Opportunities for rebuild involvement


Council is using a robust but simple process to appoint contractors and sub-contractors to rebuild our earthquake damaged bridges and 3 Waters network.

Council is moving into the next phase of the rebuild programme, using a Physical Works Panel to ensure value for money for ratepayers, transparency, quality contractors and a workforce that can get the job done well. 

The Physical Works Panels will oversee the 3-Waters and Bridges rebuild workstreams. A Request for Proposal (RFP) will be advertised through GETS in late April.

Other rebuild work, such as the community facilities rebuild, will be advertised separately at a later date. 

There will be a maximum of 2 panelists per workstream. Successful appointees to the panel (panelists) will operate a self delivery model, using local contractors where suitable. Local contractors can apply to be panelists but must meet the panel requirements for relevant skills, experience and capability. 

Council will be looking for a commitment from the panelists to deliver a portion of work using local contractors. 

2018.04 updated panels and work streams

Opportunity for local contractors

Local contractors who are keen to be part of the rebuild have two options. 

Those who meet the requirements of the panel are welcome to apply through GETS in late April to be panelists. 

Smaller suppliers who do not wish to apply to be panelists but want to work as local contractors can register their interest with the Rebuild Team by 13 April

Registrations need to contain the following:

  • Company name
  • Key contact name, email address and phone no.
  • Detail the trades you wish to be contacted about delivering as a subcontractor
  • Current staff numbers, vehicles and any key pieces of plant that will help you in the delivery or works

Council will provide this information to the Respondents in the RFP who will contact suppliers directly. This is a great opportunity for local contractors to be involved in the rebuild. There will be plenty of opportunities for local contractors who:

  • Have a strong emphasis on health and safety in their organisations
  • Have the necessary capabilities (suitably experienced and qualified staff)
  • Have sufficient capacity in staff and equipment/plant to deliver works to an agreed timeframe
  • Are reliable
  • Can demonstrate value for money in their pricing

Council will benchmark and review local subcontractor rates received through the panel. Appointed contractors will charge Council an agreed percentage (%) mark-up. Any evidence of price increases or gouging may result in reduced work or no further works being requested. 

Register your interest now  


Two Professional Services Companies (Jacobs and Stantec) have been appointed to deliver professional services, including but not limited to:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Design work (including concept and detailed design)
  • Assistance with tender preparation & evaluation
  • Management services and quality assurance (MSQA) including Construction Monitoring

These companies are already working on projects and Council is very happy with their progress so far.