Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP)

The Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP) was established to meet the increasing demand for rail transport in South East Queensland over the next 10 years.

The Queensland Government's $7.1 billion Queensland Train Manufacturing Program will build 65 new six-car passenger trains at a purpose-built manufacturing facility at Torbanlea, in the Maryborough region.

Two new maintenance depots and additional stabling yards will also be constructed in the Gold Coast region. 

In line with the Queensland Government's commitment to source locally, the construction, testing and maintenance of the new trains will be conducted within Queensland. 

The Queensland Train Manufacturing Program will support South East Queensland's population and economic growth, as well as Cross River Rail and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Construction of the facilities and trains, and maintenance of the fleet will support Queensland jobs now and into the future. The program brings with it a pipeline of training and development opportunities to cement Queensland as the train building capital of Australia.

 

Benefits

  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

The $7.1 billion Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP) includes funding for:

  • construction of 65 six-car passenger trains 
  • a $239 million purpose-built manufacturing facility in the Maryborough region for major manufacturing/assembly works for the new fleet
  • construction of new maintenance facilities in South East Queensland to support the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program fleet 
  • additional stabling and train wash infrastructure in South East Queensland
  • maintenance and presentation services for the new trains and facilities
  • operational expenditure to sustain jobs and maintenance of the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program. 

Funding

Investment ID: 1804863

Total investment
$7.1 billion
Queensland Government
$7.1 billion

Current status

We are in the process of procuring the new trains and infrastructure and investigating suitable sites for the new facilities.  The Expression of Interest phase for the supply of the trains and construction of the facilities is complete with 3 shortlisted applicants, Alstom, CAF and Downer Rail, announced in June 2021. The next phase, the Request for Proposal, started November 2021.

Accessibility

We’re undertaking early and comprehensive engagement with the disability sector to co-design the new trains, to ensure a fully compliant fleet that is accessible and functional for all passengers.

We have taken onboard all recommendations from the New Generation Commission of Inquiry, and are working closely with Commissioner Michael Forde and the Queensland Accessible Transport Advisory Council. 

An accessibility advisor has been appointed to the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program.

Registration for local suppliers open

If you would like to supply goods and services to this project you will need to register your interest through the ICN Gateway.

Once registered, your information will be provided to the shortlisted tenderers for their consideration. 

Information on specific supply opportunities will be communicated once it becomes available. 

Read more about specific supply opportunities.  

Supply chain opportunities - briefing event 

We invited Queensland manufacturers and suppliers to a briefing event in Maryborough to learn about supply chain opportunities on Wednesday 8 December 2021. 

Information on the project scope, expression of interest requirements, and how to register interest of the ICN gateway were outlined.

Watch a recording of the event:

Queensland Train Manufacturing Program Briefing Event

Video Transcript

Good morning everyone.

Good morning and thank you for attending today.

Whether you're here in the room with us or one of we think about 240 people listening online, thank you.

Thank you for making the time.

My name is Sally Stannard and I'm Department of Transport and Main Roads.

My area is leading the program that will be discussing today.

Thank you for having us here in Maryborough.

Firstly, I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land we meet on today.

The bachelor people I pay my respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

As you may know, the Queensland Government has made the historic decision to bring train manufacturing back to our state.

It's part of a $7.1 billion Queensland train manufacturing program.

The focus for that program will be here in Maryborough.

Where we will be building 65 trains at a new manufacturing facility 25 kilometres north of here at Auburn Lee.

Three applicants have been shortlisted to deliver the program.

They are Alstom, CAF and down a rail.

So the purpose of today's event is twofold.

Firstly, we want to give local industry and businesses information about our Queensland train manufacturing program.

You'll hear today about the scope of the work and possible supply chain opportunities, and secondly we want to provide an opportunity to connect to connect local industry and business with the applicants.

Of who have also or end to allow you to register interest in the process and will be showing you how to do that today.

Today we're joined by the Assistant Minister for Train Manufacturing and the Member for Maryborough, the Honorable Bruce Saunders.

Mr. Sanders has been both a huge promoter of this project and a huge promoter of bringing manufacturing and jobs back to Maryborough.

Also, attending today are representatives from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Who will be leading the project and representatives from the Department of State Development.

Our ICN Gateway representative is also here, Abby Aurora and Karen Hall is here and will perform a welcome to country ceremony.

Will also be seeing videos from the three shortlisted applicants and the videos will give you a rundown of those organizations the way they work and how you can get in touch with them.

I'll give you some housekeeping festival about the venue, Arian and what will happen today.

And the presentations will run for about an hour and a half and there will be informal networking afterwards, so a chance to grab a cup of tea and have a chat.

The recording of the presentations will be made available after the event, so if you need more information from the presentation and you're in touch by email, you can have those recordings.

There is a photographer present.

I feel him snapping away and there will be filming and otherwise recording of the event.

It's not possible for us or for our photographer to obtain every person expressed consent, so your consent is implied.

That it's OK for us to take pictures of the event and that we may use those images and recordings and that they may be reproduced in any form and by any medium.

So we do have a page with the full terms and conditions.

If you are concerned about that, please ask.

And if you do not want your image recorded or published, please speak to the videographer, the photographer or one of the Queensland Government staff who are here.

The bathrooms down the corridor.

Ladies are on the river end of the foyer and gents are on the car park side and accessible.

Toilet is located on either side.

The emergency exits through the front entry doors.

The assembly point is across the roadway at the Green Assembly sign.

The second exit is through the rear of the foyer through the push doors and the assembly point is to the right at the green sign near the gum trees.

Refreshments will be made available in the lobby after the event and we will be having a Q&A session towards the end of the event where you'll be able to ask some questions of my colleagues from the department.

If you're watching virtually online questions can be submitted via the chat function.

On the YouTube stream up until the beginning of the Q&A section, if you're joining us face to face today, we will have a microphone in the room and we'd ask you to use the microphone if you could so that colleagues online can hear your questions.

If you leave today and then you have more questions.

Please get in touch.

Please email us and the details will be on the screen so that you can contact us after today's events.

It really is the start today of the program of work, so we encourage you to stay in contact throughout if you wish to be involved.

As part of the housekeeping, I'd like to note the role of the state in the Queensland Train manufacturing program, the government and the department's role in the program is essentially to manage the procurement process.

We're not delivering the project, but we will oversee it.

The state has established minimum technical and commercial requirements that the three shortlisted applicants must address and they must achieve those in their proposals.

The submitted proposals will be rigorously assessed and evaluated by the state after which the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program contract will be awarded and one of the successful applicants will then deliver the project.

Today's event is running in parallel to a request for proposal procurement process for the Queensland Train manufacturing program, so the applicants are developing their proposals to submit to us, and as such it's important that we talk to you about that procurement process so you can understand what is underway.

As I mentioned, there will be videos.

Today from each of the three shortlisted applicants and we will show you those nothing during the event is intended to impact or to amend the procurement process.

We have underway.

This session is a separate activity and it does not bind the Queensland Train manufacturing program procurement process.

Suppliers who have provided their details as a registration of interest to our ICM portal will have their details provided to those shortlisted applicants and suppliers may elect to contact the shortlisted applicants directly.

So if you're in the room, you are welcome to contact those applicants directly.

Please note that the project has recently undergone what we call a rebranding.

The name is changed.

You may have initially heard about the project as the rolling stock expansion program and we've recently changed the name of the project to the Queensland Train Manufacturing program.

what the program does.

It builds trains in Queensland for QLD.

Later, when you hear from the applicants who are shortlisted, you may notice that they will refer to the rolling stock expansion program.

That's the name they've known about for some time.

But please know this is exactly the same as the Queensland Train manufacturing program.

I would now like to invite Karen Hall to perform the welcome to country ceremony.

Gallon gorgen thank you in my bachelor language.

Gallon good both be gangell means good, that's why you get it twice there.

Going good to both be good morning to you all in my bachelor language and ancient language from an ancient people who have always been the custodians of this ancient land.

Many of you have traveled distances across tribal boundaries to gather here today on this our bachelor country in following ancient protocols.

I stepped forward to meet.

To greet and to welcome you.

My name is Karen Hall and I am bachelor.

I stand to represent my bachelor community and begin with the respectful acknowledgement of our bachelor ancestors whose family lines continue to gather and conduct community and cultural business.

On these our custodial lands.

I acknowledge this strength and dedication of my old people, my elders and emerging elders, be7b63fb-bcad-4c3a-a4bd-de7cb9c955dc who continue to take on leadership roles in this fast moving ever changing modern world.

This gathering is looking at an exciting opportunity for those who now live in this Fraser Coast region.

You are here to build upon the rich railway heritage that this region is recognized for you who meet beside the moon.

in this building, sitting on bachelor country consist of minute consists of Ministers, Department representatives, regional and council members, as well as business entities.

Modern government policy now calls for an acknowledgment of the local indigenous peoples through this invitation for our community to offer a welcome to country.

I reflect on the reasoning behind this request for a welcome to country, and I strive to connect the recognition and needs of my bachelor people and the role this exciting project will play for our Community as well As for the whole Fraser Coast community.

I speak for our people who belong to this ancient land and as there is a focus on this valuable opportunity, I pull your focus.

To the needs, the role and the advancement opportunities for those who have been displaced, dispossessed and disregarded in the past.

But we are resilient.

We are quiet achievers and we who step forward will keep striving for employment and career opportunities for our mob.

As you build on this land as you walk on this land, do you ever think of who came before?

Do you think of the lay of the land?

How your actions will impact on this land, how each ecosystem interacts and connects with another.

Your building footprint impacts on many footprints.

Those of my bachelor people who walk proud and strong.

I seek to bring these two worlds together my messages to encourage you to reflect on and adopt those old ways of Aboriginal people who had cared for and continue to care for this land.

How can your manufacturing entity also become a part of a cleaner, healthier ecosystem?

How can the beauty of this land, its animals and insects also be a presence for all to enjoy and support?

Can you challenge the old way of manufacturing building and create a new complex which does its best to fit with and support the environment as you also support and connect with other businesses and employees in this region?

I carried the banner for my people and my country and I hope to see the benefits of this project.

Also flow to those I represent from this community.

