Plan to use local suppliers for BCM
You are required to apply a ‘local benefits test’ to all high-expenditure or high-risk procurement.
Assess risk for your project to find out if it’s high risk.
For building construction and maintenance (BCM) procurement the local benefits test usually applies to:
- high risk or significant (HRS) building projects
- standing offer arrangements (SOAs)
- recurring or ongoing contracts.
Additional agency criteria
Ask your agency contact if your organisation has additional criteria that apply.
Plan to involve local suppliers
- Know your market and make sure local suppliers have opportunities to tender.
- Match local market capability to the tendering opportunities. (e.g. If a region has construction capability, but limited design capability, a design and construction contract may prevent local contractors from bidding.)
- Participate in regional pre-delivery planning to maximise local participation.
- Give the market enough notice to prepare.
- Apply non-price criteria when evaluating tenders.