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RFx Number Status & Type Details Date
VMFRP - CN0015
Awarded
Request for Tender
Issued by: Lower Murray Water
UNSPSC 1: 77101500 - Environmental impact assessment - 75%
UNSPSC 2: 77101600 - Environmental planning - 25%
opened
Thu, 03 September 2020 5:00 pm
Closed
Thu, 01 October 2020 2:00 pm
3 Sept 2020 17:00

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Buyer Post #11 - Tender Clarification #6 This post is publicly visible

Tender Clarification Question(s) raised: 

The referral for Nyah included a report ‘Attachment 19 - Nyah historical heritage desktop assessment’, this document is not available in the information provided. Is it possible to get a copy of this report to understand the work that has been completed to date?

VMFRP response:

VMFRP can confirm that the above document listed has been included within the Specification Documents.

Posted on 22 Sept 2020 10:35 by Lower Murray Water

Buyer Post #9 - Tender Clarification #5 This post is publicly visible

Tender Clarification Question(s) raised: 

Is it possible to provide the following documents:

  • Jacobs 2018. Finalisation of Advanced Concept Design for Nyah – Vinifera – Burra SDL Project, Advanced Concept Design – Nyah. Tatura, Victoria: Jacobs report prepared for Mallee Catchment Management Authority.
  • GHD 2014. Nyah, Vinifera and Burra Creek Review of Water Management Options and Concept Designs. Melbourne, Victoria: GHD report for Mallee Catchment Management Authority.

VMFRP response:

VMFRP can confirm that the above documents listed have been included within the Specification Documents.

Posted on 22 Sept 2020 08:28 by Lower Murray Water

Buyer Post #7 - Tender Clarification #4 This post is publicly visible

Tender Clarification Question(s) raised:

1. Section 6 of the tender requires a high-level method for delivery of the ER and securing all the approvals for Nyah. The last bullet asks for the range of additional activities, cost and resources assumed if the project required an EES. As the trigger for an EES may vary from project to project, the additional activities will need to be specific to the trigger. It would be appreciated if you could please clarify what is expected for this item, e.g., level of detail required, is the tender asking for presentation of two approaches (ER vs EES) although the reasons for an EES are not known and would need to be assumed.

VMFRP response: 

The intention of Schedule 6. Delivery Methodology is to allow Tenderers to demonstrate their understanding of the activities and process required to secure the approvals.

In light of this, the question on what differences would be expected if the decision was an EES instead of an ER is intended to be less about this particular site or its trigger, and more so focused on inviting Tenderers the opportunity to discuss what additional activities, resources and cost would be required if this were the approvals approach.

To clarify - we are asking Tenderers to show in their presentation the two approaches.

 

2. The RFT says that the consultant will need to collaborate with the consultants providing program-wide GIS services. Is it intended that the GIS consultant will prepare the figures/maps for the reports that need to be generated? 

VMFRP response:

The consultant will need to generate the data and collaborate with the GIS provider. The GIS provider will be responsible for preparing the figures/maps as required.

Posted on 18 Sept 2020 17:02 by Lower Murray Water

Buyer Post #5 - Tender Clarification #3 This post is publicly visible

Tender Clarification Question(s) raised:

1. Table 5.1 in Schedule 5 requests tenderers to nominate the ‘Expected Resource Input (0% to 100%)’ for key personnel.  Guidance is provided in terms of how to calculate that input – ‘Expected Resource Input = Total Hours of Nominated Person Input / Total Hours of Life of Contract’.  At this time tenderers do not have visibility of the volume of work that they may receive as part of this panel and so cannot accurately estimate the volume of input from a nominated person. Nor do tenderers have an indication of the total volume of work that will be issued under the panel.  Without those two pieces of information it is not possible to calculate the ‘Expected Resource Input (0% to 100%)’ for key personnel using the method nominated in Table 5.1.  Can you please provide further clarification as to how tenderers are to respond to this requirement?

VMFRP Response:

VMFRP have removed this column from Returnable Schedule 5, please refer to revised Returnable Schedules ("CN0015 - RFT - Part D - Returnable Schedules v2") included within the Specification Documents.

 

2. Based on the tender documentation and the content provided at the briefing session we understand that VMFRP has been and will continue to manage the overarching stakeholder and community engagement for the project. Will the appointed contractor be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with individual landowners who are directly impacted by, or near the projects?

VMFRP Response:

This is correct – VMFRP intends to continue managing the overarching stakeholder and community engagement for the project, including relationships with individuals who are directly impacted by or nearby the projects. The appointed contractor should allow to develop the consultation plan and the consultation summary report to support the EES and Planning Scheme Amendment, with inputs and collaboration from the VMFRP stakeholder team.

VMFRP have amended Returnable Schedule 6.1 to provide clarity on this, please refer to revised Returnable Schedules ("CN0015 - RFT - Part D - Returnable Schedules v2") included within the Specification Documents.

Posted on 15 Sept 2020 16:19 by Lower Murray Water

Buyer Post #4 - Tender Clarification #2 This post is publicly visible

Tender Clarification Question(s) raised:

1. Can you advise who is currently engaged for the cultural heritage fieldwork and CHMPs? What is the scope of the assessment they are undertaking? Does it include impact assessment, and will it be sufficient to support the ER/EES process?

VMFRP Response:      

Jacobs and GHD (acting as a joint venture ‘R8’) are currently engaged under a separate arrangement to complete the cultural heritage fieldwork and CHMPs.

Tenderers should assume that the preparation of a cultural heritage impact assessment for the purposes of the ER / EES process will be completed by others.

 

2. Part D specifies that we cannot alter, delete or format any part of Part D; however, tables, diagram etc can be inserted into the rows. In some instances, Section 11 (OHS questionnaire) will require more than the one line provided to answer the question. Are we able to increase the width of the rows if needed? Presumably if a table is added the row width will need to increase as well.

VMFRP Response:      

Tenderers may increase the width of rows and/or add another line as needed to respond to the questionnaire.

Posted on 15 Sept 2020 14:46 by Lower Murray Water

Buyer Post #2 - Briefing Session - Tender Clarification(s) This post is publicly visible

Questions raised and answered at the Briefing Session held online, 9 Sept 2020:

Question 1

Stage 1 currently involves various fieldwork activities being undertaken. For Stage 1V - does the project envisage a requirement for additional fieldwork activities (i.e.. from technical studies such as hydrology, ecology, noise dust)?

VMFRP response: Yes - it is likely that more fieldwork activities will be needed to be undertaken and these will form part of the required scope.

 

Question 2

Are details of any subcontracted services to be provided within tender responses?

VMFRP  response: Yes - please include details within Part D section 2.4 titled "Subcontracted services"

Posted on 15 Sept 2020 09:43 by Lower Murray Water