Ireland-Dublin: Rolling stock
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: http://www.irishrail.ie
Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/433
Section II: Object
Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement
This is a call to competition by Iarnród Éireann (IE), in collaboration with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and as part of Project 2040, for the establishment of a 10 year, single party Framework Agreement for the procurement of new commuter vehicles (Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement) required for the expansion of the existing DART Network (the ‘Contract’).
The new commuter vehicles will be a mixture of Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery Electrical Multiple Units (BEMU).
A Technical Services and Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) of up to 15 years in duration from delivery of the final order will also form part of the overall contract award.
This is a call to competition by Iarnród Éireann (IE), in collaboration with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and as part of Project 2040, for the establishment of a 10 year, Single Party Framework Agreement for the procurement of new commuter vehicles (Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement) required for the expansion of the existing DART Network (the ‘Contract’).
The DART Network is being expanded across 3 existing routes to Drogheda, Maynooth and Hazelhatch under the National Development Plan (Project 2040).
The trains will operate on 1 600 mm track gauge, will operate in both full length and half-length formations (i.e. where a full length formation will be between 160 m and 168 m in length) and will be required to meet other gauging requirements of the Irish Rail network.
The trains will be compatible with the existing DART network overhead power supply of 1 500 v DC (i.e. current draw, traction profile under acceleration and re-generation) and also with the power supply for the proposed extension sections. The trains will meet the current and proposed timetable performance.
It is estimated over the life of the Framework Agreement that up to 600 vehicles may be procured. It is also estimated that over the life of the Framework Agreement that a minimum of 250 vehicles will be procured.
A Technical Services and Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) of up to 15 years in duration will also form part of the overall contract award.
Please refer to the attached pre-qualification questionnaire.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
A grouping if successful must be prepared to contract as a single entity having joint and several liability with the members of the group. It will become necessary for the group to state a single addressee responsible for the receipt and processing of the participating orders and resolving any problems relating to the contract.
Full details will be contained within the ITT documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Due to the complexity of the subject matter, and the costs associated with designing and approving rolling stock, an agreement of 10 years is deemed to offer Iarnród Éireann the required latitude to fulfil its commuter fleet requirements efficiently without requiring to re-access the market at the end of 8 years.
Section VI: Complementary information
While the Framework Agreement which is the subject of this competition is intended to provide for the manufacture and delivery of both Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery/Electric Multiple Units (BEMU), IÉ reserves the right, subsequent to the execution of the Framework Agreement, to place orders solely for EMU or to place orders solely for BEMU units, in addition to the express right to place orders for both vehicle types.
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