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.
If you’d like to be notified about these upcoming opportunities with Inland Rail, first create a company profile on the ICN Gateway, then register your interest in any/all of the following projects:
- Inland Rail – General
- Gowrie to Kagaru
- Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1
- Tottenham to Albury – Stage 1
Alternatively, type ‘Inland Rail’ in the Looking for work search bar in the ICN Gateway to view the individual project pages.
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.
We held an online industry briefing on 17 September 2020 to discuss the market opportunities presented by our procurement and delivery plan.
The industry briefing was followed by a live Q&A session held on 24 September 2020.
Videos of both sessions are available below.
July 9, 2021
Economic benefits of Inland Rail flow far and wide across regional Australia
The economic benefits from Inland Rail continue to flow throughout regional Australia with a $67 million contract for culverts to be manufactured out of Tamworth in New South Wales.
July 8, 2021
Inland Rail enables logistic efficiencies for Howlong pet food business
Innovative pet nutrition company Staughton Group puts 40 containers a week on the freight rail system from its Howlong plant in southern NSW to supply domestic and global markets.
May 31, 2021
Inland Rail 101: rail gauges
Rail terminology, or train speak, can be tricky to decipher. To give you the inside track (pun intended), we’ll be sharing a series of diagrams and visualisations which explain some of the terms, designs, and construction methodologies we use at Inland Rail. First up, rail gauges.