Interactive Tendering Guidelines
The Interactive Tendering Guidelines prepared for the CLG have been developed to inform government and industry of best practice interactive tendering. In the development of the Guidelines, NSW Treasury conducted interviews with government and industry representatives. The key findings and messages from these interviews form the basis of these Guidelines.
The CLG invites interested parties to make formal submissions with feedback and comments on these Guidelines. Submissions should be sent to CLG@treasury.nsw.gov.au no later than 5pm on 5 July 2019.
Construction Procurement Methods – Industry Discussion Paper
The Construction Procurement Methods Industry Discussion Paper, prepared for the Construction Leadership Group (CLG), has been developed to inform industry engagement on different types of procurement models that have been used across New South Wales. It is intended to serve as a basis for discussion for government and industry to identify and consistently define the most commonly used procurement methods, including variations of those models and the features of them.
The CLG has also agreed to develop and publish, in partnership with industry, simple guidelines which document contemporary and best practice for each of the main procurement methods and the circumstances in which each method is likely to be the best option.
Feedback on the discussion paper was sought between December 2018 and February 2019. The CLG is now reviewing the feedback received. Any enquiries regarding the discussion paper should be directed to CLG@treasury.nsw.gov.au
NSW Bid Cost Contributions Policy
The NSW Government can only achieve its infrastructure objectives in partnership with the private sector, and this depends on healthy ongoing competition between a capable field of construction and development firms, sub-contractors and the industry supply chain – not just now, but for years to come.
The NSW Bid Cost Contributions Policy has been developed by the NSW Government’s Construction Leadership Group (CLG) as part of its NSW Government Action Plan – A Ten Point Commitment to the Construction Sector. It has been endorsed by its member agencies, all of whom are engaged in the delivery of a large long-term pipeline of infrastructure investment on behalf of the NSW Government.
This policy sets out the arrangements the Government has adopted to determine if, when and how it will make a financial contribution to partially offset the cost of bidding for construction and infrastructure projects in NSW.
Guidance on Security for Construction Projects – Industry Discussion Paper
This Guidance has been prepared for the Construction Leadership Group (CLG) in response to the NSW Government Action Plan: A ten point commitment to the construction sector, and to demonstrate the State’s commitment to reduce the costs of bidding through standardisation of requirements for bonding, parent company guarantees and other forms of security across projects and agencies, based on a realistic assessment of financial and performance-related risks.
This Guidance is to assist government procuring agencies, when acting as Principal to a construction contract, to understand:
- why there is a need for security for construction projects
- how to optimise the required types of security in a contract (i.e. the security package)
- how different factors can impact the effectiveness of each security type
- the implications that may arise from calling on security.
This Guidance is intended to apply to all types of construction projects and is limited in scope to the key forms of security commonly provided by contractors in New South Wales, namely parent company guarantees (PCG), unconditional undertakings (i.e. bank guarantees and insurance bonds) and cash retention.
Feedback on the discussion paper was sought in early February – March 2019. The CLG is now reviewing the feedback received. Any enquiries regarding the discussion paper should be directed to CLG@treasury.nsw.gov.au
The Construction Industry Leadership Forum (CILF) is a joint forum of leaders from Industry and the Victoria and NSW public sectors. The CILF aims to improve collaboration and action around procurement and the delivery of major government infrastructure projects.
A key output of the CILF is the development of practice notes. The practice notes have been developed in consultation with industry and NSW’s and Victoria’s Construction Leadership Groups.
The practice notes are intended as guidance to equip project procurement and delivery personnel with insight into the key challenges affecting industry. Agencies are encouraged to use the practice notes when procuring and delivering major infrastructure projects.
Each practice note provides a principle-based strategy along with options to consider in response to identified challenges in the construction sector. The nature and extent of options varies between practice notes. For some challenges a more targeted response is proposed than for others where a broader range of options is presented.