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NCL Capacity Improvement Program Construction of Mt Ossa Passing Loop

Issued by Queensland Rail Limited

Invitation to Offer

Status: Awarded
Mega Category: Transport infrastructure and services
Number: QRP238
Released: Tue, 18 Apr 2023 at 11:23AM Brisbane, Queensland
Closed: Fri, 26 May 2023 at 2:00PM Brisbane, Queensland
Awarded: Tue, 3 Oct 2023 at 12:00AM Brisbane, Queensland
UNSPSC: Transport structures - (100%)
Region/s: Cairns & Far North Queensland
Mount Isa & North West Region
The Central West
South West & Darling Downs
Mackay Whitsunday Region
Wide Bay Burnett
South East Queensland

This Tender has been awarded - please click here to view the Contract details.

Section 1

Tender Overview

The North Coast Line (NCL) corridor has been the primary corridor for intermodal rail freight between Brisbane and Cairns for many years and operates as a multifaceted supply chain transporting a range of commodities required for communities across the region. The NCL has a range of Government and commercial stakeholders who are seeking to maximise their return from operations on the corridor and compete with road freight, which, provides mode substitution options and fierce competition to rail.

The NCL Capacity Improvement (NCLCI) program forms part of the Government’s Priority Economic Works and Productivity Program (PEWPP) which has been allocated $300 million to deliver targeted, productivity lifting transport infrastructure within a condensed timeframe.

Following the announcement from Government in March 2016 consultation was undertaken with above rail freight operators (Aurizon and Pacific National) who indicated their preference was to improve their existing service offering (<650m train length) through operating at least one over-length freight service (<950m) per day, per operator, in either direction, a total of 28 services per week. Extensive planning and modelling was undertaken to determine the optimum extended train lengths, extended crossing loop locations, master train schedule and financial implications. As an outcome of this process, a program scope of works was developed to extend four crossing loops to permit the crossing of over-length freight services between Mackay and Townsville.

The high-level scope for this crossing loop extension project is as follows:

•   Extend four crossing loops located at Mount Ossa, Longford Creek, Guthalungra and Gumlu to enable the regular scheduling of longer freight trains on the NCL (<950m).

•   Modify the associated existing signalling and operational systems in accordance with the new track layout.

All works at Longford Creek, Guthalungra and Gumlu have been completed using largely internal Queensland Rail resources, for the Mt Ossa location however these resources will not be available to complete the works.

This tender aims to establish a Major Works Contract with a suitably capable and experienced Contractor for the Mt Ossa Passing Loop works ensuring high quality service, achieved deadlines and value for money.

The tender is for “Construct Only” works; detailed design for the works have been completed.

The Contractor will be engaged as Principal Contractor responsible for the management of all required disciplines performing specific works including Queensland Rail Track and Signalling teams who will undertake track resurfacing and signalling works.

Refer to 1.3 – Specification & Statement of Work for detailed scope of work descriptions.

Queensland Rail will also be conducting a mandatory site inspection on 4 May 2023, this will commence from Seaforth Road Mt Ossa.

Details on how to register for site visit is contained within the tender Preamble document.

Tenderers who wish to access the complete package of tender documents and are interested in submitting a response please follow the below instructions:

1. Tenderers are to email the nominated Contact Officer (timothy.goodberg@qr.com.au) to register for access to the tender documents and online response form in the Ariba Sourcing system.

2. If the Tenderer elects to submit a tender response, they must do so by using the Ariba Sourcing system.

3. Tenderers are encouraged to carefully read all documentation available for download in the Ariba Sourcing system to ensure the tender submitted meets all Queensland Rail’s requirements. Queensland Rail will only accept tender responses submitted via the Ariba Sourcing system.

For this tender (QRP-23-8), the information uploaded on QTenders is not all the tender information, however it is intended to assist suppliers / interested tenderers to determine whether the scope of works is suitable for their company profile and capability. All enquiries in relation to this tender must be made in writing to the Contact Officer above.

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Section 2

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Type Contractual
phone PHONE: (07) 30720861
email timothy.goodberg@qr.com.au

Section 3

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