Construction Contracts Up For Grabs In Latrobe Valley

Builders in Morwell and the Latrobe Valley region are being urged to ensure they’re in the running for government projects by signing up to the Construction Supplier Register (CSR).

The CSR is a prequalification scheme for building contractors and consultants interested in getting work through Victorian Government departments and agencies.

Currently, only a small number of Morwell suppliers are prequalified through the scheme, which streamlines the tender process by pre-assessing the eligibility of suppliers for construction works and services.

The scheme applies a set of consistent and transparent standards of prequalification and is a nationally accepted method of reducing the risk and administrative burden created by repeated approaches to the market.

A range of criteria are assessed in order to prequalify for work including an organisation’s OH&S capability, its industrial relations management, financial viability and experience.

Prequalification does not guarantee suppliers will be chosen for projects – but businesses can be selected from the register to compete for contracts with the final outcome determined through a rigorous value-for-money assessment.

Contractors and consultants can apply for prequalification online at dtf.vic.gov.au/csr

Quotes attributable to Minister for Finance Robin Scott

“The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to get business conditions right in Morwell and to bring more jobs to the region.”

“Don’t miss out – that’s the message for local building suppliers.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“You’ve got to be in it to win it – if you’re a local builder or contractor, apply to the CSR today.”

“There’s no reason not to have local traders at the heart of construction projects in the area.”

Quote attributable to Latrobe Valley Authority CEO Karen Cain

“The Government is continuing to invest in important construction projects in the region and we want local businesses to take advantage.”