Transport for NSW (TfNSW) – Coffs Harbour Bypass Project Market Interaction Process
The Coffs Harbour Bypass Project (CHBP) is in the process of undertaking market engagement to gauge industry appetite and feedback on possible models to be utilised for the procurement of construction services and delivery of the project. This will be undertaken by way of a Market Interaction Process (MIP)
Industry partners are invited to participate in the Coffs Harbour Bypass Project Market Interaction Process (CHBP MIP). The process of undertaking industry interaction in respect of proposed infrastructure delivery models is in line with the NSW Government’s 10 Point Plan for the Construction Industry.
Specifically, the CHBP MIP in accordance with the 10 Point Plan aims to:
- Use early market engagement to elicit industry’s views on the best choice of procurement pathway for the project.
Seek the market’s views, early in the procurement process, about the extent of geotechnical and other due diligence that will help to reduce “in-ground” and other risks which are hard to investigate and forecast, and provide Government warranties for the factual accuracy of the resulting data.
Seek industry’s views on any other areas in which value for public money and industry sustainability could most readily be improved through risk-sharing.
Develop standard contractual risk-sharing mechanisms for these items which keep both parties appropriately incentivised but do not put the contractor’s overall viability at risk.
Work with industry to identify collaborative approaches across agencies and projects to manage and reduce utility-related risks.
In undertaking the CHBP MIP, TfNSW are seeking to identify the optimal delivery contract model and packaging strategy that will allow early commencement, and resultant early project opening (to delivery customer outcomes) and minimise overall project cost.
In order to achieve these objectives, the CHBP MIP will broadly consist of the following activities:
- Advertising, registration, and establishment of eligibility to participate in the CHBP MIP commencing on 9 September 2020.
Eligible industry partners accessing the CHBP MIP Electronic Data Room for the purposes of reviewing project documentation.
CHBP Information Briefing to all eligible participants (conducted via an online briefing session).
Eligible and registered industry partners invited to attend TfNSW facilitated technical and commercial interactive sessions in a confidential environment.
Development and lodgement of a CHBP MIP submission by registered industry partners which addresses TfNSW’s CHBP MIP questions.
Industry access to the CHBP MIP information will conclude 25 October 2020
Note to Tenderers: Electing to participate in any or all of the activities that form part of the CHBP MIP is completely optional and voluntary.
Participation by any industry partner(s) in any stage of the CHBP MIP is completely voluntary, and at the participants’ cost and risk.
Any industry partner that elects not to participate in the CHBP MIP will not be prevented, or prejudiced from participating in any subsequent CHBP procurement process.
COVID-19: TfNSW will conduct the CHBP MIP in accordance with Federal and State government COVID-19 policies and procedures. Accordingly, the CHBP MIP will be conducted utilising electronic meeting tools with access codes and/or web links issued to registered and eligible industry partners as appropriate.
To register for participation in the CHBP MIP please review the information included in the attached document ‘CHBP MIP e-Tender Document – Overview Information for Invitees’.
This tender opportunity is not expected to lead to the award of a contract, or the award details will be advertised elsewhere. Please telephone or email the contact officer for details
Additional Details / Instructions
Any entity (including any entities that intend to join together for this project) that wishes to participate in the CHBP MIP must meet the eligibility requirements established by TfNSW which is based on the criteria required for Contractor’s to carry out work of the nature included in the CHBP intended scope. For this process, the minimum prequalification levels that have been used under the National Prequalification Scheme is F100, R3 and B3. Participation in the CHBP MIP will not be a prerequisite to participating in any subsequent tender process.
Address for Lodgement
Pre-registration form and confidentiality deeds to be complete and emailed by the closing date and time