Prequalification - construction industry

The ACT Government requires that contractors be prequalified to tender for works estimated at greater than $250,000, and consultants where the fee is estimated at greater than $50,000. The ACT Government also administers 2 National Prequalification Schemes for Building Non Residential ($50m and greater) and Civil Road and Bridge (no dollar threshold).

Prequalification is awarded within specific financial limits for contractors. Consultants undertake a financial viability check only. Renewal of prequalification is an annual occurrence. In conjunction with the financial assessment suppliers are required to demonstrate that they have the following in place:

  • The technical and financial capacity to undertake works;
  • Appropriate management systems in place such as quality assurance, occupational health, safety and rehabilitation, environmental management systems;
  • Current and appropriate insurances, licences and mandatory technical qualifications; and
  • Comply with the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry (if relevant).

Systems are audited for compliance, either by third party auditors or ACT Government accredited second party auditors.


Applications for Prequalification can be submitted at any time by:

Phone:               +61 2 6207 7154
Fax:                    +61 2 6207 5574
Postal Address: Infrastructure Finance and Capital Works, Prequalification Unit, PO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601.
Physical Address: Level 2, Nature Conservation House Corner Emu Bank and Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT 2617.

Prequalification applications can be submitted

Click here to email Infrastructure Finance and Capital Works Prequalification

Can also be mailed PO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601 or delivered to Level 2, Nature Conservation House Corner Emu Bank and Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT 2617

Threshold Codes

Prequalification Threshold Codes for Construction. National Prequalification Scheme for Contractors,Building, Non-Residential for $50m; $50m plus and the National Prequalification Scheme for Civil, Road; Bridge. Can be found here: