What development knowledge do private contractors need to win contracts?

What development knowledge do private contractors need to win contracts? Photo by: rawpixel

CANBERRA — In May, Hall Contracting began work on a civil construction project supporting the rehabilitation of wharves, reef passages, and bridges, in the remote island nation of Tokelau for the New Zealand Aid Programme. But the isolation of Tokelau, as well as the cost of doing business in the Pacific, means opportunities for construction projects such as these are few and far between. Tokelau is accessible only by sea with its nearest neighbor, Samoa, approximately 500 kilometers away.

This new contract is not Hall Contracting’s first foray into the aid program, having previously been awarded development contracts in Tuvalu and Fiji.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.