I do value the benefits all community will gain from this project and I hope we can continue this connection and path building to strengthen and bring the past and the future together in a strong, meaningful way.

As I close, I share with you the three important bachelor law connected to this region.

The first is what is best for this.

Land must come first.

you're in this modern world.

The second is do not take or touch anything that does not belong to you, and the third is if you have plenty, you must share and that just doesn't mean food.

It means knowledge.

It means skills as the strength of my people is now reflected in this Fraser Coast community.

I hope you hear our voice and see our faces.

To all who gather here.

I do extend a welcome to this our bachelor country gallon goyen.

Thank you.

Karen, thank you so much for a beautiful and powerful welcome to your country.

Many of you here today are part of the local community where Queensland's newest and most accessible and innovative train fleet will be built and we need you as you learn more about today.

There are many diverse opportunities available for a wide range of businesses through the Queensland Train Manufacturing program, creating long term working relationships with local suppliers, contractors and manufacturers in the Maryborough region is essential to the success of our program.

I'll tell you a little more about the program.

The $7.1 billion Queensland Train manufacturing program is the single largest investment in train infrastructure in Queensland's history.

It will rebuild the state's economy and create long term employment supplier and development opportunities, but the project was created to meet the increasing demand on the rail transport network.

It's predicted to increase significantly over the next 10 years.

It's being driven by Queensland significant projected population growth and it will serve us well during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The program is set to deliver 65 state of the art trains manufactured at tour Burnley.

This will create regional supply chain opportunities to position Queensland as the central hub for rail manufacturing.

This is key to the palace, recovery plan boosting not just this region but the whole state.

TMR has a strong focus on creating employment, economic and development opportunities for regional Queensland and if you'll indulge me in one anecdote personally.

We also have a very strong connection to programs like this.

I was born in a town called Gulgong in Country, NSW.

It's about 1000 kilometres from here, and we lived or died by the shifts in the coal mine and the farming economy for the season.

When I come into this room and I see you here, I'm willing to be part of a program like this.

It fills me with great joy.

This region will contribute to the success of a program that is essential for QLD.

So building up regional centers now creates a strong future, not just for the local community, but for the whole state in the Wide Bay region alone, TMR is progressing.

Road and highway upgrades, replacements and redevelopment works supporting future capacity requirements and forward work schedules of local suppliers and businesses.

But we're also future proofing QLD transport network.

The 65 new trains built here will support the delivery of our other projects like Cross River Rail with the first trains delivered from 2025 to align with the launch of that major infrastructure.

In the heart of the CBD.

And also fast approaching is the Brisbane away until you start thinking about building trains and train track in time and ready for that major event.

It will put our transport network to the test and as a result Queensland's infrastructure and rail development is a major priority in developing transport strategies to support the Games, transport and main roads has been focused first and foremost on delivering infrastructure and services that are designed to meet the needs of Queensland's growing population.

Our regional transport plans and strategies talk to us about that growth, the demands of the games, family and spectator movement, overlaying that business as usual.

Transport network will put our transport system under unprecedented pressure, but we're drawing on our experience and learnings from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Many of the planning and operating principles and resources will be similar, but significantly scaled up.

The transport strategy will rely on maximizing use of the rail network for spectators and visitors who will come from around the world to see the best that we have on offer.

The Queensland Government's commitment to Cross River Rail and our rail network strategy to use that new infrastructure puts us in a good position for this opportunity.

The ability to run extra services and increase capacity on the public transport network with the new trains that we're talking about today will be key to this.

So we're really excited to futureproof the network with more digital technology, reliable rolling stock and rolling stock that improves our passengers experience.

To deliver the Queensland Train manufacturing program, we're working closely with our colleagues in the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and planning and thank you to those in the room supporting this.

We're also working with the Cross River Rail Delivery authority with our colleagues from Fraser Coast Regional Council with Queensland Rail and with the Assistant Minister for Train manufacturing and regional roads.

the honorable breast Saunders.

After the contract award late next year, the successful contractor will also form a major part in developing and progressing this project as part of the.

Tendering process where specifically assessing the three shortlisted applicants on how they will contribute value to the local community.

We'll evaluate how they propose to contribute to jobs to workforce training and skills development, and importantly, how they will engage local contractors, manufacturers and supply chains, how they work with businesses like yours.

So we're looking forward to working with you to help strengthen jobs, economic growth and local businesses through this project.

In summary, this program has the potential to greatly benefit our state.

The opportunities are widespread, bolstering our rail manufacturing sector, providing employment and training, and ultimately delivering significant supply chain growth for Queensland.

So I encourage you to ask as many questions as you can today, those that we can answer in the room we will answer for you today.

The ones we can't answer, we will take on notice and we will provide that advice as best we can, and I also strongly encourage you to stay for the networking session if you have time, that's probably the chance.

To get the most value out of this event for your business.

So thank you very much for the opportunity to speak with you today.

I hope you enjoy learning more about the supply chain opportunities.

It's my pleasure now to hand over to the Assistant Minister for train manufacturing, the Honorable Bruce Saunders.

Good morning first of all, I'd like to acknowledge that the traditional owners of the land that we're gathering here today I'll just past present and emerging and I'd like to thank our D Karen for another wonderful welcome to country.

Thank you very much.

Rd Karen.

Well, we've done it well.

You ran for election in 2015.

We had a dream to return mirror back to the train manufacturing capital.

Of Australia, and it's been a hard and long journey and it hasn't all been me.

I'd like to also thank state development has been absolutely magnificent in the region and also in Brisbane TMR to facilitate this.

This is the biggest train manufacturing spend of our government ever and I'm proud to be part of that.

But this will be a Queensland train which is also that I'm excited about.

So not only will mirror be the headquarters of the build but.

We will be sourcing parts and and for the train throughout Queensland, which is very when you think about it.

So when people in Brisbane ride on the train they'll be riding on on this train.

It's a Queensland to train made for Queenslanders and that's something that I'm very proud of and when when I stood for election and I'm back to Cross River Rail locally here and I was booed and yelled and told that backing a project in Brisbane what would be no good for the people of Mirabar.

Well this is the end game.

This was the vision that we saw with the.

And that's why we backed the Olympics because of the trains for Cross River Rail and the trains for the Olympics and and and the what it will do for our economy and what it will also do for for our practice is to make sure that young people have got a career path that businesses have got to be able to tap in to one of the biggest train building expenditures ever, not only in Queensland but in Australia.

When you're looking at $7.1 billion, we're very fortunate in this region to have some wonderful people who we will be able to.

Be apart of the supply chain.

We've got some very, very good, experienced public servants here from state development TMR who will be working with everyone, including me.

I will be keeping the eye my eye right on it because with people don't understand in this room and I'm I'm not a technical person, but I love trains and I love jobs and I know what happens when you build trains and you create a career path for your community.

It also means that we will keep younger people in our community.

It means our trains will be built in Queensland for Queenslanders.

And it's just a win win win for the whole of my community, which is the mirror electorate and the Fraser Coast.

But the whole of Queensland?

Because that's something we've got to look at, is that with the whole of Queensland and with the great support from state development and TMR, this is.

This is the end game we've come to where we wanted to be with building trains back in mirror for Queenslanders.

Thank you very much.

It didn't come here to listen to me today, it's it's very important for the information is very interesting.

I've been keeping a close eye on it, working very hard with TMR and state development to make sure that this project is delivered on time and in budget, and also that everyone in this room gets a chance to be part of the supply chain for the for the biggest rail expenditure in Queensland.

Thank you very much.

Thank you, assistant minister.

As you might imagine, this is a big program and transport and main roads don't do the work entirely on our own can.

I acknowledge my colleagues in the room from the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water for helping us get to today's event and making this event possible.

Thank you.

I'd also like to acknowledge the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and planning, and it's my pleasure now to invite David Sparks the regional.

To the stage to speak on behalf of state development.

Thank you, I.

I'm a regional director in Southeast Queensland.

Fiona Sullivan is the regional director here.

However, I I do have very fond memories of Mary Barrows.

I was asked to reopen the Marabar office back in 2018 and I'm very pleased to be back here today.

There was some.

There was some great things that happened.

While I was doing that, we had our sod turning for Heinz Glue, laminated timber facility, Hines growing stronger and stronger every day.

There wasn't quite Assad turn for the Naira Motyle facility but uh it was.

It was a done deal.

Then it was going to happen but sadly the last train built in Maryborough left for Perth that while I was here so I'm extra delighted to be back here today to talk about US building trains back up in this region again so.

State development gets involved in programs like this because we want to maximize the number of Queensland businesses that are supplying to programs like that.

And why do we do that?

Well, that's because we want to capture as much of the work in Queensland as possible.

Growth Queensland economy and create jobs.

It's as simple as that.

I'm I'm based in southeast Queensland but we have officers right across the state.

We have 11 centers.

And they work on projects all over the state and just to give you a bit of an example, we help get as many local suppliers as possible into the Townsville Stadium.

Build fantastic stadium at the drop of a hat.

They can host major football games up there when Brisbane is having a bit of trouble.

They had fantastic results.

There are hospital out Roma, lots of local content in there and down in Gatton.

At the moment there's a correctional center being built that's a $653 million project so far with the QLD government spent over $40 million and we're sitting at 99.

7% local content for that.

So I'm I'm very proud of the work that my team in Ipswich is doing to support that.

And we're looking forward to similar results here.

So how do we go about this?

Well, we hold we help hold events like this, so we're delighted that our transport is hosting this event today and we're we're Co.

Hosting it so that you get to come here.

You get to talk to the people from transport.

You get to hear from them directly and find out just just what's in it for me, what, what, what can my business do to contribute and and how do I win that work?

When, when possible, we we get the prime contractors in the room with you too so you can meet the buyers.

You can talk to them because as much as it is about the products and services you supply, it's about the relationships and and knowing that when things get a bit tricky that that you can follow through and and they'll be good.

That'll be good customers for you.

We pay ICN.

We're gonna hear from Abby a bit later.

We pay ICN to run.

Run workshops to help you with their profiles so that so that you get noticed by prime contractors.

We also the Queensland Government also pays.

I see enter list projects like this on their gateway so that you can register your interest.

