Brisbane Metro - Vehicle Design and Delivery
Preferred bidder announced
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Preferred bidder announced
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The Brisbane Metro will see the adoption of a high frequency rapid transit transport system along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and Eight Mile Plains.
The Vehicle Design and Delivery works comprises the design and delivery of 60 trackless rubber-tyred metro vehicles. The successful bidder will need to design and deliver a successful prototype vehicle before constructing the full fleet of 60.
The works will be delivered under a Design and Construct contract.
The procurement process began in July 2018, with Registrations of Interest (ROIs) called for and due on 16 August. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) will subsequently be called for in September 2018 and close in October 2018, with a Request for Proposals (RFP) following in November 2018 .
In December 2018, The Brisbane City Council (BCC) announced that three groups had been shortlisted for the contract, including:
- Daimler Truck and Bus Australia
- HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, and
- Transit Australia Group and Van Hool
In November 2019, the BCC recommended the group comprising HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, as preferred supplier to design and build the Brisbane Metro vehicle fleet. The Brisbane Metro pilot vehicle is expected to be ready for testing in 2020. Following testing the BCC will have the option to purchase the remaining 59 vehicles.
Services are expected to commence in late 2023.
Last reviewed: 29/11/2019