Building Policy and Asset Management
Building Policy and Asset Management works with Queensland Government departments and agencies, and industry stakeholders to provide Queenslanders with better, safer and more sustainable places to live, learn and work.
We offer government agencies and departments an extensive range of services, professional knowledge and expertise to fill skill gaps, free up resources or increase capabilities. We also provide legislative services, asset and facilities management, building and construction and project delivery. Using our strengths enables our customers to focus on theirs.
As part of the Department of Housing and Public Works, we understand the need to make it easier for Queenslanders to access government information and services. We work with our customers to understand their needs and put those needs first. Our range of services provide customised, comprehensive and integrated solutions. Whether our customers need one service, or several, we work with them to design the best package for their needs.
Our services include:
- Policy, frameworks and legislation – Developing and administering building-related legislation, codes and whole-of-government policy standards
- Strategic planning – Innovative design leadership together with asset solutions based on whole-of-life asset management strategies
- Category management — Ensuring government spend on building construction and maintenance achieves value for money, is collaboratively planned and maximises local job opportunities.
- Procurement – Procurement and contract management support for government buildings, vehicles and assets.
- Delivery – Project delivery and management solutions designed to suit your needs
- Operation and performance – Asset life-cycle projections, asset maintenance services and repairs following disaster
- Asset disposal – Assessment and management of native title searches and compliance, surveying and legal services to support the subdivision and disposal of land and property.
By partnering with us we can deliver better operating efficiencies, greater value for money and stronger business partnerships.
Our Service Guide (PDF, 1123.51 KB) represents our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with flexible, integrated and responsive services to address their evolving needs and core business.
Why work with us?
With six regional offices, and a network of district offices and depots across Queensland, we can work with you, wherever you are.
With a large and expanding team of agile and flexible experts in a range of areas, you’ll have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place.
We follow the Queensland Procurement Policy, strictly abiding by the Best Practice Principles, Buy Queensland approach, Ethical Supplier Mandate and Ethical Supplier Threshold. We outsource 90 per cent of our work to our 7,500 registered contractors, consultants and suppliers, to provide local services and employment to Queensland communities.
As specialists in emergency response, we quickly mobilise to support communities impacted by natural disasters or major events.
We use our informed, inclusive organisational culture to respectfully engage and collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, regional communities, social enterprises and industry to achieve positive outcomes.
With an in-depth knowledge of government processes, probity and policies we can effectively manage risk on behalf of our customers. We have the highest standards of Workplace Health and Safety. Our ‘Think safe. Work safe. Home safe.’ commitment extends to staff, contractors, labour hire, customers and site visitors.
We are aligned with our customers in making a positive difference in our community as well as supporting local industry, job creation and social procurement.
Whether you need one service, or several, we will work with you to design the best package for your needs.We have a range of services that provide you with customised, comprehensive and integrated solutions:
- Policy, frameworks and legislation
- Strategic planning
- Category management
- Operation and performance
- Asset disposal
Policy, frameworks and legislation
Developing and administering building-related legislation codes and whole-of-government policy and standards, including:
- Building legislation and policy
- Whole-of-life asset management
- Tenancy and facilities management.
Building legislation and policy
We develop and advise on building, plumbing and security of payment legislation, codes and standards and other building-related legislation and policy. This includes supporting the government’s non-court-based appeals resolution services and infrastructure charges notices. We develop policy in partnership with relevant industries to deliver a safer, fairer and more sustainable building and construction industry in Queensland.
Whole-of-life asset management
We can help you manage your infrastructure or fleet assets across their lifecycle including acquisition, operation, maintenance and disposal. Our lifecycle asset management framework provides transparent, informed decision-making processes to help you comply with your obligations to source sustainably and reduce risk.
Tenancy and facilities management
Our team of experienced property professionals can provide advice on best practice guidelines to ensure government facilities are managed economically and effectively. We provide services for office accommodation, government employee housing, conference rooms and end-of-trip facilities.
Innovative design leadership together with asset solutions based on whole-of-life asset management strategies, including:
- Asset investment and planning
- Professional and technical services
- Strategic design advice.
Asset investment and planning
Our strategic asset lifecycle advice can optimise your assets’ performance and value and deliver value for money from your investment. We can advise you on the best ways to manage your asset information and systems, future building construction and maintenance procurement, demand analysis and portfolio planning.
