In 2014 Austroads and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) released the Building and Construction Procurement Guide – Principles and Options
The Guide has been custom-designed for use by Australian state and territory agencies engaged in civil (road and bridge) and non-residential building projects.
It outlines a process for the development of procurement strategies, and specifically responds to a range of issues raised by industry by establishing a series of common tendering and contracting principles.
It also provides summaries of recent developments in interactive and collaborative procurement processes and project techniques, such as building information modelling.
The Guide builds on existing documentation - including national guidelines and key jurisdictional documents.
Written by practitioners for practitioners, representatives from Austroads and APCC member agencies and industry helped develop the content.
Development of the Building and Construction Procurement Guide describes how the Guide was developed.
The Building and Construction Procurement Guide has informed the revision of the Austroads Guide to Project Delivery.