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RFx Number Status & Type Details Date
GMW-WEP-1001
Closed
Request for Tender
Issued by: Water Efficiency Project
UNSPSC: 72000000 - Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
opened
Mon, 12 July 2021 11:30 AM
Closed
Wed, 11 August 2021 12:00 PM
12/07/2021 16:00

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Supplier Post #6 - Schedule of Prices - Decommissioning Works This post is publicly visible

The below items listed below in the decommissioning. Could you please confirm that all this items are for decommissioning or removal not installation? 

Channel - Desilting - 25m is this refer to length or width of the channel

 

D 05Channel - Block <5meach
D 06Channel - Block >5meach
D 07Channel - Check/Stopeach
D 08Channel - Desilting - 25mlin.m
D 09Fencing - Stock Proof - 2 Gate, Pine Posteach
D 10Fencing - Stock Proof - 2 Gate, Steel Posteach
D 11Fencing - Stock Proof - 5 strand with raileach

Posted on 04/08/2021 13:25 by Supplier Person

The project confirms the items listed are relevant to the decommissioning category.  To assist Tenderers the following is provided as background information:

  • D05/D06/D07:  Channel blocks and channel stops is installation and are included in the decommissioning category as they relate to the decommissioning of a channel.
  • D08:  Channel – desilting – 25m refers to the length of desilting, not the width of the channel

D09/D010/D011:  Stock Proof Fencing is installation and has been included in both the meter works and decommissioning categories.

Replied on 05/08/2021 14:00 by Mikaela Thomas of Water Efficiency Project

Supplier Post #5 - Returnable Schedules This post is publicly visible

Returnable Schedule 5 - Construction Methodology and Project Management Plans

1. If all 5 Works Categories are being submitted, is there to be a Methodology Statement for each Category required? Please confirm.

2. If all 5 Works Categories are being submitted, is there to be a Project Management Plan for each Category required? Please confirm.

Returnable Schedule 3 - Price

1. Category 2 Decommisioning Works. What are the principal supplied items?

Project Overview from the Tender Briefing

1. Under what Works Category does the 114 km Channel Modernisation come into?

Thankyou

Posted on 04/08/2021 11:04 by Supplier Person

Returnable Schedule 5 - Construction Methodology and Project Management Plans

  1. If a Tenderer responds to the RFT with a Tender Submission for all categories of work, in responding to Returnable Schedule 5, item 1, Tenderers could either:
  1. Provide a separate methodology statement for each category of work; or
  2. Provide one methodology statement including sub-sections addressing each category of work.
  1. One sample project management plan is required (that covers the categories of work included in the Tenderers submission)

Returnable Schedule 3 - Price

1. Refer to RFT Part C, section 7.3.  Principal Supplied Items will be specified within each the Work Request.  Generally, it’s not expected there’ll be any Principal Supplied Items for Category 2 Decommissioning Works, unless otherwise specified in the Work Request.

Project Overview from the Tender Briefing

1. Subject to outcomes of engagement, design processes and finalisation of work packages, the project anticipates the 114km of channel modernisation will be included in category 4 GMW pipeline construction and category 3 automated regulator installations.

Replied on 05/08/2021 13:59 by Mikaela Thomas of Water Efficiency Project

Supplier Post #4 - Schedule 3 Schedule of rate This post is publicly visible

Re. Category 1a - Meter Works - Schedule of Prices 

In relation to Category 1a - Meter Works, Our understanding is that works will be across different regions, do contractors need to provide different rates for different regions?

Posted on 30/07/2021 08:29 by Supplier Person

Thanks for your enquiry.  The Tenderer is referred to the Q&A document published on TendersVic following the tender briefing held 21 July 2021.  Refer document 11. GMW-WEP-1001 Tender Briefing Q&A_final, question no. 3 and the post briefing note.  For the Tenderers convenience, an extract of the post briefing note is provided below:

 

“Tenderers are referred to RFT Part H, Returnable Schedule 2b - Tenderers are

required to nominate the areas within the GMID the Tenderer is prepared to provide services.

