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 2025.
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 will provide ‘full, fair and reasonable opportunity’ for capable and competitive local and Indigenous suppliers to compete for work or participate in supply chains associated with the Inland Rail program.
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.
Expression of Interest (EOI) opportunities
Businesses interested in supplying directly to Inland Rail as a contractor or supplier are encouraged to register their interest against the applicable work package/s listed below.
Registrants should note:
- This is an initial EOI to supply to Inland Rail.
- 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 EOI will be provided to ARTC for their review and evaluation.
- ARTC and ICN have no contractual or other legal obligation to suppliers arising out of the EOI 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 expressing their interest are aware that their registration does not guarantee that they will progress further in any procurement processes.
ARTC has broad discretion to suspend, vary or terminate procurement processes, decline to consider or review any EOI 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.
Support and assistance are available through the organisations listed below.
ARTC (Inland Rail)
Details for supplier capability development initiatives, including workshops to assist businesses to develop business capability statements and respond to tenders will be communicated via this ICN Gateway project page.
Industry Capability Network (ICN)
Inland Rail 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.SHOW LESS