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Roads and Maritime Services / RTA.07.2547.0089 - RTA.07.2547.0089

RFT ID RTA.07.2547.0089
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 23-Jul-2007
Closes 30-Nov-0002 12:00am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
72141100 - Infrastructure building and surfacing and paving services
Agency Roads and Maritime Services

Contact Person
John Howell
Phone: 02 6640 1300

Tender Details

Tenders are invited to operate these ferries on the Clarence River northeast of Grafton. The Bluff Point vehicular ferry operates from Lawrence to Woodford Island. It is the busiest vehicular ferry in NSW and runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Ulmarra ferry runs between Ulmarra and Southgate from 6am to 11pm 365 days a year. The contracted work broadly consists of managing, providing labour and systems, operating and conducting the routine light maintenance on the vessels and the land-based fixtures. No fares are charged. The RTA provides the vessel, the land based fixtures (including employee amenities and, at Southgate, a Ferrymaster's cottage), all heavy maintenance and insurance (except Workers Compensation) for the operations.

Tenderers must comply with the NSW Governments Code of Practice for Procurement.

This is a Quality Assurance contract, the contractor is required to provide and adhere to a Quality Management System which includes OH&S, Environment Protection and Industrial Relations Systems. The RTA will periodically audit the systems and conduct surveillance on their operation.

A pre-tender meeting and a site inspection will be held Wednesday 8 August 2007. You must pre- register to attend the pre-tender meeting. Attendance to the pre-tender meeting is compulsory to submit a conforming tender. Tenderers purchasing the documents will be advised of the full details of the meeting.

Tenders are to be lodged in the RTA's Tender Box, at the Roads and Traffic Northern Region Office, 31 Victoria Street, GRAFTON NSW 2460.

Further information may be obtained from John Howell, Project Manager, phone 02 66401 300 fax 02 6640 1006 or by e-mail to


NSW Regions: Northern

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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Additional Details / Instructions

Important information

To obtain a copy of the full tender documentation, available on CD only, online payment is required. Complete all of the following steps:

1. Select the link below, ORDER A CD/HARDCOPY. Log in or register and follow the prompts to make your payment. At the end of the payment transaction your receipt number will be displayed.
2. Complete the CD order transaction by clicking on the link PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION.
If you do not complete the transaction you may not receive a CD.
3. Check your mailing details on the final screen, and submit the order.