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 deliver its timber requirements to its engineering and infrastructure locations throughout Belfast.
All supplied timber and wood products will be required to be certified as legal and sustainable from a scheme or schemes which are recognised as delivering UK Government requirements for timber procurement. Acceptable certification schemes are listed on the Central Point of Expertise web-site www.proforest.net/cpet/
The initial contract will be for a period of 3 years with options to extend for a further 2 periods of 1 year each.
Responses must be submitted before: 15:00 hours on Thursday 4th March 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.