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Market Engagement - ICT Network Refresh Project.

Periodic indicative notice - utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition: no
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: no

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Translink
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Clarke Marcia
BT3 9BG Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890354076
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.translink.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: www.translink.co.uk/tenders
Please refer to Document - Market Engagement - ICT Network Refresh Project - on our website - www.translink.co.uk/tenders - for further details

I.2)Main activity
Railway services
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
Other
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Market Engagement - ICT Network Refresh Project.
II.2)Type of contract
Services
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Translink operates over 1 100 vehicles (Ulsterbus) covering the Northern Ireland region and approximately 260 vehicles across the Greater Belfast area (Metro). In 2013/14 there were over 40 000 000 passenger journeys on Ulsterbus services and approximately 26 000 000 passenger journeys on Metro services. Throughout Northern Ireland and also in Stranraer, Translink has more than 80 manned locations, encompassing administrative centres, Bus Depots, Railway Stations and halts, bus engineering workshops, railway maintenance facilities and signalling and telecommunications relay rooms.

The ICT Programme has identified the replacement/upgrade of telecommunication systems, devices and cabling as a key project to deliver an improved data network and voice telephony system Please see document Market Engagement - ICT Network Refresh Project - on our website www.translink.co.uk/tenders for further details.

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32400000, 32412100, 32424000, 32420000

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.6)Estimated cost and main terms of financing
II.6.1)Initial estimated cost
II.6.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Market Engagement only at this stage.
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Please Note - Translink will be seeking to contract with an experienced voice and data Telecommunications provider capable of covering our requirements and providing support across Northern Ireland and extending to Stranraer in south-west Scotland, as described above.
To ensure best use of valuable time for both Translink and interested suppliers, only suppliers who can demonstrate their experience in relevant similar-sized contracts should register at this stage.
As this is not a tender exercise - suppliers not invited to give a presentation at this stage will not be excluded from applying for any future related tenders.
Interested suppliers are asked to e-mail their contact details with a brief summary of their experience in similar sized contracts (maximum of 2 x A4 sheets only, using Font Arial x 11 - as a minimum) to:

Procurement Project Advisor, Marcia Clarke at by 12:00 pm on 12.6.2015.

Please refer to Document - Market Engagement - ICT Network Refresh Project - on our website - www.translink.co.uk/tenders - for further details.

Please note - There is no further information available at this stage.

Section IV: Procedure and administrative information

IV.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
004/0096/15 Project 18037

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
I.2) Main activity

Other: Please refer to Document - Market Engagement - ICT Network Refresh Project - on our website - www.translink.co.uk/tenders - for further details

Please Note - Translink will be seeking to contract with an experienced voice and data Telecommunications provider capable of covering our requirements and providing support across Northern Ireland and extending to Stranraer in south-west Scotland, as described above.
To ensure best use of valuable time for both Translink and interested suppliers, only suppliers who can demonstrate their experience in relevant similar-sized contracts should register at this stage.
As this is not a tender exercise - suppliers not invited to give a presentation at this stage will not be excluded from applying for any future related tenders
Interested suppliers are asked to e-mail their contact details with a brief summary of their experience in similar sized contracts (maximum of 2 x A4 sheets only, using Font Arial x 11 - as a minimum) to:

Procurement Project Advisor, Marcia Clarke at by 12:00 pm on 12.6.2015.

Please refer to Document - Market Engagement - ICT Network Refresh Project - on our website - www.translink.co.uk/tenders - for further details.

Please note - There is no further information available at this stage.
VI.3)Estimated total value of supplies or services contract(s)
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22.5.2015