About the scheme
The Performance and management services scheme offers a pool of prequalified service providers to help NSW Government agencies and statutory corporations in engaging external expertise.
Range of products/services
The scheme covers the following capability groups:
- performance reviews
- service delivery
- organisational capacity
- general technical expertise
- information and communication technology (ICT) capital investment services.
View the description of capabilities (DOCX, 25 KB) available under the scheme.
View scheme metrics and improvements (DOCX, 16 KB) made to the scheme.
Information for buyers
How to buy from this scheme
Buyers can access the scheme through eQuote. It allows buyers to download supplier lists, create and issue requests for quotes/proposals and award contracts online. eQuote training is available for agencies.
To get access to eQuote, please contact your agency's eTendering administrator to have the appropriate role (agency buyer) added to your NSW eTendering profile.
If your organisation does not have access to the eQuote system and you need urgent access to supplier lists, please contact the NSW Procurement Service Centre.
Number of quotes required
Under the scheme, the following minimum levels of competition apply:
- for projects valued up to $150,000 (incl. GST), an agency needs to invite one written quote.
- note: only fully prequalified suppliers may undertake work valued at over $50,000 incl. GST.
- for projects valued over $150,000 (incl. GST), an agency needs to invite a minimum of three quotations. Open invitations to tender are not required.
Buyers can access the list of suppliers (XLXS, 1.96 Mb) (as of 22 September 2017).
There are two types of suppliers on the scheme:
Fully prequalified suppliers
Suppliers prequalified to provide services with no limit on the value of the engagement.
- view the guidelines for agencies (DOCX, 224 KB)
- view the scheme conditions (DOCX, 234 KB)
- view the standard form of agreement - agreement details (editable) (DOCX, 36 KB)
The Easy Access Registration List (EARL)
Suppliers registered to provide services valued up to $50,000 incl. GST.
- view the EARL guidelines for agencies (DOCX, 186 KB)
- view the EARL rules (DOCX, 177 KB)
- view the EARL agreement details (editable) (DOCX, 80 KB)
Please note: EARL suppliers have not been fully prequalified, so are not recommended for high risk projects.
Information for suppliers / participants
How to apply
- Suppliers are able to apply for full prequalification (advanced).
- After 31 December 2016, any new applications to the Easy Access Registration List (EARL - or base) will be temporarily suspended.
How to apply (base supplier)
Easy Access Registration List (EARL)
Suspension of New Applications to the Easy Access Registration Listing (EARL)
The Procurement Leadership Group (PLG) has approved that after 31 December 2016 new applications to the EARL will be temporarily suspended. Any applications lodged after the close of business 31 December 2016 will not be reviewed or approved. This temporary closure of EARL applications is approved for the period up to 31 December 2017. Any applications received on or before the 31 December 2016 will be processed as usual.
Existing EARL Suppliers
Any current EARL supplier will still be listed on the EARL Scheme. This change is simply a temporary suspension of any additional EARL suppliers to enable review and improvements to the Scheme including a full review of current capabilities aligned to the Scheme.
The Full (Advanced) Qualified application process will remain unchanged.
PMSS Scheme Continuation
The Performance and Management Services Scheme, both Full and EARL listings will continue to be available to agencies for all relevant sourcing activities.
How to apply (advanced supplier)
Service providers can apply for full prequalification under the scheme. The scheme offers a framework for prequalification of organisations with the capability to provide services to NSW Government agencies and statutory corporations.
Updating supplier information
Suppliers on the scheme may receive a request for services (RFx) from potential buyers through the eQuote system. Suppliers will be able to view requests, send intent to respond, respond to a request, ask questions, withdraw a response or decline an invitation online. Buyers will evaluate the responses they receive from selected vendors and notify suppliers accordingly.
eQuote training is available for suppliers in responding to requests for quotation.
Managing scheme requests
To ensure that all service providers maximise their supply opportunities across government agencies, current suppliers are encouraged to check and, if required, update their registered details, including: number of employees, contact person, service areas, company profile, insurance expiry dates, rates and their organisational experience template.