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001/0561/15 Civil Engineering Contractor Framework 2016.

Qualification system - utilities

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition yes

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Milewater Road
For the attention of: Guy Charman
BT3 9BG Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890351201

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from The above mentioned contact point(s)

Further documentation can be obtained from The above mentioned contact point(s)

Requests to participate or candidatures must be sent to The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity
Railway services
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
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 qualification system

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
001/0561/15 Civil Engineering Contractor Framework 2016.
II.2)Type of contract
II.3)Description of the works, services or goods to be procured through the qualification system:
The Project is for the provision of Framework suppliers to provide Civil Engineering works to support the Translink Infrastructure. The following types of structures assets are along the Northern Ireland Railways network - Underline Bridges Viaducts Culverts Tunnels Overline Accommodation Bridges Footbridges Embankments, and Cuttings Rock Cuttings Sea and River Defences Retaining Structures Platform Walls. Miscellaneous Structures Signal Posts, Water Towers, etc. An overview of the type of projects to be undertaken using the Civil Engineering Contractor Framework will be as follows: Bridge, Viaduct, Tunnel, Culvert Works Repair e.g. concrete, steelwork, masonry, etc New Replacement Overline and Underline Bridge structures and decks Waterproofing Cleaning, Blasting, Painting Scour Protection Underwater repairs Sea and River Defences Strengthening e.g. rock armouring, sheet piling, concrete aprons, repointing, etc. Earthworks Embankments and Cuttings Strengthening Repairs e.g. re-grading, soil nailing, etc. Rock Cuttings Strengthening e.g. rock netting, rock bolting, etc, Retaining Structures Construction Repair and Strengthening Station Platforms Construction e.g. new, extensions, etc., Permanent way works Track relay Ballast Cleaning Drainage Cable ducting Sleeper replacement Switch and crossing installation Stressing and welding rails Slab Track Miscellaneous Laneway Construction e.g. new, upgrades, etc. Signalling Works e.g. duct routes, signal base construction, etc. Vegetation management Road reinstatement bitmac, asphalt, gravel General fencing Demolition The various packages of work may be procured under a traditional approach or using a design and build option including novation of designers. Other work not listed may be required as directed by the Client The Framework is not a guarantee of work nor the type of work to be undertaken. The Employer will decide on whether the Framework will be used to procure works or if a different Framework is more relevant.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45200000, 45220000

II.5)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Qualification for the system:

Conditions to be fulfilled by economic operators in view of their qualification: If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

Methods according to which each of those conditions will be verified: If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

III.1.2)Information about reserved contracts

Section V: Procedure

IV.1)Award criteria
IV.1.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.1.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
The Translink Group file reference 001/0561/15 eTenders NI project reference xxxx
IV.2.2)Duration of the qualification system
Duration of validity: from 6.12.2015 until: 18.1.2016
IV.2.3)Information about renewals
Renewal of the qualification system: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
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Note: Do not leave completing your PQQ/ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition.
About the Translink Group:
Throughout the documentation, both ‘Translink’ and ‘Group’ refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
The Translink Group provide integrated public transport across Northern Ireland. The organisation is one of Northern Ireland's largest employers with approximately 4 000 employees and a turnover in excess of 168 000 000 GBP. Over 81 000 000 passenger journeys are made on Translink Group services each year.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Please see section VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not Appicable

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Translink Group will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 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).
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Please see section VI.4.2)

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: