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Roadworks R4

R3 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 R4, at least 5 of the 10 typical characteristics for R4 would need to be substantially applicable to the contract concerned.

General Features of Works

  • Grade-separated intersections.
  • Complex staging of construction works.
  • Duplication of major arterial road.

Earthworks

  • Mechanically stabilised earth construction > 5m in height & other substantial retaining structures.
  • Embankments over very soft soils using wick drains, stone columns, etc & sophisticated monitoring.

Pavement

  • Heavy duty Asphalt pavements.
  • Bitumen treated base pavements.

Drainage

  • Permanent sedimentation catchment.
  • Complex gully box.
  • Arrangements for urban works.

Miscellaneous

  • Simple ITS arrangements.

Traffic Management

  • Complex staged traffic management in high speed and/or urban environments.
  • Multiple traffic alignment changes.
  • Typically AADT<100,000 vehicles/day.

Services

  • Complex service relocations. (e.g. construction of dedicated services corridor)
  • Including multiple staging of coordination of Utility Services.

Subcontractors / Consultants

  • Significant subcontracting is often involved.
  • Consultant team coordination and/or management.
  • Design management.

Stakeholder / Project Management

  • Complex community/stakeholder interfaces.
  • Complex project management.
  • Complex environmental risk management.

Cultural Heritage and Environmental Management

  • Compliance with project specific environmental approvals from the relevant state of federal agencies (eg. EPBC).

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 R3 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 R3.

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 R4 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 R3-type contracts.

Plant and Equipment

  • The Applicant has demonstrated the capability to provide the plant and equipment required to properly resource R4 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 R4 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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