Case Study

Moreton Bay Rail Link

Train tracks

Expert commercial advice for the extension of south east Queensland’s passenger rail network

The Situation

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) engaged Advisian as its Commercial Advisor to provide specialist transaction management and commercial advice to determine a preferred proponent to deliver the project.


Our role included:

  • Developing an evaluation plan to provide guidance in the evaluation of proponent offers

  • Independent evaluation on each of the proponent’s price

  • Conducting various studies to establish the comparative differential between the proponents on issues such as risk and whole-of-life costs

  • Developing a Collaborative Project Agreement (CPA) which also included the Scope of Work and Technical Criteria and its appendices.

Subsequently, Advisian was engaged as the contract and commercial advisory partner for the project’s delivery phase to assist in ensuring the works are delivered under the provisions of the CPA.


The works proceeded on time with the project operational by June 2016.