This guideline provides a harmonised, uniform and consistent approach to the process of preparing technical specifications for the procurement of rolling stock, ensuring consistence and providing specific guidance on the form and content.

This guideline provides assistance to procurement teams, suppliers, manufacturers and purchasers who are involved in the procurement of rolling stock and represents good practice in the Australian railway industry. The guideline is intended to be used for the procurement of new rolling stock, however the principles laid out within this guideline can also be applied to rolling stock refurbishment projects.