AUS-SPEC 

“The AUS-SPEC documents have helped the Council get consistency in Design and Construction for Contracts, Internal Works, and Subdivision and Development Works. The Maintenance Specifications have also helped with our levels of service.”

Mathew Naylor, Airport Enterprise
Park – Project Manager
Coffs Harbour City Council

AUS-SPEC Public utilities

AUS-SPEC Public utilities covers planning and design, tendering and contract preliminaries, construction, maintenance and operations of public utilities (water supply, water cycle management, sewerage systems and cleaning and waste management).

$740 + GST

Intended use

Project types
Planning, design, construction and maintenance of local government assets including:

Size and complexity
Simple and less complex

Typical users
Engineering Services, Environmental Services and Maintenance Managers

Inclusions

Worksections included in Public utilities

0010 Quality requirements for design
This worksection Template is a framework for the development of request for tender documents based on AUS SPEC worksections. It includes a cover page and sets out the documents required for Part A Tender information and Part B Contract documentation volumes.

0022 Control of erosion and sedimentation (Design)
This worksection Template is applicable to the design and documentation requirements of control measures for mitigating the effects of erosion and sedimentation from construction activities and stormwater run-off, as required for the development erosion and/or sediment risk level. It includes both temporary and permanent control measures.

0043 Subsurface drainage (Design)
This worksection Template is applicable to the design and documentation of subsurface drainage.

0071 Water supply – reticulation (Design)
This worksection Template is applicable to procedures for the design of a drinking and non-drinking water reticulation system up to and including DN 600 mm, either as a stand-alone project or as part of a development in regional Councils. This worksection is aligned to the Water Services Association of Australia WSA 03 Water Supply Code and is applicable for providing new water supply or upgrading an existing water supply system.

0072 Water supply – pump stations (Design)
This worksection Template is applicable to design considerations for in-line pressure booster pump stations for use with drinking and non-drinking water reticulation systems generally up to and including DN 375. It is not intended for the design of Transfer, Distribution or Source water supply pump stations.

0074 Stormwater drainage (Design)
This worksection Template is applicable to the design of stormwater drainage systems for urban and regional areas. It covers hydrology and hydraulic design for a total stormwater drainage design and includes Water Sensitive Urban Design principles of stormwater harvesting and re-use. It is intended to be used with Council’s ownHandbook for drainage design criteria. This worksection assumes that the Councils maintain a Handbook which is provided to the design consultant to inform the design.

0076 Sewerage systems – reticulation (Design)
This worksection Template is applicable to the design of a sewerage system either as a stand-alone project or part of a development in regional Councils.

0077 Sewerage systems – pump stations (Design)
This worksection Template is applicable to the design of pump stations, usually limited to single wells with submersible pumps. The worksection provides for the design of the pumps for a sewerage system which is either a stand-alone project or part of a regional Council development.

0120 Pre-tendering contract preparation (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is a framework for the development of request for tender documents based on AUS SPEC worksections. It includes a cover page and sets out the documents required for Part A Tender information and Part B Contract documentation volumes.

0122 Information for tenderers (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to an introductory document to enable prospective Tenderers to determine whether the scope and type of works in the proposed Contract is within their capability. It is a separate document to, but aligned with, 0123 Conditions of tendering.

0123 Conditions of tendering (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to conditions of tendering including contract information, tender submission requirements, tender evaluation and selection criteria. It assumes traditional paper-based tendering methods but this worksection can be adapted to suit digital distribution and eTendering (electronic tendering system). If using eTendering, consult with the administrators of the system about the standard forms provided as part of the system and about amending these to suit your requirements. The worksection should align with 0122 Information for tenderers, a separate, introductory document for prospective Tenderers. This worksection does not form part of the contract documents.

0124 Tender submission documents (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the returnable forms and schedules nominated by the Principal for completion by the Contractor for inclusion in the Tender submission. The completed worksection forms VOLUME 4 -Tender Submission Documents of the request for tender (RFT). It assumes traditional paper-based tendering methods but this worksection can be adapted to suit digital distribution and eTendering (electronic tendering system). If using eTendering, consult with the administrators of the system about the standard forms provided as part of the system and about amending these to suit your requirements.

