Project

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts

Following the 2004 Unsworth Review of Bus services in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area, service provision of buses in Sydney was divided into 15 regions, serviced by individual contracts. These contracts have been operated by a combination of the State Transit Authority and private operators. Three remaining contracts still under operation by the State Transit Authority - contract 7, 8 and 9 - entered procurement processes for private operation in 2020 and 2021. 

The NSW Government retains ownership of State Transit buses and assets such as depots. The government also retains the right to regulate timetables, safety, service priorities and set fares under the Opal system. 

Between December 2021 and August 2022, the NSW Government will run procurement processes for 10 regions as current contracts expire. The 10 contracts will be procured in three tranches: 

  • Tranche One – Greater Sydney Bus Contracts Four, 12 and 14 which covers the Hills District and the Upper North Shore. Contracts 12 and 14 can be consolidated in a single bid. RFTs for this tranche will run between December and February, contracts are expected to be awarded in June 2022.
  • Tranche Two - Greater Sydney Bus Contracts Three, Five, 10 and 13 which covers Southern and South-Western Sydney between the Sutherland Shire and Fairfield Local Government Area. All contracts can be bid on using any combination of contract consolidation. RFTs for this tranche will run between March and May 2022, contracts are expected to be awarded in December 2022.
  • Tranche Three - Greater Sydney Bus Contracts One, Two and 15 which covers the Western edge of the Sydney basin between the Campbelltown and Camden Local Government areas and the Hawkesbury Local Government Areas. RFTs for this tranche will run between June and August 2022, contracts are expected to be awarded in February 2023.

The length of the contracts to be procured is subject to further information from the NSW Government. 

Contract Six was awarded for an eight-year term in 2018, while contract 11 was absorbed into the contract 10 service area in 2009. 

Key Dates

Jun 2020 Procurement for regions Seven, Eight, Nine commenced
May 2021 Contract Eight Award
Oct 2021 Contract Eight expected to transition to new provider
Dec 2021 Contract Seven expected to transition to new provider
Dec 2021 Tranche One RFTs Open
Feb 2022 Tranche One RFTs Close
Mar 2022 Tranche Two RFTs Open
Apr 2022 Region 9 expected to transition to new provider
May 2022 Tranche Two RFTs Close
Jun 2022 Tranche Three RFTs Open
Aug 2022 Tranche Three RFTs Close
Sep 2022 Tranche One expected to transition to new providers
Jan 2023 Tranche Two expected to transition to new providers
Mar 2023 Tranche Three expected to transition to new providers

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Jun 2020 Procurement commenced for Region Eight.
Aug 2020 Procurement commenced for Region Seven.
Nov 2020 Procurement commenced for Region Nine.
Jul 2021 Transport for NSW hosted an industry briefing detailing the procurement of the remaining 10 of the 14 Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area Bus Contracts. The Greater Sydney contracts are to be procured in three tranches, with procurement for Tranche One beginning in December 2021.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Media releases
2019/10/24
Project contact information
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 14 - Forest District

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 14 - Forest District

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 14 covers the Forest District between Parramatta and the Hawkesbury River. 

Contract 14 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 contract 4 and contract 12. 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
Dec 2021 RFT Open
Feb 2022 RFT Close
Sep 2022 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 15 - South Western Suburbs

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 15 - South 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 contract 15 covers the south western suburbs between Campbelltown and Camden, also operating services to Wollongong.

Contract 15 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 Contracts One and Two. Transport for NSW have indicated that contract 15 can be procured in a joint bid with Contract Two.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Jun 2022 RFT Open
Aug 2022 RFT Close
Mar 2023 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

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.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 3 - South Western Suburbs

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 3 - South 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 Contract Three covers the south western suburbs between Paramatta, Liverpool and Bonnyrig, with other principal suburbs including Cabramatta, Fairfield and Wetherill Park.

Contract Three 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 Two alongside contract five, 10 and 13. Transport for NSW have indicated that all four contracts can be procured together in a joint bid.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Mar 2022 RFT Open
May 2022 RFT Close
Jan 2023 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Successful Tenderer: Transit Liverpool (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
(2016)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 13 - South Western Suburbs

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 13 - South 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 Contract Three is currently operated by Transdev and covers the south western suburbs between Lidcombe, Granville, Bankstown and Liverpool.

Contract Three 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 Two alongside Contracts Three, Five and 10. Transport for NSW have indicated that all four contracts can be procured together in a joint bid.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Mar 2022 RFT Open
May 2022 RFT Close
Jan 2023 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Successful Tenderer: Transdev (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
(2016)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 10 - South Western Suburbs & Sutherland Shire

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 10 - South Western Suburbs & Sutherland Shire

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 10 covers southern Sydney between between Bankstown, the Sutherland Shire and Engadine.

Contract 10 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 Two alongside Contracts Three, Five and 13. Transport for NSW have indicated that all four contracts can be procured together in a joint bid.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Mar 2022 RFT Open
May 2022 RFT Close
Jan 2023 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

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.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 4 - Hills district

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 4 - Hills district

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 4 covers the Hills District in Sydney's North-West between Parramatta and the Hawkesbury River. 

Contract 4 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 contract 12 and contract 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
Dec 2021 RFT Open
Feb 2022 RFP Close
Sep 2022 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 9 - CBD and Eastern Suburbs

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 9 - CBD and Eastern 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. 

The contracts still under operation by the State Transit Authority - Contract Seven, Eight and Nine - entered procurement processes for private operation in 2020 and 2021. 

