National Prequalification System for Non-Residential Buildings (NPS)

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Recent Change


To provide a pathway for contractors wishing to become NPS prequalified and are yet to have experience with a building contract over $50M however can demonstrate financial capability above $50M, may seek to be assessed in accord with the amended Guidelines - view section 3 in the Guidelines below for more information. 

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.

NPS Documents 


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.


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 Guidelines 

Explaining the NPS system

NPS Application Form and Referee Report 

Application for prequalification

NPS Registration for Mutual Recognition Form

For recognition in multiple jurisdictions

NPS Contractor Performance Report

Review of performance and compliance

NPS Jurisdictional Contacts

A list of contact can be access by clicking here or you can email

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