Brisbane Metro procurement

Brisbane Metro presents an opportunity for industry to be part of delivering one of Brisbane’s most significant infrastructure projects. 

The project will be delivered via a number of packages including:

  • Metro vehicle fleet
  • Inner city infrastructure works
  • Suburban infrastructure 
  • Systems
  • Early works
  • Metro depot.

Industry briefing

In July 2018, Brisbane City Council provided a briefing to industry representatives. The briefing provided an update on the project, key milestones and upcoming procurement opportunities. This includes the establishment of the Collaborative Partnership and procurement of the Metro vehicle fleet.

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Main procurement activities for Brisbane Metro commenced in July 2018 and are expected to be complete by late 2019, subject to approvals. 

View videos of the industry briefing presentation held on Wednesday 25 July 2018 at Brisbane City Hall. 

Metro vehicle

As part of Brisbane Metro, Council will introduce an initial new fleet of 60 Metro vehicles each with the capacity to carry 150 people that will share the busway with buses.

In August 2018 Council invited suitably qualified organisations to formally submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the design, delivery and commissioning of the Metro vehicle fleet. This process closed on Wednesday 26 September 2018.

Following this, in early December 2018, Council announced a shortlist of tenderers to progress to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase to be conducted throughout 2019.

The three respondents (in no particular order) are: 

  • Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Germany
  • HESS AG of Switzerland
  • Transit Australia Group and Van Hool of Belgium.

Collaborative Partnership

Council is establishing a Collaborative Partnership for Brisbane Metro, which consists of Council, contractor and design partners to deliver or manage the following packages:  

  • Inner city infrastructure works
  • Suburban infrastructure
  • Systems design and delivery.

Council commenced the procurement process for the Collaborative Partnership with a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) process in July 2018. This closed on Wednesday 22 August 2018.

In October 2018 Council announced that the shortlisted EOI respondents would progress to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase. These respondents were further shortlisted in early December 2018 and will move into the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase in early 2019.

The three respondents (in no particular order) are:

  • TransForm BNE consortium, comprising McConnell Dowell Constructors Pty Ltd, John Holland Pty Ltd and GHD Pty Ltd
  • Brisbane Move Consortium, comprising Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Arup Australia Projects Pty Ltd
  • METRO4BNE consortium, comprising CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd, Vinci Construction Grands Projets Australia Pty Ltd and SMEC Australia Pty Ltd.

Metro depot

On Wednesday 20 March 2019, Council held a briefing to industry representatives for the design and construction of the Brisbane Metro depot and maintenance facility.

The Metro depot will be located at School Road, Rochedale, adjacent to the South East busway, providing stabling for the Metro vehicle fleet, as well as maintenance and staff facilities.

A formal Invitation for Expressions of Interest (IEOI) is expected to be released via Council’s Supplier Portal on 27 March 2019. Following this process, a shortlist of respondents will progress to the Request for Tender (RFT) phase.

Subject to approvals, Council expects to award a contract for the Metro depot in October 2019.

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System design and delivery

As part of Brisbane Metro, Council is seeking to procure an innovative, world-class Platform Management Information System (PMIS) to manage the platform bay allocation of Metro vehicles and bus services.

Council recently invited suitably qualified organisations to register their interest in the design, development and delivery of the PMIS.

Following this process, Council will undertake a formal expression of interest process for the PMIS. This is expected to occur in mid-2019.

Early works

Prior to the commencement of main construction works, Council will be undertaking a program of early works, including service and utility relocations and intersection upgrades.

All early works packages will be advertised through Council’s Supplier Portal.

Last updated:2 May 2019
Topics: metro