Contract Nine covers the eastern suburbs between Circular Quay, Central and Port Botany. 

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Nov 2020 RFT Open
Apr 2021 RFT Close
Apr 2022 Region Nine expected to transition to new provider

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
May 2020 TfNSW announced that tendering for Region Seven would likely commence in August. TfNSW also made available Virtual Data Rooms for prospective tenderers for Regions Seven, Eight and Nine. These contain materials that will assist tenderers conducting their due diligence for bidding on the contracts and provide a forum for any queries or requests from bidders.
Aug 2020 TfNSW confirmed Request for Tenders would be released in November 2020. New operators are now expected to commence services in April 2022.
Nov 2020 The Request for Tender for Bus Contract Nine was released, closing on 30 April 2021.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Media releases
2019/10/24
2020/05/14
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 5 - South Western Suburbs

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 5 - South 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 Contract Five covers the south western suburbs between Strathfield, Bankstown and Hurstville. 

Contract Five 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 Two alongside Contract Three, 10 and 13. Transport for NSW have indicated that all four contracts can be procured together in a joint bid.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Mar 2022 RFT Open
May 2022 RFT Close
Jan 2023 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

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.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 12 - Upper North Shore

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
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
Dec 2021 RFT Open
Feb 2022 RFT Close
Sep 2022 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 8 - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 8 - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

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

The contracts still under operation by the State Transit Authority - contract Seven, Eight and Nine - entered procurement processes for private operation in 2020 and 2021. 

Region Eight covers the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore area, stretching from Chatswood to Palm Beach.

The new eight-year contract comprises:

  • operation of 24-hour B-Line
  • operation of all day express service from Dee Why to Chatswood
  • additional bus services, bringing the total to 1.2 million per year
  • introduction of 125 new zero emissions buses to the network, with older diesel buses to be progressively retired
  • installation of charging infrastructure at the Brookvale and Mona Vale bus depots
  • trialing a real-time feedback system to regulate frequency, and
  • making the trial on-demand Keoride service between Palm Beach and North Narrabeen a permanent service.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Jun 2020 RFT Open
Sep 2020 RFT Close
May 2021 Contract Award
Oct 2021 Contract Commencement
Oct 2029 Contract Conclusion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for New South Wales
Successful Tenderer: Keolis Downer
Adviser (Govt): Deloitte

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
May 2020 TfNSW announced that tendering for Region Seven would likely commence in August. TfNSW also made available Virtual Data Rooms for prospective tenderers for Regions Seven, Eight and Nine. These contain materials that will assist tenderers conducting their due diligence for bidding on the contracts and provide a forum for any queries or requests from bidders.
Jun 2020 TfNSW opened Invitations to Tender for Region Eight, closing in September 2020. New operators are now expected to commence services in October 2021.
May 2021 TfNSW awarded an eight-year service contract to Keolis Downer for operations of Region Eight, starting from 31 October 2021.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Tender notices
2020/06/24
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 6 - Inner West and South West

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 6 - Inner West and South West

Bus services in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area are divided into 15 regions, serviced by individual contracts. 

Contract Six covers the Inner West and South West suburbs, with services operating in Lidcombe, Strathfield, Burwood, Five Dock, Ashfield, Marrickville, Kogarah, Leichhardt, Newtown, Balmain, Glebe, Pyrmont and the CBD.

 

Key Dates

May 2017 Project Announcement
Jul 2017 RFT Open
Oct 2017 RFT Close
Apr 2018 Contract Award
Jul 2018 Contract Commencement
Jun 2026 Contract Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Successful Tenderer: Transit Systems

PROJECT HISTORY

Apr 2018 Transit Systems were awarded the contract.
Jul 2018 Transit Systems commenced operations of the new contract.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Contract Award Notice
Media releases
2018/04/20
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 2 - South Western Suburbs

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 2 - South 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 Contract Two covers the south western suburbs between Liverpool, Ingleburn and Hoxton Park, with key stations at Bringelly and Glenfield. 

Contract Two 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 Three alongside Contract One and 15. Transport for NSW have indicated that Contract Two can be procured in a joint bid with Contract 15.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Jun 2022 RFT Open
Aug 2022 RFT Close
Mar 2023 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

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.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Industry Briefing - July 2021
Media releases
2019/10/24
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
Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 7 - North Shore and West

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 7 - North Shore and West

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. 

The contracts still under operation by the State Transit Authority - Contract Seven, Eight and Nine - entered procurement processes for private operation in 2020 and 2021. 

Contract Seven, covers part of the lower North Shore and North West suburbs, stretching to Ryde and Parramatta.

 

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announcement
Aug 2020 RFT Open
Dec 2020 RFT Close
Jul 2021 Contract Award
Dec 2021 Region Seven expected to transition to new provider
Jan 2022 Contract Commencement
Dec 2029 Contract Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Successful Tenderer: Busways North West

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
May 2020 TfNSW announced that tendering for Region Seven would likely commence in August. TfNSW also made available Virtual Data Rooms for prospective tenderers for Regions Seven, Eight and Nine. These contain materials that will assist tenderers conducting their due diligence for bidding on the contracts and provide a forum for any queries or requests from bidders.
Aug 2020 TfNSW issued an Invitation to Tender for Region Seven, closing December 2020. New Operators are now expected to commence services in December 2021.
Jul 2021 The contract was awarded to Busways North West for an eight-year term commencing in January 2022.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Invitation to Tender - 2020/08/11