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National Prequalification System

The National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts is administered by the state and territory road agencies. The prequalification system classifies contractors who wish to tender for road and bridge construction contracts. The classification is based on the contractor's technical and managerial expertise, financial capacity and previous performance. The scheme…
The National Prequalification System considers financial and technical capacity separately as these components represent different types of risks. The system identifies prequalification categories for road construction, bridge construction and financial levels. Contractors are approved for prequalification based on an assessment of their capacity to undertake contracts of varying risk and technical and…
Prequalification financial level refers to a contractor’s financial stability, solvency, and capacity to manage cash flow requirements throughout a nominal contract period of 12 months assuming a relatively even spread of cash flow over that period. Financial levels are identified by the letter ‘F’ (F0.25, F1, F2, F5, F10, F15,…
Contractors must first obtain an 'Application Form' from the Participating Authority with which they are seeking prequalification. Each Participating Authority (except the Department of Lands and Planning, NT) publishes their own State/Territory version of the National Prequalification System 'Application Form' on their website. These can be accessed from the links…
Download the list of contractors and their details who have prequalified under the National Prequalification System. Last updated 14 September 2016.
Typical Characteristic of Contract Work General features of works Often rural works with minimal traffic and staging issues. Minor works including simple construction, reconstruction and widening. Earthworks Earthworks to a maximum of 2m in cut or fill. Pavement Simple granular pavements with sprayed seal surfacing. Drainage Minor culvert work (RCP…
R1 activities plus the majority of the following. Typical Characteristic of Contract Work General features of works Low complexity at grade intersection and channelisation works. Located at the rural to semi urban environment. Earthworks Significant earthwork including structural fill and rock protection. Excavation in rock not requiring blasting. Cut or…
R2 activities plus the majority of the following. Typical Characteristic of Contract Work General features of works More complex intersections located at urban location. Medium to large scale of works. Earthworks General earthworks exceeding 5 m in cut or fill. Mechanically stabilised earth construction to a nominal 5 m in…
R3 activities plus the majority of the following. Typical Characteristic of Contract Work General features of works Grade-separated intersections. Complex staging of construction works. Duplication of major arterial road. Earthworks Mechanically stabilised earth construction greater than 5 m in height and other substantial retaining structures. Pavement Heavy duty asphalt pavements.…
R4 activities plus the majority of the following. Typical Characteristic of Contract Work General features of works Complex grade separated interchanges, multiple carriageways. Motorway on a new urban alignment. Earthworks Construction of zonal embankments. Earthworks within 2m of tidal areas. Aggressive unsuitable materials including acid sulphate soils. Pavement Concrete pavements.…
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