Melbourne Water has chosen two new Capital Delivery Strategy services providers to play key roles in delivering the company’s capital projects over the next five years.

In May, Melbourne Water announced a shortlist of preferred proponents. Since then, there has been consolidation in the construction industry leading to further evaluation.

This has resulted in the finalisation of the tender process and contracts with two service providers. This carefully considered process will ensure ongoing competition and value for money for water customers.

The service providers to bid for the proposed $1 billion worth of projects from the Water Plan’s projected $2.5 billion program are:

  • John Holland and KBR; and
  • Thiess, and Black & Veatch.

The new capital delivery model will require the service providers to compete for work on a project-by-project basis rather than in a large bundle of work, helping to drive more competitive prices. The selected service providers comply with the Victorian Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry.

Melbourne Water says this new delivery model is part of its strategy to deliver services efficiently and maximise greater value for customers.

Melbourne Water also thanks and acknowledges all the bidding consortia for their submissions in what was a highly competitive process.

More information and updates on the project can be found on the Melbourne Water website.

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