Panel considers Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme bids
22 August 2013
Expert selection panel considers Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme design & construction bids
An expert selection panel will spend the next couple of months analysing and assessing bids from the two companies shortlisted for the design and construction phase of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme (RWSS).
French-based contractor Bouygues Construction, along with joint venture partners Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) from Spain and New Zealand Company Hawkins have spent the last four months and millions of dollars developing their bids in a competitive design, review, refinement and costing phase.
Their extremely comprehensive bids were delivered to HBRIC Ltd on Monday, both requiring several people to carry them in.
They will now be evaluated by a panel of experts, which includes members experienced in dam and large construction projects, financing, irrigation and distribution. Their evaluation will look at all aspects of the bid, with the emphasis on the technical attributes of the bids, pricing, value and risk allocation.
The evaluation process is expected to take several weeks and will provide HBRIC Ltd with guidance in shortlisting a successful bidder. This phase will give HBRIC Ltd detailed costings for the project, which in turn will give farmers a more accurate price for access to water from RWSS. It will also provide more certainty on the overall viability of the scheme.