About the scheme
Range of products/services
The scheme has been created to enable government agencies to commission high quality services for built heritage conservation. Prequalified suppliers will come from multiple heritage disciplines.
Categories for Heritage Consultancy:
- B01 Stone Façade Restoration
- B02 Heritage Building Conservation (Interiors and Exteriors)
- B03 Adaptation and Adaptive Re-use of Heritage Buildings and Sites
- B04 Assessment and Compliance Activities
- B05 Heritage Impact Statements (HIS)
- B06 Heritage Significance Assessment and Recommendations for Listing
- B07 Section 60, Heritage Act 1977 (NSW) Applications
- B08 Section 170 , Heritage Act 1977 (NSW) – Heritage and Conservation Register
- B09 Section 57, Heritage Act (NSW) Exemptions Notification
- B10 Non-Compliance reporting and resolution of works to heritage places
- C01 Structural - Earthquake and other Stabilisation of Heritage Structures
- C02 Structural - Adaptation and Adaptive Re-use of Heritage Buildings and Sites
- C03 Structural - Restoration of Existing Structural Elements of Heritage Structures
- C04 Engineering - Assessing and Mitigating Fire Damage
- C05 Engineering - Protective Measures for Heritage Buildings and Places
- C06 Engineering - Fire Rating / Compartmentation / Fire Engineered Solutions
- C07 Engineering - Subsidence Rectification
- C08 Engineering - Industrial Heritage Structures and Public Infrastructure Conservation
- D01 Traditional Gardens, Parks and Landscapes Conservation
- D02 Botanical Assessments
- E01 Finishes (Paint)
- E02 Finishes (Plaster)
- E03 Finishes (Wall Coverings)
- E04 Finishes (Floor Surfaces, Finishes and Coverings)
- E05 Furniture and Equipment
- E06 Fabrics
- E07 Fittings (Joinery)
- E08 Fittings (Lighting)
- F01 Excavation Director Archaeology (Maritime)
- F02 Excavation Director Archaeology (Historical)
- F03 Excavation Director Archaeology (Indigenous)
- F04 Excavation Director Archaeology Section 140, Heritage Act 1977(NSW) Approvals
- G01 Archaeologist (Maritime)
- G02 Archaeologist (Historical)
- G03 Archaeologist (Indigenous)
- G04 Archaeologist Section 140, Heritage Act 1977(NSW) Approvals
- H01 Interpretation Strategies for Buildings, Sites and Places
- H02 Interpretation Plans and Implementation
- H03 Presentation Methods, Media, communications and Content for Interpretation of Heritage Places
- I01 Social History
- I02 Oral History
- I03 Architectural History
- J01 Material Conservator - Objects and Monuments
- J02 Material Conservator - Built Heritage and Interiors
- J03 Material Conservator - Industrial Heritage
- J04 Material Conservator - Moveable Heritage
- K01 Material Testing - Stone
- K02 Material Testing - Mortar
- K03 Material Testing - Timber
- K04 Material Testing - Finishes
- K05 Material Testing - Cleaning / Paint Removal
- L01 Other - please identify any other special consultancy skills you may have which do not fit within the categories mentioned above but may be of value to the conservation of our cultural heritage. This will be considered in any assessment process as to whether a separate category of prequalification will be created or not (eg. archival recording of buildings, cemetery history and studies,stained glass and lead light assessments, church architecture, WL Vernon's architecture, etc)
The benefits of the scheme are:
- create NSW regional jobs and support specialist heritage trades
- create a pool of experienced, expert heritage consultant services
- create opportunities for the private sector to participate in conserving the state’s built heritage assets, some dating back more than 200 years
- create an efficient means of linking suppliers to Public Works Advisory (PWA) regional and rural offices and to the PWA Heritage Asset Advisory team
- the pool of prequalified suppliers will provide external expertise in the delivery of high quality results in built heritage conservation consultancy.
Insurances are not required at time of application, however applicants need to provide proof of insurance at time of commissioning for work.
For heritage consultancy, applicants will need to provide proof of:
- public liability insurance
- professional indemnity insurance.
