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NEF6210 Best practice approaches to road freight and communities
Purpose

The project will develop best practice strategies and supporting materials for road agencies to communicate the value of the road freight task to local road managers and their communities.

Deliverables
  • A research report capturing best practice and (a minimum of) 3 practical case studies.
  • Guidelines that will propose a methodology to develop and maintain a united message between public agencies and industry in their effort to communicate the value of freight to local road managers and their communities, and provide a set of recommendations and communications tools for future use by road managers, including infographics and other supporting material as appropriate.

All recommendations provided by the selected Consultant as part of the project are required to be accompanied at a minimum by a high-level qualitative assessment of costs and efforts that would be incurred by the Austroads members for their implementation. Jurisdictions impact will be discussed and assessed collaboratively throughout the project between the Project manager, the Project Working Group and the selected Consultant.

All data / datasets captured and /or generated as part of the project form part of the project outputs that the selected Consultant is responsible to deliver to Austroads. Direction regarding the expected output format of the data / datasets will be sought by the Consultant during the project through the Austroads Project Manager.

Also included as part of this tender are the following documents:

  • Instructions for Authors of Austroads Publications which sets out the writing and formatting standards for research, technical and internal reports.
  • Master Services Agreement outlining our Terms and Conditions. Please note that our Terms and Conditions are not negotiable.
Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Closing Date: Friday 13 September 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

NEF6209 Decision making framework and tools for road freight access decisions
Purpose

This project will undertake a review of existing tools (including tables, data, research outputs, and systems) used by jurisdictions to assess and decide on road freight access requests, and then prepare a decision making framework as a structured central repository to support road managers in efficiently leveraging off these existing tools.

Deliverables

A research report describing the existing tools used by road managers to make road freight access decisions, providing a gap analyis between these tools, and presenting guidelines to assist road managers (including Local Governments) in using these tools going forward.

All recommendations provided by the selected Consultant as part of the project are required to be accompanied at a minimum by a high-level qualitative assessment of costs and efforts that would be incurred by the Austroads members for their implementation. Jurisdictions impact will be discussed and assessed collaboratively throughout the project between the Project manager, the Project Working Group and the selected Consultant.

All data / datasets captured and /or generated as part of the project form part of the project outputs that the selected Consultant is responsible to deliver to Austroads. Direction regarding the expected output format of the data / datasets will be sought by the Consultant during the project through the Austroads Project Manager.

Also included as part of this tender are the following documents:

  • Instructions for Authors of Austroads Publications which sets out the writing and formatting standards for research, technical and internal reports.
  • Master Services Agreement outlining our Terms and Conditions. Please note that our Terms and Conditions are not negotiable.
Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Closing Date: Friday 13 September 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

NTM6187 Effectiveness and implementation of raised safety platforms
Purpose

The purpose of this research is to provide clarity around the design and operation of Raised Safety Platforms, particularly in higher speed environments. The project will investigate:

  • Safety performance and road user response
  • Noise and vibration issues
  • Large vehicle stability and design considerations
  • Impact on traffic flow and intersection capacity
  • Vehicle accelerations and occupant comfort levels
  • Constructability and construction considerations and
  • Best-practice ramp and platform design, signing and delineation.
Deliverables

The outputs from this project will be:

  1. Research Report including an international literature review, feedback from Road Authorities, intersection / operational modelling, guidance on geometric principles, and application/operational information to address various issues outlined above. Experiences from Australasian road authorities will also be drawn upon to provide a number of Case Studies.
  2. Edits to Guide to Traffic Management.
  3. Dissemination Webinar.

All recommendations provided by the selected Consultant as part of the project are required to be accompanied at a minimum by a high-level qualitative assessment of costs and efforts that would be incurred by the Austroads members for their implementation. Jurisdictions impact will be discussed and assessed collaboratively throughout the project between the Project manager, the Project Working Group and the selected Consultant.

All data/datasets captured and /or generated as part of the project form part of the project outputs that the selected Consultant is responsible to deliver to Austroads. Direction regarding the expected output format of the data/datasets will be sought by the Consultant during the project through the Austroads Project Manager.

Also included as part of this tender are the following documents:

  • Instructions for Authors of Austroads Publications which sets out the writing and formatting standards for research, technical and internal reports.
  • Master Services Agreement outlining our Terms and Conditions. Please note that our Terms and Conditions are not negotiable.
Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Closing Date: Friday 6 September 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

NTM6195 Trip generation rates for Australia and New Zealand
Purpose

This project will explore the demand for, and opportunities to, develop improvements in trip generation estimates associated with land-use activities to enable more reliable transport demand analysis and network impact assessments in Australia and New Zealand.

