Request for qualification

6th December 2019

Request for qualification

Refurbishment and potential maintenance of additional pre-owned electrical multiple units (EMUs) and the design, construction and upgrade to the Depot and Required Infrastructure.

Bombela Concession Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd. (“BCC”) entered into a Concession Agreement with the Gauteng Provincial Government to operate and maintain the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link until 27 March 2026.

The Gautrain system comprises 82 route kilometres (km), 25Kv AC electrified and signaled standard gauge track infrastructure of which 15.3 route km is situated underground, 10 stations, one maintenance depot, twenty four (24No.) 4-car Electrical Multiple Units and a bus feeder system.

In line with BCC’s operating plan to increase capacity on the Gautrain system, additional pre-owned rolling stock will be acquired as well as the existing depot expanded to receive and support the additional pre-owned EMUs.

Accordingly BCC hereby invites interested Turnkey Contractors or Consortia to submit proposals to qualify as shortlisted bidders in accordance with the requirements as set out in the Request for Qualification (RFQ) document.

The RFQ document will be issued from 08h00 CAT 12 December 2019 until 16h00 CAT 20 December 2019 upon payment of a bid document fee of ZAR 50000. BCC’s bank details must be requested and proof of document fee payment must be confirmed by email to BCC at The bank details request and deposit reference must be the bidder’s name and the RFQ number of BOM-EXT-TND-12274.

A compulsory briefing session will be held in Johannesburg. The venue and date of the briefing session will be detailed in the RFQ document.

The closing date for the RFQ submissions is 10 February 2020 at 10h00 CAT.


Any enquiries regarding this tender should be directed to BCC by email at