National Prequalification System for Non-Residential Buildings (NPS)
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ISO will shortly release ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. This updated standard will, in the future, replace the current AS 4801.
AS 4801 is currently referenced in the NPS as the applicable standard for an OHS Management System. Until otherwise advised, the NPS will accept either AS 4801 and ISO 45001 until the former is officially removed from use.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All comments will be acknowledged at the time of receipt with feedback provided in due course.