Tender for the Supply of Bus Charging Infrastructure

The Transport Board invites Tenders for the supply of contractual services for the installation of the Bus Charging Infrastructure at three of its locations.

A Tender document detailing the requirements for the Bus Charging Infrastructure can be obtained from the Chief Operations Officer of the Transport Board at “Weymouth”, Roebuck Street, St. Michael, for a fee of $100.00. The Tenderer may tender for all or a subsection of the locations shown below, this must be clearly identified in the document and on the sealed envelope containing the tender documents.

The charging infrastructure is to be installed at the following locations based on the following:-

Weymouth, Roebuck Street, St. Michael – 18 charging stations
Mangrove, St. Philip – 10 charging stations
Speightstown, St. Peter – 5 charging stations

  1. The contractor will be required in accordance with the provisions of the Labour Clauses (Public Contract) Act 1952 (1952-12) to observe minimum conditions of employment, including payment of wages. Each tender must be accompanied by a certificate, as specified in paragraph 3 of the above mentioned Act. Full details of these conditions may be obtained from the Chief Labour Officer, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael.
  2. In addition, the Contractor will be required to possess the necessary experience and resources to satisfy the Board of the contractor’s ability to satisfy this tender.
  3. All Corporate tenderers must submit with their tender a copy of the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation as evidence of the fact that the company is an existing Registered Company, as at the date of tender. The certificate must be in the name of the tenderer. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION WILL RENDER THE TENDER VOID.
  4. All quotes must be VAT Inclusive.
  5. Tenderers are advised that the Certificate of Incorporation referred to at paragraph 2 above, means a Certificate of Incorporation issued under the 1985 Companies Act or where applicable, a certificate of Continuance and/or a certificate of Amalgamation or a certificate of Amendment. Certificates must be dated after December 31, 1984.
  6. Certificates of Clearance from the Director, National Insurance Scheme, the Commissioner of Inland Revenue and the Comptroller of Customs in respect of VAT, must be submitted with tenders.
  7. Each tender must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Tender for the Bus Charging Infrastructure” to the Chairman, Bus Implementation Committee, Transport Board, “Weymouth”, Roebuck Street, St. Michael. Tenders should be submitted not later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 21 February 2020.
  8. The successful tenderer will be required to enter into a contract drawn up on approval by the Board’s Attorney-at-law.
  9. Envelopes should not bear the name of the tenderers.
  10. The Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

Expression of Interest – Engineering Project Manager –Transport Board Electric Bus Project

The Transport Board invites Expression of Interest for an Engineering Project Manager for a period of Eight months commencing 3rd March to 30th November 2020.

Responsibilities of the Project Manager

  1. Responsibility for the overall technical interest of Transport Board (BTB) for the duration of the implementation of the electric bus-charging infrastructure at all of the relevant sites.
  2. Liaise with relevant stakeholders on behalf of the client in accordance with the requirements of the Technical and Implementation Committees. Stakeholders include but are not limited to:
    1. Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD)
    2. Government Electrical Engineering Department (GEED)
    3. Barbados Light & Power Company Limited (BLPC)
    4. Ministry of Transport Works and Maintenance (MTWM)
    5. Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MEWR)
  3. Prepare applications to relevant regulatory agencies on behalf of the client.
  4. Responsible for quality assurance and ensuring that designs and work are executed in accordance with relevant standards and regulations.
    1. GEED/NEC Code
    2. NESC Code
    3. BLPC Requirements Booklet
    4. Any other relevant standards/regulations
  5. Advise on material quantities and specifications for the project.
  6. Liaise with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and advise on equipment installation.
  7. Review equipment specifications and ensure it meets the requirements of the client (BTB and Technical and Implementation Committees) along with other key stakeholders including regulatory bodies and Barbados Light and Power Company Limited
  8. Ensure installation meets current and future requirements of the client
    1. Current and Future E-bus quantities
  9. Work closely with BLPC representatives to ensure the project is delivered within the timeframe proposed by the Implementation Committee.
  10. Report to Technical and Implementation Committees on project status and provide updates on any other factors affecting project implementation.
  11. Liaise with OEM on commissioning of equipment.
  12. Supervision of relevant contractors working on the project.

