Scope

Updated: 19 Oct 2020

The scheme has 2 lists of prequalified contractors:

  • registered contractors for works valued up to $250,000
  • certified contractors for works valued between $250,000 and $1 million.

Range of services

There are several work categories related to general construction, building services and trades to select from. Some of these categories will require the contractor to hold the necessary licenses.

Construction works

NumberWork categoryDescription
1

Building works (multi-trade)

Maintenance, small extension and repair of building work requiring more than one trade.

Major extension/alteration to existing building and/or construction of new building requiring knowledge and experience of all building trades. The Head Contractor on the site engaging and managing all sub trades.

2

Building heritage restoration

Restore/refurbish various building fabrics including - carpentry, detail joinery and cabinet making, slate or copper roofing, lead work repairs, stonework repairs or repointing, french polishing, lead paint removal, specialist colour matching and painting skills.

3

Interior fitout (refurbishment) including ceiling and partitions

Refurbishing or construction of new internal office fit out including partition, joinery, suspended ceiling systems, carpet, electrical and mechanical work. The Head Contractor on the site engaging and managing all sub-trades.

4

Building remediation works

Fixing fire-damaged works to existing buildings including structural repairs and mechanical matters. Supply and fix incomplete/leftover building works by for example builders in liquidation.  Building works may include fixing internal partitions, doors, ceiling, kitchen cabinets, gutters, waterproofing buildings, wet area floors, and other minor building works.

5

Demolition

Total or partial demolition of buildings/structures involving manual demolition and/or the use of machinery inclusive of capping and/or termination of services. Removal of hazardous materials (not including asbestos). Must hold either DE 1 or DE 2 Demolition License.

6

Civil works

Construction of minor and major civil engineering works comprising bulk earthwork, excavation, compaction, road work, car parks, pipe laying with or without shoring and dewatering, small water and sewerage treatment plants, marinas, pontoons, major hard landscaping and some soft landscaping.

Building services

NumberWork categoryDescription

7

Building mechanical HVAC

Construction, supply, installation, commissioning and operational maintenance of minor and major mechanical building services, in systems such as air conditioning, evaporative cooling, mechanical ventilation, refrigeration, dust extraction and boilers installations including low, medium and high temperature HW and steam.

8

Building electrical

Construction, supply, installation, commissioning and operational maintenance of minor and major electrical services in buildings including HV installations and LV external reticulation of cabling systems, switchboard installation, cabling systems, internal wiring and accessories, lighting installations, exit and emergency lighting, telephone block cabling and conduiting for other related electrical services.

9

Lift and escalators

Supply, installation and making good of lifts, Lift cars and escalators. Works include workshop drawings, escalators, escalator machinery, lift cars, lift machinery, doors, electrical, associated equipment, materials and fixings with final commissioning and end-user training.

10

Security systems

Supply, installation and making good of security systems. Works include disconnection, connection, programming of existing systems, wiring (Iinternal and external), sensors and associated equipment, materials and fixings with final commissioning and end-user training.

Applicants must comply with NSW Security Licensing requirements in accordance with Security Industry Act 1997, where applicable.

11

Hydraulic services (plumbing) and fire sprinklers

Supply and installation of pipework for all aspects of potable water, sewerage, fire, gas, drainage, stormwater and fire systems inside and outside of the building fabric. Works range from minor to major contracts.

Supply and installation, delivery, testing, commissioning, quality assurance and certification of pipework, fittings and controls, for all aspects of fire systems services, both inside and outside of the building fabric. Works range from minor to major contracts.

Trades

NumberWork categoryDescription

12

Painting

Surface preparation and application of protective coatings and paint to all types of surfaces internal and external. Works range from minor to major contracts.

13

Bricklaying

Supply, installation and making good of flashings, ties, lintels, brickwork and associated materials. Works to be carried on internal and external of new and existing buildings. Scaffolding supply generally included in description.

14

Concreting

Supply and installation of concrete fabric such as slabs (raft, suspended, composite), footings, columns, walls paths and driveways, including preparation of surfaces, i.e. laying of plastic membrane, reinforcing mesh, formwork and checking levels.

15

Fencing

Supply and installation of various fences, including security, safety, decorative, temporary and associated materials and fixings.

16

Carpentry and joinery

Works to be carried on internal and external of new and existing buildings. Scaffolding supply generally included in description.

Supply and installation of joinery units to specified details, including skirting, architraves, cupboards, shelving, benches, doors, jambs and hardware, with shop drawings where necessary. Supply of all materials, plant tools, equipment, transport and labour as found necessary.

17

Aluminium windows and doors

Supply, installation and making good of new and existing aluminium windows and doors. Works include workshop drawings, aluminium windows and door frames, trims, flashings and associated materials and fixings. Works range from minor to major contracts.

18

Roof sheeting / roof plumbing

Supply, installation and making good of new and existing roofs, awnings and covered walkways. Works include roof sheeting, flashings, guttering, downpipes, associated materials and fixings. Works range from minor to major contracts.

19

Metal work and structural steelwork

Fabrication, welding and installation of metalwork to approved shop drawings, including handrails, balustrades, louvers, bollards, grab-rails etc. supply of all materials, plant tools, equipment, transport and labour as necessary. Works range from minor to major contracts.

Supply, installation and making good of new and existing structural steelworks. Works include workshop drawings, structural members, bracings, cleats, ties, bolts associated materials and fixings. Works range from minor to major contracts both subcontracting and as the principle contractor. Works range from minor to major contracts.

20

Landscaping

Major soft and minor hard landscaping including minor earthworks, turfing, mulching, planting of native, exotic plants and shrubs and bush regeneration. General fixed maintenance period required after contract completion date.

21

Tiling

Set out, supply, installation and making good of new and existing tiling. Supply of all materials, plant, tools, equipment, transport, protection and labour as necessary. Works range from minor to major contracts.

22

Cement rendering

Supply of all materials, plant, tools, equipment, transport, protection and labour as necessary. Preparation of substrates. Carry out rendering including patching of existing surfaces, supply scaffolding as necessary.

23

Asbestos removal

Under the new WHS laws asbestos removal work continues to be licensed.  A licence for friable asbestos removal work is now a ‘Class A’ asbestos removal licence and a licence for bonded asbestos removal work is now a ‘Class B’ asbestos removal work licence under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation).

24

Residential Building Works

Any work that is residential building work under the Home Building Act 1989 which involves construction of a dwelling, or alterations or additions to a dwelling. It also includes repairing, renovating, decorating or applying protective treatment to a dwelling.

Insurance

Financial checks and insurances are not required at time of application, however proof of appropriate financial capacity and insurance cover must be provided before an agency can award work to the contractor.

Key benefits

The scheme provides a single online, low-cost approach to prequalification for businesses undertaking work in these categories.

It has been updated to reflect the NSW Government’s Action Plan: A ten-point commitment to the construction sector.