Main Roads project delivery system
A note to all users
The risk management standard AS/NZ 4360:1994 has now been replaced by ISO 31000:2009. The Main Roads Project Delivery System will reflect this change when it is next updated.
The option for prequalified construction contractors to hold Queensland Government second party quality assurance certification is no longer available, on advice from the Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office (QGCPO).
The Main Roads Project Delivery System (Volume 3 Major Works Prequalification System) will reflect this change when it is next updated.
The Main Roads project delivery system (MRPDS) has been prepared for use by those who have the responsibility for ensuring that value for money is obtained in the delivery of a project. The aim of MRPDS is to provide guidance for the procurement of works including:
- developing the best delivery strategy
- how tenders should be called, compiled and assessed
- who should be eligible to tender.
The system consists of 3 volumes:
Volume 1: selection of delivery options
This provides guidance in developing an appropriate delivery strategy for the implementation of road infrastructure projects. It describes the various delivery types and provides a means to narrow the range of options. It also provides guidance in the partnering process. Partnering is an important tool used in aligning relationships in contracts to facilitate their smooth running. Where the user is considering using a new contract type and has little prior experience with that type, more detailed information should be sought from Capability and Delivery Division.
Volume 2: tendering for major works
This addresses the question of how tenders can be called, processed and assessed and evaluated for different delivery options.
Volume 3: major works prequalification system (MWPS)
The existing prequalification system covered in volume 3 is being replaced by the Austroads' National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts (see below). This system became fully operational on 1 January 2011. All new applications are currently being received under this new system. The registration for subcontractors for specialised products is still covered by appendix H of volume 3.
Documents associated with volume 3:
Accurate and timely completion of performance reports is a mandatory requirement for both superintendents and contractors.
Current prequalification status of construction contractors
A note to industry
Please be aware that the Contracts and Prequalification group have moved to Floor 18 - 313 Adelaide Street Brisbane from 4 March 2013.
Applications for Prequalification, or contract documents for execution, should now be forwarded to Floor 18 - 313 Adelaide Street Brisbane.
The mailing address, e-mail addresses and contact phone numbers for Contracts and Prequalification remain the same.
National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts
The National Prequalification System (NPS) consolidates all the various jurisdiction-specific prequalification schemes previously in place to create a seamless, harmonised framework for applications, assessments and reviews.
The main objectives of the National Prequalification System are to:
- enable Participating Authorities to assess the capabilities of contractors and identify those with the requisite technical, managerial and financial capacity to efficiently deliver road and bridge construction contracts in accordance with their specific requirements
- minimise the contractual risks associated with constructing roads and structures
- minimise the costs of the tendering process for both Participating Authorities and industry
- promote best practice in the road and bridge construction industry
- ensure robust, consistent, transparent and objective processes across all Participating Authorities
Documents associated with NPS:
For prequalification enquiries
Senior Administration Officer (Prequalification)
Phone: (07) 3066 2047 Fax: (07) 3066 5996