The Tender panel will now assess the 56 tender registrations and eight submissions received, following the closure of the development tender for the new Esperance Jetty at 2pm today, March 1.
The submissions will be assessed against a range of criteria to select one that had best met the outlined requirements.
The information is expected to be collated and presented to Council.
The Tanker Jetty Replacement Tender assessment panel will comprise of a representative from Southern Ports Authority, as well as a representative from the Department of Transport.
The Tender urged qualified consultants to undertake Detailed Design Development for the new Esperance Jetty.
The project is to be led by a heritage consultant alongside suitably qualified sub consultants.
The team will be required to deliver a detailed design supported by the Esperance community and the Heritage Council of Western Australia, with the State Heritage Services having already reviewed the scope of works prior to the release of the tender.
Shire of Esperance chief executive officer Matthew Scott said it is great to have seen the interest in the tender with eight submissions being received from well known and respected organisations.
“We believe representation from Southern Ports, and potentially Department of Transport, on the assessment Panel will provide additional expertise to the tender assessment process while providing added confidence to the Council that the recommended tenderer can deliver a design that successfully recognises the heritage values of the Tanker Jetty while providing the best outcome for our community,” he said.
“The tender requires the successful applicants to work with the Shire, Jetty Replacement Working Group, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and Heritage Council of WA.”
Shire president Victoria Brown said it was encouraging that the community now had tenders that could be assessed.
“When you consider how well the foreshore turned out, this is a fantastic opportunity to integrate the jetty into our award winning waterfront,” she said.
“The design is going to involve a lot of people in the community and will be a very exciting project for everyone in the community to see develop.”