Bridgeworks B3
Road Construction
Road Operations

Bridgeworks B3

B2 activities plus the majority of the following:

Typical Characteristic of Contract Work

Typical features

  • Voided slab superstructures.
  • Post tensioned cast in-situ structures.
  • Complex geometry.
  • Complex Cast‑in‑situ composite decks.
  • Steel girder bridges.
  • Structures carrying significant public utilities.
  • Cable stayed pedestrian bridges.
  • Complex steel girders.
  • Super T’s / T-roffs.


  • Complex earthworks, including guide banks and rock protection.
  • Detailed earthwork (exposing cast insitu and pre cast piles).


  • Foundations which may be complex and/or require deep piling and/or require floating equipment or temporary bridges.
  • Include cast insitu piles, which may include simple dry rock sockets.

Bearings / joints

Elastomeric bridge bearings.

Construction environment / traffic

  • Construction over operating roads.
  • Simple bridge widening of plank unit bridges.

Environment, community and stakeholder management

  • Moderate to complex community/stakeholder interfaces and project management aspects.
  • Consultant team coordination and/or management.
  • Design management.
  • Moderate to complex environmental management waterway barrier, low flow channels.

Minimum Requirements: Company Profile

Minimum period of operation

Approximately four years as a head contractor.

Demonstrated performance

Good general performance on R2/B2 contracts.

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 R2/B2 projects in the last five years.

Project management

  • Demonstrated a sound understanding of the principles of project management.
  • Demonstrated successful utilisation of project management.
  • Utilises a project-specific project management plan for R3/B3 - type contracts or higher.

Partnering/relationship management

  • Has successfully participated in partnering/relationship management at a level relevant to category R3/B3 and demonstrates a positive attitude and willingness.

Community/stakeholder engagement

  • Structured approach to community/stakeholder engagement.
  • Evidence of successful community/stakeholder engagement activities on relevant past projects – few complaints.
  • 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 R3/B3.

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 half of the project managers are qualified civil engineers.
  • At least half of the key professionals/para-professionals and key supervisory staff have five years construction experience and at least two years experience each in R2/B2-type contracts.

Demonstrated capability to provide plant and equipment

The entity has demonstrated the capability to provide plant and equipment required to properly resource R3/B3 contracts.


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