Inland Rail - Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) Separable Portion 1



Contact Details


  Jerone Bodiam - ICN
  +61 2 9927 3110
 CONTACT EMAIL

  Locations: NSW Australia
  Project Value: >$400M
  Project Status: Procurement-phase
  Project Owner AUSTRALIAN RAIL TRACK CORPORATION LTD

Project Details


Inland Rail

Inland Rail is the missing link in Australia's national supply chain. It will complete the backbone of the national freight network by providing transit times of less than 24 hours for freight trains between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.


The Australian Government selected the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver Inland Rail, in partnership with the private sector.


Comprising 13 projects and spanning 1,700km from Melbourne to Brisbane, Inland Rail will transform how we move goods around our vast country, creating more opportunities for regions to connect to cities and businesses to markets.


Narrabri to North Star Project

The Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) section involves an upgrade to approximately 186km of track within the existing rail corridor and construction of approximately 2.3km of a new rail corridor.


The works are required to accommodate the operation of 1,800m-long double-stacked freight trains. This project crosses the three Local Government Areas of Gwydir, Narrabri and Moree Plains.


The works are divided into two packages:

  • 2600-0018 N2NS SP1 Works Package (Called ‘SP1’)
  • 2600-0019 N2NS SP2 Structures Package (Called ‘SP2’)


For more information on the N2NS project visit https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/N2NS.


The alignment (pertaining to SP1)

N2NS SP1 is a brownfield section and involves upgrading works within the existing ARTC rail corridor.


Key features include:

  • upgrading approximately 171km of track and formation within the existing rail corridor
  • constructing two new road over rail bridges at Moree (Jones Ave) and Bellata (Newell Highway)
  • constructing 5 new crossing loops with associated maintenance sidings
  • constructing 220 rail culverts, 98 road culverts, 3 irrigation crossings
  • constructing 8 under-bridges, 1 of which are major super-T structure to 30TAL
  • upgrading, relocating or consolidating 76 level crossings including 5 pedestrian crossings
  • relocating utilities and mitigating impacts at 470 locations
  • modifying Moree and Narrabri stations.


Timeframes

  • Release of Expression of Interest (EOI) documents for Principal Contractor - 4 Oct 2019
  • Host Industry Briefings in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne  - 11, 14 and 17 Oct 2019
  • Close of the EOI - 1 Nov 2019
  • Finalisation of the shortlisted contractors and upload of Request for Tender (RFT) plus all documentation to TenderLink - 22 Nov 2019
  • Release of RFT documents to shortlisted contractors - 29 Nov 2019
  • Close of the RFT - 21 Feb 2020
  • Award contract - 26 Jun 2020
  • Mobilise to site - 1 Sep 2020                                   

ARTC announced the shortlisting of three construction firms to deliver the main works contract on 3 December 2019.  The proponents include:

  •  Lendlease Engineering Pty Ltd
  •  RailFirst (a Downer EDI and Seymour Whyte joint venture)
  •  Trans4m Rail (a Rhomberg Rail Australia, BGC Contracting and SEE Civil joint venture


Local and Indigenous suppliers

ARTC is committed to creating sustainable economic development and employment opportunities for local and Indigenous suppliers by maximising their opportunities to participate in the project.


ARTC (and its Contractors) will provide ‘full, fair and reasonable opportunity’ for capable and competitive local and Indigenous suppliers to compete for work or participate in global supply chains.


Compliance with the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016

The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 applies to the building work associated with this project. By submitting an expression of interest in, or tender for, this project, you will become subject to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.


Potential subcontractors shall be required to complete a declaration of compliance before a code covered entity invites expression of interest or tenders or enters into a subcontract for Commonwealth Funded Building Work.


Registration of Interest (ROI) opportunities

The Work Packages section below contains a list of indicative opportunities produced by ARTC and may not be an accurate reflection of the actual opportunities offered by the project’s Principal Contractor.


