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Cross River Rail will be delivered in partnership with the private sector through two major infrastructure packages of work: the Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership and the Rail, Integration and Systems alliance.

Bidding has closed for these two major works packages and an evaluation process is underway.

Contracts will be awarded by mid-2019 and major construction activities will start once the successful contractor’s teams have mobilised.

There will then also be opportunities in the future for companies to bid for smaller packages and sub contracts to the major packages.

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is also responsible for procurement and project delivery of the European Train Control System (ETCS), a world-class rail signalling and train protection system.

Major works Packages

Tunnels, Stations and Development

The Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership will deliver the underground section of the project.

The scope of work will include:

  • the tunnel from a southern portal near Dutton Park station, under the Brisbane River and the CBD, to a northern portal beyond Normanby
  • four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street
  • development opportunity above the new Albert Street station
  • the tunnel portals and dive structures
  • all associated mechanical, electrical and safety systems, including vertical transportation for passengers at underground stations
  • underground track work, traction power systems and selection rail operation and control infrastructure.
TSD
The consortia shortlisted for the Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership works packages are:
Pulse CIMIC Group-led consortium, including Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, UGL, BAM, Ghella and DIF
Qonnect QIC, Capella Capital, Lendlease, John Holland and Bouygues
CentriQ Partnerships Plenary Group, ACCIONA, GS Engineering & Construction, Salini Impregilo and Spotless Group

Rail, Integration and Systems

The Rail, Integration and Systems alliance will deliver the design, supply and installation of the supporting rail systems and integrate Cross River Rail into Queensland Rail’s train network, and an upgrade to Exhibition Station.

The scope of work will include:

  • rail civil and electrical works
  • rail operation systems and controls
  • rail signalling and communications.
RIS
The consortia shortlisted for the Rail, Integration and Systems alliance works packages are:
River City Alliance Laing O’Rourke, GHD, Aurecon, SYSTRA Scott Lister
Unity Alliance CPB Contractors, UGL, Jacobs, AECOM

European Train Control System

The Queensland Government is investing $634 million to introduce the European Train Control System (ETCS), which will improve capacity on the inner-city rail network and enhance safety.

The ETCS technology will allow the South East Queensland rail network to work harder and smarter, improving capacity on the busy inner-city network.

ETCS features are important for the safe operation of the Cross River Rail twin tunnels.

Due to the interdependence between the ETCS, Cross River Rail and new Generation Rollingstock projects, the Queensland Government has integrated governance of these projects with the Delivery Authority responsible for the procurement and delivery of the ETCS Level 2 Project.

Two internationally experienced proponents were shortlisted to submit offers for design and delivery of the ETCS Level 2 Project which was separated into three components: The Inner City, Cross River Rail and Through Life Support.

Final offers for the three components have been received and the evaluation of process is underway.

Minor works packages

Minor works contracts are currently limited to specialist Early Works (e.g. demolition and borehole drilling etc.) and future opportunities will be detailed at this website on a case by case basis.

There are currently no minor works contracts open for tender.

Brisbane Transit Centre – Temporary Coach Terminal

The Brisbane Transit Centre will be demolished to make way for Cross River Rail’s new underground Roma Street station. Demolition works will start in 2019, with the Brisbane Transit Centre and Hotel Jen to be demolished in late-2020.

The Brisbane Coach Terminal currently located in the Brisbane Transit Centre, will be relocated to a temporary facility for a period of 5-10 years, to a site located adjacent to Platform 10 of the Roma Street station.

The contract for the civil works was awarded to Brisbane-based group Pensar following a tender process. Work began on site in November 2018.

The relocation of the coach terminal has been broken into a Civil Package and a Building Package.

The Civil package was awarded to Brisbane-based group Pensar following a tender process, with work to commence on 6 November 2018.

A Request for Tender (RFT) for the building package, released on 29 September and closing on 19 October, is due to be awarded in early November.

Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has engaged the Department of Housing and Public Works to manage this RFT process.

For more information about this tender process please contact (07) 3008 2332 or email on [email protected]

Industry briefing

Industry Briefing Slides

Industry Briefing Slides

30/08/2017

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30/08/2017

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Industry Briefing Booklet

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30/08/2017

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An industry briefing was held on 30 August 2017, to kickstart the procurement process for the two major packages of work: the Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) public-private partnership and the Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) alliance.

The briefing was attended by 500 people with more than 150 people viewing the briefing online.

Registration for the RIS alliance opened on 19 September 2017 and closed on 27 September 2017. Invitations to submit an EOI were then issued on 29 September with submissions lodged by 17 November 2017.

Registration for the TSD public-private partnership opened on 5 September 2017 and closed on 22 September 2017. Invitations to submit an EOI were then issued on 27 September with submissions lodged by 20 November 2017.

As Cross River Rail is a major infrastructure project, the Expression of Interest (EOI) process attracted strong interest from both national and multinational companies.

Bidders were evaluated against a range of criteria which included capability, track record and commercial robustness – leading to an announcement on 20 February 2018 of the five consortia shortlisted for the two major works packages.

These shortlisted companies were asked to prepare detailed bids which demonstrate innovation and offer Queenslanders the highest possible value for money.

The bids process for the RIS and the TSD closed on 30 August and 5 October 2018, respectively.

After undergoing a comprehensive evaluation process, the successful bidders are expected to be selected for the RIS and TSD contracts in the first half of 2019.