In October 2015, the WA State Government partnered with EduWest to design, build, finance, and maintain four new primary schools and four secondary schools to open progressively between 2017-2023, including a 32 year maintenance contract. The Department of Education (DoE) will own the assets throughout the term of the contract and beyond.
In December 2016, the four Primary Schools reached Commercial Acceptance:
– Carnaby Rise Primary School
– Baldivis Gardens Primary School
– Alkimos Beach Primary School
– Woodland Grove Primary School
The key project objectives were to:
– Achieve functional educational designs that provide quality teaching and learning environments;
– Improve efficiencies in service delivery for DoE;
– Achieve time and cost efficiencies in the delivery of a program of works through economies of scale.
The private component of the partnership is the EduWest consortium, comprised of Macquarie Capital Group Limited, BADGE Constructions (WA) Pty Ltd, Perkins (WA) Pty Ltd, and Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd
The BADGE Perkins Joint Venture has outlined:
“EduWest has selected to utilise both the Manuals and Site Works modules of the WebFM solution suite for the delivery of the four Primary Schools and four Secondary School projects.
This system allows key stakeholders involved in the project delivery (including the D&C Subcontractor, our site contractors, the Services Subcontractor and the Independent Commissioning Agent to access, review and approve all project information real-time on the cloud based server. Utilisng WebFM we were able to hand over fully reviewed and accepted Operational and Maintenance manuals (complete with asset registers, maintenance routines, certificates, warranties, commissioning, and as-built drawings) to the State prior to the date of Commercial Acceptance for all four Primary Schools simultaneously in 2016.
Rocky Slater – Manager PPP (BADGE Perkins Joint Venture)”
The Site Works module is utilised during the Construction and Operating Phases of the projects to raise, track and close out all issues raised by the key stakeholders on the project.
WebFM’s handover format (PDF, CSV and database files) allows Spotless, the Services Subcontractor (FM Provider), to directly upload the asset register and maintenance routines directly into their systems saving time and resources on the implementation.
Subsequent to the key points above, the WebFM electronic format allows a green environmentally friendly handover saving on the need for the traditional multiple paper hard copies.
WebFM looks forward to working closely with EduWest for the remaining Secondary Schools projects.
For years WebFM has been delivering projects across different industry sectors where the end client is the WA State Government, and will continue to deliver key strategic projects in the future.