ARTC Expression of Interest
Expression of Interest (EOI)
Resourcing of the 10 Year National Rail Grinding Program
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) plays a critical role in the transport supply chain and in the overall economic development of Australia. We manage and operate over 8,500 km’s of track in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, making us Australia’s largest rail network maintainer.
ARTC invites suppliers to formally submit an expression of interest to tender for the supply of equipment and/or services to provide production plain line rail grinding on our national Interstate and Hunter Valley heavy-haul rail networks, commencing in July 2019.
The program involves completing on average 4,500 pass km’s per annum, utilising a large production grinder capable of removing a minimum of 18 square millimetres at 15km/hr in a single pass with full head coverage including sustainable grinding uphill on grades of up to 1:30.
ARTC will be seeking options from prospective tenderers in the following manner:
Option 1 – Supply Only
The tenderer is to supply to ARTC a plain line, high production grinder which meets or exceeds the technical specifications to be provided.
The grinder may be operated by ARTC or a third party. ARTC may decide to investigate the option of tendering the operation and maintenance of its purchased grinder separately.
Option 2 – Supply, Operate and Maintain
The tenderer is to supply to ARTC a plain line, high production grinder which meets or exceeds the technical specifications to be provided. ARTC at all times retains ownership of the grinder.
The tenderer is to operate and maintain the ARTC owned grinder to manufacturer’s specifications in a safe and efficient manner for a 10 year period.
Option 3 – Fully Contracted Service
The tenderer is to supply its own, new build grinder, which meets or exceeds the specifications to be provided. This grinder will be the property of the tenderer.
The contracted rail grinding services will be for a 10 year period commencing 1 July 2019.
The tenderer is to operate and maintain their rail grinder according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
All plant, equipment and services to be provided by the tenderer must meet the safety, technical and commercial requirements nominated by ARTC including relevant Australian Standards for the railway operating environment which will be detailed in the final tender documents.
Interested parties are invited to contact David Knee, Contracts Manager Enterprise Services via email at: [email protected] for further information and access to the full EOI documentation.
ARTC will, at its sole discretion, invite formal documented Expressions of Interest and subsequent tenders from selected contractors.