MetroLink Market Update: December 2020

MetroLink Market Update: December 2020

TII continues to develop the MetroLink scheme in preparation for the Railway Order application which it anticipates will be made in Q2, 2022. Preparation of the Preliminary Business Case is also well advanced in accordance with the summary timetable issued with the October update.

Current activities funded by TII in support of the development of MetroLink include a number of significant developments:

  • Appointment of a preferred bidder for the provision of a Common Data Environment
  • Appointment of an advisor on BIM and Information Management
  • Appointment of a consultant to prepare the MetroLink Sustainability Plan
  • Tender competition launched (November 2020) for the appointment of a Project Conservation Architect for MetroLink
  • Tender competition launched (7 December 2020) for Procurement Advisor to support TII to prepare tender documents and to procure the appointments for i) a Client Partner and ii) a Project Delivery Partner
  • Tender competition launched (10 December 2020) for Independent Expert in support of MetroLink Property Owners’ Protect Scheme (“POPS”)
  • Progression of the enabling works for the station box at Charlemont Station Supplementary ground investigations (boreholes and trial pits)
  • Seasonal environmental monitoring surveys
  • Supplementary preliminary building condition surveys
  • Ongoing archaeological monitoring of geotechnical investigations

An update in relation to the expected selection of a provider of client services to TII is now expected to follow in January 2021, including the anticipated timing for the PIN and OJEU notice.

The preliminary market consultation on the main contract packages including in relation to the PPP option has now been re-scheduled for Q1 2021. The intention is to further explore potential interest and market capacity to support the financing of a PPP option and to consult on its planned scope and potential commercial structure with interested sponsors. This consultation will be conducted by TII with the assistance of the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA).

TII’s offices at Parkgate Business Centre, Dublin have re-opened. However, in keeping with government guidelines on COVID 19, attendance is by essential workers only. Consequently, the MetroLink team continues to work remotely. At this stage TII proposes to arrange for any consultation to take place remotely, although this will be kept under review following any change in health guidelines.

A Prior Indicative Notice (PIN) will be published by TII in the Official Journal of the EU in advance of any Contract Notice in respect of the metro works and operations.

To download a copy of this Market Update for December 2020 please click here.