Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts




PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 1 - Outer Western Suburbs
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 10 - South Western Suburbs & Sutherland Shire
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 13 - South Western Suburbs
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 15 - South Western Suburbs
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 2 - South Western Suburbs
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 3 - South Western Suburbs
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 4 - Hills district
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 5 - South Western Suburbs
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 6 - Inner Western Suburbs
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 7 - North Shore and West
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 9 - CBD and Eastern Suburbs
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 8 - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
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: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other
TYPE: Greenfield

In October 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 6 in 2018 to Transit Systems.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering the remaining three regions operated by the State Transit Authority, which have not previousy been put to public tender. These are regions 7, 8 and 9 that cover Sydney's Northern Beaches, Ryde, Gladesville, Lower North Shore, the CBD, and the Eastern Suburbs. These three regions will be put to tender by early 2020 and transitioned to the new provider in November 2020. The remaining 10 contracts will be subsequently put to tender by late 2020 and transitioned to new providers in early-2023.

The new contracts will introduce additional bus services, provide innovative new service options, including a new fleet of zero emissions buses that will reduce air and noise pollution, and on-demand options. The new contracts will increase the number of services and include existing high-frequency services on key routes . The NSW Government will invite global public transport operators to bid for the contracts.

Under the new contracts, the NSW Government will still own State Transit buses and assets such as depots. They will also retain the right to regulate timetables, safety, service priorities and set fares under the Opal system. Operators will be given some autonomy in the way they plan and run services.

The NSW Government has also announced it will be replacing Sydney's diesel bus fleet with electric vehicles.

An industry briefing was held on 10 December 2019, which 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.

TfNSW will shortly be commencing a competitive tender process for the bus contracts in early-2020, with new contracts established by early-2023.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 1 - Outer Western Suburbs


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 1 - Outer Western Suburbs

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

In October 2019, the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 1, that is currently operated by Busways. The current contract with Busways commenced on 6 October 2013 and is due to conclude on 5 October 2021. Bus Region 1 covers the outer western suburbs between Blacktown, Penrith, Windsor and Richmond.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in late 2020. Contract award is scheduled for early 2023, with the formal timeline to be confirmed following market sounding.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

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


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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

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

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 10, which is currently operated by the Transdev NSW, with Maianbar Bundeena Bus Service operating a certain route from Bundeena as a subcontractor to Transdev. Having absorbed the area formerly comprising Region 11 (Miranda, Cronulla, Bundeena in the Sutherland Shire) in September 2009, Region 10 now covers the south western suburbs between Bankstown, the Sutherland Shire and Engadine.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in late 2020. Contract award is scheduled for early 2023, with the formal timeline to be confirmed following market sounding.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 13 - South Western Suburbs


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 13 - South Western Suburbs

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

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 13, which is currently operated by Transdev NSW. Region 13 covers the south western suburbs between Lidcombe, Granville, Bankstown and Liverpool.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in late 2020. Contract award is scheduled for early 2023, with the formal timeline to be confirmed following market sounding.



Last reviewed: 21/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 15 - South Western Suburbs


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 15 - South Western Suburbs

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

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 15, which is currently operated by Busabout. Region 15 covers the south western suburbs between Campbelltown and Camden, also operating services to Wollongong.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in late 2020. Contract award is scheduled for early 2023, with the formal timeline to be confirmed following market sounding.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 2 - South Western Suburbs


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 2 - South Western Suburbs

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

In October 2019, the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 2, which is currently operated by Interline Bus Services. Region 2 covers the south western suburbs between Liverpool, Ingleburn and Hoxton Park, with key stations at Bringelly and Glenfield.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in early 2020. Contract award is scheduled for November 2020, so the new operator can begin services in mid-2021.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 3 - South Western Suburbs


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 3 - South Western Suburbs

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

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 3, which is currently operated by Transit Systems. Region 3 covers the south western suburbs between Paramatta, Liverpool and Bonnyrig, with other principal suburbs in Cabramatta, Fairfield and Wetherill Park.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in late 2020. Contract award is scheduled for early 2023, with the formal timeline to be confirmed following market sounding.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 4 - Hills district


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 4 - Hills district

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

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 4, which is currently operated by Hillsbus. Region 4 covers the Hills district area, which includes Paramatta, Pennant Hills, Castle Hill and Rouse Hills. Other principal suburbs include Dural, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in late 2020. Contract award is scheduled for early 2023, with the formal timeline to be confirmed following market sounding.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 5 - South Western Suburbs


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 5 - South Western Suburbs

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

In October 2019, the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 5, which is currently operated by the Punchbowl Bus Company. Region 5 covers the south western suburbs between Strathfield, Bankstown and Hurstville.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in late 2020. Contract award is scheduled for early 2023, with the formal timeline to be confirmed following market sounding.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 6 - Inner Western Suburbs


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 6 - Inner Western Suburbs

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

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 6, which is currently operated by Transit Systems. Region 6 covers the Inner West and southern suburbs, with services extending to the Sydney CBD, Chatswood, Bondi Junction, Hurstville and Miranda.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in late 2020. Contract award is scheduled for early 2023, with the formal timeline to be confirmed following market sounding.



Last reviewed: 17/04/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 7 - North Shore and West


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 7 - North Shore and West

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

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 7, which is currently operated by the State Transit Authority. Region 7 covers the North Shore and West Area, stretching out to Ryde and Parramatta.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in early 2020. Contract award is scheduled for November 2020, so the new operator can begin services in mid-2021.

In May 2020, TfNSW announced that tendering for Region 7 would likely commence in August. TfNSW has also made available Virtual Data Rooms for prospective tenderers for Regions 7, 8 and 9. 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. 



Last reviewed: 02/06/2020

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


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other
TYPE: Greenfield

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 8, which is currently operated by the State Transit Authority. Region 8 covers the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore area, stretching from Chatswood up to Palm Beach.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in early 2020. Contract award is scheduled for November 2020, so the new operator can begin services in mid-2021.

In May 2020 TfNSW announced that tendering for Region 8 would likely commence in mid-June. TfNSW has also made available Virtual Data Rooms for prospective tenderers for Regions 7, 8 and 9. 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.

In June 2020 TfNSW opened Invitations to Tender for Region 8, closing on 30 September 2020.



Last reviewed: 26/06/2020

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 9 - CBD and Eastern Suburbs


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract 9 - CBD and Eastern Suburbs

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

In October 2019 the NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region 9, that is currently operated by the State Transit Authority. Region 9 covers Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and CBD.

An industry briefing on 10 October, confirmed that contract procurement is expected to commence in early 2020. Contract award is scheduled for November 2020, so the new operator can begin services in mid-2021.

In May 2020 TfNSW announced that tendering for Region 9 would likely commence in November. TfNSW has also made available Virtual Data Rooms for prospective tenderers for Regions 7, 8 and 9. 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. 



Last reviewed: 02/06/2020

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