Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has awarded Parramatta Connect (CPB Contractors Downer Joint Venture) to undertake the role of the Head Contractor for the Infrastructure Works for the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 program of works.
The Head Contractor (in general terms) will be required to design and construct all civil works and light rail infrastructure up to road level and stop top-of-slab including provision of services, but excluding cabling for light rail systems.
Parramatta Light Rail is one of the State Government’s major public transport projects in Western Sydney, being delivered as part of a record $93 billion infrastructure program across NSW. Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometers.
Key features of Stage 1:
– Link Parramatta’s CBD to the Westmead Health Precinct, the new Bankwest Stadium, the new Powerhouse Museum and cultural precinct on the Parramatta River, the private and social housing redevelopment of Telopea, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, and three Western Sydney University campuses.
– A 12-kilometer two-way track from Westmead to Carlingford, via Parramatta CBD.
– 16 accessible stops integrated into the urban environment.
– The network will operate seven days a week from 5am to 1am, with services approximately every 7.5 minutes from 7am to 7pm weekdays.
– Modern, comfortable air-conditioned driver operated vehicles, 45 meters long carrying up to 300 passengers.
– Interchanges with existing rail, bus and ferry terminals at Westmead, Parramatta CBD and Carlingford.
– Integration with the Opal Card electronic ticketing system.
– A new shared walking and bike riding path from Alfred Street, Parramatta to Carlingford.
Further details of the project are available at Parramatta Light Rail website.
Project is currently coming to the end of the early works stage which was used to validate utilities for design. Project is beginning construction at the start of 2020 with a large number of utility works early in 2020.
As part of Parramatta Connect’s commitment to the Greater Western Sydney community and economy, Parramatta Connect has partnered with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) NSW to raise awareness and communicate opportunities to provide goods and services to the project. Locally based contractors are encouraged to register their interest via submission of expression/s of interest below. It is recommended that businesses register via the office that will service the project if successful.
- Current Status – High level of activity, plant labour, materials and a number of utility tenders released to market.
- Process – All procurement across the project follows a formal Request for Tender process.
- Next steps – once registered and expression of interest is confirmed, the Project’s Procurement team will review submission and invite to tender if each supplier/subcontractor if they prequalify.
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 as as mentioned above.
- 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 user 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.