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Melbourne Airport Rail - Early Works Package
Issued By Rail Projects Victoria
Advanced Tender Notice
ATN 27715
Estimated Advertising Date:
20 August 2021 05:00 pm
Civil engineering


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Rail Projects Victoria:

Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) is a division of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) responsible for the planning, development, procurement and delivery of rail projects throughout the State of Victoria, including the Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR), Metro Tunnel Project, Regional Rail Revival, Sunbury Line Upgrade, the Western Rail Plan and Geelong Fast Rail. More information about these projects can be found at


RPV invites interested parties with the requisite experience, capability and capacity for delivery of the MAR Early Works Package (AEW) to submit a response to the attached pre-qualification document as part of the AEW procurement process. The AEW will primarily comprise of utility relocation and protection works (as applicable) along the Melbourne Airport Rail Link alignment. AEW will be one of a number of MAR work packages to go to market. 

Interested parties must be registered and meet the pre-qualification requirements to be eligible for participation in the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the procurement process, including:

  • accessing the AEW Electronic Data Room (EDR) - containing RFP Volume 1A: General Information & Proposal Requirements, Volume 1B: Returnable Schedules and additional information to support pre-qualified respondents’ understanding of the project and procurement process;
  • accessing the whole-of-MAR Electronic Data Library (EDL) - used to distribute MAR project wide and package specific information to pre-qualified respondents for the MAR procurement process; and
  • lodging a Project Proposal in response to the RFP.

Interested parties who become pre-qualified respondents for the AEW procurement process will be eligible to access the EDL for the entire duration of the procurement process of the MAR project.

RFP Volume 1A will be publicly available on the Buying for Victoria website from the date of RFP release. Interested parties must be pre-qualified to access the full RFP information suite and to lodge a Project Proposal.

Parties interested in becoming pre-qualified can download the pre-qualification document from this page and may now submit a response to the requirements.

RPV encourages respondents to create an Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway company profile. An ICN profile allows respondents to access a database of potential suppliers and subcontractors pre-registered with ICN to be available for the AEW and broader MAR project as they become available.

More information can be found on the ICN webpage.

Prequalification Industry Briefing

As outlined in the attached pre-qualification document, RPV intends to conduct a Pre-qualification briefing for Interested Parties after the release of the Pre-qualification Document. The Pre-qualification briefing will be held virtually on 9 August 2021.

Attendance at this briefing session is not mandatory, however, if an Interested Party wishes to be able to attend the Pre-qualification briefing, Interested Parties need to provide and return the following by 4 August 2021 which is prior to the final close date of the pre-qualification responses:

  • response to Schedule 1, the number, names and positions of attendees to the Pre-qualification briefing, and
  • response to Schedules 11 and 12.

Interested Parties are required to submit their response by email to:

[email protected]

Please note, this information may be submitted prior to the submission of the complete response to the attached pre-qualification document.

** Prequalification Industry Briefing Update

RPV is pleased to announce that the Prequalification Industry Briefing for the Early Works package will take place on Monday 9 August, commencing at 2:00pm AEST.

REMINDER: in order to attend the event, Interested Parties need to provide and return the Schedules 1, 11 & 12 as listed above by Wednesday 4 August.


Confidentiality and Probity considerations

Interested parties are requested to familiarise themselves with the probity and confidentiality considerations and comply with the requirements set out in Schedule 11 of the pre-qualification document including executing the Confidentiality Undertaking.  

Attachment: Pre-qualification Document

Note that release of the AEW RFP is currently subject to Victorian Government approvals and may be released at an alternate date or in an alternative form to that advised in this Advanced Tender Notice. 



Specification Documents 

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  •    MAR - Early Works Pre-Qualification Document
    • Version 1 (27 July 2021)
    • Available by Download   (1 MB)
  •    MAR - Early Works Pre-Qualification Document
    • Version 1 (27 July 2021)
    • Available by Download   (1 MB)