Contract notice - utilities



Date of dispatch of this notice: 01/08/2019

Expire date: 06/09/2019

External Reference: 2019-254688

TED Reference: 2019/S 150-371217

Contract notice - utilities

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity


Name and addresses

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)
Parkgate Business Centre, Parkgate Street
Dublin, D08 DK10
Contact person: Rob Grumley
Telephone: +353 16463650
Internet address(es):

Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from
the abovementioned address:  
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted
to the abovementioned address

Main activity

Other activity:  National Roads, Metro and light Rail

Section II: Object


Scope of the procurement



MetroLink Concept Architect
Reference number:  TII208

Main CPV code

71210000  -  Advisory architectural services

Type of contract


Short description

Transport Infrastructure Ireland require a Concept Architect for the MetroLink project. A key requirement of this role is to work with the engineering designer in ensuring that the developed concept design and architectural vision is consistently followed throughout the project from preliminary design stage through to project completion.
The MetroLink Project is the development of a north-south urban railway service that will run between Swords and Charlemont, linking Dublin Airport, Irish Rail, DART, Dublin Bus and Luas Services, creating fully integrated public transport along the 19km route. There will be a total of 15 new stations, 3000 additional park and ride spaces and a journey time of approximately 25 minutes from Swords to the city centre.
It is intended that the MetroLink project will commence construction in 2021 and be open to passenger services in 2027. For more information visit

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2500000.00  EUR

Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no



Additional CPV code(s)

71200000  -  Architectural and related services
71220000  -  Architectural design services

Description of the procurement

This contract will provide MetroLink with the services of a Concept Architect whose role will include but is not limited to the following:
- Working with the engineering designer and design and build contractors to develop the servicing strategy within the stations to achieve a developed design which supports the architectural concept design.
- Ensure consistent implementation of the architectural vision and concept from preliminary design through to project completion.
- Providing advice in relation to station construction methodologies to ensure designs are developed with an integrated approach and integrity of concept design is retained.
- Reviewing and critiquing design proposals submitted by the engineering designer and design and build contractors to ensure the architectural vision has been met and the architectural concept design is consistently being followed.
- Further development of the design shall be required. Design packages will also require further development in line with the architectural vision and concept design.
- Review designs for cycling facilities as well as new and existing routes.
- Where necessary the concept architect will create drawings, models and other visual media for the engineering designer to demonstrate the architectural vision and correct any potential deviation from the vision in the submitted proposals.
- Developing a materials palette and develop a series of key design details in relation to these areas which are to be mandated in the design and build contract.
- Reviewing information (drawings and specifications) relating to all types of station design prior to issue of tender, through to contract award and construction completion.
- Applying value management techniques to meet the overarching need to ensure value for money for public funds without reducing service quality.
- Participate in any stakeholder engagement meetings and consultations as required by TII or the engineering designer.

Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2500000.00  EUR

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 108
This contract is subject to renewal: no

Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

Information about options

Options: no

Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information


Conditions for participation


Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure




Type of procedure

Open procedure

Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement : yes

Administrative information


Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date:  06/09/2019
Local time:  12:00

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until:  08/05/2020

Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:  06/09/2019
Local time:  12:00
TII Offices Park Gate Street, Dublin 08

Section VI: Complementary information


Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement:  no

Additional information

Additional Information
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 nine 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 €2.5 million 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.

Procedures for review


Review body

Central Office of the High Court
Four Courts
Dublin 7
Telephone: +353 18886511
Fax: +353 18886125
Internet address: