Doing Business With Metro

Become a Metro supplier

Metro Trains welcome the opportunity to consider working with new suppliers and is committed to using its buying power to deliver improved social, economic and environmental outcomes for Victorians.

Metro Trains Melbourne subscribes to the State of Victoria’s Procurement – Supplier Code of Conduct as the minimum expectations for its suppliers in the areas of: integrity, ethics and conduct; conflict of interest, gifts, benefits and hospitality; corporate governance; labour and human rights; health and safety; and environmental management.

As part of its Franchise agreement, Metro Trains supports the Victorian Government’s goals to advance social and sustainable outcomes for Victorians. Metro Trains’ procurement process seeks to engage with suppliers who share our values and our commitment to the following business sectors:

  • Sustainable Victorian social enterprises
  • Aboriginal businesses
  • Women’s equality and safety
  • Businesses which demonstrate environmentally sustainable business practices

In addition, Procurement Standard provides information on how our procurement function, business areas and suppliers are to work together in supporting Metro.

There are two ways for an organisation to become a supplier to Metro Trains:

  • Participate in tender or quote that you are invited to
  • Express interest in supplying to Metro Trains via our online form.

When an organisation has been identified to be suitable for supplying to Metro Trains, the organisation will be on-boarded with the following requirements:

  • Supplier Qualification: Our suppliers are required to be registered and achieving a compliant status in the Rail Industry Contractor and Supplier Qualification Program (RICSQP) via the Avetta platform.
  • Transaction Platform: our suppliers are required to have at a minimum a standard supplier account with SAP Ariba, Metro’s preferred procure-to-pay platform.
  • Marking of Parts and Components: Goods supplied to Metro are required to be marked, identified and barcoded in accordance with the GS1 Implementation Guidelines.

Tender Opportunities
Most Metro Trains tenders are by invitation only.  Organisations that have expressed their interest to become a supplier via the online form will be considered for relevant tender invitation.

If Metro Train is running an open tender, it will be listed as News to Suppliers