We hold we held workshops to if if you're if you're new to supply into government or to big projects.

We run workshops on capability statements and on tendering.

It's probably not a bad idea.

Even if your old hand too.

To drop into one of those, they're they're held in person or online, right across the state, just to get out of a a few few tips that you might have picked up before.

We also work quite directly with you and and provide a lot of assistance to two businesses.

place to get a grant from and, and we do have our fair share of grant schemes and our friends from regional development and manufacturing do as well, but.

We do a lot more than just grants.

We will work with you.

Will help you understand what business systems you need to supply to the big firms, help you identify where areas within your business that you could work on, and improve so that you win more contracts and you're you're ready to supply and and help you help your business being more competitive and and nothing.

Nothing gives us more pleasure and I speak with absolute certainty about every officer that works.

But nothing gives us more pleasure to see your business winning big tenders and growing.

That's that's why we do our job.

So.

For people here in person today there's.

There's people from the mirror by office.

If you could just give away our please go and see them.

After all of us have stopped talking, find out from them what they can do to help you.

Are we got people from the Bundaberg office, the great guys from Bundaberg?

Upper back there.

Thanks Fiona and our friends from regional development and manufacturing here as well.

All of them up the back so and that'll be it.

They'll be at tables after the after we finished speaking.

You can go and talk to them if you're if you're listening online.

We haven't forgotten about you, please.

Please look us up.

We have a very long name but just go to statedevelopment.qld.gov.au and look us up on the web and and foreigners.

Finally, you're going to hear today that this is a big program, right?

There's building our facilities.

There will be somewhere to test the trains to make sure that they are.

They work properly on the rail.

There will be maintenance for a long time to keep these things running smoothly, so it's a big program that's going to just benefit this state so much and are just really hope that each of you can be part of that.

So good luck with that and I'll be Thanks David, that Townsville Stadium certainly got some rugby league players out of a jam this year.

We're now going to hear from my colleague Tim Dighton.

Tim is the general manager of the passenger rolling stock and signaling branch in Transport and main roads, Tim Overseas.

The delivery of this massive program of work and he will provide some key details about the scope of the project, including the key deliverables.

Tim will also introduce the video from each of the shortlisted applicants.

Welcome Tim.

Thank you very much, Sally.

Uh, thanks for coming today as Sally said, I'm Tim Dighton, general manager, passenger rolling stock and signaling with transport and main roads, and I have the great pleasure of running this program before I kick off.

All also acknowledge the traditional owners, the Bachelor people and thank you on account for a fantastic welcome.

The country there was there was one point in there I I picked up on.

I think it was.

If you had plenty you must share.

We have a historic investments here and with that comes a responsibility to walk side by side.

With our First Nations, people and businesses, so this is the first step on a long journey there I think thank you, Anna Karen.

As Sally said, I'll be talking about the scope of the program as well as the introductory videos before I do get into that into into much detail, I will just note from our colleagues at state development, regional manufacturing, think Fraser Coast Regional Council and Mirror Chamber of Commerce had an event yesterday, which sounded fantastic.

Unfortunately, I wasn't there, but Doctor Evan Shell.

She is the head of analytics at BRE gave presentation.

As a world leading mathematical and predictive modeling company gave a presentation on some innovation.

I think Dr shelters here with us today and Kevin Bennett from the best practice network shared some experience of working with business and industry.

So I I think that's a fantastic opportunity and I thank the Chamber of Commerce and the phrase coastal Regional Council for that kind of activity.

It is the kind of thing that we want to see more of, so it's it's not just sort of TMR here talking.

There's a fair bit to be engaged in, and I do encourage you to keep an eye out for that.

Might go to the next slide, thanks.

So the I mean, we've we've heard it already today that the primary focus for the Queensland Government here is local content.

It's a requirement for the successful proponent to provide concrete commitments to involve local industry in the delivery of this project.

To the extent that we can, at the moment, we only have high level information on the project.

It is we are still in the RFP stage and the opportunities for local industry to be involved.

Are still crystallising, but we will know more and more as this progress as the program progresses and particularly into next year and will go through some of that time frame so the project scope.

We're just going to give you a very brief overview of this and how Mary Bro will play a significant D significant role in the delivery.

So cute EMP is a $7.128 billion program and it includes work across the state and that investment is across the state.

But the focus of the program is right here in Maryland, the bulk of the program is right here will be delivering construction of a new train manufacturing facility at Auburn, Lee and ongoing constructions of trains at that facility, the.

Train manufacturing facility itself.

I'm sure you all know totally and probably a lot better than I do.

It's about 25 K's north of here and will be built on a site between the Bruce Hwy and the North Coast Rail line.

The facility is going to require sheds large enough to build six car sets as well as office buildings associated with structure, and there's road and civil works as well.

In terms of maintenance, this program will also deliver a new maintenance facility which will be built in the Gold Coast region and there will be further details of where how, what that looks like coming over the next month or two.

That maintenance facility will be purpose built to house and maintain this program's entire fleet of six car trains, as well as some additional Queensland rail fleet and that that particular parcel of work will provide additional jobs.

Economic benefit for QLD.

And will also support as Bruce said, the return of train manufacturing to its home here in Maryborough.

At the manufacturing facility will be building 65 brand new six car sets and these new trains will be required to incorporate systems and technologies suitable for the Southeast Queensland network, including the Cross River Rail Tunnel.

So this includes European train control systems to a level 2 standard and they will need to meet the specs for traveling through Cross River Rail.

We'll go to the next slide.

Thank you.

Accessibility so look, I'm confident that this fleet will be the best fleet that Queensland's ever seen, but nowhere more so than in its accessibility aspects.

We have learned from the mistakes of the past and I'm sure you will.

Across the accessibility upgrades to the new generation, rolling stock, which is a fantastic piece of work and that fleet is in the process of becoming Australia's most accessible rail fleet, we have taken what we've learned from that and and we've undertaken already some genuine early and and very comprehensive engagement with the disability sector to ensure maximum accessibility and functionality and also some very exciting innovations and solutions for accessibility.

Including for some invisible disabilities where we're really sort of covering the spectrum with that, and I think the the upgrades to the existing NGR fleet, I think highlight the value of inclusive respectful and transparent engagement to ensure maximum outcomes.

We're going to do the same thing again for this fleet, so very committed to exploring any new opportunities.

Blank slate with the shortlisted applicants?

That's going to.

Future proof that reigns and will give us the ability to continue to improve on accessibility.

Next slide, thank you.

It is.

It is a very significant scope of work and it's going to present The delivery requirements are large scale and very time sensitive.

There there is a massively increasing demand on rail, particularly leading up into the opening of Crossrail increasing service levels.

And of course the 2032 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

So as Sally mentioned, we have shortlisted 3 applicants.

In June of this year, through an expression of interest phase and we'll be hearing from those applicants very shortly.

The EOI phase was was critical to undertake transparent competitive procurement process, and we're ensuring the best value for money outcome for QLD.

In early November this year, the program transitioned to the request for proposal phase or RFP.

As we are referring to it.

In this phase, three applicants developed the project outlines and participate in an interactive tender process where we're currently undergoing those.

I think they're they're happening this week.

I think we're happening as we speak.

Some of the interactive workshops, so we're working to crystallize some of those project details, including local content, and to develop an understanding of the detailed project.

Requirements the applicants are required to submit their full proposal mid by mid next year and they'll deliver a fully costed detailed binding proposal to the Queensland Government which will undergo rigorous assessment and evaluation at our end.

To ensure the best outcome for the state, the assessment process will stretch across the calendar year and we're looking to announce second half of next calendar year.

Local content, so as part of the proposal, we've specifically asked the applicants to include detail of how they will engage local suppliers to deliver the project.

This is this.

Here today is one small part of that.

The proposals that are submitted by the tenders will be assessed against local local content criterion and will evaluate how they contribute to local jobs and employment.

Local workforce training skills development participation by local contractors, manufacturers and local supply chains, and particularly.

Employment and economic participation of local Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people and businesses.

This requirement aims to develop long term industry development where we're in for the long haul on this.

We're not looking for a sugar hit, chain facilitation to support the Maryborough region and the long term future of manufacturing.

At this stage the applicants are still forming their proposal, so specific details on contractor services materials required from local suppliers are not available as of today.

Today's event is intended to give us and whoever the successful applicant is so this is the first step and we want to hit the ground running once we have announced the successful tender and we can start delivering trains straight off the bat.

So today you'll walk away.

With some high level information about the project, its scope, and the delivery timeline and you will hear from the tender.

So you can determine whether you'd like your business to be involved.

From there you can lodge an expression of interest to register your business as a potential supplier for Q TMP, and will create a database that the successful applicant can use to employ local supplies through the different phases of the project.

So our next speakers Peekskill and Abby Aurora will talk a bit more about that expression of interest and the types of supplier.

Opportunities that you can register for.

Uhm, these supply videos.

So each of the applicants have created video to introduce their organization so you can learn a bit more about their capabilities, their industry experience, their way of working and hopefully these videos will give you a better idea of the types of long term working relationships that might be available.

Next slide, thank you.

Quick reminder disclaimer.

So as as Sally mentioned earlier, there will be some mention of our EP rollingstock expansion program.

It's just branding.

It's it's the same program as Q, TMP, and apologies for all the acronyms.

Also important to note is that any statements, designs, drawings or representations in the presentations are not representations of the shortlist.

Shortlisted applicants proposed rolling stock design just want to be very clear on that, and two of the shortlisted applicants have provided details so you can make contact directly to ask questions and register your interest with them directly.

Whether or not you submit interest to the organizations directly or through the QT MP Portal, the shortlist applicants are not obligated to contact particular suppliers, but we TMR will ensure that the successful applicant has details of all suppliers who register through the portal and will have that full database to access.

So we will view the presentations in alphabetical order, which I believe begins us with Alstom.

Hello, I'm Derek Jackson.

I'm Elston customer director for Queensland, based in Brisbane and a mountain Laurel storms procurement director fostered in New Zealand.

Alstom is the global leader in rail transport.

We are leading the way to a greener and smarter mobility worldwide.