Experience/Requirements of Project Manager

  1. Project Management Experience on large engineering projects
  2. Must be Registered Engineer
  3. Experience designing and project managing complex engineering systems
  4. Flexibility to supervise/oversee work being executed concurrently at multiple locations
  5. Provide proof and references for recent projects of similar complexity.

Each Expression of Interest must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Expression of Interest – Transport Board Electric Bus Project” to the Project Manager, Implementation Committee – Transport Board Electric Bus Project, Transport Board, “Weymouth”, Roebuck Street, St. Michael. Expressions of Interest should be submitted not later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 14th February 2021.

Envelopes should not bear the name of the tenderers. Further information can be obtained from the Chief Operating Officer on application.

The successful tenderer will be required to enter into a contract drawn up on approval by the Board’s Attorney-at-law.

The Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

You can download a PDF version here:

Advertisment – Project Manager – Electric Bus Project 28-01-2020 Tender

Expression of Interest – Engineering Consultant – Transport Board Electric Bus Project

The Transport Board invites Expressions of Interest for an Engineering Consultant for a period of twelve months commencing 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020.

For full details, click the link below to download the document:

Download Document

How to submit:

  • Each Expression of Interest must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked:
    Expression of Interest – Transport Board Electric Bus Project
  • Each Expression of Interest must be submitted to:
    Project Manager, Implementation Committee – Transport Board Electric Bus Project
    Transport Board
    “Weymouth”, Roebuck Street
    St. Michael.
  • Expressions of Interest should be submitted not later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 13th December, 2019.
  • Envelopes should not bear the name of the tenderers.

Further information can be obtained from the General Manager on application.

The Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest of any Expression of Interest.

Transport Board Clears The Air

The Transport Board has noted the concerns raised by members of the public over the weekend by some frustrated commuters. Gena Boyce, the Board’s Operations Manager acknowledged that the Sturges route has been of some concern. “We are seeking to address all issues and measures are being put in place to address the Sturges route.” Boyce continued, “We have seen an increased demand in recent times and having already addressed the services during Monday to Friday, we are in the process of assigning additional services to this route on Sundays to accommodate our commuters. In the interim we will be deploying our smaller Hino buses to facilitate this route.”

Speaking to comments made relating to the Chalky Mount service, Mrs. Boyce remarked that a decision was made some five years ago in 2014 to reduce the service from the Princess Alice terminal to a limited service on Sundays but noted that the service continues to run from the Fairchild street terminal with regular frequency. She concluded, “The service levels for all routes are being examined as we move forward in an effort to improve our service delivery.”

The Board’s Chief Operations Officer Lynda Holder on addressing the recent frustrations of commuters, said, “The Transport Board takes pride in providing the best possible service we can to the Barbadian public. Any complaints received are usually subject to a full internal investigation and the Transport Board would like to apologise for any convenience caused to any of our loyal commuters.”

ABC Highway Extended Weekday Times

Effective Monday October 14, 2019 The Transport Board has extended the times to the ABC Highway service. These times are as follows for each location:

Speightstown

  • 17:45
  • 19:00
  • 20:30

Oistins

  • 19:00
  • 21:00

‘You Are In Safe Hands With Us’

Transport Board Welcomes New CEO

Transport Board CEOThe Transport Board has a new Chief Executive Officer. He is Fabian Wharton.

Mr Wharton, who started on September 1, 2019 brings a wealth of experience to the Board. Wharton spent several years at Cable & Wireless Barbados in various managerial roles before leaving to pursue his own business ventures.

During his tenure at Cable & Wireless, Wharton held different regional positions where he was responsible for the consolidation of the data centres resulting in a reduction in operating costs. He was also integral in the retooling of human resources leading to increased productivity and was a key component in the renegotiation of all external contracts.