0125 Standard contract checklists (AUS-SPEC)
The following worksection applies to standard contracts and provides checklist for contract compilation, tender preparation, receipt of tenders and tender assessment.

0126 Period supply and service checklists (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection applies to period supply and service contracts and provides a checklist for commissioning of documentation, determination of technical requirements, document finalisation approval and the tender advertisement template.

0134 General requirements (Supply) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements for a supply contract and includes the supply of labour, materials and plant to carry out the works. This worksection can be used for minor construction works. For major construction works use 0136 General requirements (Construction).

0135 General requirements (Service) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements for a supply and service contract. The work under this contract comprises of supply of labour, materials and equipment necessary to carry out the services specified. It can be used for a single contract for provision of general goods and services over a period of time.

0136 General requirements (Construction) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the site requirements of the Principal for construction projects. It includes a project description, work not in the contract, site investigations, signage, survey control, environmental planning, noise and vibration controls, utilities and authorities and site facilities.

0147 Conditions of Contract (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the General conditions of contract, Annexures to the contract and Special conditions of contract. The completed worksection forms VOLUME 1-Conditions of contract. This worksection is based on AS 2124 General conditions of contract. Amend this document for use with other general conditions of contract, special conditions, OH & S and environmental requirements. See NATSPEC disclaimer on the use of this worksection for this and other contracts.

0152 Schedule of rates (Construction)
This worksection consists of descriptions of quantities required for a schedule of rates for a construction project. The quantities shown are estimated quantities only and are not to be taken as correct quantities of work to be carried out or paid for under the various items of work.

0153 Schedules – Period supply and service
This worksection Template is applicable to the schedule of rates requirements for tenderers for period supply and service (Supply and Deliver) contracts.

0161 Quality management (Construction) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template applies to the selection and implementation of a project Quality Management System based on AS/NZS ISO 9001. It includes the submission of a Quality Plan from a contractor having an approved Quality Manual.

0162 Quality (Supply) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the quality requirements for delivery documentation of a quality assured product where the Producer has third party certification of an implemented quality system conforming to AS/NZS ISO 9001.

0163 Quality (Delivery) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the quality requirements for delivery of products for acceptance by the Principal in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9001.

0167 Integrated management (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the documentation and operation of a system that collects the operating procedures of Quality requirements, Environmental requirements and Work Health and Safety into a single integrated management system.

0173 Environmental management (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the environmental management of civil works and includes environmental controls for erosion and sedimentation, flora and fauna, groundwater, indigenous and non-indigenous heritage, traffic, water quality, air quality, waste and weeds. It provides for documentation of requirements for control plans prepared by the contractor. It provides for documenting an environmental management plan, if required, and/or the requirements for environmental management either in contractor prepared control plans or principal/consultant control measures.

0319 Auxiliary concrete works (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the supply and placement of concrete, including sprayed concrete for concrete works of an auxiliary/supplementary nature to the primary works taking place. It includes ancillary requirements such as ground preparation, formwork and reinforcement. Auxiliary concrete works include drainage pits and other ancillary drainage structures, headwalls, wingwalls, in-situ box culverts, box culvert base slabs, retaining walls, footings, concrete safety barriers and works of a similar nature.

1101 Traffic management
This worksection Template is applicable to the management of temporary traffic movement for safe negotiation of work sites on roads and adjacent to roadways. It includes:

  • The design, construction, maintenance and removal of temporary roadways including side tracks, divided road crossovers and detours. This may include control of erosion and sedimentation, clearing and grubbing, earthworks and drainage works.
  • The provision of traffic controllers, signposting, road markings, raised pavement markers, lights and safety barriers.

1102 Control of erosion and sedimentation (Construction)
This worksection Template is applicable to the control of erosion and sedimentation in conformance with an approved Erosion and sediment control plan (ESCP). It provides for either documentation of requirements for control plans prepared by the contractor or documentation of control measures by principal/consultant. It includes both temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control measures.

1112 Earthworks (Road reserve)
This worksection Template is applicable to the excavation of cuttings, construction of embankments, including site regrading, borrow activities and selected material zone.

1113 Stabilisation
This worksection Template is applicable to materials and processes for stabilisation of subgrade and pavement courses.