We offer a complete range of equipment and services from high speed trains, metros, trams, monorails, any buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure signalling and digital mobility solutions.

In Australia we have over 100 years of presence and we are the only end to end manufacturer and supplier that offers a complete rail system solution which includes system design, rolling stock manufacturer signaling and ongoing maintenance services.

We are proud to continue to support Queensland rail industry with our history in the state going back as far as the 1940s when we built diesel electric locomotives in Brisbane for the Australian market and the 1970s.

When we started designing and building all of Queensland's electric trains in Miramar.

This year alone, Elson spent $23 billion worth of supplies, representing more than 60% of our turnover over the next four years will be spending more than $96 billion on materials and services.

Our supply chain is a global network opening endless opportunities.

As soon as you're qualified to be our partner.

Partnerships and localization are part of ELSTON'S DNA in Australia.

We've placed over $600 million of orders through our supply chain in the past year alone.

Wherever we can, we want to work with strong local partners and supplies that will support local industry and local jobs.

Working without storm is more than an arms length relationship.

We work with our suppliers to ensure that together we can deliver the highest quality outcomes for our customers.

This can involve the support with capital investments, development of processes, best practices and the transfer of latest know how our intent is to manufacture more complex components in Australia.

Take an example from WA where we are currently delivering the new trains first.

We have partnered with Hoffman Rail to manufacture 400 buggy frames and I'll storm supported with an investment of over $5 million for new machining center to deliver the frames with the required level of quality.

Our team has also supported Hoffman with the industrialization and production readiness to ensure they can achieve the best result on time.

No matter what we do.

Safety is our highest priority.

And so our ethical and compliant business practices.

All suppliers will be required to meet all storm safety and ethics policy and undertaking for the cure project like we have successfully done in Victoria and WA.

All storm is looking to establish a Queensland based supply chain that will support us to manufacture the new trains for Queensland in QLD.

As you can see here we have a number of key procurement packages that we are looking for your support to help us to deliver.

We want QLD suppliers to play key project for Queensland.

The scope covers indirect opportunities including engineering training and facilities management and of course we are seeking support for the supply of metallics including castings, forgings and kept structures or fastness their interiors and electrical commodities such as handrails, ceilings, lighting.

And windows.

To become an LCM supplier and part of our global supply network, the first step is to register your interest with the supply contact form on our website, Elston Com Elston, Australia.

We are looking forward to working with you and expanding our operations in manufacturing capabilities in partnership with you and the Queensland Government.

Urbanization and population growth require efficient and high capacity transport systems that are also respectful of the environment.

CAF, one of the international benchmarks in comprehensive Mobility Solutions, offers a complete range of products and services that enable passengers all around the world to move in safety and comfort.

From design to delivery and throughout the life cycle of the product Caffe provides rolling stock components and turnkey solutions, including systems such as signaling.

Electrification and substations.

Systems integration and rail civil infrastructure.

Our range of vehicles includes high speed trains.

Regional and commuter trains.

Locomotives.

Metro units.

Light rail vehicles.

Trams and buses.

In recent years, CAF has become one of the main mobility solutions providers in Australia and New Zealand thanks to its highly reliable and modern technologies.

In the urban segment, calf is one of the market leaders thanks to its urbos solution of low floor trams.

Caps first trams for the Australian market entered service in 2014 in Sydney.

Since then, the company has signed multiple contracts for the supply of urbos fleets to cities of Canberra, Newcastle and Parramatta.

For Newcastle light rail caps.

New trams are equipped with GreenTech technology to power the first fully catenary free system in Australia.

In Parramatta calf has been awarded the supply operate and maintain contract for the Parramatta light rail.

Project caps scope in the project includes the supply of rolling stock, the signalling systems, the substations, scatter systems integration, the construction of maintenance depots and stops, as well as the operation and maintenance of the system.

In main line, transportation calf is the supplier and maintainer of modern IMUSE, operating on the Auckland Transport network in New Zealand.

These new commuter trains offer greater level of passenger comfort and guarantee maximum accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

Furthermore, calf has been selected by transport for NSW for the supply of modern regional trains and a new maintenance facility in Dubbo, NSW.

No two cities are the same and calf is aware of that.

Their partnership with our customers allows calf to design adaptive high added value solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of each transport authority.

Minimizing operating cycle costs.

Donna is a great Australian company.

We have a proud history dating back over 150 years.

We listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with approximately 43,000 employees including nearly 8000.

In Queensland.

We are among Australia's largest organizations.

We're also committed to investing in Australia in the 2021 financial year.

We spent more than $5.

5 billion in the Australian supply chain.

Data has large scale operations with multidisciplinary projects all over the country.

The services we deliver enable our be71eb24-821e-4f71-bb0b-de91fa31ebc0 customers to make the lives of millions of Australians better everyday.

This would not be possible without the strong relationships we have with our partners and suppliers including many small and medium enterprises because as we know it's relationships that create success.

We work together to implement world class innovations and technology to optimize our activities and to support the improved sustainability of our operations and those of our partners.

Downer has an extensive pedigree in rail manufacturing in Queensland since the 1860s.

Down has built more than 1000 railcars and almost 1000 locomotives at a Mary Barra facility.

Looking forward, the Queensland Rollingstock expansion program is Sunshine State and one that will enhance its reputation as one of the world's great places to live or visit.

We would be proud to contribute to the project and GRAIL commitment to Queensland industry and our supply partners.

As an Australian organization with a large footprint judging across all corners of Queensland, data will always be on hand to support the local supply chain.

In the region and across the state, I extend my thanks to the suppliers here today that already work with us and support us and encourage everyone here to make contact with our team to see what opportunities exist to be involved.

I've worked it down it for more than 20 years and have been part of some of the largest rolling stock contracts in Australian history.

Downer has over 100 years rail experience providing end to end transport solutions to our customers, some of Downers most recent rollingstock projects include the high capacity metro trains in Melbourne, which will also be used for the Melbourne Airport rail.

Link and repeat orders for the Waratah trains used in Sydney.

These contracts generate a long lasting capability and local expertise in engineering.

Manufacturing and technology across Australia and New Zealand.

As a Queenslander, I'm excited to be involved in the QLD rollingstock expansion program, delivering opportunities for investment, growth and employment for Queenslanders.

In Queensland, Down is committed to investing in our people and the continuous improvement of our mirror facility.

Our mirror site has grown to employ over 370 people today and we are actively recruiting for more positions to work across our exciting range of projects in hand with the opportunities arising from this project, we're excited to enrich our existing relationships with our suppliers.

And to establish new relationships, we're committed to local industry and expanding our engagement with our local workforce and the community.

We look forward to continuing our relationships with old friends that have helped us deliver hundreds of trains over the years and establishing relationships with new companies looking to create the next successful partnership.

For us at downer, relationships are the basis of creating success.

We're excited by the rolling stock expansion program and this landmark project to manufacture a fleet of new trains, build new facilities internally, and dalmo and maintain the fleet into the future.

The project offers a multitude of opportunities for Queenslanders and the local supply chain from construction to material supply, manufacture of components and delivery of services.

Uniquely, Dana can offer an ongoing opportunity to grow and expand your business into other rail projects around Australia and into adjacent sectors.

Through the rolling stock expansion program and beyond, Dana will work with you to create more high end jobs and high value skills.

We're committed to apprenticeships and long term sustainable employment opportunities in working with us.

We will work with you to create a modern and diverse workforce and industry setting you up for success for this project and into the future.

Forward to being able to continue championing Queensland companies to help stimulate the economy, to build and maintain rolling stock in Queensland and well into the future.

Well, with stab Lish 28 years ago on the Fraser Coast, we build components, fabrication design, CNC cutting and painting, but currently employed, around 5000 square meters, and we're looking to grow that over the next 12 to 18 months significantly to be able to support more local industry.

Dan is going to buy a massive role, being able to help us not only with work but also improving our business through systems and and procedures to put in place to to help all while manufacturing not only in the work that we do for Downer, but overall in the scheme of contracts and everything we do.

But our favorite project that we've delivered for Downer was the Millennium Train mockup.

That allowed all well to employ around 18 people.

They're very supportive.

Are they help you be able to deliver the contract smoothly with down to support?

I've lost 150 years.

It's allowed the whole community to grow not only supporting local businesses, but also local sporting organisations and and that with sponsorship.

So it's great to see Downer, you know, reaching out and supporting all the local community on the Fraser Coast.

I think Dan is a real game changing force in in the manufacturing industry and I think that they can.

You know help not only our business expand but also all Fraser Coast businesses expand and become better in the manufacturing industry.

I've commenced work on this side, probably close to 50 years ago when I first started here.

I said my parents cheer.

This place could make anything for working on multi million dollar contracts, supplying equipment all places around the world.

Downers bought to this site a whole lot of new skills and a lot of employment for the town.

Love, wait for down and out for 27 years so it's realistically our home away from home as my family sitting beside me.

I've been here since I for At my age I'm happy to actually get a new challenge or a tree change through downer.

I've worked with down a fire over 10 years.

I think Downer brings opportunity to Queensland so we have lots of employees here not just from local marabar and Harvey Bay but.

From all over QLD.

I started here as a 15 year old in 1990.

I started down in 1985 as You know, I started here in 2004 is our fitter and Turner and hopefully one day my son might be working here.

I encourage you to get in contact with us.

Pick up the phone and talk to our project team or head to our contractor registration page to tell us about your company so that we can match you to the right opportunity.

We are also keen to talk to community and training organizations.

We want to help all Queenslanders secure meaningful employment.

To find out more, visit us at our website will just give us a call.

We look forward to working with even more QLD suppliers because it downer relationships create success.

Thanks Tim, and although they are not represented today are shortlisted applicants for the time and effort to put together that material for your viewing pleasure and will now hear from Pete Gill who is working on our QT MP project.

And he'll talk about some specific supplier opportunities as we understand them to date.

Justice.

Thanks Brian.

My name is Pete Gill.

My role in this project is the manager of the tendering process.

So supporting tamarta to put that together and then administer it over the next six months as the shortlist applicants who you saw in those videos prepare.

Their proposals are just wanted to start off by saying how great it is, see so many people here today like it really starts to put some context around our objective which is to connect this project in with in with Mary Barra region.

