Builders Prequalification Scheme - Department of Finance

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Prequalify to be eligible to bid for non-residential construction contracts valued over $500,000.

Information and forms relating to the Department of Finance’s Builders Prequalification Scheme.  These documents apply to both new contractors and existing contractors looking to renew their prequalification.

Builders Prequalification Scheme information pack

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This document contains the application form, terms and conditions to qualify for non-residential construction projects valued over $500,000 managed by the Department of Finance.

This document details how the Builders Prequalification Scheme operates, including:

  • prequalification levels
  • prequalification minimum criteria
  • prequalification terms and conditions
  • spot checks of subcontractor payment performance
  • the Aboriginal and regional building contractor project specific upgrade program
  • the application and evaluation process
  • suspension, cancellation or change of prequalification level or status
  • appeals
  • un-editable application form

Builders Prequalification Scheme application form

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Application form to become a prequalified contractor or renew your prequalification

An editable form for contractors to complete when applying for or renewing prequalification with the Department of Finance. Refer to the Builders Prequalification Scheme Information Pack for information on how the scheme works and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an application.

Aboriginal and regional contractors project specific upgrade program application form

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An editable form for contractors to complete when applying for a project specific upgrade with the Department of Finance.

The Aboriginal and regional contractors project specific upgrade program is designed to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and regional contractors to work on Department of Finance construction contracts.

Refer to the Builders Prequalification Scheme information pack for information on how the scheme works and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an application. 
 

Business Risk Assessment Guideline

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The Department of Finance (Finance) assesses the financial viability and capacity of contractors through the conduct of business risk assessments for prequalification and tender evaluation purposes. (May 2020)

Notice: Scheme Amendments

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Builders Prequalification Scheme Amendments

The Department is committed to continuously improving its processes and reducing red tape for industry.

From 1 December 2019 prequalified builders will:

(a) be reviewed to ensure they continue to meet the prequalification financial requirements, each time financial checks are done for a tender. Accordingly, the routine annual financial reviews will no longer be required
(b) deeds of guarantee will be sought (where applicable) to cover the term of prequalification rather than on a project-by-project basis.

From 22 May 2020 as part of the COVID19 response to expedite business risk assessments of contractors during a procurement process, the Department of Finance may rely on elements of a previous business risk assessment that has been completed in the last six months where it considers it appropriate to do so.

Documents

Builders Prequalification Scheme information pack - Department of Finance
Application Form for Builders Prequalification Scheme - Department of Finance
Application Form for Aboriginal and Regional Contractors Project Specific Upgrade Program
Project Complexity and Classification Guide for Department of Finance
Page reviewed 18 June 2020