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 website.
Follow these steps to be notified about these upcoming opportunities with Inland Rail:
- Visit the ICN Gateway website and create a company profile. Ensure you elect to receive notifications promoting upcoming opportunities from ICN Gateway.
- Find out more about Inland Rail projects and upcoming opportunities (search for “Inland Rail” on the ICN Gateway website to view the list of Inland Rail projects or follow the links below).
- Apply for opportunities as they become available.
The following Inland Rail projects are currently accepting registrations of interest on the ICN Gateway website.
- Inland Rail – General
- Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1
- Rail Corridor Program
- Illabo to Stockinbingal
- Albury to Parkes
- Beveridge to Albury – Tranche 1
- Beveridge to Albury – Tranche 2
Register with ICN Gateway
Construction between Beveridge in Victoria and Parkes in New South Wales has been prioritised for completion by 2027.
Businesses interested in supplying to the below Inland Rail sections are encouraged to register their interest via the ICN Gateway supplier engagement portal: Beveridge to Albury – Tranche 1.
Please note, progress on the next stage of Narwonah Materials Distribution Centre works is pending approval.
We are temporarily deactivating access to supply information for other Inland Rail sections appearing on ICN Gateway until their delivery timeframes are confirmed by the Australian Government.
When these timeframes are established, we will recommence our engagement with regional businesses and industry.
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.
Direct contracts awarded by Inland Rail and indirect contracts awarded by our construction contractors can be viewed in a table or, to help you get a sense of the geographic diversity of our suppliers, the direct contracts 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.
Supplier Capability Development Program – Registration of Interest
The Inland Rail Skills Academy is partnering with Deborah Wilson Consulting Services to facilitate a ‘Pathways to Opportunities’ capability building program for businesses along the Albury to Parkes section of Inland Rail in Southern New South Wales (NSW). Find out more and register your interest 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
Business sustainability webinar #3
Demonstrating sustainability credentials in tender submissions
Webinar #3 resources
March 1, 2024
Narwonah Material Distribution Centre Information Sheet
Read information about the 200ha Narwonah Material Distribution Centre, south of Narromine.
March 1, 2024
First GrainCorp train to use upgraded line north of Moree
Another major milestone has been reached on the Narrabri to North Star section of Inland Rail with the first GrainCorp train in more than six years traveling on the track north of Moree, to load canola from the GrainCorp silos in Croppa Creek (around 60km northeast of Moree).
February 29, 2024
Inland Rail announces latest social performance figures
Inland Rail has announced its Social Performance figures for 2023, with the latest data showing that at end-December the Inland Rail project had employed a further 900 workers in 2023, taking total worker numbers to 4,700 across the project since construction began in 2018 with the Parkes to Narromine project.