The first stage of procuring the construction partner for the replacement for Jubilee Bridge is complete.
It follows the closure of Panmure’s much-loved foot bridge due to safety concerns in July.
Following an expressions of interest process, Auckland Council received several applications from a range of construction companies to take part in the project. The submissions will now be reviewed to identify a shortlist for the tendering stage to commence this month.
Auckland Council Parks and Community Facilities Area Manager, Marcel Morgan is pleased with the progress so far.
“We’re excited to be underway with procurement for the replacement bridge, and the level of innovation proposed in response to this complex project is impressive.
“Candidates applying for this project are faced with many challenges such as availability and cost of construction materials, type of geology around the structure and its surrounding significant ecological area,” explains Morgan.
“The project team is looking forward to reviewing feedback and responses from applicants which will then narrow down candidates for the tender process.”
This involves briefing shortlisted applicants to source costs and propose pricing for the entire project. The contractor will be appointed based on an evaluation of attributes.
New interactive signage is also underway to keep locals informed about the new bridge’s progress. Project signage will feature a QR code that points to more up-to-date information online.
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