The Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF) (PDF, 534KB) adopts a best practice strategic asset management approach for the delivery planning and programming of building construction and maintenance projects, facilitating consistency across the Queensland Government. CWMF is made up of policy, guidelines and policy advice notes.
Why have it?
The Queensland Government invests more than $1 billion per year in new buildings to meet the needs of the community in areas such as health, education and justice.
Capital works funds are given to individual departments so fair and consistent practices and ways to effectively manage risks for government and boost building industry efficiencies are necessary.
Who it covers
The CWMF applies to all government departments (as the term is defined in section 8 of the Financial Accountability Act 2009) that control or administer government buildings.
We provide services under the CWMF without charge to government departments, regardless of the entity providing the service within our department.
This can include:
- preparing select lists of contractors through the Prequalification (PQC) System
- maintaining the government's standard building contracts and building industry consultancy agreements
- providing advice on selecting the appropriate contract form for building projects.
The guidelines assist Queensland Government departments to manage the risks involved in their procurement and delivery of government building projects and include:
- Building regulatory requirements (PDF, 381KB): managing the compliance of government building projects with the applicable building regulatory requirements.
- Contractor PQC financial requirements (PDF, 239KB): financial criteria and financial capacity assessments relating to government building projects.
- Guideline Prequalification (PQC) System - Contractor Performance Reporting (PDF, 370KB): contractor performance reporting associated with government building projects.
- Guidance for commissioning and handover associated with government building projects (PDF, 295KB): transitioning from project delivery to operations and maintenance.
- Procurement strategy and contract selection (PDF, 360KB) provides an overview of procurement strategies and contracts that may be used on government building projects.
- Project definition (PDF, 233KB) gives guidance on preparing the project brief.
- Project review (PDF, 220KB) shows how to do a project review, which involves a building performance review and a process review.
- Guidance on evaluating tenders using Price Quality Method (PDF, 69KB) explains the method of evaluating tenders for non-traditional projects (not mandatory, but preferred method).
- Price Quality Method spreadsheet (XLS, 33KB) helps you use this method and perform sensitivity analyses.
These guidelines are under review:
- Contractor PQC Tendering and Selection Process - gives guidance on our tendering and selection process for building industry contractors.
- Consultant PQC invitation and selection process guideline - outlines our invitation and selection process for building project consultancy services.
Policy advice notes
Policy advice notes help explain policy relating to the procurement of government building projects:
- Application of financial capacity assessments to projects delivered under the non-traditional procurement system (PDF, 92KB)
- Centralised program and project coordination: bundling and scheduling of medium and lower value government building projects (PDF, 90KB)
- Contract cost estimates: the need for realistic cost estimates and tender durations (PDF, 81KB)
- Eligible tenderer lists for government building projects (PDF, 81KB)
- Estimate categories and confidence levels: an initiative to improve budget formulation for government building projects (PDF, 113KB)
- Formal instruments of agreement (PDF, 86KB)
- Identifying the signs of contractors under financial or managerial stress (PDF, 88KB)
- Non-discriminatory building accessibility: roles and responsibilities of Queensland Government departments (PDF, 92KB)
- Notification of the award of government building contracts: departments' obligations under the State Procurement Policy (PDF, 85KB)
- Professional indemnity and public liability insurances for building industry consultants (PDF, 101KB)
- Programming and cash flow considerations when budgeting for government building projects (PDF, 108KB)
- Rectification of building defects or omissions after final completion (PDF, 101KB)
These policy advice notes are under review:
- Related bodies corporate: policy applying to the preparation of contractor select tender lists
- Advancing government priorities through the use of non-price criteria on government building projects
- Advertising Tenders for Queensland Government Projects
- ClimateSmart buildings: towards environmentally sustainable government buildings
- Construction tender evaluation: best value, not lowest price
- Expressions of interest for building industry consultants and contractors
- Inviting tenders for early works contracts
Email BLP@hpw.qld.gov.au for more information.