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Modernising Road Maintenance

DPTI will shortly release an Expression of Interest for the maintenance of South Australia’s 23,000 kilometre road network, the first step towards modernising the approach to maintaining the State’s road network.

The proposed delivery model builds on collaborations with industry that have been in place for more than 20 years.

It is expected that opening road maintenance activities across the State to competitive tendering will attract new investment, support local employment and local businesses, as well as drive value for money.

A key priority is to provide road users with reliable networks to ensure efficient and safe journeys.

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What’s next?

On 29 April 2019, interested road maintenance companies / consortia will be invited to submit an Expression of Interest for the Maintenance of the DPTI Road Network across four separate contract zones via Tenders SA.

Local Industry Participation

Contractors will be required to comply with the South Australian Industry Participation Policy, including providing opportunities for local service providers and suppliers.

To ensure consideration of local business involvement early in the procurement process, South Australian companies interested in supplying, sub‑contracting or partnering with head contractors are invited to register their interest via ModernisingRoadMaintenance.icn.org.au by 28 June 2019.