Tenders for regional public transport bus services have opened today for five contracted areas, with a key goal of providing sustainable services for regional communities through to 2035.
The five contracted areas include:
This is the second phase of the procurement process, with the tender to remain open until Tuesday 23 January 2024. This will provide tenderers time to develop their submissions, as 4 of the new contracts are expected to commence on 1 November 2024, and the last on 1 January 2027.
There will be no cuts to bus routes and frequencies, but all potential service providers will need to comply with Disability Discrimination Act guidelines to ensure public transport services are accessible for everyone in the community.
The first fourteen contracts included in Phase 1 of the procurement commenced on 1 October 2023. Please visit the regional bus page to view all contractor and route information for regional services.
Four Industry briefings will be held in early November 2023 at the locations listed below.
|Renmark||11:00 am to 12:30 pm Tuesday 7 November 2023.|
Council Chambers, Renmark Paringa Council, 61 Eighteenth St, Renmark.
|Whyalla||10:30 am to 12:00 pm Wednesday 8 November 2023.|
Vicki Ledo Community Room, Whyalla Public Library, 19 Ekblom St, Whyalla Norrie.
|Murray Bridge||10:00 am to 11:30 am Thursday 9 November 2023.|
Mobilong Suite, Rural City of Murray Bridge, 2 Seventh St, Murray Bridge.
|Adelaide||9:00 am to 10:30 am Friday 10 November 2023.|
Level 12, 83 Pirie St, Adelaide.
Tenderers must register at least 24 hours prior to the industry briefing session. Registrations forms are available here.