South Burnett Directions recently hosted an information session on the Coopers Gap Wind Farm Development Proposal with AGL. The purpose of this session was to assist local suppliers wishing to participate in this opportunity to understand what is required.
On Tuesday, 17 August 2016 over 40 people attended the first AGL information session outlining the scope and timing of the AGL wind farm project, and what is required by businesses wishing to gain work out of this opportunity.
To ensure local contractors and suppliers are considered, they need to be proactive in their approach to securing work with the EPC contractor, once awarded. To support local businesses with this, in addition to hosting more information sessions, South Burnett Directions will be assisting with developing capability statements and increasing our intelligence on local suppliers and what they can do.
The development is expected to commence construction in the second half of 2017, although tenders will be potentially be sought from the principal contractor in September and October this year. Local suppliers wishing to tender will need to start preparing now.
What does the Major project sector seek in local suppliers?
They must meet these minimum requirements:
- Prequalification when requested
- Quality – a system or accreditation
- Financial Capability & Insurances
- Project Readiness or Evidence of track record
- WHS&E Management Plan
- Tendering credentials
Additional requirements of significant sub-contractors:
- Industrial Relations
- Resource Availability – the ability to ramp up quickly!
A Department of State Development Capability Statement Workshop will be held locally, and suppliers who don’t already have their own Capability Statement are encouraged to participate. This process will provide an opportunity to identify both what businesses are doing well as well as what gaps are required. Stepping up results in improved processes and opportunity, but it also means an investment of time and capital to fill the gap.
For more information, please contact Phil Harding on 4189 9538.