The NSW Government awarded a $955 million contract to Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd to deliver the new Sydney Metro platforms under Central Station, as well as the landmark Central Walk - a new underground pedestrian concourse to help customers get around Sydney’s busiest railway station.
The contract involves:
- The excavation and construction of the new underground Sydney Metro platforms at Central beneath platforms 13,14 and 15;
- Construction of Central Walk - a new 19-metre wide underground concourse from Chalmers Street, connecting customers to suburban rail platforms, Sydney Metro platforms, the new light rail and buses;
- An upgrade to the Northern Concourse, with transformed pedestrian thoroughfares and a feature roof
- Installation of new escalators and lifts directly to Platforms 12 to 23 for the first time.
Completion of the Central Walk and Central Station Metro upgrade contract is expected in 2022, with Central Walk open to customers.
Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. Services started in May 2019 in the city’s North West with a train every four minutes in the peak. Metro rail will be extended into the CBD and beyond to Bankstown in 2024. There will be new CBD metro railway stations at Martin Place, Pitt Street and Barangaroo and new metro platforms at Central.
In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro railway stations and a 66 km standalone metro railway system – the biggest urban rail project in Australian history. There will be ultimate capacity for a metro train every two minutes in each direction under the Sydney city centre.
Central Station key features
- Brand new underground Sydney Metro platforms, with platform screen doors to keep people and objects away from the tracks and allow trains to get in and out of the station faster;
- Easy interchange with suburban and intercity trains, buses and light rail;
- New underground pedestrian connections;
- Escalators directly to suburban platforms 12 to 23 for the first time.
Works for the above are ongoing until December 2022. The procurement of the works will involve an Invitation to Tender via Asite, with a suitable timeframe where the interested party will be required to submit a number of tender deliverables. The overriding principle of our approach is to procure works on a value-for-money (VfM) basis while meeting all obligations of the Contract involving probity, fairness, integrity, and transparency.
Laing O’Rourke will apply a robust procurement process – managed and supervised by the project’s Procurement Manager – with procurement gateways aligning with the contract requirements, ensuring governance and compliance. This includes acting with fairness, integrity, transparency while allowing probity of the process. The tenderers will be evaluated against the following principles; robust HSEQ practices and policies (e.g ISO accreditations), methodology to undertake the works (including proposed personnel), good Workforce Industry practice, competitiveness of price and conformance with the proposed form of Subcontract.
All tenderers MUST be compliant to the 2016 Building Code at the time of submitting their interest, otherwise there will be an instant dismissal.
If selected for tender, you will be contacted directly by a member of our Procurement team for contact details and added to the project Asite tendering system accordingly. As indicated, all tenderers will be required to submit the following tender deliverables;
- Form of Tender
- HSEQ Questionnaire (including supporting documentation
- Evidence of Employment and Project
- Industrial Relations and Code Compliance
- Statement of financials and credentials (if applicable)
- Pricing Schedule
- Methodology & Workforce Development
Further information on the project is available at www.sydneymetro.info.
How to register an Expression of Interest
- This is an initial, general EOI submission and work packages currently available to submit an EOI for are listed below.
- Shortlisted SMEs will be invited to tender work packages.
- To submit an initial EOI for the Work Scopes, companies must have an ICN Gateway company profile. Information on how to register your company on ICN Gateway is detailed below.
ICN Gateway Company Registration
- Click here to register your company profile on ICN Gateway.
- Support and assistance is available through the attached Gateway guide.
- Your company summary and company description are used to assess your ability to complete projects when you lodge an EOI- please ensure that your company invests the time and energy required to represent your company in the most effective manner possible.