Maintenance contestability takes another step

6 June 2013

Maintenance contestability takes another step forward

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) today announced the road maintenance contestability reform program is another step closer.

“Four joint ventures have been shortlisted for further consideration for the new Stewardship Maintenance Contracts (SMCs) in Sydney,” an RMS spokesperson said.

The four shortlisted applicants are: 

  • DownerMouchel (Joint Venture between Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd and Mouchel International (Jersey) Ltd)
  • Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd (supported by AECOM, Beca and Opus)
  • Leighton Boral Amey Joint Venture (Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd, Boral Construction Materials Ltd and Amey Consulting Australia Pty Ltd)
  • RoadsPlus (Joint Venture between Transfield Service (Australia) Pty Ltd and Balfour Beatty Australia Pty Ltd supported by Parsons Brinckerhoff)

“There has been a very strong international response for expressions of interest in the Sydney West and Sydney South Zones and for the balance of work in the North Zone. 

“Eight submissions were received from Australian and international providers and we thank all applicants for their interest.

“Those shortlisted have a significant amount of experience in the provision of road maintenance, safety and traffic improvement work on major city traffic networks," the spokesperson said.

The NSW Government announced in April this year, after approval of a business case from RMS, that it was moving ahead with plans to increase contestability for road maintenance in Sydney with the start of a two-stage procurement process.”

The contracts will include asset management planning, project management and delivery of maintenance and improvement work on roads and bridges in the Sydney area.

The services will cover routine maintenance, road resurfacing and rebuilding, simple and complex minor improvement work, maintenance of mechanical and electrical assets and support services for major incidents and events.

"RMS is working to achieve a road maintenance solution which provides value for money and optimum service outcomes by involving the private sector and setting clear and measureable performance outcomes," the spokesperson said.

The RFP will be released to shortlisted applicants this month.

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