Requirement title: Travel Centre COACHES 2011 - 2013
This is a requirement for Translink and returns for this section are due by: 12:00 UK Local Time 30 July, 2010
Scope of Goods Required
The following information is provided in good faith and is intended only as preliminary background to Translink’s requirement.
It does not purport to be all inclusive.
Translink plans to procure front line continental touring coaches to be available for service from early April 2011 (year 1) as part of the ongoing three year investment plan for its Travel Centre operations. Purchase options may be exercised at Translink’s discretion for further vehicles in years two and three. It is anticipated that the number of vehicles required annually will be up to 4. Tour Coaches will be either tri-axle or two axle vehicles and may involve vehicle lengths from 12mtr. to 13.5mtr.
In year 3, 2013, the option for vehicles may be for up to 4 off wheel-chair accessible, DDA-compliant 12 mtr. Express Coaches.
The vehicles for the 2011 season will be required to be available for service from early April 2011. Deliveries in further years will follow a similar delivery schedule.
The preferred method of acquisition will be by outright purchase. Associated support and warranty arrangements both in the UK and Continental Europe will be required.
Further information on the outline specification of the vehicles and the supporting arrangements may be viewed at www.translink.co.uk/tenders .
Applications will only be accepted in the form of a completed PQQ submitted via e-sourcingNI.
Applications will only be considered from manufacturers who will act as prime contractor.
Assessment of the PQQ will be as the criteria included in the PQQ and only those manufacturers scoring 70 or more will be invited to tender.
The closing date for receipt of a completed PQQ is 12.00 on Friday July 30, 2010.