Local and Indigenous businesses interested in supplying to the project as subcontractors and suppliers are encouraged to register their interest against the applicable work package/s listed below.


Suppliers should note:

   •   This is an initial ROI to supply to the project.
   •   They must have an ICN Gateway company profile which is complete, up-to-date and accurate in order to register their interest. Incomplete registrations may not be considered. Information on how to register your business or submit an expression of interest on ICN Gateway is provided below.
   •   All ROI will be provided to Proponents invited to tender on the N2NS-SP1 project and may also be included in a project-specific supply market analysis being prepared by the Industry Capability Network (ICN).

   •  ARTC, ICN and the N2NS-SP1 Principal Contractor have no contractual or other legal obligation to the suppliers arising out of the ROI process with respect to the consideration, evaluation, acceptance or rejection of any registration of interest, or the failure to consider, evaluate or accept any registration of interest.


It is important that businesses registering their interest are aware that their registration does not guarantee that they will progress further in any procurement processes. ARTC and the N2NS-SP1 Principal Contractor have broad discretion to suspend, vary or terminate the procurement process or the N2NS-SP1 Project, decline to consider or review any registrations of interest or negotiate with and enter into a contract with any other party for the performance of a Works Package.


ICN Gateway company registration

Register a new company profile on ICN Gateway here.


Your company profile on ICN Gateway is used to assess your ability to complete projects - please ensure that your business invests the time and energy required to represent itself in the most effective manner possible when completing your company profile.


Further assistance

Support and assistance are available through the organisations listed below.


Inland Rail

Details for supplier capability development initiatives including workshops in support of developing Business Capability Statements and responding to tenders will be communicated via this ICN Gateway project page.


Industry Capability Network (ICN) New South Wales

ARTC strongly encourages suppliers to contact ICN in the first instance to gain an understanding of the ROI process and development programs, such as their ICN Gateway Profile Improvement workshops.


