New Building Policy Framework
To ensure ongoing sustainability of the building and construction industry in Queensland, the department has developed a new single Building Policy Framework, Best Practice Industry Conditions (PDF, 2906.32 KB) (BPICs), and improved methods for prequalifying contractors.
The new Building Policy Framework consolidates and rationalises the four existing frameworks which govern how agencies plan, deliver and maintain government building projects including the:
- Capital Works Management Framework
- Maintenance Management Framework
- Building Asset Performance Framework
- Strategic Asset Management Framework.
By streamlining these frameworks, it simplifies and clarifies important requirements for successful building construction project delivery.
The framework also incorporates Best Practice Principles (BPP) for major building construction projects including workplace health and safety systems and standards, commitment to apprentices and trainees, and best practice industrial relations.
The BPICs outline the Queensland Government’s terms and conditions that reflect best practice for major projects.
The framework will be implemented by a staged process and prospectively.
From 31 March 2022, it will apply to BPP projects, which include major projects of $100 million or more, or projects declared by a Minister if a lesser value.
From 1 July 2023, the framework will apply to all other Building Construction and Maintenance procurement category projects and programs.
Until that date, existing government policies will continue to apply to non-BPP projects and programs delivered by Queensland Government departments.
The implementation of the new framework includes a requirement to use the two stage managing contractor procurement methodology (or two stage variant) and a requirement to prequalify head contractors (including managing contractors) and subcontractors for BPP projects.
Updates have been made to the prequalification (PQC) system for managing contractors and subcontractors wanting to work on BPP projects.
A supporting Building Policy Guideline is being developed to assist ongoing implementation of these reforms and a BPP toolkit will provide operational detail for agencies to consistently implement BPP.
- Last updated:
- 1 September 2022