Companies have been invited to register their interest to construct a section of the Inland Rail project, with work expected to start early next year.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said the project would provide significant opportunities for businesses and suppliers including construction companies to build the 107km Parkes to Narromine section in New South Wales.
“The work will involve upgrading the existing rail corridor including the construction of a new 5.3-kilometre connection in a greenfield corridor,” Mr Chester said.
“Suitably experienced companies are invited to apply to join a shortlist which will then proceed to a formal Expressions of Interest phase. Evaluation criteria will include company experience, suitability for the project, and a demonstrated ability to carry out the works.”
The project involves upgrading and reconstructing sections of the existing track; construction, track and civil works for the new connection corridor; upgrading, relocating and consolidating existing level crossings; potential relocation or protection of utility services; and ancillary works such as flood immunity, stormwater, draining and fencing improvements.
Interested companies, that satisfy the evaluation criteria, can submit a Registration of Interest (ROI) document via the TenderLink website: tenderlink.com/inlandrail/.
Enquiries about the ROI should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or via TenderLink.
ROI submissions close 22 September 2017.