Tasmanian Government prequalification schemes
For certain building and construction or roads and bridges projects, Tasmanian Government agencies can only engage prequalified contractors or consultants.
A prequalified contractor or consultant is one that has been registered under one of the following schemes:
- The National Prequalification System for Non-residential Building (for non-residential building where the value of the project is $50 million or more).
- The Department of Treasury and Finance Prequalification Scheme (for all other building and construction works or services).
- The National Prequalification System for Civil Construction Contracts, administered by the Department of State Growth (for roads and bridges works).
There are no whole-of-government prequalification schemes for the provision of goods or services to Tasmanian Government agencies.
What is prequalification?
Prequalification is an assessment of a supplier's organisational and financial capacity to complete building and construction or roads and bridges projects. If approved, a supplier will be registered under one of the prequalification schemes in the category (or categories) of work the supplier undertakes. Registration is limited to a specified financial level in each category, and is valid for a finite time period (generally three years).
Prequalification does not automatically guarantee an engagement or an invitation to submit a proposal. Once prequalified, a contractor or consultant may be invited by a government agency to participate in a procurement process. Prospective tenderers are required to be prequalified at the time of submission of tenders.
Department of Treasury and Finance Prequalification Scheme
Contractors and consultants who wish to offer building construction and maintenance services to government should first become prequalified with the Department of Treasury and Finance.
This is because, for certain building construction and maintenance services, Tasmanian Government agencies can only engage prequalified consultants (for contracts of any value) or prequalified contractors (for contracts valued at $500 000 or more).
For more information, or to apply for prequalification under the Department of Treasury and Finance Prequalification Scheme, click 'Treasury and Finance Prequalification Scheme - Forms and Guidelines' from the menu on the left.
Application forms are available from our Forms and Guidelines page. It is important that the guidance information provided with the form is read before the application is completed.
All requested information must be provided. Missing information may delay the assessment process.
At any time during the registration period, prequalified contractors and consultants may apply for an upgrade or change to their existing prequalification categories and limits. Prequalified contractors and consultants will be advised in writing when their prequalification registration is due for renewal.
Contractors and consultants can apply to be prequalified in one or more categories. There are eight consultant categories and seven contractor categories. Details of the scope of each category are available on the Forms and Guidelines page.
- Strategic Asset Management
- Project Management
- Management of Maintenance
- Heritage Conservation Planning
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Site and Civil Engineering
- Building Works - Institutional
- Building Works - Residential
- Electrical Services
- Mechanical Services
- Fire Services
- Building Systems - Monitoring
- Facilities Management and Maintenance
National Prequalification System for Non-residential Building
For non-residential building with a construction cost estimate of $50 million or more, contractors should apply for prequalification under the National Prequalification System for Non-residential Building. Further information, including application forms, is available
National Prequalification System for Civil Construction Contracts
The National Prequalification System for Civil Construction Contracts is administed by the Department of State Growth. Further information, including application forms, is available