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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,…
Applying for prequalification 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…
Download the list of contractors and their details who have prequalified under the National Prequalification System. Last updated 5 September 2017.
Typical Characteristics of Contract Work When determining the applicable prequalification category, the Participating Agency will consider the predominance of characteristics for each project, rather than considering a single characteristic in isolation. For example; for a roadworks contract to be classified as R1, at least 5 of the 10 typical characteristics…
R1 activities plus the majority of the following. Typical Characteristic of Contract Work When determining the applicable prequalification category, the Participating Agency will consider the predominance of characteristics for each project, rather than considering a single characteristic in isolation. For example; for a roadworks contract to be classified as R2,…
R2 activities plus the majority of the following. Typical Characteristic of Contract Work When determining the applicable prequalification category, the Participating Agency will consider the predominance of characteristics for each project, rather than considering a single characteristic in isolation. For example; for a roadworks contract to be classified as R3,…
R3 activities plus the majority of the following. Typical Characteristic of Contract Work When determining the applicable prequalification category, the Participating Agency will consider the predominance of characteristics for each project, rather than considering a single characteristic in isolation. For example; for a roadworks contract to be classified as R4,…
R4 activities plus the majority of the following. Typical Characteristic of Contract Work When determining the applicable prequalification category, the Participating Agency will consider the predominance of characteristics for each project, rather than considering a single characteristic in isolation. For example; for a roadworks contract to be classified as R5,…
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