How to get involved
The procurement for the delivery of North East Link has now commenced.
Primary Package – Receipt of Expressions of Interest (EOI) and release of the Request for Proposal (RFP)
In November 2018, the North East Link Project, on behalf of the Victorian Government, invited suitably qualified respondents to submit EOIs to deliver the Primary Package of North East Link. EOI submissions closed in late May 2019.
Procured as an availability public private partnership, the Primary Package presents an outstanding opportunity for the private sector to partner with the State to deliver the most complex elements of North East Link, including the construction of six kilometres of twin tunnel, submission of a concept design for aspects of North East Link and on-going responsibility for operating and maintaining the entire North East Link corridor.
Early Works – Receipt of Proposals and appointment of the Managing Contractor
In November 2018, the North East Link Project, on behalf of the Victorian Government, invited suitably qualified respondents to submit EOIs to deliver the Early Works for North East Link.
Key objectives for the carrying out of the Early Works are to:
- minimise critical interfaces to de-risk North East Link; and
- facilitate efficient and value for money delivery for North East Link by undertaking critical enabling works before the Primary Package and Secondary Packages commence.
The State is proposing to appoint a Managing Contractor to assist it to further develop and, subject to the State determining to proceed to delivery, to deliver the Early Works.
EOIs were received earlier this year and in April 2019 the State shortlisted two respondents to participate in the RFP phase.
On 3 June 2019, North East Link Project received Proposals from shortlisted respondents. North East Link Project is currently evaluating the Proposals and intends to invite the successful respondent to execute the Early Works Managing Contractor Agreement in Q3 of 2019.
RSM Australia has been appointed as the Probity Advisor for North East Link. Any queries of a probity nature from market participants can be directed, on a confidential basis, to:
Michael Shatter, Director
M: +61 3 9286 8166
ICN Gateway Company Registration
Local suppliers and contractors that would not be part of a consortia directly tendering for the North East Link 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 North East Link has commenced.