JavaScript Disabled

This site requires JavaScript Enabled to function properly. Please enable JavaScript or use a different browser that has JavaScript enabled.

Buying For Victoria
Skip to main content

Online Forum for GMW-CP-1021-3 
In order to submit a post you must be logged in, have downloaded specification documents for this tender and the tender must not be closed.

The forum has been closed for posting.
RFx Number Status & Type Details Date
GMW-CP-1021-3
Closed
Request for Tender
Issued by: Goulburn-Murray Water
UNSPSC 1: 83101504 - Water distribution management - 50%
UNSPSC 2: 72141100 - Infrastructure building and surfacing and paving services - 50%
opened
Mon, 24 October 2016 4:15 PM
Closed
Mon, 05 December 2016 12:00 PM
24/10/2016 18:09

Posts

Buyer Post #77 - Online Forum This post is publicly visible

The Principal advises that the forum has been extended to 5pm today, (28/11/2016),
to allow for responses to any questions received prior to 12pm today.

 

Posted on 28/11/2016 12:08 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #73 - Schedule 18 Pricing - Item 32G This post is publicly visible

Refer Schedule 18 for Pricing, item 32g, description reads as  "HDPE PN 10 90o Bend:  1100mm"

Please confirm  is this meant to be 1100mm, or another dimension, possibly 140mm as per adjacent tables

Posted on 27/11/2016 22:15 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #73 – Schedule 18 Pricing -
Item 32G
that:
Q
Refer Schedule 18 for Pricing, item 32g, description reads as "HDPE PN 10 90o Bend:  1100mm"
Please confirm is this meant to be 1100mm, or another dimension, possibly 140mm as per adjacent
tables
A
Tenderer’s are advised of a typographical error in RFT Volume 2, Appendix 1, Table 32, item 32g.
The item reads: ‘HDPE PN 10 900 Bend:  1100mm’ but should read ‘HDPE PN 10 900 Bend:  140mm’.
 

Replied on 28/11/2016 11:27 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #72 - 4.1.10 Material and Equipment Supply This post is publicly visible

Can you please advise if precast flumes for the Regulators are to be provided by the Contractor

Posted on 26/11/2016 13:42 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #72 – 4.1.10 Material and Equipment Supply that:
Q
Can you please advise if precast flumes for the Regulators are to be provided by the Contractor
A
The Principal advises that precast flumes for the Regulators are part of the Principal supplied items.
 

Replied on 28/11/2016 11:28 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #69 - Principal supervision of On Site Works This post is publicly visible

Will the the Principal be employing Supervisors or the like to confirm ECI Contracator on site compliance with specifications, OH&S etc?

Posted on 26/11/2016 10:28 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #69 – Principal supervision of On Site Works that:
Q
Will the  Principal be employing Supervisors or the like to confirm ECI Contracator on site
compliance with specifications, OH&S etc?
A
The Principal will undertake site compliance inspections/audits as deemed required.
 

Replied on 28/11/2016 16:07 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #68 - Schedule 18 Pricing - Table for Bend Construction rate This post is publicly visible

Refer RFT Schedule 18, Tables 31 and 32 which include for HDPE bends material supply rate. There is no corresponding table for HDPE bends - Construction rate.

Please confirm where does the principal want pricing for construction of bends allocated?

Posted on 25/11/2016 14:19 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #68 - Schedule 18 Pricing - Table for Bend
Construction rate
that:
Q
Refer RFT Schedule 18, Tables 31 and 32 which include for HDPE bends material supply
rate. There is no corresponding table for HDPE bends - Construction rate.
Please confirm where does the principal want pricing for construction of bends allocated?
A
Tenderer’s are advised that the installation costs associated with HDPE bends are to be
factored into the ‘HDPE Pipeline Installation incl. Welding’ construction rate (Tables 28, 29 and 30).
 

Replied on 26/11/2016 11:16 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #66 - Schedule 18 - Pipe and Riser assemblies This post is publicly visible

Schedule 18, items 22p, 22q, 22r, 22s, "Pipe and Riser - Replace riser outlet". Is there any drawing or detail appicable to these items?

Posted on 25/11/2016 12:58 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #66 – Schedule 18 - Pipe and Riser assemblies that:
Q
Schedule 18, items 22p, 22q, 22r, 22s, "Pipe and Riser - Replace riser outlet".
Is there any drawing or detail appicable to these items?
A
The rates in Items 22p to 22s are for the installation of the vertical pipe component of
the riser only (in lineal meters). There are no specific drawings of the risers. 
As there are various “riser heads” available, these will be designed and costed during
the Preliminary Design Phase.
 