And it it's it's wonderful to see such a great turn out.

Well, I was hoping to do with with my.

My session today was just to put a bit more context around our process and and the way that suppliers can be involved in that and and trying to connect them in with the short list of applicants that you you just heard.

Are also I'm going to try and provide some bit more granularity about the opportunities that we think are going to exist as part of this process over the next six months.

And some context around the categories in the way that we're thinking about this, but I suppose really the key point that the my colleagues have provided over here is we're facilitating a process, so we have three international organizations who are going to prepare detailed proposals and what we're really trying to do is connect the supply chain into those people, but it is.

It's really their responsibility to you know, full proposals together and engage with with yourselves as they're pulling together their their solutions in their pricing.

I think if we could just go to the first slide is so we've we've discussed it.

We're going to use the ICN gateway, and we're going to do that in a few different ways and are probably going to provide more detail about how it's going to work for you.

But in terms of the way we're thinking about the categories of of work here we we've sort of separated them into four main parts, and some of them are relevant to people in the room here in Maryborough.

Others are more relevant to people online 'cause they're they're in different areas of Queensland, but just sort of working quickly through those.

You know, we've got.

We've got construction, so we're we're building a major facility here in Tom and Lee.

There's a man maintenance or facility that will be developed in Ormeau as well.

So there will be a lot of work around.

The construction of those.

Those two facilities are the rolling stock manufacturing, which we're looking really to be here in in Mary Bar, and I'll go into a bit more detail in a second about the types of supply systems that we we envisage will be part of that that process.

We also have plans.

Equipment and supply.

So are things that will go into both the construction of the facilities and also into the rolling stock and then the key element of this is as well as its design build, maintain contracts so not only are these parties coming to build build our new trains and and also our facilities, but they're here to maintain those for an initial period of 15 years.

But it could be up to 30 years, so it's it's a.

It's a long program and we're trying to develop these sort of relationships to last through that.

That time, so you know there's there's over a 30 year period to maintain them do major overhauls and you know presentation cleaning services as part of this contract as well.

I think.

Just flip to the next next slide.

So when Tim asked me to present, he said, can you please bring some technical content to this so that we can go through and understand?

Luckily, this slide is unreadable because I took a fair bit of time just going through and trying to set them out so.

It's not a test for people at the back to see whether they can actually read it.

I'll go through it, I think.

It's probably just to start with is to provide a bit of context about about the program and about the the way shortlisted applicants are going to work here.

I mean it is a key objectives and it is throughout all of our tender documentation that we we want them to be thinking about how they invest in the supply chain and and and how they develop the supply chain as they're building.

You know, the 65 trains people are trying to take photos, so it'll be good when you look at them and it still won't be readable.

But we predict where we can provide this and there are there are obviously opportunities through ICN, but if you have questions as I go through.

This shortlist applicants at this is a global supply chain, so they're gonna have to do some work about thinking how they can localize that and what we're we're making that we're asking them to do is to actually make detailed commitments in their proposal about who they're going to use and the amount of investment they're going to.

I'm going to make into local businesses.

That will be provided as part of proposals that will be contractually.

It's it's a as part of the the contract and then it will be administered by the state to make sure that they deliver on those commitments.

So it's really important that we give them as much opportunity as possible to understand the capability both here in Maryborough and and more widely in Queensland, to support the the categories that I discussed before.

Uh.

I think there are some things that we we know can be done here.

There are some things that we're hoping the shortlisted applicants can onshore.

The videos provided some context around that.

I think in terms of the rolling stock works, hopefully you can see the top line of this, but there's sort of three major categories.

There's rolling stock components and supply systems.

There's the manufacturing assembly of the wrong stop, which will be done at the facility and turban lead.

And then, as I said, there's the maintenance and cleaning, and we expect that major overhauls.

Things as potential that those would be done back back in here.

And again there's options for additional trains beyond the 65 so you know, there's a as a program here in In Queensland the sorts of things because you can't read them, but we imagine that it will go into the components and supply systems is steel fabrication and coating services we saw in the videos at Bogey Supply in Perth and fabrication is being done there.

So that's that's a big component of these trains.

The car bodies is is another.

Another element that we imagine will be will be done here in in Maryborough car body fittings, heating and ventilation systems.

Some of those major component component.

Some you know elements of them may be brought in, but those are things that they'll be definitely thinking about.

Can can we do those regionally interiors, glass and reinforced plastic cabling cabinets.

Communication systems obviously really really important for for.

Modern trains passenger information systems.

They're required to ride power supply, lighting, couplers, flooring, wheels, breaking systems, on board, vehicle controls, auxiliary systems, door systems, and propulsion.

So then there's a huge amount of subsystems that going to you know, and I'm sure people in the room know a lot more about this than I do into these.

These things in the component tree that goes in, but we we feel like that there's to be be involved in that and, and shortlisted applicants will engage with parties.

To understand capability as they go forward.

There are also as part of the process of building these.

You know there's sort of some of the softer, more service driven elements to.

To developing this rolling stock so you know they'll be training, they'll be design.

They'll be HSEQ human resource is insurance is, so it's not just thinking about like suppliers as a you know what are the hard parts that go into the train?

There's a, there's a lot of elements, you know.

It's a government program that they'll need to do to manage delivery on time and on budget to train up their workforces to make sure they deliver in a Safeway.

And so those are also, you know things when they're they're they're developing here in Mary, borrow that.

You know they'll be looking for support from third parties to to administer and then the final element on the side that you can't read is a.

Is it around the maintenance and cleaning?

So again, it's it's envisaged that maintenance will happen in Ormeau, you know, on a day to day basis, but major overhauls may may well be done here in Mary Barra.

And there's again those sorts of things around.

Parts supply to make sure that these trains continue to perform over the 30 years life of the contract.

Uhm, there's security.

This cleaning similar sort of elements to to imagine when you've got major manufacturing here to provide support services.

I think next next slide, which hopefully you can read.

I think we've got.

We've gone through a few of these things and I'll provide a little bit more detail around the time frames for the tender process and how you can get involved.

But the shortlisted applicants are.

They've got six months.

They have to prepare proposals that have fully costed and provide details around their their own stock design, their facilities design.

So they've got a fair bit to do in the six months, I think.

It's it's a highly competitive environment, so you've seen from 3 organizations you'll know they're not in the room today are,  you know there's there's a lot of confidentiality they are trying to win, like it's a big job.

You know they're very keen as you can see, I think.

So the way they're going to engage organizations, is it on an individual basis.

So we'll go through on there a bit more.

But once we provide registrations of interest from suppliers, they may, you know, may or may not, depending on their approach getting contact.

It may well be that you have to engage with, you, know multiple suppliers if you choose to do so.

I'm providing you know, quotations to more than one of these organizations.

They're all preparing proposals, and they'll be rigorously evaluated by the state, but.

You know that they're doing those that in parallel.

I think it's likely that shortlisted applicants will hold additional supplier events, so I know a couple of the the organizations that you've seen earlier.

I definitely keen to do that that they may well, and they probably will do them.

Here again, those will be on an individual basis, 'cause they're obviously trying to keep their their proposals than their approach confidential.

'cause it goes to whether they they win, win this project.

But just for some context about how that will happen.

And what they're interested in is capability, pricing and commercial terms.

And depending on the scale of the component tree or the systems or the supply contracts that that they're engaging with people about, they may want more or less detail about those sorts of things.

But all that stuff goes into into a bid for a for a pretty significant project, the next slide.

If that's OK, just fleshes out a little bit more what Tim described to you before.

So just in terms of the context, I mean we're in about week six now of of the interactive RFP process.

So the first you know six weeks I've really been trying to understand the requirements that we've set up the organizations and make sure that's clear to them that their process from here on in will be about designing these these facilities, coming up with proposals and then pricing them so.

I was going to explain a bit more about the different ways that you can, you know, register in interest for this process.

We've had the ROI open or the expressions of interest in the IC NR since the start of the expression of interest process, we've provided details or already of people who've who've suppliers have shown interest, so they they have an amount of of details of suppliers.

We will do that numerous times through this process, so the the ROI is going to stay.

Open for the duration because we've got the event here today and try and encourage people who are interested to register organizations.

I put up a date there that will do that again before Christmas so.

Will make sure that the people who who sort of get enthused by this project and hopefully that's most most of you we we give those details so they can.

They can understand who's available and get in contact and then supply chain events.

Anything they want to do.

Detailed quotes costings will will happen in that July to April time frame so that's when you know should should you you be contacted you.

You go to here.

And as Tim mentioned before there there are details.

I know the shortlisted applicants have a comfortable that if people want to get in contact to understand their process and.

Exactly the sorts of both sorts of suppliers there they're looking for that that you can do that as well, so there's sort of two avenues to this.

We're definitely here to share and, and as I said to to be able to deliver on the on on the key objective of this project, we we do need to help and and connect you with with our our shortlisted applicants.

Then where we're anticipating making it clear who the winner is at the at the back end of next year, and then from that point again, those you know the winning organization is likely to have to.

Uh.

Go into detailed contracts with its suppliers and I would imagine will run tender processes and things that you know again for those component trees that they.

They haven't committed to supplies are at that point, so I think this is sort of the start of our process.

I know we've tried to provide some detail here today about the types of opportunities that you'll see, but I think it's just going to become there will be more and more engagement with these organizations and the successful organization over the next.

Next 12 to 18 months.

So I think that was all I had and and.

And thanks for coming to listen to us here today and look forward to having you guys involved in that.

In the program going forward, thanks.

Thanks, Pete and Pete will be back up for some Q&A at the end, together with Abby's great pleasure to introduce Abby.

You've heard us talk about the ICN gateway, and if you have already registered great and if you haven't, you've just seen from Pete that we will provide those details across to shortlisted applicants again soon.

So, Abby Aurora is the executive director of ICN Queensland.

That is where we're collecting expressions of interest.

They can be lodged on the ICN gateway.

And Abby will be able to provide you some further information about how that Gateway works and how you can put your details on there.

Welcome, Abby.

Thank you, Sally.

Yeah, as a as Sally said my name is Abby Aurora.

