ATTENTION: From 21 April, scheme applications and updates will be paused on eTendering and will resume on the new schemes module on buy.nsw from 2 May.
Infrastructure & Place, a division of Transport for NSW (TfNSW), has established this Technical Services Registration Scheme (Scheme). The Scheme complements the Registration Scheme for Construction Industry Contractors and makes it easier for Suppliers to work with the NSW Government through a streamlined and consistent approach.
The Scheme is a pool of technical service Suppliers across a range of Service Types who are registered to work on road infrastructure projects and is administered by the Commercial Services Team within Infrastructure & Place.
The purpose of the Scheme is to register Suppliers commensurate with their technical capacity, resources, management systems and recent past performance. The Scheme facilitates, but does not replace, quotation and tender assessment processes for individual procurement events.
Applicants to the Scheme are assessed on a range of criteria. If an Applicant is successful in its Application for a Service Type it will be registered under the Scheme for that Service Type. Registration does not extend to related or subsidiary corporations owned or controlled by the Applicant.
Registration in the Scheme will last for three years from the Registration Date for a Service Type. A supplier will be notified when their registration is due to expire. Suppliers who are registered in the Scheme can be found on the Registered Supplier List.
It is recommended that the Scheme is used for the procurement of services that fall under a Service Type - utilising TfNSW’s Model Legal Documents, standard corporate systems and processes as set out in the procurement policy and guidelines.
Purchasers using the Scheme must carry out their own due diligence with regard to value for money for each procurement event.
Additional information on the Scheme is available on Transport for NSW webpage.
Applicants should read and understand the Technical Services Registration Scheme Rules of Participation (Scheme Rules) prior to submitting an Application.
Documents' and information on the Scheme are available at (Link)
Applicants to the Scheme are assessed on a range of criteria including technical capacity, resources, management systems and performance.
Applicants must complete an online application for registration to the Scheme in the form set out in the online form. Applicants are to provide the information required for assessment of the Application including necessary explanatory or extra material to support your Application. The Application must be complete without cross references to information that may have been previously supplied. Where any previously submitted information is relevant, you must provide this material with this Application.
The Applicant must address the questions clearly and concisely and provide the best information available at the time of submission.
Applicants must answer all the questions in the Supplier Questionnaire through the online and provide the following information:
- Organisation information.
- Financial and legal proceedings.
- Technical capacity and capability.
- Specified Personnel.
- Referee reports.
- Applicants’ statement.
The information provided may be subject to assessment, reference checking, searches, interview, enquiries, and confirmation.
Applicants are deemed to have authorised any such action.
Any matter in relation to or concerning your Application is at your sole risk. All costs, losses and expenses that may be incurred by you (or your employees, agents, contractors or advisors) in any way associated with your Application or subsequent registration or otherwise will be borne entirely by the Applicant.
The Applicant must complete all steps of the Application process and submit the Application online.
*It is recommended that the Applicant submit the Application from a generic/proxy email address (such as tenders@###.com) that the relevant people in your organisation will have access to.
The Scheme Service Types are categorised into five Service Groups, they are:
- Geotechnical and Pavement
- Construction Services
- Health and Safety in Design
Prequalification TypesTechnical Services Registration Scheme
The provision of Technical Services.
DocumentsTerms and Conditions
The Applicant must identify its areas of substantial expertise by nominating the categories in which it is seeking prequalification.1 Design
1. Drainage Investigation and Design
Waterway investigation for bridges and roads, for example flood studies, road drainage design reviews and recommendations for flood mitigation measures.
2. Standard Road Design
Road design services where adequate information is provided, with minor investigation and consultation required by the contractor to deliver concept and detailed road designs, such as minor intersection design layouts, minor improvement works (for example overlays and overtaking lanes) and realignments.
