Applying for pre-qualification as a supplier of construction works

Find out how to apply for pre-qualification on the Construction Supplier Register as a supplier of construction works.

From 31 May 2024, the Construction Supplier Register is not accepting any new applications for pre-qualification until its new IT platform, the Construction Supplier Register Portal, is live by the end of June 2024.

Further updates will be published on the Construction Supplier Register page.

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Who can apply for pre-qualification onto the CSR in construction works categories?

Suppliers of construction works with demonstrated expertise and financial capacity to tender for projects may apply for pre-qualification on the Construction Supplier Register (CSR) for any of the construction works categories at any time.

Applicants interested in other pre-qualification categories should follow the information set out at How to apply for pre-qualification on the Construction Supplier Register.

As part of the CSR’s application process applicants agree to abide and be bound by the CSR’s conditions of pre-qualification, eligibility criteria and the Victorian Government Supplier Code of Conduct.

How to apply for pre-qualification onto the CSR in any of the construction works categories?

From 31 May 2024, the Construction Supplier Register is not accepting any new applications for pre-qualification until its new IT platform, the Construction Supplier Register Portal, is live by the end of June 2024.

Applicants must ensure they can meet the CSR’s eligibility criteria before proceeding with an application. The CSR team cannot progress an application if it is incomplete.

Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation. A checklist is provided below to assist with the application process.

Further resources are provided below in the Guides and templates section to assist with the application process.

What information is needed to complete the CSR’s application for pre-qualification in any of the construction works categories?

Applicants need to be able to confirm the following information to complete the CSR’s application:

  • the application status
    • confirmation of the entity’s legal structure (i.e., as a company, partnership or sole trader).
  • business details and work history
    • details of the applicant including business name; contact person; directors, partners and associated companies
    • Australian Business Number (ABN) / Australian Company Number (ACN)
    • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) director identification number
    • details of at least three current construction projects, including the names and contact details for independent referees
    • details of where the applicant is willing to work
    • evidence of current relevant insurance policies
  • relevant registrations
    • details of relevant registrations with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)
    • for directors of a company and partnership, registration with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
    • a copy of the completed and signed CSR Deed Poll relevant to the land remediation contractor pre-qualification category (refer to the CSR’s eligibility criteria for further information).
  • commitment to the Victorian Government Supplier Code of Conduct
  • details about cladding rectification (only required if the CSR’s optional cladding category is being applied for):
    • a list of all projects the applicant was involved in where combustible cladding was used
    • a list of all projects the applicant had a financial interest where combustible cladding was used
    • insurance details related to cladding
    • disciplinary action history (if relevant).
  • occupational health and safety system documents
    • The Occupational health and safety (OHS) template for the CSR’s construction services category, to be completed and returned to the CSR team, is provided below with accompanying guidance.
  • copies of financial statements for the last two financial years
    • the financial statements must be audited if an applicant is applying for pre-qualification to be eligible to tender for public construction projects with a contract value greater than $15 million.
  • a completed Industrial relations management self-assessment
    • The industrial relations template, to be completed and returned to the CSR team, is provided in the Guides and templates section below along with useful guidance.

For construction Works applicants seeking a maximum project limit of $3 million or above – evidence of the Fair Jobs Code pre-assessment certificate must be provided as part of the application for pre-qualification onto the CSR.

Guides and templates

The following documents will help applicants prepare their application for pre-qualification on the CSR.

Occupation health and safety management plan

The Detailed guide on the mandatory occupational health and safety management criteria describes:

  • the eligibility criteria that apply to occupational health and safety management 
  • the information to submit as evidence of safety management processes used by the applicant. 

Applicants may use one of the following templates when submitting their evidence of safety management processes:

Industrial relations self-assessment checklist

The Detailed guide on the mandatory industrial relations management criteria:

  • describes each criterion
  • includes a copy of the self-assessment checklist that applicants must complete

Detailed Guide on the mandatory IR management criteria (WORD 87.25 KB)

How are applications for pre-qualification on the CSR assessed?

Applications for pre-qualification in any of the CSR’s construction services categories are assessed against the CSR’s eligibility criteria.

Help and support

Please contact the CSR Team for assistance in preparing or submitting applications for pre-qualification.

Reviewed 13/06/2024
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