Road Maintenance Contracts Renewed

Road Maintenance Contracts Renewed

Western Australia Minister for Transport Troy Buswell

New Wheatbelt Integrated Service Arrangement Announced

Victor P Taffa

A New Integrated Service Arrangement (ISA) has been awarded for the Wheatbelt North and Wheatbelt South Regional Road Networks.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the Leighton Opus Team, a joint venture comprising Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd and Opus International Consultants (PCA) Limited, was awarded the Wheatbelt North and Wheatbelt South Regions’ ISA.

“This is the fourth of these relationship-based arrangements to be awarded as the current long-term road maintenance contracts reach the end of their duration.” Mr. Buswell said.

“These new arrangements are more than just road maintenance contracts they provide aspects of road network operations; operational asset management; maintenance delivery; some minor capital works (projects less than $3 Million in value); and project and contract management services.”

 

“The ISA selection process aimed to ultimately identify the best value from our private sector partners and considered which integrated service providers were most likely to form an effective collaborative relationship with Main Roads.” Mr. Buswell said.

To allow for optimum delivery of integrated services, this ISA will have an initial term of five years, with an approximate value of $191 Million, and the provision for extension if ongoing high-level performance is achieved by the provider.

This is the fourth of seven ISAs to be awarded. The remaining three will be awarded by September 2011.

Services for the Wheatbelt ISA are scheduled to begin this month.