Term Contracts

​We manage a network of about 18,000 kilometres of national highways and major roads across the state, covering an area of some 2.5 million square kilometres.

The network is maintained, along with delivery of a range of minor capital and improvement projects, using a variety of existing, recently renewed and/or proposed contracts.  The existing contracts are largely our remaining regionally based Integrated Services Arrangements (ISAs), which are progressively being replaced during 2018, with the procurement work well underway.

New Term Contracts

Our contracts for this work are designed to provide Main Roads with resources to ensure a flexible and efficient response to maintenance issues. They also allow Main Roads the flexibility to shape the planning and delivery of work programs. 

These contracts include:

  • A Rural Network Contract for the Mid West-Gascoyne Region operated by Lendlease Services.
  • A Rural Network Contract for the Wheatbelt Region operated by Lendlease Services.
  • A Rural Network Contract for the Pilbara Region was awarded to Ventia and commences in October 2018, at which point the ISA with Ventia will expire.
  • A Rural Network Contract for the Goldfields-Esperance Region was awarded to DM Roads and commences in October 2018, at which point the ISA with LendLease Services will expire.
  • A Metropolitan Network Contract was awarded to DM Roads which will commence services in October 2018, at which point the ISA with DM Roads will expire.
  • The Southern Network Contract (covering South West and Great Southern Regions) tender is currently being evaluated. Until awarded the ISA with Fulton Hogan will continue to provide maintenance services.
  • A Statewide Electrical Infrastructure Contract, is being awarded to Venture Smart (a joint venture between Tyco Projects (Australia) and Ventia), which covers all major electrical assets in Western Australia. This is expected to commence in mid-October 2018.
  • A contract to maintain the Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel, along with providing Incident Response Services through specially equipped response vehicles is currently out to tender, and closes on 20 September 2018.

A number of other contracts will also support the maintenance work programs, using specialised contractors and consultants, such as:

  • A Statewide Structures Panel Contract for bridge work within Western Australia, was awarded to a panel of 12 contractors who focus on bridge expertise. The contractors are:
    • Advanteering Civil Engineers
    • BMD Constructions Pty Ltd
    • Densford Civil Pty Ltd
    • Enviro Infrastructure Pty Ltd
    • FED JV [Fortec Australia / Ertech Pty / Duratec Australia]
    • Freyssinet Australia Pty Ltd
    • Fulton Hogan Industries
    • HighwayAlbem JV [Highways Constructions Pty Ltd / Albem Operations]
    • Jomar Contracting
    • Jonor Constructions
    • Regional Bridging
    • SRG Civil Pty Ltd
  • A Statewide (except for the Metropolitan Region) Resealing Panel Contract for resurfacing aggregate seals along our rural roads on a programmed basis.  The panel will comprise a small number of sealing contractors skilled at working on numerous sections of high traffic volume roads. Tenders for this contract close in August 2018. The panel will include Colas and Downer, and we will work with Fulton Hogan, Boral and Bitutek to finalise the panel when the tender closes.
  • Two separate longitudinal line marking contracts were implemented in 2017 for all rural regions. One contract for the South West, Great Southern and Mid West-Gascoyne Regions, was awarded to Intersectional Linemarkers. The other contract for the Kimberley, Pilbara, Wheatbelt and Goldfields-Esperance Regions, was awarded to Supalux.
  • A State-wide Asset Management Support Services contract was implemented in 2017 providing both centralised and regional support.  GHD and Jacobs is supporting Main Roads with its strategic and operational asset management efforts.
  • A Heavy Vehicle Support Services contract is proposed to provide Traffic Escort Wardens for the movement of oversized loads on the road network, and to provide a range of other heavy vehicle related services. Expressions of Interest will be advertised shortly.

Kimberley Direct Contracting

Within the Kimberley Region, a direct contracting approach is taken with the delivery of the work programs.  There are a variety of minor contracts to provide resourcing and specific services to the region, and for specific projects undertaken by the regional Main Roads staff.

Modified: 01 Aug 2018