How KEE Secured the Best-Fit Contractor for Kimbriki

KEE, operator of the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, needed to find a contractor capable of delivering an 11-stage landfill masterplan.

Project Details

Location: Kimbriki Road, Ingleside NSW 2084

Project Value: $15 million

Sector: Industrial

Services Rendered: Procurement advice during tendering

Completion Date: April 2020

Contractor: GHD


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Enhancing Kimbriki’s Operational Longevity

The Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre (Kimbriki) has been operating since its establishment in 1974, receiving around 300,000 tonnes of waste per annum.  

To maximise the available landfill space, the operator, Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises Pty Ltd (KEE), needed to find a contractor to develop an 11-stage landfill masterplan documenting the final form of the completed facility.

The goal of the project was to extend the lifespan of Kimbriki by 30 years until approximately 2051.

The Challenges

Given the complex nature of the project, we needed to structure the procurement contract in a way that mitigated risk for KEE.

We also needed to source a vendor that had the capabilities to undertake a technically challenging project in a relatively inhospitable location – a steep-sided bushland valley just south of Mona Vale Road.

The Solutions

During the tender process, we provided advice around the contract model, risk allocation, performance incentives, payment, and monitoring.

To help source the best-fit vendor, we reviewed KEE’s RFT documentation, evaluated the tender, and helped finalise the tender evaluation report.

Once KEE had, with our support, selected GHD as the contractor, we assisted with finalising contract terms. 

The Outcomes

The selected contractor, GHD, successfully delivered the final landfill form by extending a clean water diversion system (CWDS) around the site perimeter to capture clean stormwater runoff from the catchment and divert it to a water management basin, which discharges into an unnamed watercourse that flows into Deep Creek.

The scope included the western diversion open channel drain alongside a 1,500-metre access road, a 1,100-metre eastern diversion drain comprising a combination of open drains (channels) and underground pipes, a water management basin, and a discharge point.

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