Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Wellington unveils new contractor panel

Wellington City Council has unveiled a new contractor panel to deliver its ambitious transport programme over the next five years.

Council says the panel will be instrumental in delivering the changes to ensure Wellington’s core transport infrastructure is a safe, resilient, and reliable network. The programme will deliver safety programmes, transitional cycleway projects, and Let’s Get Wellington Moving projects creating better walking and biking in Wellington.

The contractor panel also aims to drive local employment, increase local business capacity and capability by making sure local work is being given to locally owned businesses, including Māori-owned businesses. At least 20% of work that is sub-contracted will be to Māori and Pasifika contractors. 

“By creating this new contractor panel, we can help diversify the infrastructure sector and support the growth of smaller contractors,” said Council’s Manager Transport & Infrastructure, Brad Singh.

“Ultimately, this will lead to a more stable and competitive market long-term for Wellington, and by association, the national road infrastructure market.

“We want to be able to work more collaboratively with our contractors so we can streamline our processes, find efficiencies, and minimise disruption for Wellingtonians.

“Our transport network connects all of us, whether we walk, bike, bus or drive; and making sure it is a safe, resilient and reliable network supports us to have an efficient, productive and an environmentally sustainable economy,” he said.

The panel is made up of nine contractors, including five head contractors and four sub-contractors.

This work aligns with the Wellington City Council’s Procurement Strategy.

Panel membership includes:

Head contractors

  • JFC
  • Madsen Green
  • McCormack Group
  • Retaining & Civil Construction Ltd
  • Downer

Sub-contractors

  • Directionz Limited
  • Hanging Around
  • HTS Group Limited
  • Wellington Developments Limited.

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