About Our Procurement
The Purchasing Department is part of the Finance Division. The Department performs a central core purchasing and purchase ledger (invoice processing) function to three companies comprising of Citybus Limited (Metro), N I Railways Company Limited and Ulsterbus Limited; referred to collectively as Translink along with the requirements of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company.
5 Steps to Tender
  • Step 1 Advert placed on the website. Other locations may include Twitter; eTendersNI; OJEU.
  • Step 2 Pre Qualification Questionaire(PQQ) - supplier must normally submit a completed PQQ via eTendersNI.
  • Step 3 Selected suppliers may be invited to tender (ITT).
  • Step 4 Winner(s) Selected - all invited to tender informed of the decision.
  • Step 5 Contract(s) put in place for usually a numerb of years.


The Translink Purchasing Department is a qualified Centre of Procurement Expertise (COPE) and follow strict Procurement Standards. All tender action and contract placements must be put through & authorised by the Purchasing Department unless delegated authority has been granted.

- Marketing and HR requirements

- ICT and Finance requirements

- Operational requirements

- Mechanical Engineering requirements

- Infrastructure: Construction and other works, building and grounds maintenance, professional services.
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Our Commitment to Procurement
Ensuring that as far as possible there is openness and clarity in policy and its delivery.
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Our Commitment to Procurement
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