Journey planning is an integral aspect of the commercial digital offering. It is at the core of wider passenger information including the customer contact centre; the Translink app; and real time information provision. Customers currently visit the ...
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
Journey planner and passenger information platform.
Journey planning is an integral aspect of the commercial digital offering. It is at the core of wider passenger information including the customer contact centre; the Translink app; and real time information provision. Customers currently visit the website or use the app to plan journeys; check fares; and can only buy a limited range of tickets.
Passenger information software system.
Section IV: Procedure
- The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
- absence of competition for technical reasons
The implementation of the Future Ticketing System has a go live date of August 2018 in line with the introduction of Belfast Rapid Transport. The Ticketing Project, primarily IT based, is complex and has a significant degree of risk. The introduction of a new journey planning system in parallel would create significant additional technical risk, as there would not be a stable developed platform with which to integrate the Future Ticketing System. The maintenance of the current journey planner platform for this time period can only be carried out by the original provider.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
NUTS code: DEZ
Section VI: Complementary information
The Translink Group intend to start this contract 1.1.2018. A 10 day standstill period will commence on publication of this VEAT notice. Following the 10 day standstill period Translink intend on entering into a Contract and will publish a Contract Award Notice.
The Translink Group will incorporate a standstill period on publication of VEAT notice. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time to challenge the direct award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).