3. Complex Road Design
Road design services to deliver the concept and detailed road designs of greenfield and brownfield sites and complex traffic control signal sites. The contractor would be required to procure and coordinate a number of design inputs, for example geotechnical, road safety, traffic management, drainage (surface and sub-surface), structural, property adjustments, environment, community consultation, public utility and constructability and staging.
4. Standard Bridge Design
Design, documentation and preparation of tender documents for construction of Standard bridges and structures which are not within the parameters of Complex bridges and structures. This includes box culverts, drainage structures noise walls and safety screens.
5. Complex Bridge Design
Design, documentation and preparation of tender documents for construction of Complex bridges and structures, which require sophisticated analysis or structures which have any of the following features: • Any span exceeding 35 m. • Retaining walls with an effective retained height greater than 6 m. • Cable stayed or suspension bridges. • Steel orthotropic decks. • Arch bridges • Bascule span bridges. • Post-tensioned concrete structures. • Skew exceeding 350 • Bridges with a superstructure comprising of standard precast prestressed concrete planks or girders and cast -insitu deck slab, where the girders are made continuous for live load • Where the superstructure is made fully integral with the substructure. • Non-standard precast prestressed concrete girders and planks • Integral bridges and integral bridge widening • Bridges and structures within rail corridor. • Other structures deemed by TfNSW to be complex
6. Bridge Rehabilitation Design
Rehabilitation design of all types of existing bridges, structures, traffic barriers, box culverts, retaining walls, noise walls and safety screens.
7. Materials and Durability Services - Concrete Durability Investigations
Investigation, assessment and analysis of concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete materials for bridges and related structures.
8. Materials and Durability Services – Corrosion of Steel in Concrete
Investigation, assessment and analysis of corrosion of materials (steel and other metals) in concrete bridges and related structures.
9. Materials and Durability Services - Concrete Testing
Field or laboratory sampling and testing, assessment and reporting.
1. Cadastral Surveying
Identification surveys, digital cadastral models, marking existing property boundaries, surveys to define boundaries of land and stratum to facilitate land acquisition, disposal, access control, definition of easements and restrictions, and other statutory requirements.
2. Surveys for Civil Works
Construction set out, conformance verification, contract surveillance, measure-up for quantities (volume determination), set up for machine guidance, and minor redesign.
3. Geospatial Surveys
Digital terrain models for road design and bridge design, production of separate ground, utility, drainage and environmental models, data capture through various techniques.
4. Utility Location and Subsurface Mapping
Three dimensional utility services location, including “dial before you dig” (DBYD) enquiry and surveying of underground services.
1. Pavement Investigation
Pavement and subgrade investigation; including managing all aspects of physical and legal access, managing equipment and laboratory testing to Transport for NSW's requirements and provide comprehensive reporting.
2. Pavement Interpretation of Test Results and Advice
Preparation of reports outlining the interpretation of laboratory and insitu test results and provide specialist advice to possible pavement maintenance and rehabilitation solutions.
3. Geotechnical Assessment and Interpretation
Geotechnical assessment for all aspects of road infrastructure, for example factual and interpretive reporting, desktop studies, design review, constructability and risk management, contracts, specifications and tender advice and assessment. Interpretation, analysis and design for earthworks, soft ground engineering, soil structure interaction and complex engineering analysis, foundations for bridges, retaining walls and other structures, structural treatments and ground stabilisation and improvements, management of all aspects of site access.
4. Geotechnical Investigation and Monitoring
Design and execute geotechnical investigations, for example drilling, test pitting, insitu testing, supervision, logging and sampling, laboratory testing of samples and reporting, install and monitor geotechnical instrumentation, factual and interpretive reporting, and management of all aspects of site access.
5. Geotechnical Construction Supervision and Advice
Geotechnical construction supervision and advice associated with; general earthworks, structure foundations, cut batter treatments, site and laboratory testing compliance, contracts advice, assessments against design requirements, reporting to include progress and final, management of all aspects of site access.
