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.