Information for buyers
Information for suppliers / participants
How to apply
Read the scheme terms and conditions (DOCX,150.1KB)
Consultants and contractors can apply for prequalification through the NSW eTendering website (create a log in first, a process which takes around 5 minutes).
Please contact email@example.com for further supplier information.
FAQs for suppliers
FAQs - general information
1. Is there any deadline for prequalifying on this scheme?
There is no closing date but everyone is encouraged to get their applications in at their earliest convenience to enable assessments to commence. The date of 20 December 2019 is for a system review only.
2. Is there a closer deadline for submitting a tender to be on the panel?
This is an ongoing scheme with no fixed time for prequalification application submissions. There are no ‘tenders’ in the prequalification process, so no timeline to submit your application. Do not state fees, rates or costs while applying as it is essentially a specialist heritage skills list. The sooner you apply the sooner it is possible for prequalification.
3. We are prequalified for existing schemes, so do we get into the scheme automatically?
This scheme currently has no connection with other schemes. Every scheme is assessed under varying criteria for client-specific needs or expectations. Please submit an application covering one or more of the 50+ criteria identified in this scheme. (These are listed above in the "range of products and services".)
4. Are consultants required to have certified QA accreditation?
Participants must submit evidence of quality management processes. A quality management process is any set of procedures or activities that control or monitor the standard of work delivered by a service provider. Consultants who operate a certified quality management system (for example to AS/NZS ISO 9001) may submit details.
But a certified QMS will not be a requirement for joining the scheme. However all consultants and contractors must submit evidence of their quality management processes. This may include a project quality plan or quality management plan for a given project, a sample Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) schedule or other work conformity checklist (e.g. testing protocols, internal review/audit process, design plan, subcontract management processes, document control process, etc).
To ensure a speedy processing of your application please submit as many documents as you feel are relevant to your circumstance. Smaller enterprises and sole traders may submit a concise statement of their QM processes. QM terminology and general principles can be found in NSW Quality Management Systems Guidelines for Construction .
5. What is the annual budget expected to be attracted through the scheme?
The scheme is being established to assist Public Works Advisory (PWA) and Heritage Stoneworks(HSW), Property NSW and other collaborating government agencies so from year to year there is no defined budget or program for projects under this scheme. The scheme is aimed at giving wide exposure to private sector consultants and contractors who have relevant expertise, resources and experience to suit projects on a case by case basis. This will be state-wide across NSW Government.
6. How do I get to know about future training sessions?
The scheme website will announce training as it arises. One of the first training sessions PWA and HSW propose will provide training on the methodologies of the Minister's Stonework Program's individual projects. This is for those consultants and contractors prequalified for stone conservation criteria elements of the scheme.
7. How does this scheme differ from the Office of the Government Architect's panel?
8. Will the tender schedules for each of the agencies be uniform in this new Heritage Asset Advisory(HAA) selection process?
Agencies may wish to use their own tender documentation formats for heritage projects or choose to use PWA documentation formats as a more consistent process. Do not state fees, rates or costs when applying under the scheme.
9. How will competency of consultants be compared for projects?
In choosing consultants for projects their relevant experience, competency and capacity for the work will be assessed against the brief, timing, complexity and scope of the proposed works. Once pre-qualified, performance will be monitored through client feedback.
10. Will consultants lead the conservation contractors and be involved in their appointment?
The diversity of work likely to come through to prequalified consultants will be substantial in accordance with the 50+ categories identified. Some work will have no construction component but for physical project works for PWA/HAA consultants will be expected to participate through all phases of a conservation project.
11. Is this scheme limited to consultancies of a certain size?
There is no limitation on size of consultancies. There is an expectation that single practitioners, small, medium and large business will be assessed. The opportunity for collaborations across the prequalified resource register is possible for leading and contributing consultants.
12. Who will monitor and set standards on the site?
PWA for consultants' standards and HSW for contractors' standards. Depending on the categories other independent specialist advice and input may also be used.
13. Can I add/update information after submission?
The applications for the various categories in heritage consulting and contracting can be assembled on line and saved over more than one session. However when the application is 'submitted' no other information can be added without seeking permission from the site managers to add more information at a later date. We advise you do not finally 'submit' your application until all of the categories you propose to apply for are completed.Print section