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Work Packages


To submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the work package scope you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
OPEN FOR EOI    INCOMPLETE EOI    EOI COMPLETED
STATUS   BRIDGES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
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Bridge Bearings2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
A bridge bearing is a component of a bridge which typically provides a resting surface between bridge piers and the bridge deck.
Bridge Deck Joints2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Bridge expansion joints designed to allow for continuous traffic between structures while accommodating movement, shrinkage, and temperature variations on reinforced and prestressed concrete, composite, and steel structures.
Concrete Cutting2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply
Concrete Place and Finish2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Concrete pouring, finishing and curing
Concrete Pumping2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Concrete pumping equipment and services.
Concrete Supply2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply of concrete.
Demolition2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Demolition of pre-existing buildings and structures and removal of demolition waste from site.
Formwork2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Temporary or permanent molds into which concrete or similar materials are poured.
Piling2 Dec 1915 Jun 2015 Jun 20
Supply of driven steel tube piles with concrete infill.
Post Tensioning2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Post-tensioning is a method of reinforcing concrete, used extensively in the construction and refurbishment of bridges. Once the concrete has gained strength, tension is then applied, pulling the tendons and anchoring them against the outer edges of the concrete, before service loads are applied.
Precast Concrete Headstock and Wingwalls2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Precast Concrete Headstock and Wingwalls
Prestressed Concrete Deck Slab Girders2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Prestressed Concrete Deck Slab Girders
Reinforcing Steel2 Dec 1915 Jun 2015 Jun 20
Reinforcing steel products including bar, cage, mesh and rod.
Scaffolding2 Dec 1915 Jun 2015 Jun 20
Supply and installation of scaffolding.
Steel Fixing2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Positioning and securing steel reinforcing bars, also known as rebar, and steel mesh used in reinforced concrete on construction projects.
Steel Walkway and Guardrail2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Manufacture and/ or supply of steel walkway and guardrails.
STATUS   BULK EARTHWORKS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
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Asbestos Removal2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Site decontamination services including asbestos management and removal.
Clearing and Grubbing2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Clearing includes cutting, taking down, removing and disposing of everything above ground level, except where such trees, vegetation, structures or specific sites are designated to remain.
Grubbing consists of the removal and disposal of surface vegetation, the bases of stumps, roots, the underground parts of structures and other obstructions to the depth specified in the earthworks specifications.
Construction Water - Storage Tanks2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Groundwater extraction and storage facilities with 50kL water tank, including pumps and pipework.
Construction Water - Supply and Cart2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply and cartage of construction water for soil compaction activities and dust suppression of haul roads.
Excavation Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Excavation work generally means work involving the removal of soil or rock from a site to form an open face, hole or cavity using tools, machinery or explosives. trenches, shafts and tunnels
General Earthworks2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
General earthworks (cut, fill, subgrade treatment) and track formation reconstruction.
Geotextiles2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain.
Grading Contractor2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply
Material Cartage and Haulage2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Wet and dry hire of dump trucks to transport and remove/ dispose of spoil and topsoil.
On Site Treatment of Materials2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Mix/blend cut/excavated material, removed track formation material and/or imported fill from quarry, including stockpile management of output material.
Plant and Equipment - Roadheaders2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Plant and Equipment - Roadheaders
Plant and Equipment - Specialist Foundation Equipment2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Plant and Equipment - Specialist Foundation Equipment
Plant and Equipment - Spoil Conveyance Systems and Equipment2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Plant and Equipment - Spoil Conveyance Systems and Equipment
Plant Hire - Large2 Dec 1915 Jun 2015 Jun 20
Wet and dry hire of large plant which may include compactors, dozers, earthmovers, excavators, graders, rollers and scrapers.
Quarries and Quarry Materials2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply general fill materials.
Survey Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Cadastral survey - Survey (site) and setting-out services; condition survey; contour or detail survey; dilapidation survey; identification survey; land survey
Testing Services - Materials2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Testing of material (including concrete and soil) for construction on the basis of its geotechnical qualities.
STATUS   CAPPING    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
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Capping Material2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply of well-graded natural or artificially blended gravel/soil placed directly below the ballast layer. Capping material must be capable of providing structural support to the ballast layer and shedding water from the ballast away from the formation
STATUS   DRAINAGE    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Ballast Cages with Precast Concrete Pits2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Ballast cage with 600x600x600 precast concrete pit and galvanised grate
Drainage Installation Services - Surface Drains2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Installation of cut off and table drains, and low flow and toe channels.
Precast Concrete Drainage Junction Pits2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Precast concrete storm water pit base units and risers, suitable for junction pits, kerbs and grated inlets
Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
"Precast concrete structure that allows water to flow under a road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction from one side to the other side.
Includes headwalls, wingwalls and scour protection."
Reinforced Concrete Pipe2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Reinforced concrete pipes, headwalls and wingwalls with diameters 300mm - 600mm.
STATUS   EARLY WORKS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
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Container Hire2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Short and long-term hire of shipping and/ or storage containers.
Drilling Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Drilling for water bores
