Transport

Be it by sea, air, track or road, we know the ins and outs of transport tenders.

Keeping communities moving

Since our first rolling stock tender over 15 years ago, we’ve worked on a range of transport tenders, from opportunities for SMEs to megaprojects with consortia comprising some of Australia’s best-known companies. We know the challenges, complexities and nuances of transport tenders.

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A bus
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Some of transport’s unique complexities

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Technical jargon

With so many engineering specialties under one roof, the bid team needs to communicate the technical information so that it’s accessible, readable and persuasive.

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Community pressure

Transport projects make news. Bid teams need to know how to engage appropriately with the community, understand the potential political fallout of a decision and stack the bid with powerful stakeholder messages.

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Emphasis on non-price criteria

Evaluators are seeking smart solutions that improve safety, drive whole-of-life value, deliver community outcomes, and achieve sustainability targets. Bid teams need to be able to foster excellence across all criteria.

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Large multi-disciplinary teams

Large, multi-disciplinary teams bring extra challenges for bid coordination and team communication. Each discipline tends to dive deep into their area of expertise so the bid team needs to keep the focus on the client and align the disciplines to tell a compelling, persuasive and consolidated story.

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Consortium leadership

Different companies, different values, different ways of working. It’s easy for a consortium-led bid to go off the rails. The bid team needs to align the team’s vision, agree on acceptable behaviours, establish clear expectations, and support the varying levels of capability within the team.

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Drive to innovate

Many transport projects are visionary in nature – pushing the boundaries to deliver better outcomes and striving for new horizons in safety and performance. Bid teams need to be able to inspire and energise teams to imagine and engineer smarter solutions.

We’re your Olympic-level bid team. Our clients keep coming back because we keep winning.

Just some of our transport clients

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Aurora efficiently led the team to provide the best possible outcome… Their resilience and dedication were exemplary.

Antonio Da Costa, Alstom

A track record of winning landmark deals

We’ve worked on literally thousands of live tenders for organisations of all sizes and we’re proud to have contributed to some of Australia’s biggest transport contracts, including:

Victoria

  • Melbourne High Capacity Metro Trains PPP
  • Regional Rail Link Work Package A & B VIC
  • ARTC Southern Improvement Alliance
  • Victoria Regional Rail Revival – Gippsland Line
  • Melbourne Metropolitan Train Franchise (MR3)
  • Melbourne Metropolitan Trams Franchise (MR4)
  • Melbourne Buses

Queensland

  • Queensland New Generation Rolling Stock PPP
  • Brisbane Cross River Rail
  • Gold Coast Light Rail PPP
  • Queensland ETCS Signalling System
  • Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor Alliance

New South Wales

  • NSW Rolling Stock Procurement PPP
  • Sydney Growth Trains
  • Country Regional Network NSW
  • Trackwork Services Alliance NSW
  • Sydney Ferries Franchise
  • Sydney Buses Franchise
  • Sydney Metro Tunnelling PPP

South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory

  • Adelaide EMU Rolling Stock
  • Adelaide Heavy Rail Operations Franchise
  • Perth Metronet Railcars
  • North West Shelf Passenger Transfer WA
  • Tiger Brennan Drive NT
  • Perth Buses

Victoria

  • Melbourne High Capacity Metro Trains PPP
  • Regional Rail Link Work Package A & B VIC
  • ARTC Southern Improvement Alliance
  • Victoria Regional Rail Revival – Gippsland Line
  • Melbourne Metropolitan Train Franchise (MR3)
  • Melbourne Metropolitan Trams Franchise (MR4)
  • Melbourne buses

New South Wales

  • NSW Rolling Stock Procurement PPP
  • Sydney Growth Trains
  • Country Regional Network NSW
  • Trackwork Services Alliance NSW
  • Sydney Ferries Franchise
  • Sydney Buses Franchise
  • Sydney Metro Tunnelling PPP

Queensland

  • Queensland New Generation Rolling Stock PPP
  • Brisbane Cross River Rail
  • Gold Coast Light Rail PPP
  • Queensland ETCS Signalling System
  • Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor Alliance

South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory

  • Adelaide EMU Rolling Stock
  • Adelaide Heavy Rail Operations Franchise
  • Perth Metronet Railcars
  • North West Shelf Passenger Transfer WA
  • Tiger Brennan Drive NT
  • Perth buses

Support for all budgets

Big or small, we can give you the edge.

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Our transport capability

Complexity and diversity make transport tenders exciting to work on. We’ve captured our knowledge and expertise in our Transport Sector capability statement.

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Get in touch

We're in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.

1300 976 312

info@auroramarketing.com.au