JOHN Holland has gone to tender on behalf of the Canberra Metro project, a light rail network being constructed from Gungahlin in the North to the City which will commence operation in 2018.

Key features of Canberra Metro system include a laid rail distance of 12km, 6-minute peak service with 10-15 minute off peak, 13 stations, 14 light rail vehicles, 24-minute journey time, 2 dedicated wheelchair spaces, Bikes on board and a capacity of more than 200 people per train. 

The types of goods and services that will be required by Canberra Metro during construction are broad and include facilities support for cleaning, security and waste management among others.

Professional services include environmental, traffic, testing, training, survey, marketing and communications, accounting and creative work. The layer is likely to include security consultancy and design services.

Plant hire includes tools, specialist equipment that is likely to include security solutions, PPE, signage, barriers, lighting, geofab, conduits and more.  

Subcontractors required include traffic management, decontamination, welding, and security patrol services and installation and maintenance services. 

Important for security integrators, Canberra Metro is keen to work with local businesses to understand new innovations, or potential products or services that will deliver benefits not only during construction but can be carried forward into operation.

The current tender does not mention security systems that will certainly be required for carriages and stations, including surveillance solutions and help points, but security integrators should seek more detail in relation to them. 

Prospective suppliers should contact Canberra Metro directly to promote your product or service by registering your EOI within the Any Opportunities work package.

The Canberra Metro consortium, formed by Pacific Partnerships, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, CPB Contractors, Deutsche Bahn International, CAF and the Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., will design, construct, maintain and operate the project for 20 years.

The tender closes December 30, 2017. ♦