The Australian Commonwealth and Victorian governments have invested more than $2 billion in the Regional Rail Revival program (RRVP), which is upgrading every regional passenger rail line in Victoria. The project under this tender is a component of the North East Line Upgrade (NELU) Program under the RRVP which will deliver improvements to the North East Line to enable future operation of VLocity or similar new generation regional trains on the standard gauge line through to Albury.
The objectives for the North East Line Upgrade wider program are as follows:
- Improve passenger service reliability by upgrading track condition and addressing the main causes of delay;
- Improve ride quality and comfort for travellers by reducing bumps experienced during travel;
- Upgrade the North East line to a Victorian Class 2 performance standard, bringing it into line with other parts of Victoria’s regional rail network; and
- Allow VLocity trains to run to Albury/Wodonga for the first time;
Within this wider program, Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) has nominated VicTrack to deliver the protection upgrade to the level crossings at:
- Bennetts Road, Lilliput; and
- Wilbrahams Road, Balmattum
The Scope under proposed contract CN001760 North East Line Level Crossings Upgrade includes all activities necessary to design, specify, develop, supply, deliver, construct, install, integrate, test, commission and handover the North East Line Upgrade Supporting Infrastructure Level Crossing Upgrades, which comprises the following Works:
(a) Upgrade of Wilbrahams Road public level crossing from passive to active, including detection, protection, signalling and associated road works; and
(b) Upgrade of Bennetts Road public level crossing from passive to active, including detection, protection, signalling and associated road works.
Tenderers are advised that there are a number of mandatory conditions that must be met. Those that are interested in providing a submission should familiarise themselves with these requirements in the first instance along with the conditions of tendering.
It should be noted that due to the federal funding, there will be additional accreditation and reporting requirements.
ARTC competencies are mandatory for the successful Tenderer.
The Tender documents are accessible via the Buying Victoria Website Only, with any RFI’s or Information to be strictly communicated within the Buying For Victoria website.
Tenderers are advised that pre-qualification through VicTrack's compliance partner, Avetta, is a pre-requisite for the final contract execution. Costs associated with this registration may be included in the tender submission for any potential supplier not currently pre-qualified.
RFT CN001760 NELU
- Version 1 (17/02/2021)
- Available by Download (25 MB)
CN001760 - Addendum No.1 - Updated Documentation
- Version 1 (23/02/2021)
- Available by Download (11 MB)
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