The National Prequalification System for Non-residential Building (NPS) aims to create certainty and consistency, and streamline the process of prequalification for contractors working in multiple jurisdictions. It applies to non-residential government building contracts where the construction cost estimate is $50 million and above in Participating Jurisdictions.
This seamless process for mutual recognition of prequalification status for contractors across all jurisdictions commenced on 1 January 2011.
Note: Prior to the commencement of the NPS contractors prequalified (for non-residential government building projects $50 million and above) under a local jurisdictional prequalification system were transitioned to the NPS with no effect on their prequalification status for that jurisdiction.
However all such contractors wishing to achieve the benefit of mutual recognition and all new entrants to prequalification will need to apply under the NPS.
Participating Jurisdictions will apply the NPS to contractors seeking to tender for contracts where the construction cost estimate is $50 million and over from 1 March 2011.
Applicants should access the full set of NPS documents before undertaking their applications
The APCC regularly reviews the National Prequalification System (NPS) in relation to practicality within the construction industry, government policy and compliance.
All comments will be acknowledged at the time of receipt with feedback provided in due course.