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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 info@apcc.gov.au
 
All comments will be acknowledged at the time of receipt with feedback provided in due course.
 
 
 

 

 

NPS Jurisdictional Contacts

 

 
TAS
 
Chris Robertson
Contracts Officer
Procurement and Property Branch
Department of Treasury and Finance
GPO Box 147
Hobart TAS 7001
 
 
03 6166 4220
 
 
NSW
 
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Level 11, 2-24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
 
 
1800 679 289
 
 
SA
 
Gary Hutchinson
Coordinator - Quality Assurance
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001
 
 
08 8343 2120
 
 
VIC
 
Mark White
Manager
Construction Supplier Register
Department of Treasury and Finance
PO Box 2797
Melbourne VIC 3001
 
 
03 9651 5101
 
 
QLD
 
PQC Registrar
Building Policy Unit
Department of Housing and Public Works
GPO Box 2457
Brisbane QLD 4001
 
 
07 3008 2509
 
 
NT
 
Leigh Harris
Procurement Policy
Department of Business
GPO Box 3200
Darwin NT 0801
 
 
08 8999 1410
 
 
ACT
 
Lee-Anne Aldwell
Senior Manager
Capital Contracts & Prequalification
Chief Minister,
Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
PO Box 818
Dickson ACT 2602
 
 
02 6207 5982
 
 
WA
 
Trina Baillie
Manager
Contractor Prequalification Unit
Department of Finance
Locked Bag 44
Cloisters Square
Perth WA 6850
 
 
08 6551 2084