$5 million stimulus for urban public housing repairs

The Northern Territory Government is providing a $5 million boost into the construction industry for repairs and upgrades to urban public housing.

If you are a tradie or small business you can now register your interest to undertake work. (see eligibility and selection information below).

This program is an addition to the department’s existing repair and maintenance and minor new works programs delivered through panel contract arrangements. We are looking for contractors who currently do not work on public housing properties to include into our request for quote process.

If you are an existing panel contractor or subcontractor this program will not impact on your current work. You may register your interest if you meet the criteria, although it is not required as the department already has your details.

Types of work

The works will include upgrades to vacant and occupied public housing properties in Darwin, Palmerston, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

Works may include:

  • roof repairs
  • fence repairs
  • gutter repairs
  • disability modifications and occupation therapist aids
  • upgrades to kitchens and internal bathrooms
  • security door repairs
  • window replacement for security
  • security lighting
  • upgrade of garden areas in complexes for security

The works will be delivered through individual contracts. All works undertaken are to be compliant with all relevant Australian Standards, Work Health and Safety Legislation and in line with the National Construction Code. Works are to be delivered according to the department’s standard technical requirements.

Eligibility and selection process

To successfully register for this program, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • be a registered business within the Northern Territory
  • have a workforce of 19 employees or less
  • have an annual turnover between $10,000 and $5 million
  • not be a current Northern Territory Government employee.

Once you have registered, the department may invite you to quote for works at any time during the program period. Requests for quote will be based on what works are required, your location and trade qualifications. You will be asked to provide your price for the works and evidence of your capacity and capability to perform the works. The department will assess your quote and you will be notified of the outcome. A successful quote will result in a contract with the department.

The quotation process will be in line with Northern Territory Government Procurement Directions:

https://nt.gov.au/industry/government/procurement-conditions-framework/procurement-directions

Registration does not guarantee that you will be asked to quote for work.

If you are contracted to undertake work, you will adhere to the following:

  • agree to the department’s Conditions of Contract
  • undertake a departmental induction
  • provide proof of trade qualification
  • provide proof of Public Liability Insurance up to $10,000,000

Who can register?

Northern Territory small trade businesses are encouraged to register.

The register will open on 1 February 2017 and remain open until project completion on 30 June 2017. You can register at any time during this period.

How to apply

To register your interest, complete the Business register

Terms and conditions

Alternatively you can contact the department on 8999 7969 or email keith.whenmouth@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 03 February 2017