John Holland, KBR, LXRA and MTM (The Alliance) are delivering the North Western Level Crossing Removal Program.
Procuring for a sustainable future
The Alliance is committed to achieving excellent economic, community and environmental outcomes during the project. Sustainable procurement drives positive economic and community outcomes, while providing a benefit to the environment through reduced resource usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
- To create positive environmental and social impacts associated with the procurement requirements of the project.
- To set commitments and targets for the project procurement process.
1) Providing opportunities for local businesses to participate in the project delivery. The Alliance will:
- Develop and implement a local (Australia and New Zealand) content strategy that establishes the framework for meeting or exceeding local content targets in accordance with Victorian Industry Participation Policy Act 2003, including:
- Develop a Local Industry Development Plan (LIDP) that establishes a strategy to use local content and specifies proposed percentages for each of the contestable items identified by Industry Capability Network Victoria (ICN).
- Commit to using 100% Australian-made steel.
2) Facilitating economic prosperity and development and engendering a resilient local workforce. The Alliance will:
- Identify and implement workforce initiatives that provide for the utilisation of new workplace skills and contribute to relevant sectoral, state and national targets.
- Utilise Victorian registered apprentices, Victorian registered trainees or engineering cadets for at least 10% of the contract works’ total estimated deemed hours in accordance with the Major Projects Skills Guarantee.
- Ensure that a minimum of 3% of the overall spend on goods, services and training is devoted to social procurement.
- Ensure that at least 2.5% of the contact works’ total labour hours are undertaken by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island employees.
- The project provides a range of training programs for our direct employees to improve workforce skills and capability including:
- Project Induction
- Foundations of Health Safety and Environment
- Global Mandatory Requirements (GMR) - Safety & Environment 1-11
- Rail Mandatory Requirements (RMRs)
- Rail Essentials
- Industry Competency Certificate Training
- Apprentice and Trainee programs
- National Graduate program
- Supervisor and Leadership Development
- Safety training
- Cultural Awareness
- Establish the Info and Jobs Hub to support workforce development and social procurement objectives.
- Develop and optimise employment and training opportunities for economically and socially disadvantaged individuals during construction.
3) Considering environmental, social and economic aspects in the procurement process. The Alliance will:
- Assess the program using the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme and target a strong performance for the scheme’s procurement credits.
- Request suppliers provide details of their environmental and sustainability policies and implementation during the tender phase.
- Evaluate tenders received through consideration of sustainability (including environmental, social and economic) aspects using a multi-criteria analysis.
- Aim to procure products that have positive environmental and social impacts where possible.
- Where possible procure products that have recognised environmental labels or are from sustainable supply chains.
- Where possible energy, materials and water consumption will be minimised, improving efficiency.