The Connections Project has released a Request for Tender (RFT) for a significant scope of works as part of the process to connect landowners to a modernised irrigation delivery system.
The On-Farm Works Construction tender opened on September 11 and is designed to identify and appoint a panel of preferred contractors who are suitably qualified, experienced and cost-competitive that have established systems to deliver on-farm works for the Project.
Local contractors are being encouraged to apply for the tender, with the panel expected to carry out works of differing scales and types. Works will be right across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District, which stretches from Swan Hill and Kerang in the west to Cobram in the east.
The establishment of this panel will allow the project to quickly appoint a contractor once on-farm works have been designed and agreements have been signed by the landowner.
The direct engagement and management of on-farm construction works by the Project is consistent with the Connections Project Reset Delivery Plan and is targeted at supporting the reconfiguration process and facilitating efficient works delivery.
Project Director Frank Fisseler said it is exciting to see significant progress made following the reset of the project last year.
“The 2017 Winter works is tracking really well and this is an important step forward,” Mr Fisseler said.
Minister for Water Lisa Neville said this is another major step forward in delivering progress under the Reset Delivery Plan, which was adopted in September 2016.
You can find more information on the tender website.