The Public Transport Authority is now looking for services responses to tender for a design consultant and market research services for Perth Metronet.
The Lead Design Consultant will provide architectural, engineering and urban design/land use planning services as required for the preparation of a Project Definition Report for the Proposed Karnup Railway Station, adjacent development precinct and for the preparation of a fully integrated functional planning solution for the Proposed Karnup Bus Depot. Tender responses are required by 19 October 2017. More details and a link to tender documents are now online at Australian Tenders.
The scope of services includes the project management, coordination and delivery of studies, surveys and optioneering essential to inform and preparation of the Project Definition Report.
The marketing and communications contractor will be required to provide market research services as a key method of measuring the awareness and acceptance levels of the METRONET project in the community both for those directly affected by the various projects and the general public. These include general public market research and key stakeholder surveys. The closing date is 11 October 2017 with further details at Australian Tenders.
These tenders are Featured Tenders at Australian Tenders which means they can be accessed by non-subscribers for free.
Each part requires the Contractor to conduct a baseline survey within the first three (3) months of the contract award with the community and stakeholders. The Contractor is be required to report on and present all market research information carried out during the period of the contract as required by the Public Transport Authority.
After the initial benchmark survey of PTA stakeholders and then the wider public, scheduled surveys must be conducted to capture project milestones and measure impact of major works and awareness of project overall.
In the 2017/18 Federal Budget, the Government announced that $792 million would be allocated towards METRONET, which would be sourced from the reallocated $1.2 billion Federal commitment to the now cancelled Perth Freight Link.
The long-term plan will connect suburbs with world-class public transport and deliver well planned liveable communities across Perth.
A key component of the McGowan Government's Plan for Jobs, METRONET will create thousands of jobs over the life of each project, including in the manufacturing industry as part of the $508.2 million commitment to develop Western Australia's own rail car manufacturing capability.
The State Budget also includes the following METRONET projects:
- The Forrestfield-Airport Link, as the first METRONET project, is estimated to have $406.5 million expended in 2017-18, with completion expected in late 2020;
- The $535.8 million Thornlie-Cockburn Link (with $423 million over four years);
- The $520.2 million Yanchep Rail Extension (with $440.8 million over four years);
- $22.1 million allocated for detailed planning and design work of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Byford Rail Extension;
- $70 million to remove the Denny Avenue level crossing and begin planning for the future removal of level crossings at Caledonian Avenue, Oats Street and Wharf Street;
- $28.2 million towards the Midland Station Project, involving the relocation of the existing Midland Station to Cale Street and an extension of the line to Bellevue;
- Planning for the new Karnup Station on the Mandurah Line, as part of $101.3 million committed towards new stations and existing station upgrades; and
- A new multi-storey car park at Mandurah Station, with $16.1 million allocated, subject to a matching funding contribution from the Federal Government.
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