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'Original Notice 2015/S 123-226145 Published on 30.6.2015 has been cancelled and is now replaced by this notice, due to Specification Amendment'. Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) invites applications from suitably qualified companies to participate in the ...

Contract award notice - utilities

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Iarnrod Eireann-Irish Rail
Infrastructure Procurement, Engineering and New Works, Inchicore
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Martin Egan
8 Dublin
Telephone: +353 17031761
Fax: +353 18860567

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

I.2)Main activity
Railway 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
Supply and delivery of fixed and friction buffer stops.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Portlaoise.

NUTS code IE

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

'Original Notice 2015/S 123-226145 Published on 30.6.2015 has been cancelled and is now replaced by this notice, due to Specification Amendment'.

Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) invites applications from suitably qualified companies to participate in the pre-qualification process for the proposed tender for the supply and delivery of fixed and friction type buffer stops.
It is IÉ policy to provide a friction or fixed buffer stops at the termination of every passenger running line, including bay platform lines and on freight lines and sidings where deemed necessary.
The Supplier must currently have designs for fixed and friction buffers that are approved for use / currently in use on major European railway networks and the design must be suitable for a track gauge of 1 602mm.
The design must meet IÉ technical requirements and if not, it must have the necessary design approvals for modification to meet IÉ requirements.
The Supplier must submit:
1. Detailed dimensioned drawings of typical buffer types proposed for supply, including braking elements and other part numbers must be provided with submission - Pass/Fail.
2. Calculations - each supplier must provide calculations demonstrating that the rolling stock listed in table 3 of the specification can be accommodated within the constraints provided in Table 4 of the specification - Pass/Fail.
3. Confirmation of ability to meet the requirements of Tables 1, 2 and Appendix 1 of the specification must be provided with submission - Pass/Fail.
4. Certification of compliance with current versions of EN1090-1 and EN1090-2 (EXC-3) must be provided with submission - Pass/Fail.
A copy of IÉ technical specification for friction type and fixed type buffer stops is attached to this notice.
Advertised as a fixed price contract valid for 3 years with the option to extend annually for up to a maximum of 2 additional years but now awarded as an 18 month contract.
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is also attached to this notice and must be completed and returned.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34946120, 34940000, 34946100

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated with a call for competition
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 196-355652 of 9.10.2015

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Award and contract value
Contract No: 1
Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Supply of Buffer Stops
V.1.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.1.2)Information about offers
V.1.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

HJ Skelton & Co. Ltd
9 The Broadway, Berkshire
RG19 3JA Thatcham

V.1.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 100 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of months: 18
V.1.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no
V.1.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Some buffer stops may be related to projects financed by EU funds - it is not possible at this stage to identify these projects.
VI.2)Additional information:
18 month contract awarded.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
Court Chief Registrar, Four Courts, Inns Quay
7 Dublin
Telephone: +353 18886000
Internet address:

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: