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Parramatta Light Rail - Infrastructure Works - ISD-17-6721

Contract Award Notice ID ISD-17-6721
Publish Date 7-Mar-2019
Category Light rail construction service
Agency Transport for NSW
Particulars of the goods or services to be provided under this contract

PLR Stage 1 Infrastructure Contract is for the design and construction of the Infrastructure Works for the PLR Stage 1.  

Original Contract Duration 14-Jan-2019 to 25-Mar-2022
Amended Contract Duration 14-Jan-2019 to 30-Sep-2022

Contract Award Notice Details

Contractor Name CPB Contractors Pty Limited (ABN 98 000 893 667) and Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd (ABN 66 008 709 608) JV
ACN 000893667
ABN 98 000 893 667
Is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owned business No
Street Address Level 18, 177 Pacific Highway
Town/City North Sydney
State/Territory NSW
Postcode 2060

Other private sector entities involved in, with an interest in or benefiting from this contract

The Contractor's Guarantors are:

CIMIC Group Limited (ABN 57 004 482 982)

Downer EDI Limited (ABN 97 003 872 848)

The Independent Certifier is:

APP Corporation Pty Limited (ABN 29 003 764 770)

Estimated amount payable to the contractor (including GST)

$923,798,967.00 (A project to be undertaken)

Amended estimated amount payable to the contractor (including GST)

$1,286,999,998.90 (A project to be undertaken)

Any provisions for payment to the contractor for operational or maintenance services

Not Applicable

Method of Tendering


Description of any provision under which the amount payable to the contractor may be varied

The amount payable to the contractor may be varied as follows:

  • arising out of a Change in Codes and Standards under clause 2.3(f);
  • arising out of a Change in Law under clause 2.3 (g);
  • arising out of a Change in Authority Approval under clause 2.3 (h);
  • arising out of a legal challenge under clause 2.4;
  • arinsing out of Valuable Finds under clause 3.7;
  • arising out of Additional Contamination under clause 3.9;
  • arising out of Variation as directed under clause 3.23;
  • arising out of a difference in scope from a new Safety Interface Agreement under clause 5.19 (c);
  • arising out of the valuation of a Variation under clause 6.4;
  • arising our of a direction or other circumstance under clause 6.12;
  • arising out of Defective Contemporaneous Works under clause 7.2 (h);
  • arising out of cost incurred under clause 10.1 (f);
  • for Delay Costst under clause 10.10;
  • for costs of suspension under clause 10.11;
  • for the costs of compression under clause 10.15 and 12.8; or
  • subject to clause 17.1(b) any other Claim made on any other basis whatsoever under, arising out of, or in any way in connection with the contract. 


Description of any provisions under which the contract may be renegotiated
  • All provisions of the contract may be renegotiated by way of Deed of Variation.
  • Variations can be proposed by the Principal (clause 6.1) and directed by the Principal (clause 6.2).
  •  Variations can be proposed by the Contractor (clause 6.8).

Summary of the criteria against which the various tenders were assessed

Evaluation Criteria Weighting

1. Integrated Design Approach and Solutions


2. Delivery Approach


3. Commercial and Financial Acceptability to TfNSW


4. Collaboration


5. Risk - Adjusted Cost

Contract Contains Agency 'PiggyBack' Clause


Industrial Relations Details for this Contract
Name of Sub-contractors (incl. ABN & ACN)


  • WSP Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 80 078 004 798) 
  • Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd (ABN 54 005 139 873)
  • Cox Architecture Pty Ltd (ABN 95 002 535 891)
  • Context Pty Ltd (ABN 50 006 982 190)
  • Golder Associates Pty Ltd (ABN 64 006 107 857) 
Applicable Industrial Instruments

Not Applicable

Location of Work

The works will take place along the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 alignment as shown in


NSW Industrial Relations inspectors routinely audit the employment records of contractors and sub-contractors to all NSW Government contracts. The results of these inspections are published on the NSW Industrial Relations website.

Agency Contact TfNSW Parramatta Light Rail - Procurement Manager

State/Territory NSW


Phone Number 02 8265 7407

Particulars of future transfers of assets to the State, at zero or nominal cost to the State, including the date of their transfer

Not Applicable. 

Particulars of future transfers of assets to the contractor including the date of their transfer

Not Applicable.

The results of any cost-benefit analysis of the contract conducted by the agency

Commercial in confidence.

The components and quantum of the public sector comparator if used

Not Applicable.

If relevant, a summary of information used in the contractor's full base case financial model (for example, the pricing formula for tolls or usage charges)

The contractor's financial modelling is commercial in confidence.

If relevant, particulars of how risk, during the construction and operational phases of a contract to undertake a specific project (such as construction, infrastructure or property development), is to be apportioned between the parties, quantified (where practicable) in net present-value terms and specifying the major assumptions involved

The risk apportionment of the contract is as disclosed, or is commercial in confidence.

Particulars as to any significant guarantees or undertakings between the parties, including any guarantees or undertakings with respect to loan agreements entered into or proposed to be entered into

Guarantees have been obtained from the Contractor's guarantors. The details of the guarantees are commercial in confidence.

Particulars of any other key elements of the contract

Refer to the published copy of the contract available on the TfNSW's website.

A web site address which provides direct access to the complete contract less confidential information
Has the contract or any provisions within it been withheld from this disclosure under the exemptions provisions of the GIPA Act Section 32? (YES or NO)
If yes to the above, what are the reasons why the contract, or provisions therein, have not been provided?

Please see table published on the TfNSW website:

If yes to the above, is it intended that the contract or those provisions be published at a later date, and if so, when?
If yes to the above, when some but not all provisions of the contract have been published, a general description of the types of provisions that have not been provided