Pre-qualification involves contractors being assessed over a range of quality criteria and then being registered for specific types and sizes of work. Pre-qualification aims to simplify the sourcing process, reduce tendering costs, and encourage ongoing supplier performance.
Auckland Transport’s register for Construction Contractors Prequalification has been extended until 1 October 2017. Contractors who have already pre-qualified will continue to be eligible to be selected to quote or tender for work within their registered work categories. Being on the register, however, is no guarantee that you will be selected for work. Pre-qualified contractors may continue to apply for other categories of work or levels of pre-qualification within the register.
Information about AT’s planned Physical Works Supplier Panels
A go-to-market process is planned to occur in July, with the Panels to commence on or before 1 Oct 2017.
These Panels will replace most of the existing AT Pre-qualification Register for Construction Contractors.
We are intending to implement three panels as follows:
- Panel One $50M - $4M 4-6 suppliers.
- Panel Two $4m - $300K up to 15 suppliers.
- Panel Three Up to $300K up to 25 suppliers.
The scope of services will include:
- Roads (includes bridges and traffic signals and streetscape upgrades/construction).
- Transport interchanges (includes car parks and busway stations/rail stations buildings).
- Up to 20% of the annual road corridor rehabilitation works.
There will be an Advance Notice to Market followed by a Registration of Interest (ROI) process (all issued via GETS) and interviews.
AT is currently reviewing future requirements for categories of work that will not be covered by the Panels.
Should you have any further queries these should be directed to Prequal@at.govt.nz.
Health and Safety requirements in construction category contracts
Health and Safety Pre-qualification
ISN is now the provider of the Health and Safety Pre-qualification system for Auckland Transport (AT). If you are not already a subscriber with ISN and wish to undertake construction contracts for AT, you are advised to do so via the ISN website.
Contractors must have subscribed to ISN and must hold ‘Approved’ status prior to contract award, unless otherwise waived by AT in its sole discretion. Please note there is a fee for this subscription. If you are awarded a construction contract by AT you must maintain the subscription with ISN for the duration of the contract. Subscription fees shall be paid by the Contractor.
The ConstructSafe competency assessment scheme provides the New Zealand construction industry with a framework for individuals to prove health and safety competence.
It allows construction sites to reduce the potential for untrained or inexperienced workers from creating hazardous situations for themselves or others. It helps raise the health and safety standards and creates a safer and more competent New Zealand workforce.
ConstructSafe provides a consistent and transparent way to independently check the competency of any person on site, regardless of their employer. It provides all of us with reassurance that those that are working on our sites are competent and safe to do so. ConstructSafe is not a training course; it helps us to ensure that training programmes meet the needs of our industry.
From 1 July 2017, the scheme will be an AT requirement for new and existing projects and contracts. All AT construction contractors will be required to be registered and operating the ConstructSafe Tier 1 competency assessment framework for any construction category contracts.
ConstructSafe is an initiative run through the Construction Safety Council. For more information, please see their website.