Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 1 - Outer Western Suburbs

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 1 - Outer Western Suburbs

Bus services in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area are divided into 15 regions, serviced by individual contracts. Historically, these contracts have been operated by a combination of the State Transit Authority and private operators.

Bus Region One covers the outer western suburbs between Blacktown, Penrith, Windsor and Richmond. The current contract with Busways Blacktown commenced in October 2013 and is due to conclude in October 2021.

Contract One will be procured as part of Transport for NSW's procurement processes for 10 out of the 14 Greater Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts. 

The contract will be procured in Tranche Three alongside Contract Two and 15. 

Key Dates

Oct 2013 Contract Award
Oct 2018 Contract Extended
Oct 2021 Expected Construction Completion
Jun 2022 RFT Open
Aug 2022 RFT Close
Mar 2023 Expected Contract Award
Mar 2024 Expected Contract Commencement

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Successful Tenderer: Busways Blacktown (2013 - 2021)

PROJECT HISTORY

Oct 2019 The NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts between 2020 and 2023. This follows the award of Bus Region Six in 2018 to Transit Systems. The NSW Government also announced it will be replacing Sydney's diesel bus fleet with electric vehicles.
Dec 2019 An industry briefing detailed the procurement timeline for the contracts to be procured between 2020 and 2023.
Jul 2021 An industry briefing was held, confirming the procurement structure and schedule of the 10 upcoming contracts.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24