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National standard contract for the construction of buildings, roadworks and bridgeworks

APCC and Austroads developed the new General Conditions of Contract to improve the efficiency of project delivery and reduce the potential for contractual disputes by driving greater consistency in the contractual conditions and clauses used by members.

It is important to note that NCW4 is primarily for public sector use and ‘Construct Only’ contracts with special conditions to be considered at the jurisdictional level.  

 

Edition 1.1 - August 2019

Future Procurement Skill Requirements - a more strategic approach

This report (August 2018) examines how procurement is changing, how this is likely to impact future skills requirements and how governments can use this information to invest in new professionalisation initiatives to better recruit, engage and retain procurement staff for the next five years.

BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework

BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework is designed to guide and assist industry stakeholders in the adoption and implementation of BIM. Read the media release, explanatory notes and download the Framework.

ABAB—Asset Information
Requirements (AIR)

The AIR Guide focuses on defining deliverables relevant to asset management and facility
management (AM/FM) activities
including digital asset data typically found in an asset register, documents and as-built models. The Guide outlines key concepts and principles applicable to defining
AIRs, and provide information to
support decision making and
priority setting during the process. Find out more about the ABAB

Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement

The objective of the ANZ Government Procurement Agreement is to create and maintain a single ANZ government procurement market in order to maximise opportunities for competitive ANZ suppliers and reduce costs of doing business for both government and industry.

The Case for Project Team Integration

The Case for Project Team Integration, and The Project Team Integration Workbook contain straightforward ways to improve project team collaboration and performance. They make a strong case for early integration of project team members, to get the best from all disciplines that can contribute to good project outcomes and, where it is used, from Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The Framework for the adoption of Project Team Integration and Building Information Modelling

The Framework is designed to guide and assist industry stakeholders in the adoption and implementation of project team integration and Building Information Modelling (BIM).  

The release of the Framework signals a ‘whole of industry’ approach to what will be ‘business as usual’ in the very near future. 

Procurement of
Construction Products - a guide to achieving compliance

This aims to assist anyone involved in the building industry to ensure the building products they select, buy and install meet Australian building standards. The Guide now recognises 34 industry led product accreditation schemes and guidance information across a range of building product categories.

ABAB—BIM Process Consistency

The focus of this report is on
information requirements and
contract documentation. It is based on a review and analysis of the contents and scope of existing Building Information Modelling (BIM) Standards defined by participating State Agencies.

A Guide to Project Initiation

The use of rigorous information analysis at the beginning of a construction project has the greatest potential to significantly improve the whole project.  This guide sets out a framework of leading practice methods for achieving those improvements.

AAMCoG Guide to
Integrated Strategic Asset Management

The Guide provides a contemporary outline to assist those responsible for delivering and managing built assets to community and service delivery needs.

Australia and New Zealand Government Framework for Sustainable Procurement

(2007) This a set of national and trans-Tasman principles to guide Australian State, Territory and Federal governments and the New Zealand Government in implementing sustainable procurement.

Building Government Procurement Capabilities Guide 2008

This document is the precursor to our 2018 Future Procurement Skill Requirements report. In 2008 it set the then aspirational targets for capability requirements in the government procurement sector and was supplemented by the Capability Matrix

APCC Strategic Plan 2018-2021

The Plan is underpinned by the mantra 'Governments working together' - APCC's greatest strength. Set over a three year horizon, it is reviewed annually.

Building and Construction
Procurement Guide:
PTI and BIM

This is another resource in a series of nationally important BIM initiatives to accelerate the adoption of project team integration (PTI) and Building Information Modelling (BIM). This Guide is a companion to the Austroads and APCC Building and Construction Procurement Guide – Principles and Options

Building and Construction
Procurement Guide:
Principles and options

Guidelines released by Austroads and the APCC provide a consistent procurement and contracting approach for road, bridge and non-residential building projects across Australian government.

Guide to Successful Project and Asset Delivery: getting it
right up front

This provides a snapshot of the processes involved in planning, designing and constructing capital works assets and includes existing complementary resources produced by ACIF and APCC available to inform those processes.  The focus of this Guide is the front end of projects – project initiation, project delivery planning, delivery team procurement, and project delivery.

Australia and New Zealand Government Framework for Sustainable Procurement

(2007) This a set of national and trans-Tasman principles to guide Australian State, Territory and Federal governments and the New Zealand Government in implementing sustainable procurement.

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