Replied on 28/11/2016 11:34 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #64 - VIPP This post is publicly visible

Can you please advise if the VIPP is to be sent to the ICN Network for review and approval prior to the RFT submission. We have spoken with the ICN Network and the tender has not been lodged as yet. Also can you advise if the only documentation regarding the VIPP is the completion of tender schedule 20?

Posted on 24/11/2016 12:02 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #64 – VIPP that:
Q
Can you please advise if the VIPP is to be sent to the ICN Network for review
and approval prior to the RFT submission. We have spoken with the ICN Network
and the tender has not been lodged as yet. Also can you advise if the only
documentation regarding the VIPP is the completion of tender schedule 20?
A
GMW confirms that Tenderers are required to complete a draft VIPP in Tender
Schedule 20 of the RFT.   As stated in Volume 1, Section 7.4 of the RFT, the preferred
Tenderers, when advised by the Principal must prepare a Local Industry Development
Plan (LIDP) and obtain certification of the LIDP.  

Replied on 25/11/2016 13:26 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #63 - Pricing Query This post is publicly visible

Can the Principal please advise whether the design for road crossings will form part of a separate pricing schedule or is this to be included into the existing pricing schedules. If it is to be included in an existing schedule can you advise which schedule it would be best placed?

Posted on 24/11/2016 12:01 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #63 – Pricing Query that:
Q
Can the Principal please advise whether the design for road crossings will form part of
a separate pricing schedule or is this to be included into the existing pricing schedules.
If it is to be included in an existing schedule can you advise which schedule it would be
best placed?
A
The requirement to undertake a detailed design of a Road Crossing will be identified
during the preliminary design phase and the design cost will be priced separately using
agreed works hours and the applicable Tendered Personnel rates as set out in Table 54
of the Volume 2, Attachment 1 of the RFT.
 

Replied on 25/11/2016 09:50 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #60 - CTH requirements for on Farms Works. This post is publicly visible

Ref Volume 3 Annexure C  Part 9 nominates requirements for  Commissioning testing and handover.

“Can GMW elaborate on the procedure for handing over on-farm works? Are on-farm works handed over directly to the landowner? Is GMW involved in managing, reviewing or approving the quality, commissioning or handover of on-farm works to the landowner?”

Posted on 24/11/2016 07:41 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #60 - CTH requirements for on Farms Works that:
Q
Ref Volume 3 Annexure C  Part 9 nominates requirements for  Commissioning testing
and handover.
“Can GMW elaborate on the procedure for handing over on-farm works? Are on-farm works
handed over directly to the landowner? Is GMW involved in managing, reviewing or approving
the quality, commissioning or handover of on-farm works to the landowner?”
A
The Landowner Agreement states “The Owners agree that on and from completion of the works
described in Item 16 as notified to the Owner by the Corporation in  writing, title in the works
will pass to the Owner and on and from such time, the Owner will be responsible for the care of
and maintenance of the works including ensuring the continued compliance of the  works with
any flood overlay referred to in Item 16.”

Note; the “Corporation” in this instance is the “Principal”.

Therefore the Contractor will handover the works to the Principal, who will then handover to
the Owner (landowner). Inspections and a sign-off by the Principal will therefore be required.

Replied on 26/11/2016 11:14 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #59 - Supply of Pedestal Stub This post is publicly visible

Can the Principal confirm if the Pedestal stub shown on drawings 483312 and 484557 is part of the Principal supplied items that comes with the meter equipment.

 

Posted on 23/11/2016 11:03 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post #59 – Supply of Pedestal Stub that:
Q
Can the Principal confirm if the Pedestal stub shown on drawings 483312 and 484557
is part of the Principal supplied items that comes with the meter equipment.
A
The Principal confirms that the Pedestal Stub shown on drawings 483312 and 484557
are part of the Principal supplied items.
 

Replied on 24/11/2016 10:41 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Supplier Post #58 - VPP and LIDP This post is publicly visible

Tender Schedule 12 nominates the tenderer shall provide a draft of the VIPP plan.
Tender Schedule 20 requires a Draft VIPP  following prescribed questions.
Annexure Part R - VIPP refers to a LIDP, however the attachments/tables have not been supplied

Volume 1 of the RFT - Geberal Information -  Section 7.4 refers to Preferred Tenderers preparing a LIDP upon request.