The rates nominated by Tenderers in Returnable Schedule 3 are the rates that will apply under the

Panel Contract reflecting the areas nominated by the Tenderer in Returnable Schedule 2b.

Following appointment to the Panel and as Work Requests are issued by the project to panel members, if the work package is for works outside of the region nominated by the Tenderer, then panel members will have the option to:

• decline submitting a Work Proposal, or

• submit a Work Proposal based on the Panel Contract rates plus an additional item covering any additional fees applicable as a result of the works being outside of the Tenderers nominated area. The Project will then assess the panel members submitted Work Proposals on a value for money basis (as outlined in RFT Part A, section 2.6.5) prior to issuing the Work Order.”

Replied on 30/07/2021 16:44 by Mikaela Thomas of Water Efficiency Project

Supplier Post #3 - Additional Security This post is publicly visible

Is retention going to be accepted as additional security?  

Posted on 27/07/2021 13:36 by Supplier Person

If the Tenderer has any departures to the proposed contract (RFT Part G) such as an alternate form of security, this can be nominated in RFT Part H, Returnable Schedule 6b.

Replied on 29/07/2021 15:14 by Mikaela Thomas of Water Efficiency Project

Supplier Post #2 - Initial Security This post is publicly visible

Why are we being asked to provide $40,000 security to be on the panel, when we are not guaranteed any works?  So in theory, we could be accepted onto the panel and then not win any works.  This ties up $40,000 of equity/security for the contractor.   This has not been a requirement on previous panels, so why is it being introduced.

 

Are there any alternatives to a bank guarantee?

Posted on 27/07/2021 13:31 by Supplier Person

Thanks for your questions.

If appointed to the panel, Contractors are not required to provide security until a Work Order is issued under the panel contract.   The Tenderer is referred to RFT Part A, section 2.6.7.  ‘Upon issue of the first Work Order to the panel member under Panel Contract, the Contractor will be required to provide two (2) Bank Guarantees each valued at $20,000.’  The requirements for security is further outlined in RFT Part G – Draft Contract.

If the Tenderer has any departures to the proposed contract, such as an alternate form of security, this can be nominated in RFT Part H, Returnable Schedule 6b.

Replied on 29/07/2021 15:13 by Mikaela Thomas of Water Efficiency Project

Supplier Post #1 - Construction Risk Insurance This post is publicly visible

I states that the contractor is to have "Construction Risk Insurance  - minimum Work Order Value plaus and Additional allowance of 30%".

When submitting prices for the schedule of rates for metes & decommissioning works how are we to  estimate the value of the work order when this is an unknown and is depentent on being offered work, the volume being offered and the consistence of work.

As mentioned by a contractor in the tender briefing this insurance can be rather expensive so as a contractor we need to get this correct. Is it possible to be given a value that all contractors pricing can use as bench mark, so we are pricing apples for apples. 

Pricing individual work packages for pipelines and on farm works will not be an issue. 

Posted on 22/07/2021 07:58 by Supplier Person

Thanks for your query. 

It’s understood that some Tenderers may already hold a Construction Risk insurance policy for works up to a certain value.  If this is the case, then please complete returnable schedule 6c with the relevant information for the existing policy and provide a copy of the certificate of currency.

If the Tenderer doesn’t hold a Construction Risk insurance policy, then please state this is the case in returnable schedule 6c.  It’s understood Contractors will need to make allowances for this insurance as part of their rates for Meter Works and Decommissioning categories.  For the purposes of providing guidance to Tenderers, the project anticipates that generally, for Meter Works and Decommissioning categories, the average value of individual Work Orders is in the order of ~$200,000.

Replied on 26/07/2021 09:55 by Kylie Dulson of Water Efficiency Project