1121 Open drains
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction, lining and protection of all types of open drains, including unlined and lined open drains.

1122 Kerb and channel (gutters)
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction of new kerbs and channels (gutters) and associated works including foundations for components, adjustment/replacement of gully pits and reinstatement of pavement and driveways, as documented. It also includes the removal and disposal of existing kerbs and channels (gutters).

1152 Road openings and restorations (Utilities)
This worksection Template is applicable to road openings and restoration works for the installation of underground utility services within public road reserves or reserves under the control of local government authorities. It is applicable for contracts let by a public Utilities Authority and is consistent with the objectives of the Streets Opening Coordination Council Guide to codes and practices for streets opening and the Model Agreement for Local Councils and Utility/Service Providers prepared by the NSW Streets Opening Conference.

1171 Subsurface drainage
This worksection Template is applicable to provision of subsurface drainage system for roadworks including establishment, supply, placement, recording and marking on ground.

1172 Subsoil and formation drains
This worksection Template is applicable to drainage of ground water, seepage, springs and wet areas in subsoil and formations associated with roadworks and covers order of construction, excavation of trenches, backfilling and pavement interface drains.

1173 Pavement drains
This worksection Template is applicable to sub-pavement drains, intra-pavement drains and edge drains for pavement layers, and covers order of construction, excavation, pipework, backfilling as well as outlet structures associated with roadworks.

1174 Drainage blankets
This worksection Template is applicable to the installation of drainage blankets to intercept or collect subsurface water impacting the construction of roadways.

1341 Water supply – reticulation (Construction)
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction of water supply mains up to DN 600 nominal size and small pump stations. This worksection is aligned to the Water Services Association of Australia Water Supply Code WSA 03 and is applicable for the construction of new water supply or upgrading an existing water supply system.

1342 Water supply – pump stations (Construction)
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction of water supply in-line booster pump stations connecting to reticulation systems generally up to DN 375 nominal size. This worksection is aligned to the Water Services Association of Australia Water Supply Code WSA 03 and is applicable for the construction of pump stations for a new water supply or an upgrade to an existing water supply system.

1351 Stormwater drainage (Construction)
This worksection Template is applicable to drainage lines, open drains, kerb and gutter, and drainage structures. it is an umbrella worksection for all other drainage worksections (1352 Pipe drainage, 1353 Precast box culverts, 1354 Drainage structures).

1352 Pipe drainage
This worksection Template is applicable to the supply and installation of pipe and pipe arches for stormwater drainage. it includes precast concrete, reinforced concrete, steel and flexible drainage lines. Read this worksection in conjunction with 1351 Stormwater drainage (Construction) which covers umbrella requirements relating to excavation, bedding and support, compaction and backfilling for stormwater drainage.

1353 Precast box culverts
This worksedtion Template is applicable to the supply and installation of precast concrete box culverts. Read this worksection in conjunction with 1351 Stormwater darinage (Construction) which covers umbrella requirements relating to excavation, bedding and support, compaction and backfilling for stormwater drainage.

1354 Drainage structures
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction of drainage structures other than pipes and precast box culverts. These may include headwalls, wingwalls, pits, gully pits, inspection pits, junction boxes/pits, drop structures, inlet and outlet structures, energy dissipators, batter drains and other supplementary structures as shown on the drawings. Read in conjunction with 1351 Stormwater drainage (Construction) which covers umbrella requirements relating to excavation, bedding and support, compaction and backfilling for stormwater drainage, 1352 Pipe drainage, 1353 Precast box culverts and 1121 Open drains, including kerb and channel (gutter), as applicable.

1361 Sewerage systems – reticulation (Construction)
This worksection Template is applicable to the regional Councils for construction of the following:

  • Gravity, pressure and vacuum sewers up to DN 600 nominal size.
  • Rising mains up to DN 600 nominal size.
  • Standard appurtenances such as maintenance holes, maintenance shafts and property connection sewers.

This worksection is aligned to the Water Services Association of Australia WSA 02, WSA 06 and WSA 07 and is to be used with the relevant WSAA product and material specifications.

1362 Sewerage systems – pump stations (Construction)
This worksection Template is applicable to construction of sewerage pump stations in regional Council areas, usually limited to single wells with submersible pumps.

