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Please note that this RFT will now be released the week starting 11th May 2020 on the TenderLink website.
City West Water Network Renewals
City West Water (CWW) has completed the process for the Water and Sewer Network Renewals Registration of Interest (ROI).
The submissions gave us great insight into Contractors’ views on delivery of the Renewals program and has helped us finalise the design of the Renewals delivery model.
Whilst there was a range of views on the questions we asked, Contractors generally responded positively to our proposed approach to partner with a smaller number of contractors and to ask each of these partners to deliver both water and sewer renewal projects. Whilst delivering water and sewer services separately does present some benefits, on balance we believe that combining delivery offers us the greatest opportunity to deliver on our vision for the Network Renewals program.
CWW will be proceeding with an Request For Tender (RFT) seeking to engage two Contractors, with each Contractor delivering water and sewer renewal projects. The feedback we received on risk allocation, performance incentivisation and social procurement has been used to further develop the model.
In the present State of Emergency declared in Victoria to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to delay the release of the RFT until the first week of May. We will continue to monitor developments and assess the appropriateness of releasing the RFT at this time. CWW remains committed to delivering essential delivery functions to the extent that they can be managed and performed safely.
The RFT will be broken into two phases, with a shortlisting process at the end of the first phase. To lessen the demands on the market, CWW will only be seeking detailed commercial responses and pricing from the short-listed Contractors in the second phase. Contract execution is scheduled for late 2020.