Bridgeworks B4
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Bridgeworks B4

B3 activities plus the majority of the following.

Typical Characteristic of Contract Work

Typical features

  • Significant fabricated steel superstructures.
  • Complex geometric/aesthetic shapes.
  • Balanced cantilever construction.
  • Major cable stayed structures.
  • Construction over water using coffer dams or large floating cranes and launching trusses for placement of girders.
  • Structures constructed using top down methodology.
  • Incremental launched structures.
  • Large/significant concrete pours.
  • Formwork systems e.g. slipforms.




  • Very heavy foundations. Including complex rock sockets at depth >10 metres.
  • Difficult installation conditions, including poured insitu piles in wet conditions.
  • Pile installation from floating equipment.

Bearing /joints

  • Spherical/pot bearing systems and fabricated expansion joints.
  • Finger joints.

Construction environment/traffic

  • Construction over navigable waterways.
  • Complex cast-in-situ cut and cover tunnels.
  • Staged construction in highly urban environment.
  • Complex bridge widening or staged bridge construction (one lane at a time).

Environment, community and stakeholder management

  • Complex community/stakeholder interfaces and project management.
  • More complex consultant team coordination and/or management.
  • Complex design management.
  • Complex environmental management, working near ecologically sensitive marine environment, navigational waterways.

Minimum Requirements: Company Profile

Minimum period of operation

Approximately seven years as a head contractor.

Demonstrated performance

Good general performance on R3/B3 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 R3/B3 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 R4/B4 - type contracts or higher.

Partnering/relationship management

Has successfully participated in partnering/relationship management at a level relevant to category R4/B4 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 R4/B4.

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 10 years experience and at least two years construction experience each in R3/B3-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 R4/B4 contracts.


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