Changes To Formula For Roads Contract

Changes To Formula For Roads Contract

Western Australia Minister for Transport Simon O’Brien

State Government Awards New Generation Road Maintenance Contract

Victor P Taffa

The State Government has awarded a new Integrated Service Arrangement (ISA) contract for the Maintenance of State Roads in the Perth Metropolitan Area.

The ISA replaces the former long-standing contract for Road Maintenance, now expired, and is valued at about $340 Million over five years.

Transport Minister Simon O’Brien said the DownerMouchel Joint Venture, comprising Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd and Mouchel International (Jersey) Limited (Australian Branch), was awarded the Metropolitan Region ISA, after an extensive procurement process by Main Roads WA.

“With the current long-term contract reaching the end of its duration, Main Roads went through an extensive review process in order to develop and award this new contract.” Mr O’Brien said.



“It took into consideration what was learned from their current arrangements and evaluated proponents based on high-level services that could be provided to both Main Roads and the community.”

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

“The ISAs are more than just Road Maintenance Contracts they are relationship-based arrangements to provide Road Network Operations, Operational Asset Management, Maintenance Delivery, Minor Capital Works Delivery (Projects Less Than $3 Million in Value), and Project and Contract Management Services.”  Mr O’Brien said.

To allow for optimum delivery of integrated services, the ISA agreement will have an initial term of five years with the provision for an extension based on performance.

The Metropolitan ISA network is the first of seven ISAs with the remaining to be awarded over the next 10 months.