National Prequalification System for Non-Residential Building

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Date: 1 Jan 2011
Updated: 2 Jun 2020
Managed: Public Works Advisory Contact owner
Type: Whole of government
Scheme Number: NPS
The NPS applies to non-residential building contracts estimated at $50M and above.

The National Prequalification System for Non-residential building (NPS) is part of the NSW Government Procurement System for Construction.

NPS has been developed by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) in conjunction with state and territory jurisdictions.

This scheme has not been mandated by the Procurement Board however use of the scheme, where it meets a business need, is strongly recommended.

Tendering, including selective tendering and tender process management will comply with the requirements of the NSW Government Procurement System for Construction managed by Public Works Advisory.

The NPS does not apply to the construction of civil engineering assets such as roads and bridges which are addressed in the companion Austroads National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge).  The NPS does not apply to water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

Contractors with their head office in NSW wishing to apply for prequalification under the NPS or for mutual recognition in other states, should apply to Public Works Advisory.

NPS documentation is available from the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council's website.