If you’re running a business in the building and construction industry, it is important that you are aware of the resources available to help you locate tender opportunities:
- Department of Housing and Public Works
- Queensland Government
- Local Government
- Defence Housing Australia
Department of Housing and Public Works
The Department of Housing and Public Works’ Online Project Search provides a quick and easy way to find current and upcoming tender opportunities.
To tender on government projects you must be registered under the Prequalification (PQC) System. For more information about PQC, call the PQC Infoline on 1800 072 621 or go to the Department of Housing and Public Works website.
The Queensland Government has two eTender websites, which can be accessed through the online tenders section within the Department of Housing and Public Works website.
The Queensland Government Building Projects: Industry Guide sets out the latest information on building projects within the government's capital works program. Get ahead of the game by using the guide, designed to help building industry contractors, trade contractors, suppliers and consultants to identify upcoming opportunities on government building projects across the state.
From 1 July 2014, the key requirement of the new Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy is for contractors on eligible Queensland Government building and civil construction projects to ensure that a minimum of 10 per cent of the total labour hours on the project are undertaken by apprentices and trainees and through other workforce training.
The Training Policy replaces the Queensland Government Building and Construction Contracts Structured Training Policy (10% Training Policy) and the Indigenous Employment Policy for Queensland Government Building and Civil Construction Projects (IEP 20% Policy).
The contract thresholds under the new Training Policy are different to the previous policies and now apply to Queensland Government building projects with a contract sum of $500,000 or greater (including GST) and for civil construction projects with a contract sum of $3 million or greater (including GST).
Read more about the new Training Policy.
You can register online to work for QBuild under the area of work you are capable of performing under your licence.
QBuild also publishes Forward Procurement Schedules on the Queensland Government eTender website. To be eligible to supply any goods and services to QBuild, you must be a registered contractor or supplier.
Go to QBuild website for more information about working with QBuild.
The LG tender box is the Queensland Local Government's online tendering web portal. LG tender box streamlines council procurement processes and provides a single point of entry for organisations wishing to do business with local government in Queensland.
Registered businesses can download tender documents, participate in tender forums and lodge electronic tender submissions.
Go to the LG tender box website for more information.
Defence Housing Australia
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) advertises for expressions of interest on a periodic basis seeking qualified home builders to become pre-qualified to tender for the construction of project homes. In between advertising campaigns, builders seeking to become pre-qualified can submit an expression of interest for evaluation by DHA.
To view and receive DHA tenders, you will need to register with AusTender, the Australian Government procurement information system.
Go to Defence Housing Australia website for more information.
Cordell Tenders Online provides tender information for all industries. You can register online to receive notification of tenders on a daily basis.
Go to Cordell Tenders Online for more information.
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