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WaterNSW / Broken Hill Pipeline - Principal's Engineer - Engineering and Scientific Professional Services - 04946E51

RFT ID 04946E51
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 19-Jan-2017
Closes 7-Feb-2017 10:00am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
Agency WaterNSW

Contact Person
Raj Rajendran
Phone: 02 4724 2270

Tender Details

The WaterNSW manages, operates and maintains bulk water supply asset across the State of New South Wales for delivery to customers. The end use of water varies including irrigation, town supply and industrial supply.

WaterNSW has been appointed as Principal to deliver the Broken Hill Pipeline (the Project).  As a result, WaterNSW is seeking to appoint a Principal’s Engineer (PE) to assist the WaterNSW Project Team deliver the technical elements of the remaining scope of the Project up to completion.

It is envisaged that the project will be delivered by a Head Contractor via a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain (DBOM) model.

The PE shall report to the Design Manager who will have functional responsibility for the management of this engagement.

The NSW Government announced in December 2016 that WaterNSW would be the proponent that will build a new 270km raw water supply pipeline from the Murray River to secure Broken Hill and surrounding communities’ long term water supply.  .

As proponent, WaterNSW will procure the construction of, own and operate the pipeline, to supply Essential Water in Broken Hill as the distributor of potable water.

The pipeline’s proposed capacity when used in conjunction with the current Broken Hill water supply infrastructure shall be able to meet a peak daily demand of up to 37.4 ML/day.  The off take point for the pipeline is The River Murray at Wentworth NSW and shall be pumped to Broken Hill (Block 10) via a series of three pump stations.

There are some additional upgrade and replacement works on the existing Essential Water infrastructure in Broken Hill including replacement of an existing pump station at Stephens Creek Reservoir and replacement of sections of existing transfer mains.

The Government has set some fixed parameters around the Project including:

·        The route,

·        The proposed capacity,

  • The target operational date of December 2018.


NSW Regions: Orana/Far West

RFT Type

Open Tenders - An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

Additional Details / Instructions

MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Tenderer’s must provide at least three examples of experience on relevant projects greater than $250 million in the last 5 years.  The examples must include details on the client, nature and value of services provided and referee details. Inability to provide this information will render your tender non-compliant and will not be assessed.

A MANDATORY pre tender briefing will be held on Tuesday 24/1/2017 commencing at 2.30pm at WaterNSW, Level 16, 264 George Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000. 

Address for Lodgement

The tender may be lodged either in the Tender Box, at Water NSW, Level 4, 2-6 Station Street, Penrith NSW 2750 or electronically through Water NSW online eTendering website at

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