Help for contractors navigating the infrastructure market


Wednesday, 21 July, 2021

Help for contractors navigating the infrastructure market

Free tools designed to help contractors make the most of opportunities in the infrastructure sector have been developed by law firm Sharpe & Abel.

These tender tracking and contract analysis tools have been created to help contractors move from private projects to government-funded ones that have been launched as part of COVID-19 recovery.

The first tool, the tender tracker, is a list of government and associated tenders for infrastructure projects from all the states across Australia. This is updated fortnightly, so users can see the most up-to-date opportunities in their area.

The contract assessment tool has been created to help assess the level of risk associated with a commercial contract and suggest steps to mitigate this risk. Based on the complexity and content of the contract, it will also suggest whether users do or don’t need legal support.

“New entrants to the infrastructure contractor market should be encouraged as they will be needed to ensure demand is met and projects do not grind to a halt due to a lack of contractor talent and availability. However, whilst this transition can bring great rewards, it is not without its risks — working on infrastructure projects is very different to commercial work,” said Sharpe & Abel Legal Director Melissa Kirby.

“It is important that this infrastructure bonanza is shared as widely as possible throughout the building and construction sector. It’s our aim to help contractors new to this market, whether they are our clients or not.”

To receive free access to both tools, visit the Sharpe & Abel website and sign up.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Olesya Shelomova

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