Just don't look at my first name on this screen because I myself have forgotten how to spell that and everybody calls me Abby now.

So I've accepted that.

Very grateful to Department of Transport and Main Roads and state development for not only having me here but also getting Ossian involved in the procurement process for this transformational project.

Before I start on ICN, I'm just going to talk a little bit about myself.

Once Upon a time I was a technical person, not that I wanted to be, but it was a parental aspiration back in the country where I was born and I always wanted to do procurement and contracts and I was very fortunate to be employed by ICN.

When I landed in Australia because I seen is an organization that not only taps into my engineering background but also helps me fulfill my passion of local content of procurement of contracting.

Local content is the word you've actually heard so many times today and that's what I see is all about.

I see it's all about full, fair and reasonable access to opportunities.

For local companies on major projects, and that's what we've been doing for many, many years.

Great to see so many familiar faces in the room and I believe people watching virtually would also know about ICN, so apologies if you've gone through this presentation before, but I can do this any day of the week.

It's it's a key message.

It's an important message that I want everybody to know about.

ICN is your gateway to opportunities, and if you're not registered on ICN, that's your pathway to access opportunities on major projects.

So my job today is not only to.

Talk about how to access opportunities on the Queensland Trains manufacturing program will also just give you an overview about ICN.

In case you're not familiar with ICN self got a small video that will run which is the next Lloyd?

The video?

Self explanatory.

Slightly outdated but please be96a91a-2e9b-4f1e-9843-af8d61b5fdb1 bear with me on that.

Australia or New Zealand produce some of the brightest and most innovative contractors, manufacturers and service providers in the world.

And although they're all different, they all have one thing in common.

The constant search for new business.

Likewise, many of the world's most exciting projects are happening right here in our region, and each of these projects needs the right local suppliers.

What if there was an organization that brought all these talented companies bea03815-b2a9-42de-b97d-123a4aa10584 and lucrative projects together?

ICN is passionate about doing just that.

With a team of highly skilled technical consultants who have extensive industry knowledge.

I see an officer procurement solution like no other for project managers.

We make it easy to find the right local suppliers.

Saving time and money in supply chain development and ensuring local supply and support for the life of the project for suppliers we offer easy access to the best projects, large and small, both locally and overseas.

ICM has 30 officers around Australia and New Zealand, with more than 100 technical consultants offering specialist skills in all major sectors.

And by combining this personal service with ICN Gateway, containing more than 60,000 suppliers and around $247 billion in contracts, we make sure you'll never miss an opportunity to find the perfect partner.

It's no wonder many of the region's largest buyers and government projects use ICM to make all the right connections.

I see it's not a new organization, it's been around for 30 odd years and my life actually changed with ICN when I put forward a company do one of the big LNG projects and that company was successful in winning a multi $1,000,000 contract.

Technically more capable was not known to the project.

The company had no other way to access the project opportunity and and the amount of joy that I saw on that company's representatives faces.

And you know.

How successful they were, that's how my life changed.

Where do I see in in Australia?

ICN started in 1984.

UM, and with the intent of having local companies engaged in major projects, and since then we've actually grown every single day where the largest capability database in the country, now it's got 86,000 businesses registered on the system.

Uh, essentially the message you got from the video is what is ICN.

You might actually think I see into the harmony of the business.

Yes, we're matchmaking, but not exactly that when not just ICN employs people like me who either from a technical background or from a procurement background.

ICN is a business intelligence platform IC and has a lot of human intervention in the whole process when expressions of interests are submitted.

There are human eyes actually looking at your company information before that information goes to the project proponent.

Yes, we use a portal called ICN Gateway, but I don't call it a portal.

I call it a business intelligence platform because that's where we capture the information about your business.

The information that is deemed suitable by It's a comprehensive process.

It's not just your name, contact details, or your locations.

It's it's a full blown capability that we actually capture in that process, and for companies that are not registered on ICN companies that are going to be doing that today after this presentation, I encourage you to spend time in that process.

It only takes 45 minutes, but please be diligent enough in entering all that information because that information is what you will be assessed on and that information will become the showcase of your capability.

Did you buy it?

What we also do is we work with Queensland Government in doing a lot of supply, market analysis, supply chain mappings.

That's usually done very very early in the piece around a specific industry or around specific demographics to inform Queensland government of the deficiencies or the gaps that exist in capabilities so that they can design relevant programs to uplift the capability at around that industry or around that area.

I see and UM, has offices all across Australia and there's an ICN office in every state and dedicatory administered by their respective state or territory government.

We actually written into the Federal JOBS Act for the Australian industry participation requirements here in Queensland.

Our services are contracted by Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Local Government planning.

We also have a standing offer arrangement with whole of Queensland Government for supply chain services.

But majority of our services majority of our works with these major projects, they come through a contract or State Development.

As I said before, we're not just a database.

We go out and about.

We go to a lot of industry events.

We go to a lot of seminars.

We conduct a lot of meat.

The bidder buyer sessions where we give local companies the opportunity to sit across the table with the project buyer.

And you know, a quick speed dating session, basically enabling them to talk about their capabilities.

Yes, we do present capabilities online.

We do present them on a piece of paper, but.

The opportunity that the companies get to be on the face of the buyer is really great.

Next slide.

Our contributions and some recent project examples.

As I said, we were the largest capability database in Australia and New Zealand.

There's no other database that's got 86,000 businesses registered.

About 22,000 of those businesses are actually based in Queensland, so pretty much 1/3 of the database belongs to Queensland in the last 30 odd years.

ICN has helped facilitate about $30 billion of successes or contracts to Australian companies nationally.

That numbers close to three and a half billion just in the last nine years.

And that's only a QLD number, so that's Queensland companies.

Queensland projects.

Last three years, that number's been close to $1 billion.

What that number is?

That's the sum total of the contract values that local companies have actually got who've actually gone through the ICM process in expressing interest or showcasing their capability to a project by.

Some of the projects that we've just completed or projects that we're still working on there was talks about Townsville Stadium, one of the biggest successful projects that are scenes.

Work done.

We're working on the technology innovation complex in in James Cook University, up and down as well.

Again, Queens Wharf down in Bristol, in Brisbane, the new casino.

The towns will acute mental health unit, Cross River, Real Gold Coast, Commonwealth Games.

All the venues went.

Through the ICM process and in terms of procurement and contracting.

We're not just involved in construction and infrastructure projects, only I see and works across each and every industry.

Mining oil and gas, renewables, transport anything.

Some of the examples of the rail projects in QLD.

We've got the we completed the mountain by rail link Gold Coast light rail, the rail yards in Rockhampton that's actually on ICN Gateway now.

The maintenance facility in Volker AKA in Ipswich.

Inland rail is up on ICN Gateway now.

The new generation rollingstock also went through the ICM process and Queensland Train manufacturing program is obviously on ICN Gateway.

As of today and I'm just going to demonstrate shortly how you can access opportunities on that project.

Next slide.

And an example of the supply chain mapping work that we do for Queensland Government.

We've actually completed a supply chain mapping for rail industry, which I believe will form part of the rail strategy we identified.

Or we scanned the entire database to determine which companies have what capability in the rail sector.

Uhm, and we we there was obviously division or categorization into zones in which we found companies and ultimately we ended up showing some statistics to Queensland Government on to how many companies are they?

What's their specific capabilities.

And I believe that will help Queensland Government immensely in designing some programs.

Specifically in the rail sector.

The companies that are presented in that report are usually presented in form of hyperlinks, which is the next slide.

Uhm, so this is just an example of, you know, companies in structural steel across various zones.

Each company is presented as a hyperlink for the reader of the report to jump onto their website.

But the main thing is ICN gateway.

The business intelligence platform.

And this is how I see and gateway looks like this is the home page of ICN Gateway.

This is where you will actually see case studies of companies that have been successful.

One of the busiest websites in Australia, if I can say about 40,000 visitors every month on ICN Gateway on an average busiest, busiest website.

Uhm?

Next place.

There is a section on ICN Gateway that will actually allow you to search for project opportunities or search for other suppliers.

Now the search for other suppliers section is restricted to subscribers.

But let me just clarify here.

There is no cost to register on ICN Gateway registration on ICN Gateway to create a company profile.

Receiving alerts or notifications about opportunities or expressing interest on opportunities like DMP.

There is absolutely no cost for that because we're all about full, fair, and reasonable.

These subscription packages are there, but they're only for companies to use ICN Gateway as a marketing platform, which is not a necessity for every company.

So I'm just going to demonstrate how cute EMP looks on ICN Gateway, and that's the kind of mistakes ingenious do it's QTM P not QMTP, so my apologies for that.

There is a dedicated project page on ICN Gateway for the train manufacturing program.

This page can be reached if you search for keywords in that project search functions by using Queensland Train manufacturing program or Queensland Train manufacturing program.

Q.

DMP or there is a dedicated website as well QTMPicn.org.

This page will actually give you a lot of information about the project, what dmarc looking for, how the information is going to be passed on to the three bidders, and what the expression of interest process is all about.

On the same page you will actually see the list of four packages that we talked about, so these four packages are currently open, and if you're a company that's already registered on icy and you have created all you need to do is click on the create UI button.

If you're not registered with IC and when you click on the create UI button, the system will prompt you to register first.

Once you click on the create UI button, you will actually be presented with important in the procurement process.

For this this project.

These questions have been designed in conjunction with Dmarc procurement process.

So these questions basically form the pre qualification criteria or the shortlisting criteria.

The questions are pretty simple, there are various types there.

Yes no questions.

There are radio buttons.

There are questions that will actually ask you to upload specific documentation.

There are questions that will actually ask you to download specific templates, fill them up, upload them back again.

The opportunities that be it did show before and the unreadable slide, all those opportunities are actually part of this expression of interest process.

So when you're answering questions, you will actually see those specific opportunities that we encourage you to take that align with your capability.

You can select more than one.

There's definitely now limit on selecting the kind of capabilities that you want to apply for.

The EOI process it's not required to happen in one goal because we do understand you might not have answers to all the questions when you're trying to do this, so we've actually got a save for later button you can actually do whatever you like in the time available.

