Creating the governance framework for a more streamlined procurement process
The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) in Victoria sought to establish a new streamlined procurement process for rail projects. The aim of the process, the Rail Alliance Framework (RAF) \, is to procure delivery partners for future brownfield rail projects that are suitable to be delivered using an alliance contracting model.
The RAF will be used to select construction and design contractors to form an alliance as non-owner participants (NOPs) for a range of projects varying in scale, scope and complexity.
By establishing the Framework, MTIA is seeking to build market capability, especially experience in rail alliances in Victoria, and improve procurement efficiency for both MTIA and the market.
These outcomes were particularly desirable given the significant scale of current and forecast government investment in infrastructure amidst labour and resource shortages and increasing costs.
MBB provided essential coordination and management services that drew together all elements required to establish the RAF. We established a framework which ensured a proper balance of appropriate project management, timely delivery and strong governance.
Given the framework spans the full project life cycle, its development has required contributions and input from numerous parties. These include working groups, key stakeholders and public procurement decision makers within MTIA and the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) Victoria.
MBB’s scope focuses on multi-disciplinary issues and interfaces, including technical, operational, safety, commercial and governance aspects.
In establishing the RAF, MBB has been able to help the MTIA deliver services across the planning, development, procurement and delivery phases of a number of MTIA’s investments and projects.
Major Transport Infrastructure Authority
Project, Commercial and Transaction Management
September 2022 – June 2023