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 Prequalification of building suppliers

The Prequalification (PQC) System is the whole-of-Government central register of prequalified building consultants and contractors.

It provides guidelines to government departments for the selection of building industry service providers above certain thresholds and aims to:

  • streamline the tendering process
  • reduce costs of tendering for both the client and the consultant or contractor 
  • match consultant and contractor capabilities with the service required
  • reinforce security of payment on government building projects.

Prequalification requirements

As at 1 September 2017, all building contractors who are directly contracted on government building projects will need to apply for prequalification if:

  • the project is valued at more than $1,000,000.
Key trade or specialist subcontractors can be registered under contractors in the PQC System. You will need to apply for prequalification if the work exceeds $1,000,000.​
 

All building consultants who are directly commissioned on government building projects will need to apply for prequalification if:

  • the commission fee exceed $60,000.
  • less than $60,000 and​ the service risk rating is 3 or 4.

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More information

For more information contact us on 1800 072 621 or PQCRegistrar@hpw.qld.gov.au.​​​​



Last updated 26 September 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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