Professional and technical services
With our range of multi-disciplined professional and technical experts, we can provide a coordinated approach, innovative solutions and expert advice for your facility, infrastructure or property. Our skills include architectural and engineering services, statutory compliance, town planning, building surveying, hydraulic services, native title assessment and property acquisition or disposal.
Strategic design advice
The Office of the Queensland Government Architect provides design leadership, advocacy and strategic advice to government, industry and the community. Our core aim is to add value whilst balancing design, project constraints and commercial realities.
We work with industry and across government ensuring spending on building construction and maintenance programs is planned and collaborative to maximise value for money and opportunities for local businesses through job creation and improved social outcomes.
Our category management approach to the Government’s procurement of building construction and maintenance work involves:
- Working collaboratively across agencies and industry to develop capability and drive innovative strategic procurement
- Managing the Forward Procurement Pipeline to improve data visibility and accurate forecasting for forward planning, collaborative bundling opportunities and leveraging of government resources.
Procurement and contract management support for government buildings, vehicles and assets, including:
- Procurement services
- Contract management.
The Department of Housing and Public Works owns the current Queensland Government Procurement Policy, so we are best placed to manage fair and transparent procurement processes. We design best practice procurement and tendering processes including risk management, briefing sessions and financial assessments to ensure compliant outcomes.
We develop and apply Queensland Government capital works procurement policies to protect your business interests and provide peace of mind. As specialists in building contract law and administration, we negotiate, support and manage contracts and provide advice on contractor liquidation, claims management and contract documentation. We provide a wide range of support services including legislative approvals, tender preparation and evaluation, financial, licensing and registration checks and defect liability management.
Project delivery and management solutions designed to suit your needs, including:
- Project delivery and management
- Building and construction
- Construction management
- Government office accommodation
- Motor vehicle leasing and fleet management
- Government employee housing.
Project and delivery management
From project definition and planning, to delivery and finalisation, we provide value for money with fast and efficient services combined with best Workplace, Health and Safety practices.
Building and construction
We deliver tailored project management solutions and contract management for large building and construction projects and essential infrastructure such as schools, correctional centres, hospitals and community housing. We work with all stakeholders to ensure our designs meet their various needs. Our register of pre-qualified building consultants and contractors will save you time and money and help to deliver quality outcomes.
Our expertise in designing, managing, constructing and demolishing capital building and construction projects will help you manage the timing, cost and quality of your project. We ensure safety on site is prioritised including undertaking site inductions, safety audits, accident investigations and reporting and managing notifiable incidences.
Government office accommodation
We provide timely, contemporary and cost-effective workspaces to support staff in their delivery of essential services to the Queensland community.
Motor vehicle leasing and fleet management
We deliver safe, fit-for-purpose vehicles, value-for-money fleet outcomes and innovative transport solutions for government departments and agencies and approved government-funded organisations.
Government employee housing
We support remote and rural communities by providing government employees with safe and secure homes. This vital service allows staff to live in these areas and provide essential support to local communities
Operation and performance
Asset lifecycle projections, asset maintenance services and repairs following disaster, including:
- Asset condition assessments and reporting
- Maintenance management
- Disaster management and response services.
Asset condition assessments and reporting
We assess building assets and provide asset lifecycle projections to help you make informed investment decisions.
We can carry out your planned and unplanned maintenance to ensure government assets are maintained to the agreed standards of condition and amenity. We offer value for money by grouping similar maintenance work packages across government agencies and locations.
Disaster management and response services
We mobilise our frontline staff quickly to undertake repairs and maintenance to Queensland Government assets and restore key services to help rebuild communities. Our expert staff are trained and supported to treat community members with sensitivity and empathy to ensure they receive the help they need.
This includes assessment and management of native title searches and compliance, surveying and legal services to support the subdivision and disposal of land and property.
Asset disposal is required when government assets become surplus to demand.
Effective asset disposal planning is critical in the management and performance of built infrastructure and vehicle assets. Proper planning ensures the assets don’t become a financial burden and supports forward estimates and budget processes by enabling reinvestment of disposal revenue.
Our expertise in property disposal includes the assessment and management of native title searches and compliance, surveying and legal services to support the subdivision and disposal of land and property. Using our property expertise, we engage and manage the right agents to sell your property, helping you to manage the risk, constraints and complexities of time, cost and quality relating to disposal.
For more information email BPAMcustomers@hpw.qld.gov.au.
- Last updated:
- 28 July 2020