Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has moved away from the previous approach of utilising a range of different contract models in the maintenance business.
Having reviewed its asset management practices and procurement procedures for state highway maintenance and operations expenditure Waka Kotahi introduced a number of changes to its existing procedures to obtain greater value for money and improved customer satisfaction.
The key changes introduced by Waka Kotahi include:
The Network Outcomes Contract (NOC) delivery is now almost exclusively used throughout the state highway network.
The core maintenance activities covered by the NOC include:
The NOC provides for collaboration between Waka Kotahi and suppliers to achieve positive network outcomes. The performance framework, contract risk profile and management plans have been designed to bring the contractors practices and decision making processes into line with Waka Kotahi goals and objectives for state highways.
A key driver of the NOC is continuous improvement. To ensure transparency, learnings and clarifications are captured this NOC discipline has been developed as a single source of relevant information.
For further information contact SDDNetworkOutcomesContractCGG@nzta.govt.nz