South Burnett Directions 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.
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 late October. 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!
We are liaising with AGL regarding the opportunities, and if you think your business may be able to benefit from this opportunity, please contact South Burnett Directions on 4189 9538.