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Roads and Maritime Services / LH Ford Bridge Strengthening - RMS.18.0000303659.0373

RFT ID RMS.18.0000303659.0373
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 30-May-2018
Closes 25-Jul-2018 2:30pm
Category (based on UNSPSC)
95121600 - Transport buildings and structures
Agency Roads and Maritime Services

Contact Person
Ron de Rooy
Phone: 0411 409 185

Tender Details

Roads and Maritime Services is seeking tender submissions from appropriately qualified and experienced construction contractors to carry out maintenance works on the LH Ford Bridge over the Macquarie River, located on the Mitchell Highway at Dubbo.


The LH Ford Bridge is a 613m long reinforced concrete “balanced cantilever” bridge with a “drop in” waterway span which has experienced significant sagging which commenced after opening in September 1969.


The strengthening work includes the construction of two new piers in the Macquarie River, jacking of the “drop in” waterway span and post tensioning of the two outer cantilevers.


Some of the work will require the operation of a night time detour.


A mandatory pre-tender meeting will be held on 13 June 2018 at the Cascades Motor Inn, 147 Cobra St Dubbo, commencing at 12:30pm. Cores will be available for viewing from 10:00 to 12 noon at the RMS District Office, 28 Hampden St Dubbo.


Tenderers must be pre-qualified to B3 or higher for bridge construction and to Financial Category F10 or higher.


All tenderers must comply with the New South Wales Government’s Procurement Policy Framework (NSW Framework), Code of Practice for Procurement (NSW Code) and Implementation Guidelines to the New South Wales Code of Practice for Procurement: Building and Construction (NSW Guidelines).


Copies of the NSW Framework and NSW Code are available at The NSW Guidelines are available at



NSW Regions: Central West, Orana/Far West

RFT Type

Open Tenders - An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

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  1. 1-Jun-2018 3:45pm
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    Please note that the date of the Pre-tender meeting has been moved to 13 June 2018.  The venue remains the Cattleman's Country Motor Inn, Dubbo, commencing at 10:00 am.

  2. 5-Jun-2018 12:17pm

    Please note that further to the previous comment the venue and times for the Pre-tender Meeting have also moved to:

    • Cascades Motor Inn, 147 Cobra St Dubbo
    • commencing with lunch at 12:30pm
    • cores will be available for viewing from 10:00 to 12 noon at the RMS District Office, 28 Hampden St Dubbo

    A copy of the Agenda for the Pre-Tender Meeting has been uploaded with this note.

  3. 6-Jun-2018 2:39pm
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    Tenderers are requested to advise of their attendance at the Pre-Tender meeting. In your advice please include how many people will be attending the meeting and if any of these have special dietary needs.

    Your advice is required by 3:00pm Friday 8 June 2018.

    Please send your advice to

  4. 26-Jun-2018 10:59am

    Please find attached Addendum 1 and attached files, including the minutes of the Pre-Tender meeting.

  5. 4-Jul-2018 9:59am
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    The closing date for tenders has been extended to 18 July 2018 at 2:30 pm

  6. 10-Jul-2018 2:13pm

    Addendum 2 has been issued including answers to questions recieved after the pre-tender meeting and an extension of time of the closing date to 25 July 2018 at 2:30 pm.

    A third Addendum will be issued by the end of the week.


  7. 18-Jul-2018 3:44pm

    Please find attached Addendum 3.