Resources for contractors on Department of Finance contracts

Information and resources for contractors working on non-residential building projects being managed by the Department of Finance.

Contractors are procured by the Department of Finance to build and maintain the government’s non-residential buildings. 

Here are some of the main resources used by contractors in the delivery of government's non-residential building program.


Project bank accounts


Supplier performance

Liquidated damages

Liquidated damages are a genuine pre-estimate of loss that would be experienced should a contract be delivered late. Liquidated damages are calculated by the Department and consultant team (including the cost planner) prior to tender:

They include (but may not be limited to):

  • costs to the client for temporary accommodation and other services
  • additional consultant and administration fees required due to the delay
  • opportunity cost of the government not being able to benefit from the project
Page reviewed 4 October 2019