The application of current estimates and databases sourced from local and international markets will be included in the review, along with an examination of current practices across members and developments in trip rates that are cognisant of the type of modes involved.

Deliverables

An Austroads report summarising the findings of consultation with jurisdictions and recommending actions to improve predictable and accurate assessments including whether traffic surveys should be undertaken to calculate specific trip generation rates for Australia and New Zealand.

All recommendations provided by the selected Consultant as part of the project are required to be accompanied at a minimum by a high-level qualitative assessment of costs and efforts that would be incurred by the Austroads members for their implementation. Jurisdictions impact will be discussed and assessed collaboratively throughout the project between the Project manager, the Project Working Group and the selected Consultant.

All data/datasets captured and /or generated as part of the project form part of the project outputs that the selected Consultant is responsible to deliver to Austroads. Direction regarding the expected output format of the data/datasets will be sought by the Consultant during the project through the Austroads Project Manager.

Also included as part of this tender are the following documents:

  • Instructions for Authors of Austroads Publications which sets out the writing and formatting standards for research, technical and internal reports.
  • Master Services Agreement outlining our Terms and Conditions. Please note that our Terms and Conditions are not negotiable.
Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Closing Date: Friday 6 September 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

ABT6203 Structural and real-time bridge health monitoring
Purpose

Varying methods of maintaining the bridges are performed by the stakeholders who manage them, typically following traditional methods used globally of in-person inspections conducted at predefined intervals, the schedule of which is determined by the risk profile of the assets.

Whilst this method of inspection and maintenance is demonstrably reliable based on past performance, there are variables and potential risks that can impact on the desired outcome of maintaining a bridge portfolio to a safe and secure standard and deriving the maximum life out of the asset before investment is required for upgrade or replacement, such as:

  • Reliance on sufficient and relevantly skilled inspectors being available to visit assets
  • Potential for human error in the performance and analysis of inspections
  • Potential for invisible structural defects to go undetected until such time that they manifest themselves, by which time users may be exposed to unacceptable levels of risk
  • Potential for minor defects to unexpectedly worsen in between scheduled inspections
  • Potential for traffic incidents to impact on the structural integrity of an effected asset and go unreported
  • Reduce the deprecation profile of our infrastructure
  • Holds leases to account for the management of the leased infrastructure.

Structural and real-time health monitoring aims to assist and inform asset owners about continued 'fitness for purpose' of structures under gradual or sudden changes to their state, to learn about either or both of the load and response mechanisms. The state of the structure may remain in the domain specified in the design, although this can be altered by normal ageing due to usage, by the action of the environment, and by accidental events. For the time-dimension of monitoring, which makes it possible to consider the full history database of the structure, and with the help of usage monitoring, it can provide a prognosis (evolution of damage, residual life, etc.).

The purpose of this project is to develop a guideline and address the sensing systems and applications requirements. The scope includes overall design and requirements; monitored parameters and location selection; data acquisition, transmission, processing and management; integrated structural and real-time health monitoring and status display. The benefits of the guideline will provide designers, asset owners and bridge inspectors to understand the structural and real time health monitoring system in term of requirements, operations, methodologies and implementations.

Deliverables

Austroads Guideline for the structural and real-time health monitoring.

Please note: A copy of current standard Consultancy Agreement has been included in this tender advertisement. However this agreement is currently being revised and we expect to have the updated agreement in place to contract with the successful tenderer for this project. The successful tenderer will be provided with a copy of the new agreement to enable consideration as to whether it will accept its Terms & Conditions prior to accepting Austroads' offer.

Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Closing Date: Monday 26 August 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

ART6151 Revision of Austroads Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2: Planning, Design and Commissioning
Purpose

The purpose of the project is to update the Austroads Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2 Planning, Design and Commissioning, to fill identified gaps in the current document, to reflect work recently completed by the tunnels task force and to reflect areas of research and new developments occurring in Australasia and overseas.

Deliverables

The key output will be the updated Austroads Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2: Planning, Design and Commissioning.

Please note: A copy of current standard Consultancy Agreement has been included in this tender advertisement. However this agreement is currently being revised and we expect to have the updated agreement in place to contract with the successful tenderer for this project. The successful tenderer will be provided with a copy of the new agreement to enable consideration as to whether it will accept its Terms & Conditions prior to accepting Austroads' offer.

Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Closing Date: Friday 23 August 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

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