to the grid.
As a part of the development role SONI requires the services of multiple specialist consultants to assist with the development of the Northern Ireland Electricity Transmission System Assets based on customer and network requirements.
Note: environmental consultancy is already provided on a framework basis
SONI intends to establish a single vendor framework per Lot for the provision of these services using the following Lots;
• Lot 1: Advice on Project Feasibility – Pre –construction development of Transmission Assets in line with tender requirements
• Lot 2: Design Services – Sub Station Design – Pre-construction development of Transmission Assets
• Lot 3: Design Services – Cable Design - Pre-construction development of Transmission Assets
• Lot 4: Design Services – Overhead Line Design-– Pre-construction development of Transmission Assets
SONI anticipates using this Framework for predominately small to medium scale projects.