Melbourne Metro Bus Franchise




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Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Melbourne Metro Bus Franchise
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   

Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million


STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government announced in December 2018 that it would be re-tendering the contract for the Melbourne Metro Bus Franchise (MMBF) which operates 30 per cent of Melbourne's public transport bus services. The current contract, worth $1.7 billion, was awarded to Transdev in 2013.

The existing contract, which was to expire in July 2020, has been extended for six additional months to January 2021 to allow the Victorian Government to execute a full procurement process.

The current MMBF comprises over 500 buses and approximately 1000 drivers operating from serven depots:

  • 50 routes servicing Melbourne's eastern, south eastern and western suburbs and the CBD
  • over 100 school special services, and
  • three Smart Bus orbital services - linking to train lines and key activity areas in Melbourne's middle and outer suburbs.

 

According to Public Transport Victoria's 2017/18 Annual Report Metropolitan bus service punctuality was 80 per cent and customer satisfaction was 77/100.



Last reviewed: 21/12/2018

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