1391 Service conduits
This worksection Template is applicable to the supply of material and the underground installation of electrical, telecommunications and irrigation conduits and pits. This worksection does not include trenching, excavation or backfill which is included in 1152 Road openings and restoration (utilities).

1392 Trenchless conduit installations
This worksection Template is applicable to the method of installation of any type of drainage or service conduit where trenchless techniques are required. Trenchless techniques minimise interference with existing features, facilities or traffic. These techniques may be by either jacking, ramming, bursting, thrust or auger boring, micro-tunnelling, directional drilling or other suitable techniques as appropriate for the particular installation.

1461 Swimming enclosures
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of swimming enclosures located in bays, rivers, lakes or ocean, both tidal and non-tidal, including rock or constructed pools at coastal locations refreshed by tidal action. The activity excludes purpose built olympic pools in council parks and leisure centres.

1462 Boundary fence repair
This worksection covers the inspection of all boundary fences, gates and access points in parks and recreation areas. It includes monitoring possible future problems, i.e. intrusion by extended tree or shrub growth, and poor foundations. Replacements of fencing components to an approved work plan will be paid under the conditions of a work order.

1481 Accident repairs (Recoverable)
This worksection covers inspection and appraisal of damage, compilation of details and reporting related to accidents where costs are recoverable.

1482 Accident repairs (Non-recoverable)
This worksection covers inspection and appraisal of damage, compilation of details and reporting related to accidents or vandalism where costs are non-recoverable.

1483 Emergency call out
This worksection is a template for recording actions taken in response to an emergency call out. It provides for indicating any costs that may be recoverable in respect of public safety. Performance requirements are also set out.

1484 Storm damage response
This worksection covers short notice repairs under emergency conditions concerned with making the park or recreation area safe. It is limited to activity which could reasonably be undertaken in a 24 hour period. Work includes removal of debris, causing obstruction or damage to the adjacent property, or park/area furniture. The cause of the storm damage may be due to the action of wind, rain, flood or lightning strike. This may include the use of tree pruning contractors, cherry pickers, chainsaws, trucks and the like. It may also include provision or repairs to scours or erosion so as to make the park or recreation area safe.

1491 Open spaces litter collection
This worksection covers all park and recreation area litter collection (including removal of dead animals) and emptying of litter bins. It includes the proper disposal of the litter clear of the park or recreation area either by recycling or legal tipping. It includes the provision of plastic bag liners to all litter bins and dog bag dispensers.

1492 Open space graffiti removal
This worksection includes the identification and removal of any graffiti on council property that is visible to the public.

1493 Beach cleaning
This activity includes raking and sieving of beaches by mechanical means and by manual cleaning where areas are not accessible by mechanical cleaning equipment. The activity also includes the disposal of the collected debris either by recycling or legal tipping.

1571 Mechanical systems – maintenance 
This worksection includes all fittings, structures, units, installations for use in association with mechanical operations in a building or facility. Mechanical systems include chillers, water heating boilers, cooling towers, fans, pumps, air coils, tanks and vessels, packaged equipment, refrigeration ductwork, mechanical piping, mechanical insulation and equipment for water treatment and for liquid fuel storage and reticulation.

1572 Hydraulic systems- maintenance 
This worksection covers the maintenance of hydraulic systems including all the fittings, pipes, sanitary fixtures, installations for use and conveyance of water, wastewater, fuel or gas. Hydraulic Systems include stormwater, wastewater, freshwater, irrigation and fuel or gas systems as well as hydrants, hose reels and sprinklers.

1573 Electrical systems- maintenance 
This worksection includes all fittings, wiring, installations for use associated with power and lighting in a facility.

1582 Accident repairs (Recoverable)
This worksection covers inspection and appraisal of damage, compilation of details and reporting related to accidents where costs are recoverable. Liaise with Police or Public to obtain details of persons responsible, vehicles/drivers and take photos of damage when required. Where vehicles are involved, note the Registration Nos, vehicle make and model, driver’s name, address and License No. Submit a report on the value and nature of building/facility asset damage. This activity does not include repair work.

1583 Emergency call out
This worksection covers the provision of an effective service which is readily contactable 24 hrs a day, year round and which the public or others may call for assistance. Make a record, or diary of calls and details and to liaise and direct urgent action, by way of inspection and appraisal.

