Series VPRS 1145
Register of Tenders
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Date Range: Series 1853 - ? 1871
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1860
  Contents 1853 - 1860
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1853 - 1857 Central Roads Board VA 2803
1858 - 1871 Department of Roads and Bridges VA 2964
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1989 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
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  • Function / Content
    The Central Road Board (VA 2803) was established circa March 1853 with responsibility for the formation, construction, improvement, management and maintenance of proclaimed main roads and bridges and for the co-ordination of the works undertaken by the District Road Boards. The primary officers were the Secretary, Treasurer and an Inspector-General of Roads. The Central Road Board was abolished on 1 January 1858 and succeeded by the Department of Roads and Bridges (VA 2964) which operated under the statutory control of the Board of Land and Works (VA 744).

    This series contains the summary details of tenders received for contracts for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. For each tender, the date when tendering opened or when the tender was received, the name of the tenderer and the nature of the tender, the rate and amount of the tender, whether it was accepted or rejected and any remarks are included. It became the practice to group tenders under a heading of the particular work contract which was being tendered for. In the remarks there was reference to the Road District involved, occasionally reasons for the rejection of a particular tender and action taken after the acceptance of a tender. Details of accepted tenders may be found in VPRS 1108 Contract Book and VPRS Contract Register.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Tenders are all given a consecutive number, recommenced annually (an annual single number). In one volume, there is an alphabetical index at the front of the volume listing the works being tendered for.

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