Services - 93316-2015

17/03/2015    S53    - - Services - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural design services

2015/S 053-093316

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Paul McCollough
BT3 9BG Belfast
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2890354029

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

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)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate 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 contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Ballymena Integrated Bus and Rail Station — Integrated Design Team.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN0

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Ballymena Bus and Railway Stations are located on the same site off the Galgorm Road, Ballymena which is one of the arterial routes into the town centre. The stations are situated within walking distance to the town centre and are separated by the main entrance into the Bus Station which is used by buses, fuel delivery vehicles, taxis and staff and public cars. It also facilitates access to the railway station for passenger drop off and pick up.
The existing Bus Station is a 2 storey facing brick building which does not present a good first impression to passengers or members of the public. The existing layout of the building is somewhat awkward in that the passenger waiting area is located towards the rear of the building with no visibility of the bus stands. The public entrance into the waiting area is via an alleyway between the building and the boundary wall.
There are currently over 25 bus stands and the entire stand area is in need of refurbishment. As part of this project the entire stand area will be relocated to another part of the site.
Ballymena is one of the busiest bus stations in Northern Ireland and during the working week over 600 buses depart from the station daily serving over 5 000 passengers.
Ballymena Railway Station is a part 2 storey 1970's building. Adjoining the rear of the main building is platform 1 (Down direction). Platform 2 (Up direction) is currently accessed from the main building by an underpass and lifts/ramps. The Belfast bound platform is also accessible from the main Park and Ride facility which is located on the opposite of the railway line to the main entrance into the Railway Station.
The main passenger waiting area and part staff facilities are at a lower level than the surrounding site and platform level resulting in the need for steps and ramps. The waiting area is small and the platforms are not in view. The offices and staff areas are fragmented and underused. In general the building and platforms have limited aesthetic appeal.
A structural assessment of the existing subway carried out in 2012 recommended that it be replaced. A temporary propping structure has been constructed. A decision was taken to include the replacement or alternative access as part of the overall integrated station project.
1.1.2 Project aims:
— Provide an integrated bus and rail station with improved passenger facilities. Translink are aiming for a highly aesthetic facility of great architectural merit within the budget constraints;
— Improve integrated transport between bus and rail;
— Increase train and bus patronage;
— Improve operational efficiency and performance;
— Improve the public perception of the station within a clean, safe and welcoming environment;
— Improve the corporate image of both NIR and Ulsterbus;
— Provide modern staff facilities;
— Improvements to accessibility and DDA compliance;
— Provide a commercially attractive retail space within the station building;
— Service continuity with minimum disruption during construction;
— Ensure integration with proposed Park and Ride facility;
— Minimum disruption to passengers and operations during construction.
1.2 Description of the service required:
The Economic Operator shall provide the following Services:
— Architect (Lead Designer);
— NEC3 (ECC) Project Manager and Supervisor;
— Civil and Structural Engineering Services;
— Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services;
— BREEAM Assessor/Advisor;
— CDM Co-ordinator / Principal Designer;
1.3 Estimated value:
The estimated conceptual construction value is approximately within the range 5 000 000 GBP to 6 000 000 GBP.
This cost is purely a conceptual estimate prepared during the Inception Stage and should not be used to base any future fees on.
1.4 Form of contract:
Full details of the contract conditions shall be set out in the invitation to tender documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes

Description of particular conditions: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)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.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
The Translink Group file reference 001/0539/15
Bravo project reference 20376
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.4.2015 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:
Let's work together:

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1. Browse to the eSourcing portal:

2. Click the 'Click here to register' link;
3. Accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue';
4. Enter your correct business and user details;
5. Note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete;
6. You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure);
7. Login to the portal with the username/password;
8. Click the 'PQQs Open to All Suppliers' link (these are PQQs open to any registered supplier);
9. Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content;
10. Click the 'Express Interest' button in the 'Actions' box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the PQQ over to the 'My PQQs' page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
11. Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the 'Settings and Buyer Attachments' in the 'Actions' box on the left-hand side of the page;
12. You can now Reply or Reject (please give a reason if rejecting);
13. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ.
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— Phone: uk +44 8003684850 Phone (outside UK): +44 2033496601.
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.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Please see section VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not Applicable

VI.4.2)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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Please see section VI.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: