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Market engagement

Alongside ongoing planning work and consultation, Melbourne Airport Rail will be procured and delivered through a number of works packages to integrate the new line into the rail network.

The procurement process will continue for several years as individual works packages progress and contracts are progressively awarded.

Sunshine/Albion Package

An Expressions of Interest (EOI) process has recently concluded for the Sunshine/Albion Package. This works package comprises works around the Sunshine and Albion area which will almost double the size of Sunshine Station, build a section of elevated rail between Sunshine and the Albion-Jacana corridor, and deliver improvements around Albion Station.

The Sunshine / Albion Package is the first of several works packages to go out to market through a multi-staged procurement process, with evaluation of EOIs and shortlisting of bidders to come next.

Early Works Package

An Advanced Tender Notice (ATN) has now been issued for an Early Works Package for Melbourne Airport Rail – the second works package to go out to market following the release of the Sunshine/Albion Package earlier this year.

The Early Works Package includes important utility relocation and protection works that will clear the way to build the new infrastructure needed to support airport services, making it easier to deliver the other works packages.

To participate in the procurement process, interested parties must be registered and meet the pre-qualification requirements specified as part of the Advance Tender Notice. The pre-qualification requirements are available on the Buying for Victoria website.

ICN Gateway company registration

Local suppliers and contractors that would not be part of a consortia directly tendering for Melbourne Airport Rail can continue to register their details on the ICN Gateway and these details can then be passed on to potential tendering organisations after the procurement process for Melbourne Airport Rail has commenced.