Bridgeworks B2
Road Construction
Road Operations

Bridgeworks B2

B1 activities plus the majority of the following.

Typical Characteristic of Contract Work

Typical features

  • Cast-in-situ reinforced concrete flat slab bridges.
  • Fabricated overhead sign gantries and simple bridges.
  • Single span simply supported steel or pre-stressed concrete girders.
  • Simple steel bridges.


  • Moderate earthworks including guide banks and rock protection.
  • Mechanically stabilised earth structures.
  • Embankment supporting reliving slab.


  • Standard non-complex pile foundations (generally <25m length) without the need for floating equipment or temporary bridges.
  • Precast prestressed piles.

Bearings / joints


Construction environment / traffic

  • Construction over operating roads (low traffic volumes) and non-electrified rail lines.
  • Semiurban work location.

Environment, community and stakeholder management

  • Moderate community/stakeholder management.
  • Moderate environmental management.

Minimum Requirements: Company Profile

Minimum period of operation

Approximately three years as a head contractor.

Demonstrated performance

Good general performance on R1/B1contracts.

Management systems

Third party JAS-ANZ certification of the following:

  • Quality Management System to ISO 9001.
  • OH&S (WHS) Management System to AS/NZS4801 or OHSAS 18001.
  • Environmental Management System to ISO 14001.


Accreditation under the Australian Government’s Building and Construction OH&S Accreditation Scheme is deemed to satisfy the WHS (OHS) requirement for prequalification at all levels.

Where third party certification of management systems is required for categories R1 /B1, independent auditor that assesses the Applicant’s management systems against the checklists or certifies the Integrated Management System must be:

  • a conformity assessment body accredited by the Joint Accreditation System for Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) to the relevant standard, or
  • registered by Exempla Global (or equivalent), with experience in the civil construction industry.

Third party certificates must state that the certification specifically applies to road / bridge construction. A reference to other categories alone (eg civil construction) is insufficient.

Minimum Requirements: Company Experience

Experience in successfully delivering contracts

Sound experience with at least two R1/B1 projects in the last five years.

Project management

  • Demonstrated a sound understanding of the principles of project management.
  • Demonstrated successful utilisation of project management.
  • Structures the management of its projects appropriately for R2/B2-type contracts.

Partnering/relationship management

Has successfully participated in partnering/relationship management at a level relevant to category R2/B2 and demonstrates a positive attitude and willingness.

Community/stakeholder engagement

  • Demonstrated structured approach to engaging adjoining landowners and road users.
  • Minimal legitimate complaints from stakeholders on.
  • Adequate sample/example communications plans and documented strategies.
  • Adequate evidence of meetings/workshops, surveys etc.

Utilisation of management systems

  • Example Quality, WHS Environmental Management Plans are satisfactory.
  • Compliance audits show systems are working and any non- conformances have been dealt with effectively.
  • Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates for the past three years are similar to industry averages.
  • Workers compensation claims over an extended period of time are similar to industry averages.
  • No instances of serious Improvement Notices/Infringement Notices in the areas of environment/WHS.

Subcontractor management

  • Policy and a structured approach to management of consultants, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Referee comments are generally positive and no issues raised by referees regarding subcontractor management.

Industrial relations

Occurrence of industrial relations disputes is similar to industry average.

Human resources

  • Some evidence of professional development /training.
  • Readily available HR/IR manuals and policies.

Worksite traffic management performance

  • Policies and/or procedures in place and key personnel are appropriately trained and accredited; or an established relationship with accredited Worksite traffic management subcontractor.
  • Evidence of effective traffic management performance in relation to works of a similar nature to those in R2/B2.

Minimum Requirements: Technical Capacity

Preferable minimum qualifications and experience of personnel

  • Key personnel have the qualifications and experience relevant to the duties and responsibilities of their nominated position.
  • At least one project manager is a qualified civil engineer with at least five years relevant experience in road/bridge works.
  • If not qualified, at least one project manager with 10 years construction experience and two years experience in R1/B1-type contracts.

Demonstrated capability to provide plant and equipment

The entity has demonstrated the capability to provide the plant and equipment required to properly resource R2/B2 contracts.


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