Scope

Date: 1 May 2014 - 30 Apr 2020
Updated: 20 Jan 2021
Managed: NSWP
Type: Whole of government

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
C1

Non-residential building works

Maintenance, small extension, repair and remediation of building work (including windows and doors) requiring more than one trade.

Major extension/alteration to existing building and/or construction of new building requiring knowledge and experience of managing all building trades on site.

Contractor can be engaged as the Principal Contractor under the WHS legislation.

C2

Building heritage restoration

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

Detailed specialist cleaning to heritage elements and/or stonework.

C3

Interior fitout (refurbishment)

Refurbishing and/or construction of new internal office fit out including partition, glazed partition, fixtures, fittings, joinery, suspended ceiling systems, carpet, electrical, mechanical and fire systems work requiring knowledge and experience of managing all building trades on site.

Contractor can be engaged as the Principal Contractor under the WHS legislation.

C4

Demolition

Total or partial demolition of buildings/structures can be potentially dangerous, so it requires a licence. Removal of hazardous materials (not including asbestos). There are two types of demolition licenses i.e a demolition licence (DE1) and a restricted demolition licence (DE2) under the NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017.

Contractor can be engaged as the Principal Contractor under the WHS legislation.

C5

Civil works

Construction of minor and major civil engineering works comprising bulk earthwork, excavation, compaction, road work, car parks, trenching, pipe laying, small water and sewerage treatment plants, marinas, pontoons, and minor out buildings.

Contractor can be engaged as the Principal Contractor under the WHS  legislation.

Building services

NumberWork categoryDescription

B1

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 hot water and steam.

Contractor must hold the necessary licence.

B2

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.

Contractor must hold the necessary licence.

B3

Lift and escalators

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

Contractor must hold the necessary licence.

B4

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.

Contractor must hold the necessary licence and comply with Security Industry Act.

Contractor must hold the necessary licence for security (if applicable).

B5

Hydraulic services (including plumbing and fire sprinklers)

Supply and installation of pipework for all aspects of potable water, sewerage, fire, gas, drainage, storm water 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.

Contractor must hold the necessary licence.

Trades

NumberWork categoryDescription

T1

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.

T2

Bricklaying

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

T3

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. preparation of surfaces laying of plastic membrane, reinforcing mesh, formwork and checking levels and curing processes.

T4

Fencing

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

A security fence is any fence or barrier that is designed or adapted to provide or enhance the security or the protection of property. Not all fences are considered to be security fences.

For security fences, applicants should fulfil requirements as stipulated in the NSW Security Industry Act 1997.

T5

Carpentry and joinery

Works to be carried on internal and external of new and existing buildings. All framing and trimming and general modification.

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.

T6

Roof sheeting / roof plumbing

Supply, installation and making good of new and existing roof, awnings and covered walkways. Works include roof sheeting, flashings, guttering, down pipes, associated materials and fixings. Works range from minor to major contracts. Work includes required safety systems per Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017.

T7

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 work shop 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.

T8

Landscaping

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

T9

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.

T10

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.

T11

Asbestos removal

Asbestos removal work must be carried out by a licensed asbestos removalist.

There are two types of asbestos removal licence i.e. Class A & Class B under the NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017.

Upload your Class A or Class B licence. These licences are issued by SafeWork NSW.

Contractor must hold the necessary licence.

T12

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. Contractor must hold a valid current residential building licence issued by NSW Fair Trading.

Contractor must hold the necessary licence.

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.