There will be significant opportunities for private sector involvement in the Metro Tunnel Project, with opportunities for a range of contractors, designers and suppliers.

We are seeking interest from the market to:

  • develop an understanding of organisations that are interested in the Metro Tunnel and have the requisite experience and capability and capacity to potentially deliver one or more packages
  • encourage information sharing to facilitate the development of a competitive field of tenderers
  • provide industry with background information on, and a framework for, future communications in relation to the project
  • provide an opportunity to respondents to commence discussions between potential major contractors, financiers, rail systems providers and other relevant providers and advisors.

Assessment criteria

To determine which process your organisation should utilise to express interest in participating in the delivery of the project, please refer to the following questions and criteria:

For designers, contractors and rail systems providers:

  • Is the revenue of your organisation (in Australia or internationally) for the 2014-15 financial year greater than of AUD100 million?
  • Does your organisation have experience of, or are currently involved in, large scale (i.e. greater than AUD150 million) rail or civil construction, design or rail signalling contracts?

If your organisation answered Yes to both these criteria you should proceed to formally register your interest in the project by the formal Registration of Interest process. If your organisation answered No to both, you should proceed to formally register your interest in the project by the formal ICN Gateway process.

For public private partnership (PPP) sponsors, investors or financiers:

  • Has your organisation participated in a PPP project in the last three years?

If your organisation answered Yes, you should proceed to formally register your interest in the project by the formal Registration of Interest process. If your organisation answered No, you should proceed to formally register your interest in the project by the formal ICN Gateway process.

Registration of Interest (ROI)

The purpose of the ROI is to allow Rail Projects Victoria to identify which organisations have the requisite experience and capability to realistically tender for Metro Tunnel works packages. Once identified, such organisations will be invited to participate in pre-procurement process market interactions.

This ROI process is not a pre-qualification stage and does not form part of the formal procurement process.

A decision not to submit an ROI will not preclude an organisation from participating in the formal procurement process.

Organisations should download the ROI Form PDF, 868.9 KB and email to our procurement mailbox RPV-Procurement@railprojects.vic.gov.au for processing.

A word version of the ROI form DOC, 61.5 KB is available for accessibility, however all registrations must use the PDF file which includes the Response Schedule.

ICN Gateway

The purpose of the ICN Gateway is to encourage established, capable, competent, competitive and qualified suppliers to register their interest in supplying services or materials to the organisations that will be engaged by MMRA to deliver the major construction packages.

To register visit the ICN Gateway website.