Procurement and Project Delivery

Recognised for the diversity and breadth of our practice, our construction team has a proven track record in applying project management expertise to help clients delivering major projects and transactions across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Our experience includes a broad range of project delivery models such as: traditional construction procurement, partnering/alliancing, target price contracts, guaranteed maximum price contracts, design/build, PPPs, and construction management and other fast-track procurement strategies.

Our team can assist with the whole gamut of project procurement and delivery models and issues such as probity, risk assessment, tendering, project structuring, consultancy agreements, dredging contracts, collaborative contracting (alliancing, ECI), D&C, DCM, DCF, BOO, BOOT, DBFO, EPC and EPCM, turnkey, O&M and supply/supply and install.

Dawson and Lake Lindsay projects

Advised on the expansion of Anglo American's Dawson and Lake Lindsay projects involved capital expenditure in excess of $1b and required a contracting strategy that would ensure the procurement of coal preparation plants, long conveyors, crushing plants, and associated building and civil infrastructure. We helped Anglo establish several alliances, several EPCM contracts and a multitude of equipment and services procurement contracts.

$310 million Berth 8 and 10 upgrade at Port of Townsville

Port of Townsville Limited has commenced an expansion of the Port of Townsville to address current capacity constraints and accommodate forecast growth in trade over a planning horizon to 2040.  We are assisting the Port of Townsville Limited in all matters associated with the $310 million upgrade of two major berths at the Townsville port including the project delivery method which is now proposed to be a competitive ECI. This project involves reclamation, general construction and upgrading of facilities.

ENERGEX – Procurement Policies, Processes and Systems

Advised Energex on the auditing, development and integration of procurement policies, processes and systems. This included developing the tender conditions (standard and special) and tender documents, discussing the process and outcomes with tenderers, advising on associated tender issues, providing advice to the ENERGEX board, and daily matters such as developing tender and purchasing systems.

Ergon Energy procurement suite

Review and upgrade of Ergon Energy's key construction and procurement contracts (with the addition of new contracts as necessary) to facilitate Ergon Energy's business needs.

Melbourne Airport Southern Precinct Project

Assisted Melbourne Airport in the tender and contract execution phase of its Southern Precinct Program. Our hands on role included initial contract preparation, review of the invitation to tender and other related documents, review of tender responses and finally negotiation and completion of the contract with Melbourne Airport's preferred tenderer, Leighton Contractors. The Southern Precinct Program involves the construction of a new terminal, carpark and road network at Melbourne airport and includes baggage handling facilities, check-in kiosks and retail areas. Work is expected to commence in October 2013. Minter Ellison has also assisted Melbourne Airport in its negotiations with the airlines that will operate from the new terminal. Our role has included initial contract preparation and direct involvement in the negotiation process.