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Market engagement

Now that the route for Melbourne Airport Rail has been announced, our market engagement can progress to the next stage to gain feedback from the industry and finalise the best procurement approach.

Registration of Interest

As the first stage of market engagement, registrations of interest were sought from suitably experienced and qualified organisations interested in tendering for elements of Melbourne Airport Rail including design, engineering, construction and finance.

Responses can continue to be submitted to the ROI in accordance with the information outlined in the  ROI Response Schedule (PDF, 353.6 KB). No other information is to be submitted. Responses to this ROI are to be submitted by email to

To date more than 100 local and global organisations have registered their interest in this nationally significant project. Each of those who submitted an ROI will now be contacted and provided with more detailed information about the project including an overview of the scope for our proposed packaging solution and the indicative procurement approach. We will also be seeking feedback from respondents on a number of matters relating to packaging and procurement.

Advanced Tender Notice - Sunshine/Albion area

Alongside ongoing planning work and consultation for Melbourne Airport Rail, we’re going out to market with the first of several works packages to help us meet our target of starting construction on this long-awaited project next year.

In the first step of a multi-staged procurement process, an Advanced Tender Notice (ATN) has been released for works required in the Sunshine/Albion area, including new twin tracks for airport services and improvements in and around Sunshine and Albion stations.

The ATN invites contractors to register their interest and pre-qualify for the next stage – an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process which will involve more detailed proposals and help us to shortlist contractors. We’ll then collaborate with shortlisted contractors on their final submissions before deciding on a preferred contractor/contractors and finally, awarding a contract.

This robust, multi-staged process will help us to find the best people for the job and ultimately, land on the final design for the Sunshine/Albion area.

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.