Christchurch Schools Rebuild (CSR) procurement

Rebuilding 115 schools in Christchurch is a unique opportunity that needs a unique procurement strategy to deliver the best outcome. Our procurement strategy is reducing tendering time and helping to complete projects on time and within budget.

On this page:

  • About bundled projects
  • About supplier panels
  • Master planning panel
  • Project management main panel
  • Construction services panel
  • Professional services panel
  • Contracts awarded to suppliers who are not panel members
  • Assessing and strengthening ECE property
  • Contacts

About bundled projects

We are bundling the projects of different schools together.

The benefits of bundling projects:

  • reduced time and cost of tendering and negotiating
  • economies of scale
  • builds our relationships with providers so that we get a consistent and high standard of service
  • gives suppliers certainty of work over time.

These benefits are particularly important in Christchurch where the construction market is under more pressure as the city’s rebuild projects accelerate.

A key development principle is that bundles may vary in size. In this way, the full range of suppliers has an opportunity to participate.

Projects are either bundled:

  • vertically – where work happens at the same time
  • horizontally – where work flows from one project to the next.

The way we engage services for each bundle depends on the projects it contains.

About supplier panels

For the CSR programme, we generally engage suppliers through supplier panels rather than tendering services to the open market for every project.

All the supplier panels were themselves established through an open tender process. Suppliers on the panel are not guaranteed work but may be invited to tender for CSR projects.

The supplier panels are:

  • Master Planning Panel
  • Project Management Main Panel
  • Construction Services Panel
  • Professional Services Panel.

We will only use alternative forms of procurement, such as open market tenders (via GETS), if our existing panels are unable to provide the services. We have awarded contracts for other services in this way.

For the Ministry, benefits of this approach are that:

  • competition for CSR projects is tight
  • procurement time and cost are reduced
  • we can build close relationships with panel suppliers.

Panel members benefit from:

  • less onerous and costly tendering requirements
  • the clear work programme, which gives them time to plan for tendering and delivering services
  • ongoing work for those who perform well
  • opportunities to build and develop a relationship with the Ministry.

We review supplier panels regularly to check their performance and that we have access to a sufficient number of suppliers.

If you are not a member of a CSR panel, but would like to be a supplier, we encourage you to develop subcontractor relationships with panel members.

Master Planning Panel

On each CSR project, a master planner is appointed to complete the school master plan in collaboration with the school and the Ministry. The master plan guides the future development of a school site. The supplier works to make sure the master plan is delivered on time and cost estimates are within budget.

Each member can be on the panel for 2 years, with a right of renewal for another 2 years.

Master Planning Panel members:

  • Architectus Bowes Clifford Thomson Ltd
  • ASC Architects Ltd
  • Baldasso Cortese Pty Ltd
  • GHD Ltd
  • Jasmax Ltd
  • NBRS & Partners Pty Ltd
  • Opus International Consultants Ltd
  • Stephenson & Turner NZ Ltd.

Contracts awarded to Master Planning Panel members

School

Panel member

Start date

Burnside

  • Burnside Primary School
  • Cobham Intermediate
  • Fendalton Open Air School
  • Waimairi School
Stephenson & Turner NZ Ltd February 2013

Kaiapoi Bundle

  • Kaiapoi Borough School
  • Kaiapoi High School
  • Kaiapoi North School
  • Woodend School

NBRS & Partners Pty Ltd

February 2014

Avonhead School

Opus International Consultants  Ltd

February 2014

Waitakiri School 

Baldasso Cortese Pty Ltd

February 2014

North New Brighton School

GHD Ltd

February 2014

Rolleston School

GHD Ltd

March 2014

Avonhead School and Bromley   School

ASC Architects Ltd

March 2014

St Albans School

Baldasso Cortese Pty Ltd

May 2014

Cashmere Bundle

  • Cashmere  Primary
  • Shirley Intermediate

Stephenson & Turner NZ Ltd

September 2014

Addington Bundle

  • Addington School
  • South New Brighton School
  • Mairehau High School
  • Mairehau School