“I am looking forward to working alongside the team at the Transport Board and excited at the opportunity to continue the excellent work that the Chairman, Board of Directors and Management has been doing,” remarked Wharton.

The Chairman, Mr Ian Gooding-Edghill and the members of the Board of Directors, are enthusiastic about having Mr Wharton join the team at the Board. “Fabian brings a diverse knowledge base to the management team. He has knowledge of public transport but obviously, it will be from a different perspective.”

Service Adjustment: Chalky Mount, Bathsheba

Please be informed that with immediate effect the Monday to Friday 0500 Chalky Mount service travel to Airy Hill on the inbound journey to Bridgetown,  while the 0500 Bathsheba service will travel to Blackmans on the inbound journey to Bridgetown. 

Transport Board – Putting Measures In Place

March 28, 2019 – Bridgetown, Barbados

Amid public outcry over the recent increase in bus fare from $2.00 to $3.50, the Barbados Transport Board is in the process of implementing a new incentive based system to assist commuters.

“We know that many of our customers have expressed some concern over the coming increase and we want Barbadians to know that we will continue to do our best to ensure that transit is as affordable and flexible as possible,” said Mrs Felicia Sue, Acting General Manager of the state owned Barbados Transport Board. She continued, “As the Prime Minister has indicated, through the implementation of this new system, commuters will see a savings in the amount being spent on travel. With this system our commuters will benefit by paying a reduced fare for bulk rides in light of the increase in fares.”

The Transport Board is currently embarking on a period of major transformation with plans to modernise its fleet with the inclusion of electric buses. Additionally plans are at an advanced stage to implement a cashless system and introduce public Wi-Fi to the terminals and aboard select buses.

“The Management of the Transport Board is extremely excited as we look towards the future, particularly as we focus on delivering a more reliable and efficient service to our customers at this time,” added Mrs Sue.

Pilot Service: Route #60 – Oistins to Bridgefield via Green Hill

From Monday 14 th January 2019, the Operations Department would be testing a new service. This service is Route # 60 Oistins to Bridgefield via Green Hill. It would operate from Monday to Friday.

Provisional Schedule

The route description for Bridgefield via Green Hill is as follows:

Outbound

Oistins, Welches, Maxwell, Top Rock, St. Lawrence, Graeme Hall Swamp, Worthing, Hastings, right to Garrison Savannah, Barbados Museum, Dalkeith Road, Culloden Road, Belleville, Pine Road, Tweedside Road, Globe round-a-bout, Harmony Hall, Hindsbury Road, left to Bank Hall Main Road, Eagle Hall, right to Tudor Bridge, Codrington Hill, Green Hill, left at Dome Mall, circle (Warren’s office area), exit by Kentucky/SOL Gas station, circle Simpson Motors roundabout, proceed to Warrens roundabout, turn left to one Accord Plaza, Jackson, Arthur Seat, Cane Garden, Bridgefield pass Municipal Building take left onto White Hall Road, Pass Bridgefield Pavilion, turn opposite the Barbados Mini-Golf Course.

Inbound

White Hall, Bridgefield, Cane Garden, Jackson, One Accord Plaza, Green Hill, Tudor Bridge, Eagle Hall, Bank Hall Main Road, Harmony Hall, Tweedside Road, Welches, Belleville, Culloden Road Dalkeith Road Hastings Worthing Top Rock, Maxwell, Oistins.

The Route Description for Bridgefield via Melrose is as follows:

White Hall, Bridgefield, Cane Garden, Arthur Seat, Edge Hill, Melrose, Welches, Cost U Less Round- a-bout, Simpsons roundabout onto Warrens roundabout, Green Hill, Spooner’s Hill, Tudor Bridge, Eagle Hall, Bank Hall, Eastmond Corner, Welches, Government Hill, Bussa round-a-bout, ABC Highway, St Barnabas Road, Wildey, Factory Avenue, turn left on to Wildey, Clapham, Sargeant’s Village, Vauxhall, Kendal Hill, via ABC Highway, Kingsland, Water Street, Newton Park, Church Hill, Oistins