A spokesperson for Rotorua Lakes Council told Partnerships Bulletin that a decision on the preferred bidder for the Rotorua Wastewater Treatment Plant is due “within a couple of weeks”.
Launched in September 2017, the authority sought partners to design, build and finance the plant under a 25-year concession.
The council shortlisted the following teams earlier this year:
- Trility/Stantec/Fulton Hogan;
- Broadspectrum/Cadagua/Jacobs/Spartan Construction;
However, the spokesperson added that the Fletchers consortium has subsequently withdrawn from the procurement process.
Two teams, consisting of Veolia/UGL and Fitzroy Engineering/Mena Water, did not pre-qualify.
Morrison Low, Lane Neave and Mott MacDonald are advising the authority.
Meanwhile, Rotorua Lakes Council is exploring future use options (including funding options) for the Blue Baths, a heritage-listed building, and is seeking interest from the industry by 30 October.