Jasmax Ltd

September 2014

Christchurch Girls’ High School

Jasmax Ltd

September 2014

Halswell Residential College

Baldasso Cortese Pty Ltd

September 2014

Mt Pleasant / Linwood – Bulk   and Location

Opus International Consultants   Ltd

October 2014

Hagley / Cashmere – Bulk and   Location

Opus International Consultants   Ltd

October 2014

TKKM Te Whanau Tahi – Bulk and   Location

Opus International Consultants   Ltd

November 2014

Master planning and lead design

School

Panel member

Start date

Shirley Bundle

  • Avonhead School
  • Shirley Primary School
  • Papanui School
  • Waltham School
  • Wharenui School
  • Little River School
  • Linwood  Avenue School

Stephenson & Turner NZ Ltd

March 2014

Project Management Main Panel

Project managers work with the Ministry and schools to manage the design and construction phases of the projects.

Each member can be on the panel for 2 years, with a right of renewal for another 2 years.

Current Project Management Main Panel members:

  • Beca Ltd
  • The Building Intelligence Group
  • Coffey Projects (New Zealand) Ltd
  • Davis Langdon New Zealand Ltd
  • Education Project Management
  • Greenstone Pace LP
  • OCTA Associates Ltd
  • Opus International Consultants Ltd
  • RDT Pacific Ltd.

Contracts awarded to Project Management Main Panel members

School

Panel member

Start date

Waitakiri School

OCTA Associates Ltd

February 2014

Marshland School

RDT Pacific Ltd

February 2014

Shirley Bundle

  • Avonhead School
  • Shirley Primary School
  • Papanui School
  • Waltham School
  • Wharenui School
  • Little River School
  • Linwood Avenue School
  • Bromley School

Opus International Consultants   Ltd

February 2014

North New Brighton School

OCTA Associates Ltd

February 2014

West Rolleston School

Education Project Management

February 2014

Christchurch Boys’ High School

Greenstone Pace LP

March 2014

Rolleston School

The Building Intelligence Group

April 2014

Cashmere Bundle

  • Cashmere Primary School
  • Beckenham School
  • Shirley Intermediate

The Building Intelligence Group

September 2014

Addington Bundle

  • Addington School
  • South New Brighton School
  • Mairehau High School
  • Mairehau School

Beca Ltd

September 2014

Christchurch Girls’ High School

RDT Pacific Ltd

September 2014

Halswell School

The Building Intelligence Group

September 2014

St Albans School

Davis Langdon New Zealand Ltd

September 2014

Construction Services Panel

Out of the total budget of $1.137 billion for the CSR programme, it is estimated that $650 million of construction works will be delivered through this panel. Some new builds and complete rebuilds may be delivered via other forms of procurement, including public private partnerships, or procured separately due to specific project requirements.

The construction value of individual projects ranges from $500,000 to over $30 million. These projects include new schools, school rebuilds, redevelopments and repairs.

The panel has a term of 9 years. Its performance is reviewed every 3 years. The panel may be used in other regions, if the need or opportunity arises.

Construction Services Panel members (projects under $8m):

  • Southbase Construction Ltd
  • Brosnan Construction Canterbury Ltd
  • City Care Ltd
  • Downer New Zealand Ltd
  • HRS Construction Ltd
  • Corbel Construction Ltd
  • Hann Construction Company Ltd
  • Manteena Construction Ltd
  • Watts & Hughes Construction Ltd

Construction Services Panel members (projects over $8m):

  • Arrow International Ltd
  • Decmil Construction NZ Ltd
  • Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd
  • Leighs Construction Ltd
  • Naylor Love Ltd

Contracts awarded for construction projects

Before the Construction Services Panel was established, we awarded construction projects through an open tender procurement process (GETS).

The following table lists those contracts.

School

Supplier

Start date

Lyttelton Primary School

Naylor Love Ltd

June 2014

West Rolleston School

Southbase Construction Ltd

August 2014

North New Brighton School and Waitakiri School

Hawkins Construction South   Island Ltd

September 2014

Marshland School

City Care Ltd

September 2014

Avonhead School (Relocatables)

City Care Ltd

September 2014

Professional Services Panel

The panel has a term of 10 years. Its performance is reviewed every 2 years.

Panel members come from a wide range of consultancy services. The following table shows the number of panel members and the types of services they provide. The number of members for each type of service has been set so that:

  • a sufficient number of suppliers are available for the rebuild programmes
  • there is a balance between the amount of work and competition for the work
  • members will be awarded projects frequently.

