TII reserves the right to examine tenders before checking the application of the grounds for exclusion and selection criteria. If TII follows this course of action, it will check the application of the grounds for exclusion and selection criteria in an ‘impartial and transparent manner’, and ensure that no contract is awarded to a tenderer that should have been excluded or does not meet the selection criteria.
Tenderers should note service duration is for 9 years or for the period including the planning and consultation, construction, testing the system leading up to the operation of MetroLink.
TII will be the contracting authority for this contract.
TII will not be liable for any participant’s costs arising in connection with participating in the competition, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.
— TII have the right at any time and without notice to:
(i) terminate the competition (or part of it);
(ii) change the competition’s basis or procedures;
(iii) procure the contract by other means,
(iv) negotiate with one or more parties at any time;
(v) reject any, or all, of the applications/tenders;
(vi) not furnish a candidate or tenderer with additional information.
Or to do any combination of the foregoing or anything else deemed appropriate. In no instance will TII be required to give any reason for any alteration or termination of the process.
— if any past or future contracts or other documents are summarised or described in this document, or in other information given to candidates, the summary or description must not be taken as comprehensive, or as a substitute for reading the contract or other document itself when it becomes available,
— award of contract will be subject to the approval of TII,
— award of contract may be subject to successful interview,
— interested parties are advised that TII are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (together with other legislation governing access to information). If a candidate/tenderer considers that any information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidentiality or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity.
Please note, it is not sufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.
The 2 500 000 EUR estimate is based on assumptions, notional hours and information to hand. TII does not commit to any amount, any retainer and all projects are subject to approval.