Save and come back and complete the questionnaire again, but we encourage you to complete the process because if you don't hit the submit button, we will not be putting.

Your company forward in the report only completed IOI.

Responses will be going to the three bidders.

This is just a sample report that ICN would provide to Dietmar.

Which DMR will then be passing on to the three bidders.

It's a traffic light report as you can see, green, amber, red.

We will do some basic assessment on the responses to the questions and we will also look into your company profile information.

We will also be highlighting the areas for the bidders to understand.

If you are lacking, say, one or two capabilities and that becomes an opportunity for them to give you that chance of uplifting your capability.

ICN procurement and we had a lot of feedback from the industry saying, I see is all about expressions of interest.

We don't know what's happening with our expression of interest, although we attempt very hard in providing feedback to the IOI registrants, but that's not always in our control.

That's based on what feedback we get from the project proponents.

We've hence built a system code ICN procurement, which is a compliment to ICN Gateway.

The IOI report becomes an input into the ICM procurement process, and ICM procurement is now a platform that's used by many, many project owners for their request for tendering process or for the RFP process.

They can actually communicate with suppliers through that platform.

They can avoid contracts through that platform, and they can even pay invoices through that platform.

Now that platform is fully integrated with ICN Gateway, it does not mean that companies have to register on those platforms and the platform I see in procurement automatically pulls the information from ICN Gateway.

If you're registered there.

Just showing an example in the next slide of ICN procurement and some majors are currently using ICM procurement shell QGC, Rio Tinto, Rheinmetall Defence, Australia.

They use ICM procurement and as the procurement portal.

The look and feel of these websites is it looks like that that's actually owned by them, but it's powered by.

I see in in the back end we've actually branded them in line with their branding requirements.

My last slide.

The takeaway message for today is uhm, for businesses that are not on ICN yet.

Please please.

Register on ICN because if you're not in it then we can't actually see you.

We can't actually put you forward to these three shortlisted bidders for this project or for many other projects at any point in time, there's usually $300 billion of projects on ICN, and I'm not just talking QLD, their national an.

At any point in time, there's about $50 billion of projects in Queensland that you can access through the portal.

Once you've actually developed or if you already have a company profile and you've had the chance to review it and make sure that the information in there is current and up to date, please go and visit a specific projects.

I'd like the Queensland train manufacturing you go and have Go and start the expression of interest process.

And answer those questions and take the boxes against.

Take the boxes for the capabilities that your company is aligned to.

It's only then you will actually be part of that ER report.

And as I said before, we're not just a database, we're not just offering a product license all about service to the local companies where only a phone call or an email away do not assume anything.

We have got consultants who can actually help you in the process.

We can hold your hand through the EOI process and help you completely responses, so please come forward and ask any questions if you have any.

Our email address is on that slide.

And that's my key takeaway message for today.

Please please register on ICN Gateway and come forward.

And with that all.

Hand back to Sally.

Thank you very much for for listening to me.

Thank you Abby.

Now you've heard from us all morning we're going to hand over to you to ask some questions now so the guys are just gonna bring some chairs up.

I'm going to invite Tim Dighton, Pete Gill and Abby Aurora to join me on the stage and we'll ask questions in the room first.

So we have about 20 minutes.

If you have a question, someone will bring you a microphone.

If you could just wait till you get the microphone so that people online can hear your question as well.

And people online that you also have the opportunity to submit questions.

Please do so if we do have a question online and it's repeated in the room, we won't repeat the question.

So if you don't feel we've answered your question, let us know.

And as I said before, if we can't answer a question today, we will take it on notice and will get some information back to people who have registered for today.

Great now who's brave enough to kick off any questions in the room?

There's no cup of tea till these questions, excellent.

Hi, my name is Barry game from Knorr Bremse.

I'm just on local content.

Uhm, is the.

We are Brisbane based and is the local content.

UM is it rated for Mary Barra?

Is it rated for Brisbane?

Is it rated for Queensland?

Is there a scale?

To that thanks, Barry.

So the question is about local content and do we have a scale in terms of distance from here?

It it can never hear.

Yes.

Thanks Barry I'm.

No is the answer to that, so I think when we presented before, we recognize there are things that are going to happen in the regions based on the way we've specified the project.

So manufacturing facility is here maintenance facilities in Normo and there will be support services provided out of Brisbane in the tender process.

We're really looking for identification of parties that are based in the Fraser Coast.

'cause that's something we won't understand and also the rest of QLD.

More generally, but but the evaluation process is is open and we're we're really, you know, looking to to make sure that there's a Through through Queensland for suppliers so that it's it's not.

It's not specific to saying you if you if you use more people in Maryborough then you're you're going to get higher marks its but we recognize it because there's elements so they're going to be done here.

That is the most practical.

Sorry.

Thanks, Pete.

Thank you.

Good morning all.

Steven Long from Starwood stating we're based down in Brisbane.

Can we get a little more detail in regards to the specification of seeking requirements for these trains?

Steven was at specification of seating of seating.

Yes seating requirements is that detail we have today or I can say I might be answering a few of these questions.

It just keeps.

Uh, I mean the the way the specification works.

It's a detailed output requirement, come from Queensland Rail, so those are people who work with Queensland rail before we have a pretty good idea of of of the way they specify their their rolling stock.

by safety requirements.

Seatings are really good example.

They have specific crashworthiness requirements and also fire safety requirements.

So while we do have a level of specification, there is also some.

You know, uh, it's open to to our shortlisted applicants to try and innovate around that.

So I don't think we can provide all that much more detail.

And as organizations engage with you that they'll be able to specify exactly what they're looking for, but it just to sort of reinforce all of these these requirements, particularly things like seeding are are driven by Queensland rail in their their safety and and sort of fire safety obligations.

Fantastic thank you for that.

I might, so I might just add to that.

As well, two of the parameters that we are looking to to have as sort of immutable czar.

Firstly, the Crossrail tunnel requirements, so that that will be one set of specifications.

The other thing is we would like to find an optimal balance for accessibility with transverse seating verse sort of multipurpose bays.

So there there's an optimization point for you know, fitting a maximum number of people on a train and having it fully accessible so.

There's a sweet spot in there as well so that those are two parameters that we're looking to impose, but otherwise, as as Pete said, we're guided by QR standards and that the supplies.

Yeah Phil darling from global manufacturing group, we're a local company, but.

The elephant in the room folks is skill sets.

And I just notice when the presentation that the lead time to create those specific skill sets that schedule required to deliver this project is pretty short.

Considering most apprenticeships and other traineeships can be anywhere between 12 months for trainees and it's going to be a high tech operation and I'm just wondering who is going to oversee and populate those will help populate those skill sets, whether it's for local industry and all for the major facility.

It's a fantastic question.

So there's a couple of parts to this.

Firstly, in terms of the time frames.

This is why we want to engage early before we've even finished an RFP, and before we even crystallized exactly our specifications because we want to start that process.

It also that the other thing I want to add is where as I said we're in this for the long haul and we're looking at sort of fifty 6070 years of manufacturing, so there is.

There's a short term need and there will be a bit of work to get it up to speed, and that's something that our partners in the other departments and in team are working with.

Regional officers will have people on the ground we're working with the local MP.

We'd love to have connections into local schools and training providers, so if you're out there please come and see us.

Uhm, there is a lot of work to do in the short term to get up to speed, but we are absolutely committed to having a pipeline established to build those skills to sort of a a critical level for a very long period of time.

I'm getting the sense I haven't answered your question.

It do you wanna follow up?

Yeah, I think we recognize that the point and one of the things that we're looking for in terms of the responses are a local industry development strategy and so.

Yeah, what they can do at the start of this program and train one and what they can do at train 45 is going to be different.

And we expect that that that investment and that capability will grow and will recognize that as part of the evaluation process.

But yeah, there's there's obviously an imperative to try and get these trains.

Trains started in terms of production so that we can get them in for the Olympics.

In Cross River rail.

And then I think it the way they use local suppliers will change in terms of, you know the total investment as as they move through there.

I don't hear a plan to actually populate the facility.

Uhm?

So there's going to be a successful supply.

One of the three, which is fantastic.

UM, one of those three is has got a a a dentity locally, uh, the other two sort of, UM, but to get this project project up and running and and to hit those those particular targets.

I don't think you have any idea what it's going to take in bodies.

And personnel to actually populate that facility.

Other than for those successful applicants to try and strip out every bit of skill set locally statewide and nationally and internationally for that factor, so it's a fairly interesting question guys, if we got an apprentice, he needs a job, he needs a company to support that job, and if there's no job for the moment, but he's got a a skill sets.

Gotta start.

Sometime in 2023, I would suggest or thereabouts.

And you have a problem.

Yeah, that's Pete said it is a requirement for the providers to give us a plan.

development as part of the RFP process.

So I I don't disagree, it is.

It's a critical point.

I don't think we could answer it today because we need to hear from the suppliers what their plan is and we need to have an interactive process with them to tweak it to refine it to bring local expertise into it as well.

So now look, I don't have a definitive answer.

Fully today on here is the plan, and here are the markers of the milestones, but that is something that we will have through the RFP.

Hi guys I'm Sarah from mobile accommodation camps.

My question is do you guys have an idea on numbers of workers at that or Binley factory and also any plan for accommodating those workers?

Are they going to be local or they gonna?

You know, come from afar, is there going to be a crisis for the accommodation?

During the build, I suppose.

Yeah, I wear.

Probably not best placed to talk to the accommodation question.

I understand it is a live issue for the area and of course we're happy to support in that.

So look it.

It's I can't really answer the housing question for you, but we're happy to to work with Bruce and with the Council on on how we can facilitate any accommodation concerns.

Sorry.

And did you guys have a number of workers that are going to be employed at tomley yet right?

Not a definitive number.

I understand the government has put out a media release on this that does have some indicative employment numbers so that their premieres announcement did give sort of an indicator.

But again, and then it sort of comes back to the earlier question.

This is something that we need to see what?

What is the the design?

The footprint?

Exactly?

What we're doing with with the successful?

Proponent to be able to say here's exactly the number.

I mean, it's a detailed requirement of the proposal that they build.

They build up their labor force.

