Dublin Airport Capital Investment Programme Notice

January 21, 2019

Dublin Airport Capital Investment Programme 2020+ Prior Information Notice

The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to commence market engagement around Dublin Airport’s proposed Capital Investment Programme (CIP) 2020+. Dublin Airport has experienced strong traffic growth over the last several years and in 2018, more than 31 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport and Dublin Airport has now started formal consultations on a major capital investment programme for Dublin Airport, which has at its heart a capacity plan to help the airport grow to 40 million passengers a year.

This investment programme will deliver new boarding gate areas, aircraft parking stands and many other significant improvements. Separately, the contract for the new North Runway has recently been awarded.

The projects within the proposed CIP have been grouped into broad categories that reflect the nature of the investment required. The proposed groupings are considered under two broad headings: Core and Capacity. The proposed Core projects are predominantly around Asset Care, Commercial Revenue, Information Technology and Security. The proposed Capacity projects are predominantly centred around Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Airfield. The combined value of the Core and Capacity projects will exceed €1bn.

An example of core projects is as follows:

Apron Rehabilitation Programme
Airfield Taxiway Rehabilitation Programme
T1 Façade, Roof & Spirals
Terminal Life Safety System Upgrades
Pier 3 Life Extension Works
Upgrade of Airline Lounges
Extensions to Existing Multi Storey Car Park An example of capacity projects is as follows:
South Apron Development
North Apron development
T1 Central Search – Relocation
T1 Departure Lounge Reorientation & Rehabilitation
T1 Baggage Reclaim Upgrade & Alterations
T2 Central Search Area Expansion

A number of the core and capacity projects will be procured on a standalone basis (see below) and some will be grouped together into packages to be procured through new framework panels to be created (see below). The development work on the Airfield and in the Piers, Terminal & Buildings across the airport campus will be delivered using a series of framework agreements for consultants
& contractors and will include works from both the capacity portfolio and the core projects.

Alongside the proposed CIP, Dublin Airport is also delivering approximately €150m of airfield works and €50m of projects in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

This PIN is being published for the dual purpose of informing prospective candidates of potential tender opportunities at Dublin Airport and to facilitate Dublin Airport in carrying out a market engagement process to identify partner companies of appropriate experience and scale to undertake works. The following two sections deal with the South Apron Development and Framework Agreements Dublin Airport intend to set up to deliver Core and Capacity projects over the next five years.

South Apron Development

Due to the increased number and frequency of new long-haul routes to the US, it is expected over the course of the next regulatory period, for there to be continued growth in demand for Customs Border Protection (CBP)/Transport Security Administration (TSA) enabled narrow and wide body stands and the associated infrastructure. This demand is driven by Ireland’s strategic position as a gateway between Europe and the USA and which leverages Dublin’s position as the only European capital facilitating US pre-clearance. The South Apron Development programme is designed to deliver a series of assets which when complete, will respond directly to and facilitate the forecast growth in narrow and wide body hub traffic.

The scope of the South Apron Development programme includes the delivery of the following;

The provision of a new single sided pier incorporating 4 wide body MARS contact stands.
A reconfiguration and expansion of the existing US pre-clearance facility
The relocation of the existing South Boarding Gates and redevelopment and extension of the existing apron
The provision of a new dual Code E taxiway
Reconfiguration of Pier 4 to provide flexible gate room use between– CBP/ non CBP flights.
Multiple tenant relocations and other enabling works projects.

In order to deliver the above, Dublin Airport is issuing this PIN to immediately commence the procurement process for the following:

Project Management Office (PMO) to provide Management of the Principal D&B contractor.
A Management Contractor to deliver Design, Surveys, Services / Utilities diversions, Enabling Works, Refurbishment works, Relocations, Demolitions, Eastlands Cargo Village etc.
A Principal Design & Building (D&B) Contractor to deliver a New Pier 5 and associated stands, Refurbishment and extension of CBP, Refurbishment of Pier 4 for increased flexibility, Relocation of South Gates and creation of South Apron stands, Dual Code E taxiway, etc.

More information and a high-level programme will be provided at the briefing sessions (see below) and we expect that we will be in a position to issue all three Requests for Information (RFI) during February 2019.

Framework Panels

In order to deliver much of the proposed core and capacity infrastructure (excluding some capacity projects), Dublin Airport will also be setting up several framework panels, to include, but not limited to:

Civil contractors
Building contractors
Mechanical contractors
Electrical contractors
Architectural design
Engineering design
Structural design
Project management services
Cost management services

We expect that we will be in a position to issue RFI/RFTs for the above in the coming months. A programme will be presented at the briefing sessions.

Market Sounding Exercise

As part of this initial market engagement, Dublin Airport will be holding briefing sessions as follows:

Dublin – 25 January 2019 for Architects, Engineers, Cost Managers, etc. in the Dublin Airport Radisson Hotel from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
London – 28 January 2019 from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Sofitel London Heathrow. Please register your interest at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dublin-airport-meet-the-buyer-event-tickets- 54282046061
Paris – 29 January 2019, offices of Federation Nationale des Travaux Publics (FNTP) from 10.00am to 12.30pm & the offices of PROAVIA from 2.30pm to 4.00pm
Madrid – 30 January 2019 time and location tbc.
Dublin – 4 February 2019 for members of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) at its offices in Dublin. Please contact the CIF to register.

These sessions will be attended by members of the Dublin Airport Delivery Team and will focus on the delivery and procurement of the proposed core and capacity projects to be developed with a particular focus on the South Apron Development.

If you require any further information regarding the above events, please email through the etenders messaging portal.

All briefing sessions will involve a group presentation and individual briefing sessions can be accommodated on the day.