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​​​​National Prequalification System for Non-Residential Buildings (NPS)  

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NPS General Information
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.
ANNOUNCEMENT - September 2017

The wording on the NPS Application Form & Referee Report has been amended to allow contractors to be assessed by a Participating Agency where they intend to bid for a tender. The amendment (in red) is on page 3 under General Conditions in the first paragraph:

“This National Prequalification System for Non-residential Building (NPS) Application form must be fully completed by all Applicants seeking NPS prequalification. This NPS Application Form must be lodged with the Assessing Agency (i.e. the jurisdiction in which the contractor intends to bid for a tender) for assessment.”
NPS Documents
Applicants should access the full set of NPS documents before undertaking their applications
  1. NPS Guidelines (explaining the NPS system)
  2. NPS Application Form and Referee Report (application for prequalification)
  3. NPS Registration for Mutual Recognition Form (for recognition in multiple jurisdictions)
  4. NPS Contractor Performance Report (review of performance and compliance)



The APCC regularly reviews the National Prequalification System (NPS) in relation to practicality within the construction industry, government policy and compliance.
Should you have any comments on the NPS, please provide via
All comments will be acknowledged at the time of receipt with feedback provided in due course.



NPS Jurisdictional Contacts


Chris Robertson
Contracts Officer
Procurement and Property Branch
Department of Treasury and Finance
GPO Box 147
Hobart TAS 7001
03 6166 4220
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Level 11, 2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
1800 679 289
Sally Katianos
Team Leader, Procurement Tendering and Prequalification
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001
08 8343 2042
Mark White
Construction Supplier Register
Department of Treasury and Finance
PO Box 2797
Melbourne VIC 3001
03 9651 5101
PQC Registrar
Building Contract Management
Department of Housing and Public Works
GPO Box 2457
Brisbane QLD 4001
1800 072 621
Leigh Harris
Procurement Policy
Department of Business
GPO Box 3200
Darwin NT 0801
08 8999 1410
Lee-Anne Aldwell
Senior Manager
Capital Contracts & Prequalification
Chief Minister,
Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
PO Box 818
Dickson ACT 2602
02 6207 5982
Trina Baillie
Contractor Prequalification Unit
Department of Finance
Locked Bag 44
Cloisters Square
Perth WA 6850
08 6551 2084