Western Australia: Tender announced for 41 new trains for one billion euros
The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, announced a call for tenders for the design, construction and 30-year maintenance of 41 new trains at an estimated 1.6 billion Australian dollars (about 1 billion euros).
The tender is part of the Metronet project to upgrade and extend the Perth metropolitan railway network to meet an expected increased demand for public transport due to an expanding population - an estimated 2.7 million people by 2031. The tender states that at least 50% of construction will take place on site.
It would appear to be essential to involve local partners and maximise local jobs, particularly in view of potential new Metronet project infrastructure contracts that may be awarded in the next few months. They include the 13.7 km extension of the northern Joondalup line to Yanchep; construction of a new 14.5 km line between Thornlie and Cockburn; building a 21 km line northeast of Perth connecting Morley to Ellenbrook and the 8 km extension of the southern Armadale line to Byford.
UN: tender registration instructions for phase 2 of the Strategic Heritage Plan published
The United Nations Office in Geneva has published registration instructions for calls for tenders for phase 2 of the Strategic Heritage Plan. It includes renovation of the historical buildings (buildings A, B, C, D e S) of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The office expects to finalise the prequalification process by autumn, and bids by prequalified companies will be assessed. The company awarded the tender should begin renovations in June 2019, and the work is expected to last about 40 months.