ABR Relocations is on the Dept. of Industry Relocation Management and Removalists Services Panel (SON2314621).
This is a multi-agency panel available to federal, state and local levels of the Australian Public Service and related agencies and organisations.
Details can be accessed via AusTender (the Australian Government Tender System) at www.tenders.gov.au.
Relocation Case Studies
CSIRO Library Relocation from Clayton and Belmont to Canberra, June 2013
This project saw ABR engaged to pick and prepare the library collections for relocation to Canberra. The key requirements of the library relocation project were to ensure the careful and safe packing of collections; maintenance of strict sequential integrity within boxes and on pallets; boxes and pallets clearly labelled and inventoried; and pallets were packed and wrapped to specification.
ABR was responsible for the supply of suitable and fit-for-purpose relocation materials, equipment and labour to complete the project. ABR’s responsibility was to ensure that the collections could cope with the rigors of relocation transportation to Canberra and subsequent short and possibly long-term storage on pallets. On delivery to final destination, clear and easy identification of the inventory was imperative for efficient and easy sequential re-shelving. Approximately 150 pallets were prepared for relocation over an eight day period.
With sequential packing of library collections into non-returnable cardboard boxes; each box clearly labelled and stacked onto non-returnable standard 1200 x 1200 pallets with a total maximum height of 1200mm. Boxes were stacked tightly and carefully to prevent the possibility of crushing with pallets being shrink-wrapped and taped to secure and waterproof the contents. Pallets were clearly numbered and labelled, inventoried, inspected and transferred to storage areas to await relocation collection.
The Clayton Library collections, totalling 1,400 linear metres, were held in three separate locations including Bldg. 121 and Bldg. 207. Library collections were packed into boxes in-situ and then consolidated at the Bushell’s store. This stage was completed to scope, standard and well within the relocation project time-frames.
The Belmont Library collection of 500 linear metres in the Bldg. 6 first floor Library was packed into boxes for transfer by trolley and vehicle to Bldg. 28 for palletisation in preparation for relocation transportation. Despite the ongoing breakdown of Bldg. 6 elevators significantly increasing transfer times, ABR completed this stage to scope and standard within the required relocation project time-frames.
Small teams of 2-4 people with sequential library packing experience worked directly under senior ABR operations supervisors to pack, label and palletise boxes for relocation. The ABR supervisors were responsible for daily project planning, packing and inventory quality control, and resource allocation.
Graeme Gordon, the senior ABR supervisor, was in ongoing contact with CSIRO project manager and other nominated CSIRO personnel regarding daily operations and progress. Lynne Dryden was responsible for overall relocation project management.
On providing a competitive quote, ABR was chosen for this project because of our library relocation experience, expertise and track-record of delivering successful relocation project outcomes for CSIRO. Feedback both during and after the library relocation project indicated that expectations regarding high levels of project management and service delivery were fully met and the outcomes were more than satisfactory.