6. Slope Risk Management
Slope risk assessment on individual slopes or packages including existing and new construction, for example services for ad hoc, callout and emergency situations and sites including coordination with site and traffic management personnel. Provide Slope Risk Management Plans for one or more sites, ongoing inspections, monitoring and reports, management of all aspects of site access.
1. Environmental Impact Assessment - Preliminary Environment Investigations
Preparation and delivery of preliminary environmental investigation reports, environmental constraints mapping and analysis.
2. Environmental Impact Assessment - Minor Works Review of Environmental Factors
Preparation and delivery of minor works review of environmental factors.
3. Environmental Impact Assessment – Project Review of Environmental Factors
Preparation and delivery of project review of environmental factors and response to submissions reports.
4. Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Comprehensive services for Aboriginal cultural heritage, for example specialist investigations, archaeological excavations, stakeholder liaison and consultation, preparation of significance assessments and conservation and management recommendations, production of high quality reports including archaeological analysis.
5. Non-Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Comprehensive services for non-Aboriginal cultural heritage, for example specialist investigations, archaeological excavations, stakeholder liaison, preparation of significance assessments and conservation and management recommendations, production of high quality reports including archaeological analysis
6. Engineered Heritage
Comprehensive services for engineered heritage for example specialist investigations, stakeholder liaison, preparation of significance assessments and conservation and management recommendations, production of high quality reports.
7. Aboriginal Cultural Values
Comprehensive services in relation to consulting with Aboriginal knowledge holders to investigate and document the knowledge, traditions, family and community lore, for example specialist investigations, community and stakeholder consultation, preparation of significance assessments, oral histories, genealogies and conservation and management recommendations, and production of high quality reports.
Preparation and delivery of socio-economic assessments.
9. Noise and Vibration
Preparation and delivery of noise and vibration assessments, including for construction and operational phases of projects.
1. Estimating Services – General
Preparation schedule of quantities, estimates, provide probabilistic analysis of data where input data is provided by Transport for NSW, analysis data related to cost estimating data, independent review of project estimates.
2. Estimating Services - Specialist (Electrical & Mechanical)
Providing specialist services related to electrical mechanical works.
3. Estimating Services - Specialist (Tunnel Estimation)
Providing specialist services related to estimation for tunnel projects.
1. Constructability services
Constructability advice for road infrastructure projects including; roadworks, earthworks, pavements, bridges, structures, demolition, utilities and / or asset maintenance works.
2. Program services
Construction program development, review and advice for road infrastructure projects.
3. Workshop facilitation
Workshop coordination and facilitation for road infrastructure projects for: • Constructability • GC21 Start-up • Value Management
1. HSiD – Workshop facilitation
Workshop facilitation including provision of required support personnel for HSiD workshops for road infrastructure projects.
2. HSiD - Independent verification
Independent review and verification of HSiD processes, documentation and outcomes on road infrastructure projects.
3. HSiD - Document review
Document review of HSiD documentation for road infrastructure projects in accordance with legislative and policy requirements.
Technical Services Registration Scheme Questionnaire
The Applicant must answer the following questions based on the prequalification type they are applying for
The Applicant must complete the Organisation Information Template outlining the following details:
- Nature of Business
- Registered Office
- Number of Employees
- Organisation Structure and Management Team
- Profile of Key Management Staff
- Additional Material (Optional)
Merge your response as one zipped file and attach your response below.
Technical Capacity and Capability
- Organisational experience with client's referee information
- Software and technology systems
- Evidence of licences and certification
Merge your response as one zipped file and attach your response below.
Financials and Legal Proceedings
Provide your full name, position and contact details as the duly authorised representative.
- 20-Jul-2020 9:37am
New capabilities have been added to the Technical Services Registration Scheme.
- 27-Sep-2022 1:57pm
Revision to the Scheme Rules of Participation to refelect the following Service Groups and associated Servie Types are under review and have been suspended; Construction Services, Health and Safety in Design.