While a private sector consortium will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the highway for up to 25 years, Transmission Gully will remain a public asset.
Although tolling will not be specifically linked to the PPP contract for Transmission Gully, the Minister of Transport has requested that the NZTA investigate the merits of tolling the route.
The NZTA will initiate a PPP selection process before the end of the year. A short list of PPP consortia is expected to be identified by April 2013 and, subject to final borrowing approval, a PPP contract will be awarded in mid-2014.
Construction would begin in late 2014, and the highway would open for traffic by 2020.
- NZTA media release
- Questions and answers (PDF, 73 KB, 7 pages)
- PPP background information (PDF, 41 KB, 2 pages)
- Minister of Transport news release
- Transmission Gully Business Case (PDF, 3.89 MB, 209 pages)
(Please note that some redactions have been made to this document in accordance with section 9(2)(b)(ii) and section 9(2)(j) of the Official Information Act 1982.)
- NZTA Board paper – PPP procurement strategy (PDF, 132 KB, 16 pages)
(Please note that some redactions have been made to this document in accordance with section 9(2)(b)(ii) of the Official Information Act 1982.)
- NZTA Board paper – Transmission Gully business case (PDF, 114 KB, 12 pages)
(Please note that some redactions have been made to this document in accordance with section 9(2)(b)(ii) and 9(2)(g)(i) of the Official Information Act 1982.)
Consortia capable of providing finance, design, construction, maintenance and operation services, and with the proven ability to deliver major infrastructure projects that provide optimal whole of life outcomes, are invited to register their interest in tendering for a PPP to deliver the Transmission Gully project.
Consortia can register their interest by providing a letter, advising of consortia members and the contact details of their bid manager (telephone and email address).
Registration letters are required no later than 4:00pm Thursday 20 December 2012, lodged with:
- The Tenders Secretary
NZ Transport Agency
Wellington Regional Office
Level 9, PSIS House, 20 Ballance Street
PO Box 5084
Ph +64 4 894 5200
Further information will be made available to registered consortia from Wednesday 12 December 2012. In addition, consortia registered before 12 December 2012 will be invited to attend a consortia market sounding session on 20 December 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Further stages of the procurement process will be by invitation to registered consortia only.
- Download copy of registration of interest advertisement (PDF, 1 page, 31 KB)