Number of Professional Services Panel members and their services

Type of service

Number of panel members

Acoustics

4

Architecture

19

Building services

11

Civil engineering

5

Fire engineering

6

Geotechnical engineering

6

Land surveyors

4

Quality surveyors

6

Structural engineering

10

Traffic planners

3

Download the full list of members of the Professional Services Panel:

Contracts awarded to Professional Services Panel members

Building services

School

Supplier

Start date

Bundle 2015-09

  • Cashmere Primary
  • Beckenham Primary
  • Shirley Intermediate

Beca

February 2015

Lead design

School

Supplier

Start date

Rolleston Primary

Designgroup New Zealand

March 2015

Bundle 2015-09

  • Cashmere Primary
  • Beckenham Primary
  • Shirley Intermediate

Stephenson & Turner

April 2015

Halswell Residential College

Baldasso Cortese

May 2015

Master planning and lead design

School

Supplier

Start date

Bundle 2015-04

  • Rowley Avenue
  • Hillmorton High

Baldasso Cortese

March 2015

Te Waka Unua

Designgroup New Zealand

March 2015

Quantity surveying

School

Supplier

Start date

Addington

Davis Langdon

March 2015

South New Brighton

Davis Langdon

March 2015

Mairehau High

Davis Langdon

March 2015

Mairehau Primary

Davis Langdon

March 2015

St Albans

Davis Langdon

March 2015

Structural and civil engineering

School

Supplier

Start date

Bundle 2015-09

  • Cashmere Primary
  • Beckenham Primary
  • Shirley Intermediate

GHD Ltd

March 2015

Halswell Residential College

GHD Ltd

March 2015

Contracts awarded to suppliers who are not panel members

Quantity surveying

School

Supplier

Start date

Waitakiri School Rawlinsons Ltd February 2014
Marshland School Davis Langdon New Zealand Ltd February 2014

Shirley Bundle

  • Avonhead School
  • Shirley Primary School
  • Papanui School
  • Waltham School
  • Wharenui School
  • Little River School
  • Linwood Avenue School
  • Bromley School
Maltbys Ltd February 2014
North New Brighton School Maltbys Ltd February 2014
West Rolleston School Rider Levett Bucknall Christchurch Ltd February 2014

Assessing and strengthening ECE property

As part of the Greater Christchurch Educational Renewal Programme, we are undertaking DEEs on all buildings on Ministry land. This includes 50 DEEs on buildings used by ECE services.

Of these evaluations:

  • 60% are underway
  • 14% are still to be issued with the adjacent school
  • 26% have final reports received.

An ECE centre on Ministry land or in a Ministry building must have a lease or an ECE Property Occupancy Document (POD). This agreement sets out the terms and conditions of the centre’s use of Ministry property. The Ministry issues leases over Crown-owned land and buildings. It will issue the latest lease agreement when an old lease or an ECE POD comes up for renewal or expiry.

Responding to the results of DEEs

We provide the ECE service with a copy of the final DEE report and a contact to discuss the findings. Where the report may affect the ECE service’s occupancy, we meet with the ECE service and the relevant engineer to discuss the recommendations.

Deciding on and paying for strengthening work

Our goals are:

  • in the short term, for all Ministry school buildings to be at or above 34% of New Building Standard (NBS)
  • in the medium term, for all buildings to be at or above 67% NBS.

Where required, we will generally fund strengthening on a Ministry-owned building occupied by an ECE service. Where the Ministry and ECE service have shared ownership of the building, we will work with the ECE service on sharing the costs of strengthening. If the building is uneconomic to fix (for example, due to its age, replacement cost or cost of structural strengthening), we will work closely with the ECE service on future options.

More about our approach to strengthening:

Timelines for strengthening

Timelines for strengthening will depend on factors such as:

  • DEE results
  • the education renewal programme of works for schools.

ECE services on redeveloped or closed school sites

Where an ECE service operates on a school site that is being redeveloped or closed, we will assess it on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the location of the service, the ECE building may be surveyed off the site and a new lease may be issued.

Contacts

For any questions about the CSR programme procurement strategy, please contact Nicholas Dye, CSR Procurement Manager:

For more general information on the programme:

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