Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is encouraging local contractors and service providers to provide expressions of interest (EOI) for possible involvement in the Quipolly Water Project (QWP) as it is rolled out.
Local businesses within the LPSC LGA are being requested to get involved by registering their basic information with Council that can be passed onto the lead contractor who under the terms of their contract must where possible engage local businesses to support their work on the QWP.
The basic information required is first and last name, email and phone number, business name, business location and a description of the services offered. This information should be emailed to LPSC’s Water Services Manager, Rod Batterham, at email@example.com.
There will be roughly 50 staff on the job and while some contractors such as truck and excavator providers, plumbers, electricians, chippies and fencers are obvious there are a lot of non-construction providers that also have opportunities through the project.
These include accommodation providers as well as real estate rentals for longer term occupancy over an approximately 18 month period, caterers who can provide mobile services to the work site,
personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers, hardware suppliers, suppliers of rental equipment, security, drone footage, seed and or hay for reinstatement and sediment control, plant servicing, particularly mobile mechanics, plant consumables like bucket teeth, fuel and oil supply deliveries, mobile office rental, amenities rental and traffic management.
“This project has the potential to provide local economic stimulus with many opportunities for local contractors and suppliers. I urge interested parties to register their EOIs as soon as possible so that they can be passed onto the major contractors who are currently finalising their tender for the project,” LPSC Mayor, Andrew Hope said.