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The search has started for a consortium to design and construct the Morley-Ellenbrook Line with the Request for Proposal (RfP) released to market today.
The project will be delivered under a competitive alliance model, with the two best submissions shortlisted to provide a detailed bid for the project.
The contract will include designing, constructing and commissioning 21 kilometres of rail track from Bayswater, up the middle of Tonkin Highway, through land north of Marshall Road, along the western side of Drumpellier Drive (formerly New Lord Street) and finish in the thriving Ellenbrook town centre with five stations along the way.
The scope also includes delivering rail systems that support the network, bulk earthworks and retaining, structure, grade separations, road and drainage.
A contract is expected to be awarded later this year, with main construction work to start in 2021. Enabling works for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line have started with early works already underway at Bayswater Station, and construction starting on Tonkin Gap later this year.
More information on the Tender is available on the TendersWA website.
The RfP release comes after an industry briefing on 11 December 2019, where over 300 people from construction and related companies attended to hear all abut the project and the opportunities it presents.
Local businesses are encouraged to complete the Construction Business Register which will be provided to shortlisted bidders during the competitive tender phase and again after contract award.
The project definition plan, which outlines the scope and budget for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, will be completed in mid-2020. For more information visit the project page.