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New trenchless tenders and recent awards

Recently awarded tenders

In New South Wales Wyong Shire Council has recently awarded a $A3.5 million sewer rehabilitation tender to Interflow. The contract includes the inspection, cleaning and relining of approximately 10 km of sewer mains. The project is expected to be completed by December 2012.

Also in New South Wales, the New South Wales Government has awarded a $A4.5 million contract for the improvement of water and wastewater infrastructure in Illawara. Contractors involved in carrying out the works are Networks Alliance (comprising Lend Lease, CLM Infrastructure, Veolia Water Network Services and Sydney Water), Transfield Services and RMP.

Meanwhile, in Victoria, Goulburn Valley Water has awarded a $A220,000 contract to construction company Infratec. The works, which are predicted to take
6-8 weeks to complete, include upgrading 500 m of ageing watermain with the use of Trenchless Technology.

Watch this space! Upcoming tenders

In Victoria, Melbourne Water is preparing to replace a section of ageing sewer main near Coate Park in Alphington. The century-old main seems a likely candidate for trenchless installations due to its proximity to the Eastern Freeway and Project Spokesperson Phil Corluka’s statement that community involvement in the project is vital. Communities are currently being consulted on the best way to upgrade the main.

The tender for the multi-million dollar project will be released in the coming months with works expected to start in late 2013.

Need to up-skill your tender-writing abilities?

Have you ever felt frustrated at not winning a tender you have worked hard on, or been surprised when your bid failed to get shortlisted? Then the new e-guide Finding and winning tenders: your essential guide is for you.

While price will often have a large effect on tender outcome, there are also often a host of other important factors tenderers should consider.

Finding and winning tenders: your essential guide takes contractors through the step-by-step process of finding trenchless tenders and submitting a bid. The e-guide is written with expert advice and commentary from a leading Australasian trenchless company that frequently successfully tenders for large multi-million dollar projects.

Who needs this information?

This tender e-guide is for:

  • Organisations looking to increase their success at tendering
  • Organisations that want to find more websites and sources that publish trenchless tenders
  • Organisations that are considering bidding for trenchless tenders.


  • The tender fundamentals
  • Sourcing tenders
  • Understanding tenders
  • Tips for writing tender applications
  • Tender application template
  • Tender checklist.
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