|RFx ID :||18599468|
|Tender Name :||334-17-598-AC Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 Replacement|
|Reference # :||334-17-598-AC|
|Open Date :||Friday, 28 April 2017 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 2 June 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
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|Tender Type :||Request for Tenders (RFT)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Downtown Ferry Terminal in Auckland CBD is the primary transport hub for all passenger ferry services within the Auckland Region; providing links to both inner harbour destinations, Waiheke Island and services to the greater Hauraki Gulf region.
As such, the Downtown Ferry Terminal (DTFT) continues to expand to meet the needs of Aucklanders. AT’s growing number of destinations and the needs of vessel operators.
Part of the ongoing development of DTFT is the expansion of timetables and numbers of services offered by AT and operators.
To meet this growing demand, as well as meet passenger’s expectations for modern and comfortable passenger facilities, larger vessels and increased timetabling will be introduced on many routes in the coming years.
The current berths and piers at Pier 3 (berths 3a, b, c and d) are nearing the end of both their asset life and passenger capabilities. They are of legacy organisation design and do not meet ATs current standards for patronage numbers nor meet passenger’s expectations in terms of quality, comfort and overall ‘experience’. They also do not meet operator’s expectations for loading and alighting of passengers and do not offer appropriate layover facilities to enable operators to meet ATs timetabling requirements.
Periodical maintenance has been carried out as needed over the last 2 decades to ensure operational integrity and service life is maximised but it is now considered uneconomical to continue current maintenance regimes whilst also accepting the limitations of the current facility.
AT is seeking to engage a suitably experienced and resourced specialist marine works contractor through a competitive tender process to carry out the fabrication of pontoons, multi level landing platform, a new gangway structure and other associated other works within both the allotted timeframe and budget.