Rankin to Jesmond Park – Newcastle Inner City Bypass upgrade program

Rankin Park to Jesmond (RP2J) is the fifth and final section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass upgrade program. The 3.4-kilometre, four-lane divided bypass is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments. It includes three major interchanges, and six bridges along the alignment.

Our role and relevant services provided:

  • Provision of electronic document management system (SharePoint) for the project including electronic management of tenders.
  • Management of the tender data room through the pre-tender and tender phases.
  • Development and management of a transaction risks and issues register associated with the full scope of work.
  • Request for Tender (RFT).
  • Preparation of documentation for the evaluation phase.

Innovations and value-adds

TSA Advisory implemented a document control process for all procurement-related documents. This was tailored to complexities of previous TSA projects, including Nowra Bridge Upgrade and Batemans Bay Bridge Upgrade, and the TSA team’s extensive technical and commercial knowledge of regional and local TfNSW tender documentation and upgrade projects. TSA ensured documents were drafted efficiently, accurately, and in accordance with the client’s document management system.

TSA led the development of project-specific SWTC and RFT documentation. Requirements were tailored based on the progression of the previously developed concept design, and developing new exhibits to the D&C deed. This facilitated the tenderers’ use of the Principal Provided Design in their submissions.

TSA identified key risks and areas of focus for the project. The entire project team were able to then direct their attention and effort towards the issues that provided the most value for money or reduced the most risk for both packages.

TSA provided their proven accelerated procurement process. Leveraging insights on accelerated procurement from other similar transactions, TSA condensed the timeframe between Tenders closing and D&C contract award.

TSA managed the documentation and communication process with tenderers during the tender phase via the data room, including management of the request for clarification process and drafting of addenda.

TSA prepared documentation for the evaluation phase, including the tender evaluation plan, evaluation sheets, and the template tender evaluation report to allow TfNSW to efficiently transition from the tender phase to evaluation.