Roadworks R1
Road Construction
Road Operations

Roadworks R1

Typical Characteristic of Contract Work

General features of works

  • Often rural works with minimal traffic and staging issues.
  • Minor works including simple construction, reconstruction and widening.


  • Earthworks to a maximum of 2m in cut or fill.


  • Simple granular pavements with sprayed seal surfacing.


  • Minor culvert work (RCP < 600 mm diameter only, no more than two bays) and reinforced concrete works.


  • Cattlegrids.
  • Roadside furniture (e.g. signs, safety barriers).

Traffic management

  • Non-complex worksite traffic management.
  • Typically AADT<100 vehicles/day.



Subcontractors / consultants


Stakeholder / project management

Non-complex project management.

Cultural heritage and environmental management

  • Low level environmental management.
  • No to low cultural heritage.
  • Majority of work in previously disturbed ground within road footprint.

Minimum Requirements: Company Profile

Minimum period of operation

Approximately three years as a head contractor or four years as a major subcontractor.

Demonstrated performance

Good general performance contracts relevant to R1/B1.

Management systems

An independently audited system that meets the requirements of a checklist to be provided by the Assessing Authority or a third party JAS-ANZ certified Integrated Management System.


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 projects in the last three years relevant to the category requested.

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 R1/B1-type contracts.

Partnering/relationship management

  • Has successfully participated in partnering/relationship management at a level relevant to category R1/B1 and demonstrates a positive attitude and willingness.

Community/stakeholder engagement


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 R1/B1.

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.
  • Qualified civil engineer having at least three years experience in relevant road works projects who is active in the entity's road/bridge works operations.
  • Key professional/para-professional personnel and supervisory staff each have two years experience in road construction contracts.

Demonstrated capability to provide plant and equipment

The entity has demonstrated the capability to provide the plant and equipment required to properly resource R1/B1 contracts.


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