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dc.contributor.authorL'Oste-Brown, Neville-
dc.description.abstractIn 2002, Fitzroy River Water (the commercial business arm of Rockhampton City Council in Central Queensland) identified a considerable amount of sewer rehabilitation work that would be required to address the serious issues in their sewer network. Hydrogen sulphide gas attack, structural concerns, tree root intrusion, and groundwater infiltration were the general causes of concern. As a result, Council approved an allocation of $1.7 million for sewer rehabilitation in the capital works budget for the 2002/03 financial year. It was accepted that the condition of the sewers, some of which were constructed in the 1930’s, would continue to deteriorate and that it was imperative to rehabilitate as much of the infrastructure as possible with the limited funds available. Fitzroy River Water (FRW) initiated discussions with the respective Capital Works Managers from neighbouring water authorities, namely Mackay Water and CitiWater- Townsville, with the view of establishing a Combined Contract between the three Authorities to be let to a single Contractor. All three Authorities had extensive programs identified for the next five years for the rehabilitation of their sewer networks and funding had already been approved in the 2002/03 budgets. The combination of these programs would amount to a potential Contract in the order of $4.5M for the year 2002/03 and $25M over the next five years. Such a considerable program provided the potential to attract specialised and reputable rehabilitation Contractors to the region, ensuring maximum value for money for the three Clients involved. A major consideration for combining Contracts was to encourage the establishment of a Contractor to provide these services within the area of the combined Councils, maximising economies of scale whilst minimising annual Contractor establishment costs. A Combined Contract was awarded in December 2002 and site work commenced in Rockhampton in late January 2003. The Contract allows for rehabilitation of house service lines and sewer mains up to 750mm in diameter. All works were scheduled for completion by 30th June 2003. The Contracts have been completed satisfactorily and the Principals have exercised their options to extend the Contracts for a further 12 months to 30th June 2004. This paper outlines the process and the benefits of the Combined Tendering approach from both a Principal and Contractor perspective. –en_US
dc.publisherRockhamton City Councilen_US
dc.subjectSewer Rehabilitationen_US
dc.titleBenefits of Combined Tendering by Water Authorities-The Central Queensland Experienceen_US
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