Roadworks R5
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Roadworks R5

R4 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 R5, at least 5 of the 10 typical characteristics for R5 would need to be substantially applicable to the contract concerned.

General Features of Works

  • Complex grade separated interchanges, multiple carriageways.
  • Motorway on a new urban alignment.

Earthworks

  • Construction of zonal embankments.
  • Earthworks within 2m of tidal areas.
  • Aggressive unsuitable materials including acid sulphate soils.

Pavement

  • Slipform, large-scale concrete pavements.

Drainage

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

Miscellaneous

  • Permanent variable message signs and complex ITS arrangements.

Traffic Management

  • Complex staged traffic management in high speed &/or urban environments.
  • Multiple 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

  • Complex consultant team coordination and/or management.

Stakeholder / Project Management

  • More complex community/
    stakeholder interfaces and complex project management.
  • Complex design management.

Cultural Heritage and Environmental Management

  • Specific elements in design to meet environmental expectations (for example, fauna pass etc.).

Minimum Requirements: Company Experience

Minimum Period of Operation (approximate)

  • 10 years as a head contractor.

Experience in Successfully Delivering Contracts

  • Sound experience with the successful completion of with at least two R4 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 R4.

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 R5 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 R4-type contracts.

Plant and Equipment

  • The Applicant has demonstrated the capability to provide the plant and equipment required to properly resource R5 contracts.

Minimum Requirements: Management Systems

Quality Management

  • 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 R5 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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