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National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts
  • Publication no: AP-R371-10
  • ISBN: 978-1-921709-53-1
  • Published: 20 December 2010

The National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts has been developed to consolidate the various jurisdiction specific systems previously in place into a seamless, harmonised framework for applications, assessments and reviews.

The National Prequalification System introduces a uniform set of road and bridge construction categories along with a separate set of financial levels which all participating authorities will adopt, providing greater certainty and consistency for industry and authorities alike. As part of the introduction of the National Prequalification System, participating authorities will also harmonise their own internal processes for assessing prequalification applications, managing contractor performance and reviewing prequalification status.

The operational guidelines in this report have been superseded by the 2017 Guidelines: National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction.

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Project Overview
      • 1.1.1. Objective
      • 1.1.2. Harmonisation
      • 1.1.3. Mutual Recognition
      • 1.1.4. Report Structure
    • 1.2. Prequalification
  • 2. PROJECT APPROACH
    • 2.1. Method
    • 2.2. Industry Consultation
    • 2.3. Transition to National Prequalification System
  • Adoption of Guiding Principles
  • Review of existing prequalification practices
  • Identification of common prequalification elements requiring harmonisation
  • Agree and define national prequalification elements
  • Project report, draft guidelines, application form, assessment guide and contractor performance reporting scheme
  • 3. NATIONAL PREQUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR CIVIL (ROAD AND BRIDGE) CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
    • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.1.1. Objectives
      • 3.1.2. Scope
    • 3.2. Prequalification Categories and Financial Levels
      • 3.2.1. Overview
      • 3.2.2. Road Construction Categories
      • 3.2.3. Bridge Construction Categories
      • 3.2.4. Financial Levels
    • 3.3. Entities Eligible for Prequalification
      • 3.3.1. Entity Types
    • 3.4. Criteria for Prequalification
    • 3.5. Assessment Process and Types of Prequalification Status
      • 3.5.1. Management Systems
      • 3.5.2. Types of Prequalification Status
    • 3.6. Upgrading Prequalification Status
    • 3.7. Maintenance of Prequalification Status
      • 3.7.1. Provision of Updated Information
      • 3.7.2. Performance Reporting and Assessment Results
      • 3.7.3. Contractor Prequalification Status Reviews
      • 3.7.4. Sanctions
    • 3.8. Reviews and Appeals
    • 3.9. Prequalified Tendering
    • 3.10. National Prequalification System Management Infrastructure
      • 3.10.1. National Prequalification System Management Committee
      • 3.10.2. National Prequalification Database
  • 4. CONCLUSIONS
  • APPENDIX A PREQUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
  • APPENDIX B SCHEDULE TO THE GUIDELINES
  • APPENDIX C PREQUALIFICATION APPLICATION FORM
  • APPENDIX D SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
  • APPENDIX E PREQUALIFICATION ASSESSMENT GUIDE
  • APPENDIX F CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE REPORT
  • APPENDIX G CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE REPORT SCORING GUIDE
  • APPENDIX H LOCAL TENDER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BY JURISDICTION
  • Appendix I OPERATING PROCEDURE – REVIEWS AND APPEALS
  • APPENDIX J REGISTRATION FORM FOR MUTUALRECOGNITION