Applying procurement policies to BCM
You must comply with policy requirements when involved in building construction and maintenance (BCM) procurement.
Make sure you also consider governance and regulatory requirements, and choose the right frameworks.
Queensland Procurement Policy
The Queensland Procurement Policy requires all departments and statutory bodies to:
- apply a local benefits test (PDF, 436KB) of up to 30% for all significant procurement
- improve opportunities for local suppliers (PDF. 536KB)
- apply Best Practice Principles for all significant projects over $100 million or declared procurement projects
- improve the visibility of forward planning activities for suppliers
- better engage with industry through mechanisms such as the BCM Category Council and Statewide Predelivery Committee.
- ensure all purchases we make are with ethically, environmentally and socially responsible suppliers. Read more about the Ethical Supplier Mandate, Ethical Supplier Threshold and social procurement.
Read the ending domestic and family violence guide for buyers (PDF, 479KB), which includes example clauses for procurement documents and contracts.
Building and Construction Training Policy
The building and construction training policy applies to all agencies and statutory bodies engaged in BCM procurement.
At least 15% of total labour hours on eligible projects must be done:
- by apprentices and/or trainees
- through other workforce training.
Building projects with a contract sum of $500,000 or greater (including GST), and civil construction projects with a contract sum of $3 million or greater (including GST) are required to comply.
There is a different threshold for projects tendered by government owned corporations.
The 2 categories of eligible Indigenous projects are for those located:
- in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community and the Township of Weipa
- throughout the rest of Queensland and proposed as Indigenous projects by government agencies, government owned corporations or by the Director-General of the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP).
Learn more about compliance requirements for Indigenous projects under the policy.
Queensland Indigenous Procurement Policy
The objective of the Queensland Indigenous Procurement Policy is to increase the value of Queensland Government procurement awarded to Indigenous businesses to be 3 per cent of addressable spend by 2022. Successful implementation of the QIPP will result in the following outcomes for Queensland:
- Increase the capacity and capability of Indigenous businesses to successfully tender for Queensland Government contracts.
- Growth and development of a diverse and sustainable Indigenous business sector in Queensland by increasing the capacity and capability of Indigenous businesses to supply to the Queensland Government but also to supply to the private sector through supply chains and increased private sector demand.
- Improved employment outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people to participate in the Queensland economy.
The Black Business Finder (BBF) is the primary portal and supporting tool in the implementation of the Queensland Indigenous Procurement Policy.
Queensland Charter for Local Content
The Queensland Charter for Local Content applies to all procurement activities over a certain value, including capital asset acquisitions, standing offer arrangement and large infrastructure projects.
Use the interactive tool to find out if the charter applies and follow the compliance requirements if it does.