Infrastructure Advisory services

Help standardise and improve engagement terms and risk allocation in the NSW Government's procurement of infrastructure advisory services.

Suppliers providing Infrastructure Advisory services to the NSW Government play an important role in supporting the planning and delivery of the NSW Government's infrastructure pipeline.

The aim of standardising and improving engagement terms and risk allocation is to provide greater certainty to industry when doing business with the NSW Government, ensuring we achieve the best value for money and address the following aspects of the NSW Government Action Plan: a ten point commitment to the construction sector:

  • Adopt partnership-based approaches to risk allocation;
  • Standardise contracts and procurement methods; and
  • Reduce the cost of bidding.

Note: Infrastructure Advisory services includes Engineering, Technical, Design & Advisory Services provided under a fee for service arrangement in relation to any stage in the infrastructure asset lifecycle from concept through to commissioning (and where applicable the ongoing operations and maintenance of the asset) of all new economic and social infrastructure assets for the NSW Government. It excludes General Advisory Services, Legal Services and ICT Consulting Services.

Term Sheet for consultation

A Term Sheet has been developed which sets out the proposed commercial principles that will form the basis of new template contracts (and guidance) for NSW Government buyers of infrastructure advisory services under the following whole of government schemes (the Schemes):

  • SCM1191 Consultants in Construction up to $9 million Scheme
  • SCM10611 Consultants in Construction above $9 million Scheme
  • SCM0005 Performance and Management Services (PMS) Scheme (engagement type 15)
  • SCM0801 Government’s Architect’s Strategy and Design Scheme.

The Term Sheet was developed in consultation with NSW Government agencies and has been informed by a comprehensive review of relevant templates, including those currently applicable to the Schemes.

Tell us what you think

A consultation period will take place to obtain feedback on the Term Sheet from relevant industry participants. The consultation period will commence at 2pm on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 and conclude at 5pm on Tuesday, 23 August 2022. There are two main ways of providing feedback on the Term Sheet:

  • Complete the online survey below, and/or
  • Upload a detailed submission using the template provided

Prior to submitting feedback, respondents are encouraged to review the Term Sheet in its entirety.

Feedback is particularly sought on the recommendations associated with identified Focus Areas.

Feedback will be used to inform a Final Term Sheet, which will form the basis of two template contracts (short form and long form) applicable to the Schemes.

For all questions relating to the consultation process (questions must be submitted via email) please contact: infra-advisory@treasury.nsw.gov.au or Infrastructure-Advisory@treasury.nsw.gov.au using subject line “Terms & Conditions".

Help standardise and improve engagement terms and risk allocation in the NSW Government's procurement of infrastructure advisory services.

Suppliers providing Infrastructure Advisory services to the NSW Government play an important role in supporting the planning and delivery of the NSW Government's infrastructure pipeline.

The aim of standardising and improving engagement terms and risk allocation is to provide greater certainty to industry when doing business with the NSW Government, ensuring we achieve the best value for money and address the following aspects of the NSW Government Action Plan: a ten point commitment to the construction sector:

  • Adopt partnership-based approaches to risk allocation;
  • Standardise contracts and procurement methods; and
  • Reduce the cost of bidding.

Note: Infrastructure Advisory services includes Engineering, Technical, Design & Advisory Services provided under a fee for service arrangement in relation to any stage in the infrastructure asset lifecycle from concept through to commissioning (and where applicable the ongoing operations and maintenance of the asset) of all new economic and social infrastructure assets for the NSW Government. It excludes General Advisory Services, Legal Services and ICT Consulting Services.

Term Sheet for consultation

A Term Sheet has been developed which sets out the proposed commercial principles that will form the basis of new template contracts (and guidance) for NSW Government buyers of infrastructure advisory services under the following whole of government schemes (the Schemes):

  • SCM1191 Consultants in Construction up to $9 million Scheme
  • SCM10611 Consultants in Construction above $9 million Scheme
  • SCM0005 Performance and Management Services (PMS) Scheme (engagement type 15)
  • SCM0801 Government’s Architect’s Strategy and Design Scheme.

The Term Sheet was developed in consultation with NSW Government agencies and has been informed by a comprehensive review of relevant templates, including those currently applicable to the Schemes.

Tell us what you think

A consultation period will take place to obtain feedback on the Term Sheet from relevant industry participants. The consultation period will commence at 2pm on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 and conclude at 5pm on Tuesday, 23 August 2022. There are two main ways of providing feedback on the Term Sheet:

  • Complete the online survey below, and/or
  • Upload a detailed submission using the template provided

Prior to submitting feedback, respondents are encouraged to review the Term Sheet in its entirety.

Feedback is particularly sought on the recommendations associated with identified Focus Areas.

Feedback will be used to inform a Final Term Sheet, which will form the basis of two template contracts (short form and long form) applicable to the Schemes.

For all questions relating to the consultation process (questions must be submitted via email) please contact: infra-advisory@treasury.nsw.gov.au or Infrastructure-Advisory@treasury.nsw.gov.au using subject line “Terms & Conditions".