Wed 21 Jun 2017

VicRoads Project Zero – Upcoming Regional Works Packages:

The VicRoads “Towards Zero” 2016-2020 program recognises that a disproportionate number of country people lose their lives each year on Victorian roads and that fundamental improvements to road safety are needed.

On Monday 19th June 2017, as part of the Towards Zero Program, VicRoads held an information session detailing the scope for “Project Zero”, which falls under VicRoads’ Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP).

Project Zero focuses on preventing run-off-road and head-on collisions along 20 high-risk roads throughout rural Victoria. 11 of these 20 roads have been targeted for completion by November 2018.

$150m of works across these 11 roads will include:

  • Nearly 1000km of safety barrier installation,
  • Road widening,
  • overtaking lanes; and
  • Intersection improvements.

These works will be divided into approximately 20-25 packages ranging from $1m – $5m in value.

The attached presentation contains the proposed procurement approach and delivery strategy VicRoads will be taking in conjunction with Industry Capability Network (ICN) to deliver Project Zero.

VicRoads are currently developing Expressions of Interest documentation for the works packages, which will commence release at the end of June 2017.

As part of the EOI and bidding procedure for these works packages, CCF Victoria encourages Members who are VicRoads prequalified R2 and F005 to register their business on Industry Capability Network’s (ICN) website…

ICN Gateway is used by numerous Major Projects as a system to identify capable and competitive suppliers, and to manage expressions of interest for upcoming works packages.

You will also need to create a new bidder account on the ICN website and develop a Local Industry Development Plan (LIDP) using the template provided to demonstrate the level of local content, job creation and retention you will achieve. The LIDP becomes part of your contract as a bidder for each works package.

CCF advises all Members who wish to bid on the soon to be released works expressions of interest to carefully understand and respond to the EOI Selection Criteria, ensuring that you provide evidence of performance where applicable.

VicRoads will then shortlist five contractors in each of the three regions of Project Zero. Shortlisted contractors will be asked to bid on works packages as detailed designs are completed and statutory approvals are received.

Please read the industry engagement presentation from VicRoads and ICN to understand your obligations and requirements as a prospective bidder for the Project Zero works packages – CLICK HERE.

Further reading:

The Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan  maps out how Victorian road safety partners will work towards a reduction in the number of lives to less than 200 and 15% reduction in serious injuries by 2020.