Don’t miss the opportunity to be involved in the Granite Belt Irrigation Project: a major infrastructure project to transform one of Australia’s premium food and wine regions with a high reliability source of water.
Major water infrastructure
The Granite Belt Irrigation Project will deliver a 12,074 megalitre dam near Stanthorpe, around 126km of pipeline to provide water to 50 customers.
The Project is well advanced in acquiring the requisite approvals and The Project has not identified any significant barriers to proceeding. It has been demonstrated to be environmentally, financially and economically sustainable through the Government approved Detailed Business Case.
Both Federal and State Governments have committed the necessary funds for The Project and high reliability irrigation has been pre-sold to fifty customers, raising $23.4M towards construction
Tenders are scheduled for release in the second quarter 2021 and will be released in two packages:
- The Dam (budget $23.4M)
- Th Pumps and Pipelines (budget $28.4M)
The tendering period will extend over six to eight weeks with the successful tenderer being awarded in the third quarter 2021. Construction is anticipated to commence in the final quarter 2021.
Design and Construct
The Tenders will use a Design and Construct model, utilising a reference design. Tenders will be open to all contractors with the appropriate capacity, who register interest and commit to submitting compliant and competitive bids. Those companies that have registered to tender will be notified of the number of tenderers that have registered to bid if this number exceeds six.
Head Contractors must have accreditation from the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner.
Only compliant and competent bids will be encouraged as there will be multiple criteria in the evaluation process. For example, a low priced bid without substantial compliance in the evaluation criteria will be excluded early in the process.
The tendering process will be overseen by a Probity Adviser.
Contractors wanting to understand more about the detailed design can download the “Business Case Preliminary Reference Design”.