Capital Works Management Framework

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.

Our services

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:

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:

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

Compliance checklist

Related policy frameworks

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