Electrical Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Electrical works including including low voltage electrical, data and communications, Incoming power to site for construction purposes and internal reticulation for same.
Geotechnical Investigations (or borehole drilling)2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers or engineering geologists to obtain information on the physical properties of soil earthworks and foundations for proposed structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions.
Plumbing Services.2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Hydraulics reticulation for construction purposes.
Temporary Fencing and Hoarding2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Temporary construction access gates, barriers, fencing, hoardings and noise walls on and around the Site;
STATUS   FACILITIES AND FACILITY SERVICES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Accommodation Village (Camp) - Operations and Maintenance2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Operational management of the accommodation village including coordination of services such as catering, housekeeping, grounds maintenance and security.
Housing and Accommodation Service Providers2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Provision of short and long-term accommodation services.
Information Technology Infrastructure2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Could include, but is not limited to communications rack, conduits, data cabling, IT cabinets, permanent power/ temporary power/ backup power.
Office Furniture and Equipment2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Provision of office furniture including book shelves, chairs, desks, filing cabinets, stationery cupboards, whiteboards etc)
Security Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Site security including mobile patrols and static guards.
Site Cleaning2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Site office cleaning and progressive / final construction cleaning services.
Site Facilities (Temporary)2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Temporary site facilities including ablutions / amenities blocks, camp accommodation, crib rooms, offices and sheds.
Transport Services - Bus and/ or Coach Hire2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Bus/ coach charter services for the transport of site workers.
STATUS   FENCING    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
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PARTIAL
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Fences and Gates2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Removal of existing rail boundary fences and gates; Supply and installation of rural fences and gates and chainwire fencing.
STATUS   MISCELLANEOUS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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PARTIAL
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Any Opportunities12 Nov 1930 Jun 20 
Please refer to N2NS project worksheet on ICN Gateway Management Tool - Inland Rail for work package details (including names and dates).
STATUS   NOISE WALLS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Artwork2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Artwork to community side of noise barrier
Gabions2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Gabion is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, military applications and landscaping
Noise Walls2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Noise barriers comprising galvanised steel post and precast panels.
STATUS   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Environmental and Rehabilitation Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply
Heritage Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Including Cultural Heritage Services
Labour Hire and Recruitment Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Short and long-term labour hire and training solutions.
Site Contamination Consultant2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Provision of site contamination consultancy services including assessing the existence or nature or extent of site contamination.
Training Service Providers2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Training service providers including Group Training Organisations and Registered Training Organisations.
STATUS   ROADS AND CROSSINGS (LEVEL CROSSINGS)    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Asphalt2 Dec 1915 Jun 2015 Jun 20
Supply and lay asphalt for road surfaces
Precast Concrete Panels2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Precast Concrete Panels
Road Construction and/ or Maintenance Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Repair of existing Rail Maintenance Access Road, by regrading and constructing a Type 3 arrangement
Road Safety Barriers/ Roadside Barriers2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Products including guardrails, road barrier systems and safety crash barriers.
Road Signage2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Road Signage
Signalling and Control Lights2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Signalling and Control Lights
Steel Plate Assembly2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Steel Plate Assembly
Traffic Management2 Dec 1915 Jun 2015 Jun 20
Labour and Variable Message Signage (VMS)
STATUS   SIGNAGE    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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CLOSES
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PARTIAL
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Signage - External2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
External banners and signage, wayfinding signage
STATUS   TRACKWORK    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Ballast2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Track ballast forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties are laid. It is used to bear the load from the railroad ties, to facilitate drainage of water, and also to keep down vegetation that might interfere with the track structure.
Plant and Equipment - Flashbutt Welding Machines2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Flash welding is a type of resistance welding that does not use any filler metals.
Plant and Equipment - Surfacing Machines2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply
Plant and Equipment - Tracklaying Machinery2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply
Track Removal and Installation Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Services include removal of existing rail, sleepers and ballast and installation of new ballast, sleepers and rail.
Welding Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
weld using mobile flash-butt welding machines and aluminothermic welding
STATUS   TRANSPORT, HIRE AND LOGISTICS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Courier Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Provision of freight and parcel delivery services.
Cranes and Cranage Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Wet and dry hire of mobile cranes.
Equipment Hire - Small2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Hire of compressors, floodlighting, diesel generators etc.
Fuels and Lubricants - Supply and/or Storage2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Supply and storage of bulk diesel fuel and lubricants.
Plant and Equipment - Maintenance Services2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
On-site maintenance and servicing of plant and equiopment.
Plant and Equipment - Slurry Treatment Plants2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Plant that enables the excavated material to be separated out for disposal or reuse
Vehicle Hire - 4WD Vehicles2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Long and short-term hire of 4x4 utility vehicles.
Waste Management Services - Liquids and/ or Solids2 Dec 1915 Jun 20 
Demolition material, liquids, rubbish and spoil removal and disposal from site.