This Direction increases the maximum value of construction work that can be undertaken by an agency that is not accredited under the Agency Accreditation Scheme for Construction (the Scheme). The maximum value is now $1.3 million.
Under the Scheme agencies can apply to become accredited by Public Works Advisory (PWA) to undertake planning and/or delivery phases of construction procurement. Agencies that are not accredited under the scheme are required to obtain assistance from external providers and/or use the Government Procurement System for Construction administered by PWA.
Under the Scheme, the maximum value of construction work that may be undertaken by an unaccredited agency is currently $1 million.
In recognition of the increase in construction costs since the threshold was set in 2004, the maximum value of work that may be undertaken by an unaccredited agency is now $1.3 million.
Previous Procurement Board Direction 2014-01C Construction procurement policies and procedures – interim arrangements provided advice to agencies that the Board had agreed to review, consolidate and update all sector-wide relevant construction procurement policies and procedures. This Direction confirmed that existing policies and procedures continue to apply.
This Direction was considered by the NSW Procurement Board on 23 July 2014 and takes effect from 18 August 2014.
Who needs to know and/or comply with this?
- Executive agencies related to Departments
- Advisory Entities (including Boards and Committees)
- Separate agencies
- Statutory Authorities/Bodies
- Date Issued
- Jul 23, 2014
- Review Date
- Mar 16, 2017
- Replaced By
- 1800 679 289
- Publishing Entity
- Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
- Issuing Entity
- New South Wales Procurement Board