NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework
The NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework sets out the policy and operating framework for the NSW public sector procurement system. It provides a single source of guidance on the rules for procurement.
Procurement for Large, Complex Infrastructure Projects
The NSW Government is currently delivering a record infrastructure pipeline, and a Premier’s Memorandum has been issued to set out expectations for the procurement for large, complex infrastructure projects. This will enable sustainable delivery of the infrastructure pipeline as set out in the Framework for Establishing Effective Project Procurement, developed by Infrastructure NSW.
Procurement Methods Guidelines
The Construction Leadership Group (CLG) has developed Procurement Methods Guidelines in support of the NSW Government Action Plan - A ten point commitment to the construction sector. These Guidelines aim to provide guidance on commonly used contract models for infrastructure delivery, by providing a description of each type, outlining when it may be appropriate to select a particular model, the benefits and risks associated with each model, and the capability required from each of the Contractor and the Client to successfully deliver under the model.
Interactive Tendering Guidelines
The Construction Leadership Group (CLG) has developed Interactive Tendering Guidelines in support of the NSW Government Action Plan - A ten point commitment to the construction sector. The Guidelines aim to inform government and industry of best practice interactive tendering to achieve more efficient procurement processes that drive quality, innovation and value for projects. These Guidelines are the result of broad consultation with government and industry representatives.
Any enquiries regarding the Interactive Tendering Guidelines should be directed to CLG@treasury.nsw.gov.au
NSW Bid Cost Contributions Policy
The NSW Bid Cost Contributions 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.
The feedback period on the discussion paper has closed. The CLG is now reviewing the feedback received. Any enquiries regarding the discussion paper should be directed to CLG@treasury.nsw.gov.au