Provide a report of action/incidents when required.

1584 Storm damage response
This worksection covers emergency repairs on short notice for making the building or facility safe and is limited to activities which could be reasonably undertaken in a 24 hour period. Work includes removal of debris causing obstruction or damage to the adjacent property, and provision of temporary roofing with tarps. The cause of the storm damage may be due to the action of wind, rain, flood or lightning strike. This may include the use of tree lopping contractors, cherry pickers, chainsaws, trucks.

1587 Sanitary cleaning
This worksection covers all procedures necessary for routine cleaning of sanitary facilities designated for public or staff use. They may be located in a separate building or within buildings and facilities. It also covers all required activities such as the cleaning of toilets and hand basins, in addition to all related surface cleaning commonly required for the upkeep of such premises. Building and facility cleaning not directly related to sanitary facilities is covered under other Activity specifications. This activity includes the replenishment of consumable supplies such as hand towels, soap, toilet paper, sanitary napkins and light bulbs.

1651 Clear road reserve subsoil drains
This worksection covers maintenance of subsoil drains. These are often located behind kerbs, within pipe trenches or other locations marked on road plans. It will be required to record inspections and locations of outlets. Clearing will include removal of restrictions, clearing headwalls, flushing out and/or rodding.

1652 Clear road reserve open drains
This worksection covers all unlined open drains, catch drains, spoon drains, table drains and waterways that contribute to the structural integrity of the roadway. Low flow channels, table drains and catch drains, if grassed are to be mowed during the mowing program. Table drains are to be graded as required to remove obstructions. Watercourses may require maintenance to remove or control silt or scour.

1683 Storm damage response for road safety
This worksection covers short notice repairs under emergency conditions concerned with making the road safe and limited to activity which could reasonably be undertaken in a 24 hour period. Work includes removal of debris, causing obstruction or damage to the adjacent property, road or roadside furniture. The cause of the storm damage may be due to the action of wind, rain, flood or lightning strike.

1701 Wharves and decks maintenance
This activity covers the inspection and maintenance (including painting/oiling) of wharves and decks, including jetties, fishing and viewing decks, boardwalks, mangrove walkways, lookouts and similar structures to ensure that they continue to provide the function for which they were installed. It includes structures that are situated in water or on land.

1841 Water supply – irrigation systems
This worksection covers the maintenance of irrigation systems equipment in public parks, sportsgrounds, gardens and recreation areas.

1851 Clear open space drains
This worksection covers all unlined open drains, catch drains, spoon drains, table drains and waterways in parks and recreation areas. Low flow channels, table drains and catch drains, if grassed are to be mowed during the mowing program. Table drains are to be graded as required to remove obstructions. Watercourses may require maintenance to remove or control silt or scour.

1852 Clear open space drainage culverts
This worksection covers the clearing of all stormwater drainage structures located in parks or recreation areas including the public car parking areas. These include all types, such as extended kerb inlets with or without grate, side entry pits and gully pits, connections from inlets to the main drain, culverts and energy dissipators.

1853 Clear road reserve culverts and pits
This worksection covers the clearing of all stormwater drainage structures whether located in the road network, in public car parking areas, drainage easements or parks. These include all types, such as extended kerb inlets with or without grate, side entry pits and gully pits, connections from inlets to the main drain, culverts and energy dissipators as well as bridge drainage scuppers and bridge expansion joints.

1854 Minor repair of lined drains in road reserves
This worksection covers the inspection, repair and maintenance of all lined drains. These include concrete, stone pitched drains, drains permanently protected by geotextile or similar material and drains lined with galvanized corrugated iron units. Work includes repair of scour or subsidence as well as the clearing of siltation or vegetation effecting the efficiency of the drain.

1859 CCTV inspection of drainage conduits
This worksection Template is applicable to the CCTV inspection and reporting of stormwater drainage and sewerage conduits for conditional assessment for maintenance and asset management purposes. It can also be used for the acceptance inspection of new assets. It includes requirements for the reporting and inspection of drainage conduits and related maintenance structures by means of CCTV equipment. It is aligned with WSA 05 Conduit inspection reporting code of Australia.