Information available states the Victorian Government sets a mandated minimum local content requirement for VIPP Strategic Projects which is included in tender documents. The minimum local content requirement is determined on a case-by-case basis via a contestability assessment conducted by ICN. Shortlisted bidders must develop and submit a Local Industry Development Plan (LIDP) as part of the tender process. The LIDP is a more detailed VIPP Plan and outlines the bidder's commitment to address the minimum local content requirement and other VIPP tender conditions and how these commitments will be achieved.Pleasr refer Volume 2 Tender Schedules

Tenderer requests whether Tender Schedule 12 VIPP can be a draft LIDP

Posted on 23/11/2016 10:50 by Supplier Person

The Principal advises in relation to Post # 58 – VPP and LIDP that:
Q
Tender Schedule 12 nominates the tenderer shall provide a draft of the VIPP plan.
Tender Schedule 20 requires a Draft VIPP  following prescribed questions.
Annexure Part R - VIPP refers to a LIDP, however the attachments/tables have not been
supplied Volume 1 of the RFT - Geberal Information -  Section 7.4 refers to Preferred
Tenderers preparing a LIDP upon request.
Information available states the Victorian Government sets a mandated minimum local content
requirement for VIPP Strategic Projects which is included in tender documents. The minimum
local content requirement is determined on a case-by-case basis via a contestability assessment
conducted by ICN. Shortlisted bidders must develop and submit a Local Industry Development Plan
(LIDP) as part of the tender process. The LIDP is a more detailed VIPP Plan and outlines the bidder's
commitment to address the minimum local content requirement and other VIPP tender conditions and
how these commitments will be achieved.Pleasr refer Volume 2 Tender Schedules
Tenderer requests whether Tender Schedule 12 VIPP can be a draft LIDP
A
Tenderer’s are advised that their response provided to ‘Tender Schedule – 12 Project Plans, VIPP Plan’
will be evaluated as the equivalent of a draft Local Industry Development Plan (LIDP).
 

Replied on 24/11/2016 10:00 by Anita Charlton of Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #57 - Volume 3 – Annexure J – Landowner Engagement- Section 3.1 Protocols for Engagement This post is publicly visible

The Principal advises in relation to the “GMW Customer Charter”  as referred to in
Volume 3 – Annexure J – Landowner Engagement- Section 3.1 Protocols for Engagement
that:

The “GMW Customer Charter” is available on the GMW website under the Customer
Services link.
A copy of this document has also been uploaded to the documents section on VicTender.

Please note the “Works and Maintenance” section starts on page 15 of the Charter.

Posted on 23/11/2016 10:48 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #56 - Business Rules This post is publicly visible

The Principal advises in relation to Post # 35 – Business Rules that:
Q
In Vol 3 - Annexure J - Landowner Engagement the document stats that:
All documents other than the business rules, are available in the Project
on-line data room.  The business rules will be made available separately. 
Question: Where / When will these business rules documents be made available?
A
The Principal provides the following updated advice:
Tenderers are advised that the following “Connections Project Operational
Rules” have been developed to guide the management of the Connections
Project regarding the listed subjects. These replace the currently referred to
as “Business Rules” that were to be provided in Volume 3 Annexure Part J.
All obligations except those as noted in these documents as by the ‘Project Director’
or “other divisions of GMW” are expected to be undertaken by the successful ECI Contractor.
The documents listed below are now available in the online data room:
Treatment of Outlets
Level of Service; Channels and Pipelines
Operational and Maintenance Compensation
Voluntary Dry-Off
Co-contribution
Property Consolidation Compensation
Landowner & Stakeholder Complaints Management
Exceptional Circumstances
Land Acquisition; Compensation Principles
Domestic and Stock Road Crossings
Fencing Obligations
Construction Disturbance Compensation


The following Rules are deemed to be no longer required:
 Privately Shared Pipeline
 Private Works License

 

Posted on 21/11/2016 17:38 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #39 - Post # 6 - 2017 Winter Works Query Update This post is publicly visible

The Principal advises in relation to Post # 6 - 2017 Winter Works Query that:
Q
RFT Vol3, Annexure Part F states that the 2017 Winter Works Scope is provided
in the document “ECI West and East Proposed Work Scope”. There is no data itemised
as 2017 Winter Works in the nominated document tab as suggested in the Annexure.
Could GMW please provide the scope of works for the 2017 Winter Works Program.


