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Roads and Maritime Services
1. General Project Details
Company name: Roads and Maritime Services (Roads and Maritime).
Description of the project: Bringelly Road Stage 1 upgrade between King Street, Leppington and Camden Valley Way, Austral, located about 3 kilometres west of the M7 motorway at Prestons.
Estimated project value: $122 million (inc GST).
Project location: Western Sydney.
Link to project information: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-west/bringelly-road-upgrade/index.html.
Project contact for procurement information: Suthan Yogaratnam, 02 8849 2694, Yogaratnam.email@example.com.
2. Opportunities for Australian industry involvement
|List of goods and services to be procured for the project and the expected opportunity for industry participation||Opportunities for Australian suppliers||Opportunities for overseas suppliers|
|Design & Investigation||yes||yes|
|Client supplied Insurances, Fees, Levies - Delivery||yes||yes|
|Traffic Management and Temporary Works||yes||yes|
|Public Utilities Adjustments||yes||yes|
|Traffic Signage, Signals and Controls||yes||yes|
|Supplementary Items eg. pedestrian paving, signage, fencing,landscaping||yes||yes|
Disclaimer: The information provided in the table above is based on an initial assessment by the company. Any questions or issues should be raised with the project contact.
3. Communication Strategy
- Roads and Maritime uses the NSW Government tender site ‘Tenders NSW’ to advertise the main design and construction contracts to the market. The site is https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/.
- Potential tenderers are encouraged to register with the NSW eTendering system to receive email notifications of new relevant business opportunities.
- Roads and Maritime includes an industry briefing as part of the tender process. This is advertised at Tenders NSW.
- Roads and Maritime actively engages with Roads Australia and provides future work details for Roads Australia to publish on its website at http://www.roads.org.au/Pipeline.
- To enable industry to consider its suitability for future opportunities, Roads and Maritime provides a ‘forward work plan’ at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/corporate-publications/forward-work-plan.html.
- Roads and Maritime lists information on design requirements and work specifications for industry at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/partners-suppliers/index.html.
4. Opportunities through all tiers of supply and in all stages of the project
- Roads and Maritime uses Australian and NZ standards for all specified items in the contract whenever a suitable standard is available. The full list of standards is within the Roads and Maritime specifications at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/partners-suppliers/index.html.
- Roads and Maritime has prequalification and registration schemes for suppliers. The criteria for assessment of the potential suppliers includes financial capacity, organisational capability, company performance , compliance with government requirements, suitability of proposed resources, management system and price.
- Roads and Maritime requires that the head contractor comply with the AIP Plan and include similar requirements in their subcontracts.
- Roads and Maritime Tender documents are made available to all potential suppliers at the same time through the NSW Government ETendering website.
- Roads and Maritime minimises the cost of tendering by using standard forms of contracts.
- Australian and overseas companies are given equal time to tender.
5. Opportunities for longer-term participation
- Roads and Maritime is an active member of Austroads, which fosters international collaboration by engaging with and supporting international road organisations. Austroads provides SMEs with access to events, publications, webinars and research papers.
- Where relevant, the head contractor will engage with the Department of Industry and Science’s Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Programme, to support the capability development of its subcontractors.
- Roads and Maritime provides training for industry, including SMEs, across a range of activities including traffic management, concrete works, and safety in design.
- Roads and Maritime provides formal feedback to contractors in relation to their performance on the contract every 4 months and at completion of the contract.
6. Procedures and Resources
- Roads and Maritime Contract Manager to monitor the implementation of the project specific Australian Industry Plan through project meetings.
- Roads and Maritime has documented procedures for monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the AIP Plan.
- Roads and Maritime will ensure head contractor reports against actual Australian industry involvement for the project.
- Roads and Maritime will maintain standard contracts which reference the AIP Plan and its requirements.