The ACT Government operates Prequalification schemes for Contractors and Consultants in the construction industry. The ACT Government also administers two National Prequalification Schemes on behalf of Australasian Procurement and Construction Council Inc (APCC) and Austroads Limited.
The Prequalification scheme divides the suppliers into eight categories including a registration scheme for small architects and small landscape architect firms.
The Prequalification Scheme’s main objectives are to:
1. implement good risk management practices to minimise the risk to both the Territory and subcontractors/sub consultants associated with a company’s poor performance and/or financial failure;
2. promote environmentally sustainable practices in the construction industry; and
3. encourage efficiencies in tendering processes to make it easier for firms to do business with the ACT Government.
MPC maintains a Projects Pipeline register of planned procurement activities to deliver the ACT Government’s budget funded capital works program. The Project Pipeline is limited to construction related procurement opportunities.
MPC procurement practices are strengthened by the Secure Local Jobs Code and the Government Procurement (Charter of Procurement Values) Direction 2020. Procurement ACT has a number of policies and strategies that are considered when a Territory entity is undertaking a procurement
MPC manages a range of construction related contract documents, templates, factsheets and guidance for suppliers.
These documents are provided to suppliers for their review prior to tendering works with the ACT Government.
The Active Certification Policy encourages an environment that, as far as is reasonably practical, attempts to consistently improve WHS on construction projects. Active Certification Auditors assess the Suppliers WHS implementation and compliance with their site-specific safety management system, its policies, procedures, and workplace instructions.