Contractor sought for Fisherman’s Bend precinct

Development Victoria is inviting contractors to demonstrate an expression of interest for Stage 1 construction package for the Fisherman’s Bend Innovation Precinct project in Port Melbourne.

The precinct is the former General Motors Holden car manufacturing site so an early works package is currently being delivered to mitigate the risks in relation to its industrial history. The stage 1 (Civil and public realm) construction package for the Fisherman’s Bend Innovation Precinct (FBIP) comprises internal precinct roads, intersections to connect external road network, a park and public infrastructure, utility services to provide electricity, water, sewer and drainage, gas, telecommunications and digital infrastructure.

The EOI closes on Thursday 30 March 2023 at 2pm and a request for proposal will be issued to shortlisted bidders in July this year. The Victoria Government expects the tender process to attract contractors with experience in civil construction and large subdivision works.

Selected bidders must be able to demonstrate relevant local expertise in delivery of relatable civil construction contracts of a value in excess of $60 million; delivery of public parks and landscape package; experience in managing and working with contaminated soils and groundwater; and experience in undertaking works alongside other separate works packages.

The successful contractor will be engaged under a modified AS2124 contract, according to Development Victoria, the state government’s agency whose task it is to revitalise iconic public buildings, create cultural and recreation facilities, and recycle public land. Contact Maria Krelle for more information.

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Desi is the Editor of Concrete in Australia and at the helm of our magazine for 8 years. She was behind the Institute's weekly news bulletins from 2016-2021 and is now writing our focused news items. Desi has been an engineering news and features journalist/editor across all disciplines since 2013 - part of a 30-year career writing for a wide range of industries.