Bridgeworks B4
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Road Construction
Road Operations

Bridgeworks B4

B3 activities plus the majority of the following.


Typical Characteristic of Contract Work

When determining the applicable prequalification category, the Participating Agency will consider the predominance of characteristics for each project, rather than considering a single characteristic in isolation. For example; for a roadworks contract to be classified as B4, at least 5 of the 10 typical characteristics for B4 would need to be substantially applicable to the contract concerned.

Typical Features of Structure

  • 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.

Earthworks

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

Foundations

  • 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.

Bearings/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 urbanised 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 Experience

Minimum Period of Operation (approximate)

  • 7 years as a head contractor.

Experience in Successfully Delivering Contracts

  • Sound experience with the successful completion of with at least two B3 projects in the last 5 years.

Demonstrated Performance

  • The Applicant has not been responsible for a failure to complete a contract.
  • Good general performance on contracts relevant to B3.

Minimum Requirements: Company Resources and Technical Capability

Organisational / Managerial Structure

  • The Applicant’s company structure and management structure are appropriate for the scale of projects to be undertaken in the applicable category.

Personnel

  • The Applicant has sufficient personnel available to undertake B4 projects.

Key Personnel Active in the Entity's Roadworks Operations

  • 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 2 years construction experience each in B3-type contracts.

Plant and Equipment

  • The Applicant has demonstrated the capability to provide the plant and equipment required to properly resource B4 contracts.

Minimum Requirements: Management Systems

Quality Management

  • Third party Certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 by a JAS-ANZ accredited conformity assessment body.
  • Satisfactory corporate quality policy and example quality plans and ITP plans.
  • Evidence of successful utilisation of the QMS on relevant projects.
  • No unresolved major non-conformances from its certifying body.

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.

Work Health and Safety (WHS)

  • Third party Certified to AS/NZS 4801 by a JAS-ANZ accredited conformity assessment body.
  • Satisfactory corporate WHS policy and example WHS plans.
  • Evidence of successful utilisation of the WHS system on relevant projects.
  • No unresolved major non-conformances from its certifying body.
  • No unresolved Improvement Notices or Infringement Notices from a regulatory body.
  • Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate for the past three years are similar to or less than industry averages.

Accreditation under the Australian Government’s Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme is deemed to satisfy the WHS requirement for prequalification at all levels.

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

  • Third party Certified to AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 by a JAS-ANZ accredited conformity assessment body.
  • Satisfactory corporate environmental policy and example environmental management plans.
  • Evidence of successful utilisation of the EMS on relevant projects.
  • No unresolved major non-conformances from its certifying body.
  • No unresolved Improvement Notices or Infringement Notices from a regulatory body.

Traffic Management

  • Satisfactory system in place for the management of traffic at worksites through properly trained and accredited in-house resources or established sub-contract arrangements.
  • Satisfactory example traffic management plan appropriate to the category applied for.

Subcontractor Management

  • Satisfactory approach to the management of subcontractors and evidence of fair dealing with subcontractors.
  • Referee comments are generally positive and no issues have been raised regarding subcontractor management.

Partnering/Relationship Management

  • Has successfully participated in partnering/relationship management at a level relevant to category B4 and demonstrates a positive attitude and willingness.

Community/Stakeholder Engagement

  • Evidence of successful community/stakeholder engagement activities on relevant past projects. 

 

Updated: 9 August 2017

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