Supporting Tasmanian industry
Because of the size and scale of the project, no Tasmanian construction companies were eligible to submit proposals to deliver the project.
There are still be many opportunities for local businesses and suppliers to be part of the project. This will help to bring local knowledge and expertise.
Tenderers are being strongly encouraged to use local businesses and suppliers where they can. They will need to develop a Tasmanian Industry Participation Plan (TIPP) as part of their tender submissions and implement this plan during the construction phase.
These contractors are some of the most experienced in the world and will work alongside Tasmanian workers, businesses and suppliers throughout the project.
This will mean that interstate companies that have experience in delivering major infrastructure projects can share their extensive knowledge with Tasmanian companies.