Supporting local jobs, communities and regional economies is embedded in our procurement process.
We engage a number of major contractors who, in turn, use smaller suppliers and businesses to deliver a variety of goods, services and works to complete the supply chain for delivery of Inland Rail.
Find out how your business can get involved.
We use the TenderLink portal to communicate expressions of interest (EOIs), tenders and other opportunities to the market, and to manage the procurement process through to the contract award stage.
Create a profile on our TenderLink portal to see current direct opportunities.
Opportunities with our contractors
We encourage our major contractors and their subcontractors to communicate details of all indirect supply opportunities on the ICN Gateway.
Follow these steps to be notified about these upcoming opportunities with Inland Rail:
- Visit the ICN Gateway website and create a company profile.
- Register your interest in Inland Rail projects (search for “Inland Rail” on the ICN Gateway website or follow the links below).
- Apply for opportunities as they become available.
The below Inland Rail projects are available to register for on the ICN Gateway.
- Inland Rail – General
- Gowrie to Kagaru
- Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1
- Tottenham to Albury – Stage 1
Our awarded contracts
We communicate details for contracts awarded on our website to provide transparency about our procurement activities and to provide smaller suppliers and businesses seeking to work with Inland Rail with contact details for our contractors and suppliers.
Awarded contracts can be viewed in a table or, to help you get a sense of the geographic diversity of our suppliers, the information is also available on an interactive map.
Learn more about becoming an Inland Rail supplier
Working with us as a contractor or supplier usually happens at a local or project level. Depending on the nature of your work, there are competencies and requirements you’ll need.
Business capability development webinar
We held a Business Capability Development Webinar on 30 November which included presentations from two speakers:
- David Watt, Head of Commercial – ARTC Inland Rail provided an update on the market opportunities presented by our procurement and delivery strategy, and
- Steven Vermey, Principal of Scarp Vantage Consulting informed participants on how to promote their business, what they need to do to register for upcoming opportunities, key safety and commercial compliance requirements, prepare tender submissions and manage contracts.
A video of the full session and PDF of the webinar is available below.
Helping suppliers build sustainability capacity
Sustainability is important to Inland Rail. However, we recognise it’s not always easy for businesses to know where to start when it comes to developing sustainable operations and services.
As an initiative of the Inland Rail Skills Academy, we have developed a three-part webinar series in partnership with sustainability specialists, The Ecoefficiency Group. Each webinar provides tips on how to improve and promote your business’s sustainability efforts to your staff and clients.
The webinars are approximately 12 minutes long and provide a step-by-step guide to optimising your sustainable business credentials. We’ve also included downloadable toolkits to help you get started.
Business sustainability webinar #1
Developing a sustainability policy
Webinar #1 resources
January 14, 2022
Business capability development webinar presentation 30 November 2021
Presentation by Inland Rail made to industry on 30 November 2021.
December 9, 2021
Industry and business leaders talk Inland Rail benefits
Inland Rail is a national project with local benefits, generating jobs and economic opportunities for our regions.