Inland Rail - Narrabri to North Star - Phase 1



Contact Details


Jerone Bodiam - ICN
Regional Manager, Central West
+61 2 9927 3110
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  Locations: NSW Australia
  Project Value: > $400M
  Project Status: Project assessment
  Project Owner AUSTRALIAN RAIL TRACK CORPORATION LTD

Project Details


About Inland Rail

Inland Rail is transforming how everyday goods are moved around our vast country. 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.


Creating the connectivity to shift more of Australia’s freight from road to rail, Inland Rail will enable safer, less congested highways, fewer carbon emissions, cheaper freight costs and new economic opportunities for our regions.


The largest infrastructure project ever delivered in Australia spanning 1,700km, Inland Rail is a shot in the arm for Australia’s economy, generating $16b in economic benefits and over 16,000 direct and indirect jobs.


The Australian Government selected the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver Inland Rail, in partnership with the private sector. Construction started in late-2018 and the project is expected to be operational in 2026.


Narrabri to North Star project

The Narrabri to North Star project 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 Phase 1 Works Package 
  •  2600-0019 N2NS Phase 2 Structures Package 


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


Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1 Works package

Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1 is a brownfield section and involves upgrading works within the existing ARTC rail corridor.


Description of works involved

  •  Upgrading approximately 171km of track and formation within the existing rail corridor
  •  Constructing 2 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.


Delivery timeframes

  •  Expression of Interest (EOI) documents for Principal Contractor released - 4 Oct 2019
  •  Industry Briefings hosted in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne - 11, 14 and 17 Oct 2019
  •  EOI closed - 1 Nov 2019
  •  Finalisation of the shortlisted contractors and upload of Request for Tender (RFT) plus all   documentation to TenderLink - 22 Nov 2019
  •  RFT documents released to shortlisted contractors - 5 Dec 2019
  •  RFT closes - April 2020
  •  Contract awarded - Q3, 2020
  •  Site mobilisation - Q4, 2020


Shortlisted proponents

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, John Holland and SEE Civil joint venture)  

ARTC is on schedule to award a construction contract for Narrabri to North Star - Phase 1 during Q3, 2020.


Engaging local and Indigenous suppliers

ARTC is committed to creating sustainable economic development and employment opportunities for local and Indigenous businesses and individuals 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 businesses and social enterprises to compete for work or participate in supply chains associated with Inland Rail.


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 Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1 Principal Contractor.


Businesses interested in supplying to the project as subcontractors, suppliers and equipment providers 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
  • A complete, up-to-date and accurate ICN Gateway company profile is required in order to register 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 ROIs are provided to Proponents invited to tender on Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1 and may also be included in a project-specific supply market analysis prepared by the Industry Capability Network (ICN)
  • ARTC, ICN and the Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1 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 Narrabri to North Star - Phase 1 Principal Contractor have broad discretion to suspend, vary or terminate the procurement process of Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1, decline to consider or review any ROI or negotiate with and enter into a contract with any other party for the performance of a Works Package.


To assist with 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 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.


ARTC

Details for supplier capability development initiatives, including workshops to assist businesses to develop business capability statements and respond to tenders are communicated on this ICN Gateway project page (refer to Project Documents for more information).


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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Project Documents


Media Releases

  ▲ CONTRACT
Media Release - N2NS-SP1 Shortlisted Tenderers - Inland Rail - 2019.12

Supplier Briefing Sessions

  ▲ CONTRACT
Presentation - N2NS Meet the Shortlisted Contractors Sessions - RailFirst - 2020.01
Presentation - N2NS Meet the Shortlisted Contractors Sessions - Lendlease Engineering - 2020.01
Presentation - N2NS Meet the Shortlisted Contractors Sessions - Trans4m Rail - 2020.01
Flyer - N2NS Meet the Shortlisted Contractors Sessions - 2020.01

Supplier Capability Development Workshops

  ▲ CONTRACT
N2NS Supplier Capability Development Workshops - June to September 2020
Flyer - N2NS Supplier Capability Development Workshops - Be Visible on ICN Gateway - 2020.02
Flyer - N2NS Supplier Capability Development Workshops - Capability Statements - 2019.12

