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 (with an option to remove, fix and fit) bus gearboxes and provide diagnostic services, as required, to its fleet of vehicles which are fitted with Allison or ZF transmission gearboxes.
All work must be carried out to manufacturers’ specification by qualified and approved Service Engineers on site at Translink bus garages throughout Northern Ireland
The initial contract will be for a period of 3 years with options to extend for a further 2 periods of 1 year each.
Completed PQQ responses must be submitted before: 3pm on Wednesday 1st June 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.