Sydney road maintenance contracts to be aligned
24 AUGUST 2017
A decision to extend the contract for one of the three providers of maintenance work for the Sydney road network will allow for continuity of work planned and under way.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said Roads and Maritime Services has worked with the private sector since 2008 to reduce the cost of managing and maintaining Sydney roads assets to deliver improved services for all road users.
“This includes planning, project management and delivery of maintenance work on roads and bridges, resurfacing work, some mechanical and electrical maintenance and incident and event management support to improve safety and reduce congestion,” the spokesperson said.
“The Sydney North zone contract is due to expire in October next year. Roads and Maritime has agreed to new terms and extended the north zone contract to 30 June 2021 in line with when the Sydney west and south contracts are due to expire.
“The benefits of the proposed extension would enable all contracts to be put out to tender simultaneously in 2021.
“Alignment of the terms of the three Sydney contracts enables the agency to foster a competitive environment between multiple participants including Australian and international civil contractors, design firms and other industry specialists.
“National and international best practice has led the performance based model which aligns to Roads and Maritime outcomes.”
The spokesperson said recent analysis showed extension of the existing north zone contract would allow greater competition within the maintenance contracting industry to deliver best value for money for tax payers by aligning the three contracts.
“This would allow greater competition within the maintenance contracting industry to deliver best value for money.”