Supplier Guides

  ▲ CONTRACT
ICN Gateway User Guide - A guide to Accessing Business Opportunities
ICN Gateway User Guide - Creating an ICN Gateway Company Profile
ICN Gateway User Guide - Creating a Capability Statement
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Work Packages


To edit or submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the package 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    INCOMPLETE    COMPLETE

STANDARD LISTINGS        ▲ CONTRACT
STATUS   BRIDGES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Bridge Bearings02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
A bridge bearing is a component of a bridge which typically provides a resting surface between bridge piers and the bridge deck.
Bridge Deck Joints02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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 Cutting02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply
Concrete Place and Finish02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Concrete pouring, finishing and curing
Concrete Pumping02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Concrete pumping equipment and services.
Concrete Supply02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply of concrete.
Demolition02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Demolition of pre-existing buildings and structures and removal of demolition waste from site.
Formwork02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Temporary or permanent molds into which concrete or similar materials are poured.
Piling02 Dec 201915 Nov 202015 Nov 2020
Supply of driven steel tube piles with concrete infill.
Post Tensioning02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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 Wingwalls02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Precast Concrete Headstock and Wingwalls
Prestressed Concrete Deck Slab Girders02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Prestressed Concrete Deck Slab Girders
Reinforcing Steel02 Dec 201915 Nov 202015 Nov 2020
Reinforcing steel products including bar, cage, mesh and rod.
Scaffolding02 Dec 201915 Nov 202015 Nov 2020
Supply and installation of scaffolding.
Steel Fixing02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Positioning and securing steel reinforcing bars, also known as rebar, and steel mesh used in reinforced concrete on construction projects.
Steel Walkway and Guardrail02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Manufacture and/ or supply of steel walkway and guardrails.
STATUS   BULK EARTHWORKS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Asbestos Removal02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Site decontamination services including asbestos management and removal.
Clearing and Grubbing02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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 Tanks02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Groundwater extraction and storage facilities with 50kL water tank, including pumps and pipework.
Construction Water - Supply and Cart02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply and cartage of construction water for soil compaction activities and dust suppression of haul roads.
Excavation Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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 Earthworks02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
General earthworks (cut, fill, subgrade treatment) and track formation reconstruction.
Geotextiles02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain.
Grading Contractor02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply
Material Cartage and Haulage02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Wet and dry hire of dump trucks to transport and remove/ dispose of spoil and topsoil.
On Site Treatment of Materials02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Mix/blend cut/excavated material, removed track formation material and/or imported fill from quarry, including stockpile management of output material.
Plant and Equipment - Roadheaders02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Plant and Equipment - Roadheaders
Plant and Equipment - Specialist Foundation Equipment02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Plant and Equipment - Specialist Foundation Equipment
Plant and Equipment - Spoil Conveyance Systems and Equipment02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Plant and Equipment - Spoil Conveyance Systems and Equipment
Plant Hire - Large02 Dec 201915 Nov 202015 Nov 2020
Wet and dry hire of large plant which may include compactors, dozers, earthmovers, excavators, graders, rollers and scrapers.
Quarries and Quarry Materials02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply general fill materials.
Survey Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Cadastral survey - Survey (site) and setting-out services; condition survey; contour or detail survey; dilapidation survey; identification survey; land survey
Testing Services - Materials02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Testing of material (including concrete and soil) for construction on the basis of its geotechnical qualities.
STATUS   CAPPING    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Capping Material02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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 Pits02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Ballast cage with 600x600x600 precast concrete pit and galvanised grate
Drainage Installation Services - Surface Drains02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Installation of cut off and table drains, and low flow and toe channels.
Precast Concrete Drainage Junction Pits02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Precast concrete storm water pit base units and risers, suitable for junction pits, kerbs and grated inlets
Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
"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 Pipe02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Reinforced concrete pipes, headwalls and wingwalls with diameters 300mm - 600mm.
STATUS   EARLY WORKS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Container Hire02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Short and long-term hire of shipping and/ or storage containers.
Drilling Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Drilling for water bores
Electrical Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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)02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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.02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Hydraulics reticulation for construction purposes.
Temporary Fencing and Hoarding02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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 Maintenance02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Operational management of the accommodation village including coordination of services such as catering, housekeeping, grounds maintenance and security.
Housing and Accommodation Service Providers02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Provision of short and long-term accommodation services.
Information Technology Infrastructure02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Could include, but is not limited to communications rack, conduits, data cabling, IT cabinets, permanent power/ temporary power/ backup power.
Office Furniture and Equipment02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Provision of office furniture including book shelves, chairs, desks, filing cabinets, stationery cupboards, whiteboards etc)
Security Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Site security including mobile patrols and static guards.
Site Cleaning02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Site office cleaning and progressive / final construction cleaning services.
Site Facilities (Temporary)02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Temporary site facilities including ablutions / amenities blocks, camp accommodation, crib rooms, offices and sheds.
Transport Services - Bus and/ or Coach Hire02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Bus/ coach charter services for the transport of site workers.
STATUS   FENCING    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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CLOSES
PARTIAL
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EOI
PARTIAL
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Fences and Gates02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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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EOI
PARTIAL
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Any Opportunities12 Nov 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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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Artwork02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Artwork to community side of noise barrier
Gabions02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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 Walls02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Noise barriers comprising galvanised steel post and precast panels.
STATUS   PRODUCTS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing PPEC).06 Apr 202015 Nov 2020 
 
