About UTS campus development
Maintaining, upgrading and evolving the UTS campus involves a diverse team of professional staff working across two units: the Program Management Office and Facilities Management Office.
UTS Program Management Office
UTS's Program Management Office (PMO) leads the implementation of the $1 billion-plus City Campus Master Plan, while also undertaking extensive planning and design work for campus development more broadly.
The PMO team of design, planning, delivery, project management, sustainability and communication specialists work closely with leading Australian and international architects, consultants and contractors in partnership with stakeholders across the university to develop new and refurbished buildings and facilities that support excellence in learning, teaching and research.
Since 2008, PMO has overseen the delivery of projects including the Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS Central (Building 2), the Faculty of Engineering and IT Building, the Vicki Sara (Science) Building, Alumni Green, an underground Library Retrieval System (LRS) and many upgraded and revitalised indoor and outdoor spaces.
UTS Facilities Management Office (FMO)
UTS Facilities Management Office (FMO) oversees the ongoing operations of UTS campus facilities, as well as individual building and refurbishment projects. FMO encompasses UTS Security, Building Services, Central Services and Space Management teams, as well as a number of specialist project managers.
Recently, FMO project teams have overseen the delivery of UTS specialist facilities including UTS Tech Lab, a custom-built animation studio for the UTS Animal Logic Academy, the Blackfriars childcare centre and UTS facilities within the Rugby Australia Building at Moore Park. Refurbishments have included the award-winning 6-star green-star activity-based workspace for the Institute of Sustainable Futures and the installation of contemporary escalators within the UTS Tower.
Other FMO campus projects include the UTS wayfinding system, high-tech people counters that integrate with building management systems to reduce energy use and infrastructure to receive recycled water and chilled water for building cooling from the neighbouring Central Park precinct.
Information for consultants and contractors
All consultants and contractors working for UTS must comply with university policy and procedures as well as meeting legislative requirements. Information, forms, guidelines and induction links that are required by UTS are outlined below.
UTS uses the Rapid Global online contractor management system and requires all contractors to complete the contractor registration process when invited by a UTS representative. Upon completing the registration process you will activate a ‘My Rapid’ account which will enable you to manage your inductees and company details/insurances etc. It is the responsibility of the contractor to ensure that their employees and subcontractors undertake the UTS inductions in the ‘My Rapid’ portal before undertaking any construction, installation or maintenance work at UTS.
All contractor and sub-contractor personnel must report to the UTS Security Office prior to commencing work on site to retrieve access cards/keys. They will need to show evidence of completion of General OH&S Induction Training and Work Activity OH&S Induction Training (ie “White Card”). Security will be able to use the Rapid Global system to ensure that the correct inductions have been undertaken before issuing access cards/key.
As a contractor, you need to fully implement the requirements of the UTS Construction Contractors Site EHS Manual.
The below documents contain detailed requirements for the design and construction of UTS projects, to be understood and applied by consultants and contractors.
- UTS Design guidelines – June 2016 (PDF, 2.8MB)
- UTSSignStandards – 9 December 2013 (PDF, 1.8MB)
- CAD Drawing Standard P-ST01 09 – June 2016 (PDF, 1MB)
- A1p-Bord-dwg.zip – April 2014 (drawing in zip file, 36kB – includes layers, dim and text styles referred to in UTS CAD Standard)
Planning and design review
Consultants and contractors who undertake design for UTS are required to submit the design drawings for planning and design review as outlined in the following procedure.
- FMOP301 Procedure for Design Review – February 2015 (PDF, 130kB)
Submissions must be made in the following template, and submitted as a MS Word document.
- FMOP302 Design Review Record – June 2017 (DOC, 164kB)
Commonly used forms and documents are listed below. For further information on safety at UTS refer to Safety and Wellbeing.
- Health, Safety and Sustainability Charter –19 February 2015 (PDF, 130kB)
- Construction Contractors EHS Manual V9 – September 2019 (PDF, 4.24MB)
- Fire System Isolation Procedure V1 – August 2019 (PDF, 296kB)
Services (permits to work and notification of disruptions)
The below documents should be used by contractors to seek approval to carry out electrical works, and advise of disruptions to other services. They are to be used in conjunction with the Hot Work Permit and Utilities Connections Authorisation where required.
- FMOP702 Electrical Works Permit – July 2017 (DOC, 1.18MB)
- FMOP703 Notification of Disruption – July 2017 (DOC, 122kB)
Architectural Head Consultant Services Panels
Architectural Head Consultant Services Panels are currently being established to provide a pre-qualified panel of suppliers for projects where design fees are likely to be up to $250,000-plus. Tenders will be released to panel members on a rotational basis, taking project type and experience into account.
Panels will be re-tendered approximately every three years. Information on how to apply to be on a panel will be released via the UTS e-tender portal when a panel is to be re-tendered.
Consultants are invited to register as a supplier at the UTS e-tender portal to receive information on available expressions of interest and tenders.
Construction contractors – projects $250K–$3M
Building Panels (Small Works Building Panel, Minor Works Building Panel and Large Works Building Panel) have been established to provide a pre-qualified panel of suppliers for projects of construction value between $250,000 and $3,000,000. Tenders are released to panel members on a rotational basis.
Panels are re-tendered approximately every three years. Information on how to apply to be on a panel will be released via the UTS e-tender portal when a panel is to be re-tendered.
Construction contractors – projects over $3M
Projects of construction value over $3,000,000 are subject to an expression of interest process, and select tenders will be released by the UTS e-tender portal.
Consultants and contractors are required to become registered suppliers at the UTS e-tender portal to receive available tenders and submit bids through the e-tender box facility (where required).
UTS e-tender portal: https://www.tenderlink.com/uts/
New requests for tenders and quotations will be uploaded to this site. At present, this applies to services requested by FMO and PMO only, not the whole of UTS.
As a registered supplier, you must maintain your contact details in order to receive email notification of any new tenders we publish, download and view the documentation electronically, and participate in forums to seek clarification or to ask questions.
The following documents contain guidelines and forms for the supply, connection and onselling of electricity, natural gas, water and thermal energy on the UTS campus.