Holistic Review of Light Rail Signalling System (Consultancy Agreement No.: A310-23E)

Prequalification Invitation

Holistic Review of Light Rail Signalling System

Consultancy Agreement No.: A310-23E



Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified Applicants for the services described below. This procurement is subject to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement.



1.  Background Information


The Light Rail (LR) Signalling System for the running lines has been in service since 2003.  MTR Corporation Limited plans to procure and implement a new signalling system for the LR to replace the aging signalling equipment.  MTR Corporation Limited would employ a consultant to conduct a holistic review of LR Signalling System, list out the best requirements / standards that the re-signalling project should be adopted.

2.  Scope of Services


The scope of the Services shall comprise the technical advice and support with the re-signalling project, identify the operator, user and interface requirements, provide valuable suggestion to the Corporation on market products, explore any future technology to be applied to the new signalling system and provide the design criteria for the re-signalling project.

3.  Tentative Key Dates


Consultancy Agreement No.


Tender Invitation

Tender Return

Consultancy Agreement Award


June 2023






4.  Expressions of Interest


Prequalified parties will be invited for tendering for Consultancy Agreement A310-23E.  To be considered for prequalification, interested parties having relevant resources, qualifications and experience are requested to express their interest on or before 26 June 2023 via the MTR Corporation Limited’s E-Tendering System.  Late applications shall not be considered.

For Applicants registered under the E-Tendering System, please click the following link and log into the System for expression of interest:

For Applicants not registered under the E-Tendering System, please click the following link and search for the advertisement notice of this contract for expression of interest:

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Edmond Tsui, Senior Procurement & Contracts Manager, on (852) 2993 7391 or by fax (852) 2993 7773.


5.  Deadline to Return Answers / Information


Suitable Applicants shall receive a prequalification invitation via the E-Tendering System. The Applicants shall complete and submit all required information and details via the E-Tendering System no later than the time and date specified in the prequalification invitation letter.

All invitations and submissions for prequalification and tender will be carried out through the E-Tendering System at http://www.hkextender.com.


6.  Other Matters


Applicants responding to this advertisement are deemed to have complied with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance in the collection and transfer of personal data to MTR Corporation Limited. All information submitted including personal data, will be used by MTR Corporation Limited for the prequalification of tenderers for this contract.

Applicants shall note and make themselves aware of the Corporation’s ethical and probity requirements which shall be applied throughout the tender and contract periods. Further, Applicants shall not, and shall ensure that its directors, employees, agents and sub-contractors shall not, offer or give any advantage as defined in the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) to any employee or agent of MTR Corporation Limited. Any breach or non-compliance with this paragraph by the Applicant shall, without affecting its liability for such breach or non-compliance, result in its application not being considered.

Applicants shall not apply for prequalification as a single entity if you intend to act as a supplier, sub-contractor or sub-consultant for another entity who shall also apply for the prequalification, or if you are a partner in a joint venture established to seek prequalification for this Consultancy Agreement.

Companies having linkage to each other, e.g. subsidiaries, holding or sister companies, shall not apply for prequalification as a tenderer for the same contract, whether as a single entity or as a partner of a joint venture. “Sister company” shall mean all companies which are subsidiaries of or otherwise belonging to the same holding company. The existence of a holding-subsidiary relationship shall be determined in accordance with the provisions in Sections 13 to 15 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) of Hong Kong. Companies having linkage to each other shall elect which company shall apply for prequalification.