A
The Principal provides the following updated advice:
The updated Winter Works 2017 works scope details and quantities estimate
(ECI Contractor construct only) is provided below reflecting the quantity changes as designs progress.
Tenderers are to replace the existing table in
Volume 1 Section 4.1.3 (page 12), Figure 4. East and West Winter Works 2017 Concept Estimated Scope
(Indicative Only), with the table below.


Figure 4. East and West Winter Works 2017 Concept Estimated Scope (Indicative Only)

 

Posted on 14/11/2016 18:28 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #15 - Q&A Site Tour 3 November 2016 This post is publicly visible

The Principal refers to the recent site tour and presentation held on Thursday 3 November 2016 and provides the response to
the following question raised on the day.

Q. Why clay line a channel instead of plastic lining?

A. This is typically a value for money consideration (eg. availability of suitable clay close to site), and at times impacted
by specific site circumstances. The GMW GIS system contains soil layers for the GMID. This will be made available to
the successful Contractors, and will not be rely upon information.

 

Posted on 07/11/2016 15:48 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #14 - Q&A Site Tour 3 November 2016 This post is publicly visible

The Principal refers to the recent site tour and presentation held on Thursday 3 November 2016 and provides the response to
 the following question raised on the day.

Q. Regarding the water savings calculations, who bears the risk that the formulae are correct?
 

A. The water savings calculations formulae provided by the Principal are rely upon information. It is the Contractor’s
responsibility to apply the formulae correctly to the quantities.


 

Posted on 07/11/2016 15:46 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #13 - Q&A Site Tour 3 November 2016 This post is publicly visible

The Principal refers to the recent site tour and presentation held on Thursday 3 November 2016 and provides the response to
the following question raised on the day.

Q. Would the Project be against a contractor proposing a smaller pipe with pump station instead of the gravity pipe proposed
in the DCRP?


A. The Project is open to all suggestions that improve value for money and water savings.  Whole of life implications need to be
considered as well.

Please note that regarding pump stations activity does attract overhead, risk and margin percentages
(refer to Volume 1, Section 5.2.3.3, Figure 12 where the calculation includes for the percentages).

Posted on 07/11/2016 15:45 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #12 - Site Tour Q&A 3 November 2016 This post is publicly visible

The Principal refers to the recent site tour and presentation held on Thursday 3 November 2016 and provides the response to the following question raised on the day.

Q. Is the Tenderer expected to deal with other water authorities? (NB asked in context of the $1m co-contribution from Goulburn Valley Water to the pipeline visited)

A. It is not anticipated that the Tenderer will deal with other water authorities regarding co-contribution.
 

Posted on 07/11/2016 15:17 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #11 - Q&A Site Tour 3 November 2016 This post is publicly visible

The Principal refers to the recent site tour and presentation held on Thursday 3 November 2016 and provides the response to the following question raised on the day.

Q. Where a co-contribution is required will the Project or the Contractor undertake negotiations?

A. The RFT requires that the Contractor advise the Principal where a landowner proposes to co-contribute, and the Principal will agree on the basis of the negotiations prior to
the negotiations commencing. It is expected that the Contractor will undertake the negotiations with the landowner, however the Principal may be required to be involved
depending on the specific circumstances and complexity of the solution proposed by the landowner.

 

Posted on 07/11/2016 15:15 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #2 - SITE TOUR DETAILS - GMWCP-1021-3 This post is publicly visible

The Principal requests Tenderers registered for the site visit to meet at “The Connection”, 7287 Midland Highway Shepparton

Tea and Coffee will be available from 0900 (AEST).

The site visit briefing will be held at 9.30am and the bus will depart  at 1000 hrs.  Anticipated finish time will be 12pm (noon).

Please ensure you wear appropriate sturdy footwear and a suitable hat for head sun protection. Sunscreen and high visibility vests will be provided. Hard hats are not required.
 

Posted on 01/11/2016 12:39 by Goulburn-Murray Water

Buyer Post #1 - SITE TOURS - GMWCP-1021-3 This post is publicly visible

The Principal refers to Connections Project ECI RFT Volume 1, Section 6.27,

Site Inspections, whereby registration details of attendees is required by email to connectionsecirft@gmwater.com.au by AEST 12pm (noon) Friday, 28th October.

Posted on 27/10/2016 14:46 by Goulburn-Murray Water