Obviously that drives costs and so they'll present that at the end of the the process that we had on the 26th.

And at that point, or I suppose, once we choose the.

Select the preferred supplier.

We will have a really good view of of of the jobs footprint here and and more generally.

Ah, in Queensland and also which ones are those going to be directly employed by the businesses that you've seen today and and which will you know how?

We're also generating jobs through supply chain?

And to your point, that has different impacts on housing and and resources and things like that.

So I think to Tim's point that detail will emerge over the next six months and and help us shape.

we need to support that.

And support our suppliers to be able to deliver.

It's James home from hunting, be51e4d0-3027-460b-a1be-2942c6613c85 but has the specification and design of the facilities at the sites been determined or is that to be provided by the three proponents?

Yeah, good question.

So to an extent we have our specifications in terms of things like road access, earthworks, you know.

Prepare inside that sort of thing.

The actual design of the facility itself is part of the submission from the suppliers, so they will each have their own particular design and set up for the actual facility.

But we are sort of trying to get ahead of the curve on on, you know, road access and site preparation.

Morning guys Trent Miles from all Industries group from Yeppoon just to.

Move on a bit more from our friends from GMG there I I would say was regards to the quality specifications around the, in particular the steel manufacturer of these railway wagons.

There is some physical constraints that the US manufacturers will be facing.

In particular the asqa requirements from the ARTIOS to actually skill up our workforce in time to get to a Weld specification that you need to is a two year study.

To be a Weld engineer in particular.

So even if we would start that process now, as as new manufacturers to the market, we probably wouldn't meet the mark in time for a prequel.

So I would ask for you guys to keep your eye on the prize there around that that specific specification and how we're going to be flexible because there is legislation in our way.

Second to that, what we can do about that, though, to pose a question to you.

Abby from ICN with regards to the prequel, fill out that we fill out and the report that goes to those guys is that available back to us to see how far away we are from the mark.

And so we can strategize what to do to get to the mark in time and start working with it.

'cause in particular we work with our local manufacturing hub in Rockhampton, and we're trying to bridge that gap with those physical constraints, but it would be good to know.

As a group and as a collective back to the primes just how far away we really are.

Yeah, good question.

Look the report that's actually going to DTM are at this stage is just being passed on to the three proponents and the way forward I assume is we will be working with these three proponents individually to support their bid in terms of local industry engagement and at that stage we will finalize a framework with them for them to be giving us that feedback.

And we feed that back to individual companies.

Onto which highlighted section they have been whether they were green, amber, red, and that that feedback will actually provide you some information onto what marks were you missing and and what more you need to do to actually be considered by these three proponents.

So eventually the answer is eventually yes, but not at this stage, because at this stage it's just proponents through the DMR.

It's gonna check if we have some questions online to be read out.

Could you read those out for us from up the back?

Hi everyone, so a couple of questions from online will start off with Richard Jeffrey.

Richard asks he produces and anti micro micro bio plastics and coatings which could be used on grab rails, handles and fabrics with the current COVID outbreaks.

Aqua interested in such technology in this project.

Uh, I think I think.

Don't think that's one we can answer at this stage, I think just probably reinforce the process is is is.

It's definitely worth registering providing details about capability and then you know potentially if you want a more direct answer about those sorts of things to reach out to the organizations.

Yeah, there's probably two elements to that as well.

In terms of QR and and general operation of fleet, that that's sort of a direct approach to cure, but absolutely I think that's worth registering in terms of this project as well.

I'm covered, I think is here to stay and we're still working out what it is and how we're dealing with it.

So of course we're we're interested in potential solutions though.

Thanks Tim and Pete.

We have a similar one from super quick water heaters who are based out of Logan and Queensland, so they're basically a manufacturing company of wall mounted and under bench mounted, boiling drinking water appliances.

They find that they do struggle to find a category for their products within the tender processes and just wondering how they can drill down to find projects that may require such products.

Yeah, I'm not sure if he's coming on this, but I'm happy to take that one on notice and we might come back directly with some instructions from the team on that one.

But Abby, I don't know if you've got.

Do you have anything?

No heavy doesn't?

So yeah, we might circle back on that one and give some more instruction.

Absolutely Next up from Wade Clark.

He's just wondering if there's any preferred procurement zoning for this project.

Sorry, can you say sorry brick?

Can you repeat the question?

Absolutely sorry.

Wondering about preferred procurement zoning for the project.

Might need a bit more context on the question, sorry if that's possible, right.

Otherwise well, we can take it on notice if that's.

Absolutely wait.

If you are online, please feel free to submit some further clarification.

Otherwise we will loop back with you.

Next up from Anthony Cullen I I suppose we can provide context that we're running an overarching RFP process for the for the key contractor, and so the states looking to enter into an agreement with like a single entity and then they'll have their own processes internally about how they engage and tender for like individual suppliers.

And so within you know, I mean there are some key requirements in our documentation about ethical supplier frameworks and the way they need to do that, be73dfbc-dd9c-4877-b8ec-4fb38a6ca298 and they're going to give us details about their processes, so we're comfortable that they're appropriate.

But it they're, they're really, you know, driven by the internal approach be8292c0-0aab-4d63-b12d-84e271311cfd for the organizations to about, you know, taking into account that they they need to align with Queensland government processes as far as possible.

Thanks Pete, so Next up from Anthony Colin wanting to inquire about where they can find more information about the construction site of the facility and what will be required at that site.

I mean at this.

At this stage the information that exists publicly is where those sites those sites are the major construction they're going to be different depending on the manufacturing facility and the maintenance depot obviously have different purposes, I think.

What the support?

What these shortlisted applicants are going to need in terms of support?

It'll it'll really be be for them to to engage with the supply chain and provide that level of detail, but.

That that's probably one if, if, and I'm sorry forgotten, who submitted the question.

But if they want to submit it directly to the team through the website or the email address, we can potentially provide some more comment on that.

I quickly duck in there and just say that there are land acquisition processes that are underway so the exact locations aren't yet public, but will be soon.

Thanks to him we have one more relatively specific question about our manufacturing and supplying.

UM, SOCAN supplies, supplies, railways approved temperature and pressure sensors required in pantographs breaking systems and engine systems.

There are components supplier and wondering if they can register themselves with the OEM's.

So just probably through the direct contact details provided in the videos.

Would that be correct exactly right?

Yep.

Excellent next question from Tremaine Wrigley wanting to know if our company was one of the one of the companies suggested to the three tenders.

How would they know so?

I guess after the the contract award?

Yes, yeah.

Well, I mean, if you're submitting an AI through this process, you will be part of the list given to the tenders.

So police have been Neo.

I is is essentially it.

Great, that looks like about it for our online questions and just a reminder if you would like to ask further questions for anyone online or in the room.

Our email address is QTMP@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Thanks guys.

So just before we finish this just one very quick comment.

I what I'm hearing is that people and particularly number of people is the number one concern and I take small comfort in the fact that we also identified that as our number one risk to be managed.

So when I say number of people, I mean in terms of number of people with qualifications, number of people needing accommodation, number of people that potentially may be drawn from competing small businesses in the region.

Into this we are.

We share the concern.

It is one of the chief risks we have identified, so I don't want to to leave you with the sense that it's it's not something that we're looking at, and it's not something where embedding into this process and working with the other departments on it absolutely is.

And we will be able to crystallize that information and come back to you over the next couple of months as the RFP progresses with a bit more detail.

OK, any other questions in the room before we break 14 coffee, yes.

Good morning, my name is Kevin Bennett to the best practice network I'm I want to reinforce the whole dealing with local organizations about understanding the pathway, weather, skills, training and what they need to do to be able to contribute to the project.

But one of the other things that we've learned is from this project, which I'm sure is going to be There's going to be a great upside for the region on the skills and capabilities networks, as any thought come around about how that then can be used for.

What's the next project?

What's the next way that we can use this to then bring further large projects back into the region?

Because what I know about the regions and regions up on this coast, there's some fantastic businesses, great skills and capabilities that are going to go up.

I'm now thinking you're going to deliver this great region and I congratulate everybody.

How do we use this to take to the next level on the next major project?

As a fantastic question we've we've got I'm I'm very excited about this question because we have a lot of ideas in this area, so one of the chief benefits to this program is we will have a lot of state owned assets and part of the nature of the rail industry is is sort of a bit of a boom and bust depending on size of orders, continuity of orders, and we know where there is a break in manufacturing.

You lose their economic benefits almost immediately, so our priority is to maintain continuity.

Of rail manufacturing and to diversify risk by having intermodal businesses whatever it is.

So I I think some of the things we're tossing around is around systems testing for self driving cars and trucks.

So where there's similarity in in technology type because obviously we're looking at European train control systems.

There is a similarity with self driving technology.

What we want to look at is how much can we leverage other industries to use our physical assets.

To sort of offset and diversify, just having rail in the region to having a whole range of businesses.

So for me it's really exciting question.

We have a lot of initiatives in the in, TMR in, in our department that I think we could hopefully bring into the region so it is part of sort of the the bigger TMR program of work.

No more questions online.

Any other questions in the room?

Great so with that I will thank you all for attending today.

Thanks for giving us your time.

Thanks for listening to us and we hope that you've got some information that consists you to think about the program, your business, and how you may be able to supply to this program.

Please do register your interest as as you've heard today, if you register your interest and you hit submit will be giving your details to three shortlisted applicants who are tendering for the programme.

You've also seen them outlining their videos, how you can contact them directly and we also welcome you to do that if you choose to do so.

Please do stay for morning tea.

And networking.

There are some information stands and some people from the government agencies who are there to answer further questions you might have, including from state development and and the team is available to answer your questions.

The broad questions and really specific ones you may wish to email us via the details that were on the screen.

There are also some contact cards available so you can stay in touch with us if you registered for the event today you will be sent a link to the full recording of the event today.

I know some people had some start times that were indicated to be So if you did miss the beginning, please know that you will receive a link and you can view the full recording.

Can I thank my colleagues work to get us here today and convene the event?

And thank you all for being here and giving us your time.

We encourage local organisations to express interest in supplying goods and services to the project by undertaking a Registration of Interest (ROI) process. Access the portal to register as a supplier