About the scheme
This Prequalification Scheme is for general construction works valued up to $1 million. Contractors may apply to become a Registered Contractor for works valued up to $250,000 and/or a Certified Contractor for work valued between $250,000 and $1 million. Two separate applications will be required. Contractors previously qualified to undertake work above or below $150,000, who satisfy the requirements of the reformed scheme, were automatically transitioned to this scheme at the higher contract financial range.
Range of products/services
There are several work categories related to general construction, building services and trades to select from. Some of these categories will require the contractor to hold necessary licenses.
The scheme provides a single online, low-cost approach to prequalification for businesses undertaking work in these categories. It has been updated to reflect the NSW Government’s Action Plan: A ten point commitment to the construction sector.
Financial checks and insurances are not required at time of application, however proof of appropriate financial capacity and insurance cover must be provided before an agency can award work to the contractor.
The application process collects data to assist in increasing opportunities for Aboriginal owned businesses, small to medium enterprises, and local business in regional areas. Data will also be used to assess the current capacity and capability of all applicants, and a contractor’s willingness to expand their business into other regions if suitable opportunities are offered.
Information for buyers
How to buy from this scheme
Buyers may use eQuote Management to engage with contractors on the scheme, from obtaining quotations through to managing the award of contract.
The contractor must be prequalified under the scheme before the date of issue of the agency Request for Tender (RFT). Only then can the agency engage the contractor under this scheme.
Download Agency guidelines (PDF, 450KB) for more information.
Requirements for buyers
Information for suppliers / participants
How to apply
Contractors can apply to become a registered contractor to be eligible for work valued up to $250,000 and/or a certified contractor to be eligible for work valued between $250,000 and $1 million. Two separate applications are required.
Applications for prequalification for construction work valued up to $1 million are made online through the eTendering website. Assistance is available through the NSW Procurement Service Centre.
Download Applicant guidelines (PDF, 450KB) for more information.
Updating supplier information
As part of the reform of the Scheme, existing suppliers should update their details to align with new requirements. This process also allows an existing applicant to resubmit their application to have more work categories and capabilities added to their profile.
Go to the View/Modify Application tab in eTendering. Here you can edit your company profile and office details, edit an already approved application, or apply for new work categories and capabilities. See How to update your current scheme details.
Managing scheme requests
Contractors are required to provide information through the online lodgement process to enable the Department to assess the application.