Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 12 - Upper North Shore

Under Procurement
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 12 - Upper North Shore

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 Contract 12 covers the Upper North Shore between Parramatta and the Hawkesbury River. 

Contract 12 will be procured as part of Transport for NSW's upcoming procurement processes for 10 out of the 14 Greater Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts. 

The contract will be procured in Tranche One alongside Contracts 4 and 14. Transport for NSW have indicated that contracts 12 and 14 may be procured together. However, contract 4 will be procured separately. 

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Jan 2022 RFT Open
Apr 2022 RFT Close
Oct 2022 Expected Contract Award


Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW


Oct 2019 The NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years. 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. 13 contracts are expected to be tendered over the next three years, with new contracts established by early 2023.
Jul 2021 An industry briefing was held, confirming the procurement structure and schedule of the 10 upcoming contracts.
Jan 2022 Transport for NSW issued a Request for Tenders for the operation of the contract, closing 14 April.
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