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Translink, comprising of Northern Ireland Railways, Metro and Ulsterbus is the all-embracing title for the integrated public transport operations in Northern Ireland. Translink wishes to engage with the marketplace to assess the opportunity, and to ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Translink
Milewater Road
Belfast
BT3 9BG
United Kingdom
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.translink.co.uk/corporatesite/procurement/current-tenders/

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: public transport

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Pre-Market Engagement Exercise Corporate Sponsorship of Translink Wi-Fi.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
32510000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Translink, comprising of Northern Ireland Railways, Metro and Ulsterbus is the all-embracing title for the integrated public transport operations in Northern Ireland. Translink wishes to engage with the marketplace to assess the opportunity, and to better understand the appetite, for corporate Wi-Fi sponsorship - visible branding on our free-to-customer Wi-Fi provided on c200 rail carriages. including the cross-border Enterprise service. and c170 vehicles: Goldline; Cross-Channel; Airport Express and Belfast Rapid Transit; current usage is c350,000 sessions per month. It is anticipated that any meetings relating to the exercise will be held during September 2017.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The outcome of this market engagement exercise MAY be a tendering opportunity for Corporate Sponsorship.

II.2.14)Additional information

At the end of market engagement phase Translink seeks to be able to: determine potential industry interest in the opportunity; become aware of potential sponsors; become aware of commercial/branding expectations and become aware of potential risks or issues within the proposal.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/01/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Economic Operators wishing to respond to this early market engagement exercise should make themselves known to Translink at the earliest opportunity. Requests for additional information should be made to the point of contact listed in 1.1. Translink are also conducting a separate stand-alone pre-market engagement exercise for Wi-Fi advertising revenue.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/07/2017