Manufacturers and suppliers of PPE&C including safety boots- eye wear-gloves -
helmets -work wear etc.
STATUS   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Environmental and Rehabilitation Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply
Heritage Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Including Cultural Heritage Services
Labour Hire and Recruitment Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Short and long-term labour hire and training solutions.
Pre-employment Medical Assessment Services09 Apr 202015 Nov 2020 
 
Provision of pre-employment medical evaluation services including drug and alcohol testing, work fitness assessments, audiometry, vision assessment, and statutory and code of practice screening.
Site Contamination Consultant02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Provision of site contamination consultancy services including assessing the existence or nature or extent of site contamination.
Training Service Providers02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Training service providers including Group Training Organisations and Registered Training Organisations.
STATUS   ROADS AND CROSSINGS (LEVEL CROSSINGS)    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Asphalt02 Dec 201915 Nov 202015 Nov 2020
Supply and lay asphalt for road surfaces
Precast Concrete Panels02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Precast Concrete Panels
Road Construction and/ or Maintenance Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Repair of existing Rail Maintenance Access Road, by regrading and constructing a Type 3 arrangement
Road Safety Barriers/ Roadside Barriers02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Products including guardrails, road barrier systems and safety crash barriers.
Road Signage02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Road Signage
Signalling and Control Lights02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Signalling and Control Lights
Steel Plate Assembly02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Steel Plate Assembly
Traffic Management02 Dec 201915 Nov 202030 Sep 2020
Labour and Variable Message Signage (VMS)
STATUS   SIGNAGE    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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PARTIAL
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Signage - External02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
External banners and signage, wayfinding signage
STATUS   TRACKWORK    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Ballast02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
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 Machines02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Flash welding is a type of resistance welding that does not use any filler metals.
Plant and Equipment - Surfacing Machines02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply
Plant and Equipment - Tracklaying Machinery02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply
Track Removal and Installation Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Services include removal of existing rail, sleepers and ballast and installation of new ballast, sleepers and rail.
Welding Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
weld using mobile flash-butt welding machines and aluminothermic welding
STATUS   TRANSPORT, HIRE AND LOGISTICS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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CLOSES
PARTIAL
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EOI
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Courier Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Provision of freight and parcel delivery services.
Cranes and Cranage Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Wet and dry hire of mobile cranes.
Equipment Hire - Small02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Hire of compressors, floodlighting, diesel generators etc.
Fuels and Lubricants - Supply and/or Storage02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Supply and storage of bulk diesel fuel and lubricants.
Plant and Equipment - Maintenance Services02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
On-site maintenance and servicing of plant and equiopment.
Plant and Equipment - Slurry Treatment Plants02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Plant that enables the excavated material to be separated out for disposal or reuse
Vehicle Hire - 4WD Vehicles02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Long and short-term hire of 4x4 utility vehicles.
Waste Management Services - Liquids and/ or Solids02 Dec 201915 Nov 2020 
 
Demolition material, liquids, rubbish and spoil removal and disposal from site.