Transport for NSW Project Implementation Director Matt Sweeting says the government agency will review existing asset performance and stewardship maintenance contacts to ensure efficiencies and positive customer outcomes.
Mr. Sweeting made the statement at the NSW Government’s final Sydney Roads Asset Performance Contracts industry engagement session, a three part program exploring the city’s future road maintenance.
“With the current contracts coming to an end in mid-2021, we’re taking the opportunity to review existing arrangements to ensure the management and maintenance of assets achieves the best outcomes for our customers,” Mr. Sweeting said.
“The new contracts will be forward-thinking and innovative, and part of a holistic network-based approach aimed at improving connectivity, integrating services and making better use of capacity. And it really does have a central focus on the needs of customers.”
Mr. Sweeting said Transport for NSW will focus on contract procurement in 2020.
“Early on in the year organisations can express their interest in being a part of the process. Shortly after we will shortlist, and then we’ll put the requests for tenders out,” Mr. Sweeting said.
“We’re looking to get these contracts awarded before Christmas 2020. That means mobilisation of the contracts can start in January 2021, leaving six months to get them mobilised, to ensure the service providers can hit the ground running on day one.”
Mr Sweeting said the maintenance work should ensure assets operate effectively for the customer, and align with the community usage of that part of the network.
“The contracts will focus on innovation to achieve the strategic outcomes we’ve identified,” Mr. Sweeting said.
“This will result in ideas and intelligence from the private sector benefitting customers, road users and Transport for NSW.”