The Prequalification Scheme: Contingent Workforce is a new operating model for government. This model is transforming the mechanism by which contingent labour is sourced, managed and reported on within NSW Government; with a complement of four sub-category projects:
1. Vendor Management System (VMS) - Single vendor neutral recruitment technology provider
2. Managed Service Provider (MSP) - Panel of neutral providers
3. Payroll processing - Panel of dedicated providers of payroll functions
4. Prequalification scheme of recruitment suppliers
This prequalification scheme replaced Contingent Workforce Contract 100 and is used to access the market for contingent labour. This Scheme is managed by NSW Procurement and leverages government buying power whilst opening up opportunities to small and medium enterprises, regional and boutique suppliers.
The objective of this Scheme is to provide a quality contingent workforce that is effectively and efficiently controlled and co-ordinated across government. This Scheme will see the implementation of systems and processes to manage appropriate buying behaviour aligned to Government Workforce Planning objectives and will capture information associated with NSW Government’s use of contingent workforce to reduce cost and improve candidate quality.
This Scheme will evolve to continue to meet the needs of all stakeholders and brings the following benefits to NSW Government and suppliers:
1. Opening up of categories – allowing suppliers to nominate the categories they have demonstrated their capability and providing hiring managers with more choice of suppliers
2. Supplier mark-up has been standardised allowing hiring managers to focus on candidate quality instead of cost
3. Temp to Perm conversion fee is a sliding scale over the initial 12 month period
4. Simplifying procurement practice and
5. Removes unnecessary red tape which negatively impacts on buyers and suppliers.
The NSW Government has taken the decision to convert a number of closed panel contracts to pre-qualification schemes while being respectful of associated risk and preservation of its market leverage.
This Scheme also aims to reduce off contract spend and improve compliance by allowing all suppliers who meet the scheme conditions to do business with government agencies.
The Scheme will continue to utilise categories for ease of searching and reporting. Over the life of the Scheme there will the flexibility to add more specialised role types as and when required. Prequalified suppliers will be able to apply for any and/or all categories and will be able to update their areas of capability in a simple manner.
If you require information about this Scheme please visit the ProcurePoint website.
Applicants should read the Scheme documents then answer the online questions. Applicants have the ability to attach marketing material, client references and capability statements.
Annexure 6 of the Scheme Documentation provides a list of role types per Category. This list is not exhaustive. Please review the lists then select the Categories you wish to apply for.
Where requested, please tell us about three (3) similar contingent roles you have filled in the past six (6) months. Please use the template provided.
You must attach three (3) client references for similar assignments undertaken in the last six (6) months. These references must be on your client's letterhead using the template that has been provided.
Once all questions have been answered, submit your application online.
Suppliers are requested to provide company details, marketing material and capability statements as part of their application for Scheme membership. Templates are provided for Suppliers to use.
DocumentsTerms and Conditions
The Applicant must identify its areas of substantial expertise by nominating the categories in which it is seeking prequalification.Categories
Administration Assistant Call or Contact Centre Team Leader Customer Service Officer Data Entry Operator Executive Assistant Office Support Receptionist / Switchboard Operator
Accountant / Management Accountant /Senior Accountant Auditor / Audit Manager / Auditor (Senior) / IT Auditor Business Analyst / Financial Analyst Credit Officer / Manager Finance Officer / Accounts Clerk / Bookkeeper Finance Specialist Financial Controller Financial Planner Investigator Payroll Officer / Manager
Communications / Media / Promotion / Public Relations Contract / Procurement / Vendor (Officer or Manager) Distribution / Warehouse / Inventory (Officer or Manager) Field Officer Graphic Designer Human Resources / Training & Development / Trainers Lease (Administrator or Negotiator) Legal Support / Law Clerks / Paralegal Library / Archives / Record Management Logistics / Supply Chain (Officer or Manager) Marketing / Advertising (Officer, Manager or Specialist) Policy (Officer or Manager) Program (Officer, Manager or Director) Project (Officer, Manager or Analyst) Property Valuer / Conveyancer Security Specialist
ApprenticeArborist Battery Fitter Blacksmith / Boilermaker Bricklayer Bridge Worker Building Inspector Building Services Employee Carpenter Chef Cleaner Concrete Inspector Concreter Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator Crossing Supervisor Driver / Truck Driver / Tow Truck Driver Electrician Fencer Fitter Gardener Kitchen hand Labourer - Various Landscape Gardener Leading Hand Line Marker Maintenance Handyman Maintenance Patrolman Maintenance Planner Mechanic Operators of Explosive - Powered Tools Painter Plant Operator Plasterer Plumber Production Worker Rigger Road / Bridge Performance Tester Road Traffic Controller Road Worker Roofer Security Officer Signwriter Steersman Stonemason Storeman and Packer Storeperson Survey Field Hand Team Leader Timberperson Track Worker / Labourer Tradesperson's / Technician's Assistant Transport Facility Worker Waiter Welder Yardman
D (ACT). Industrial (ACT)
If applying for this category, it is a mandatory requirement to provide and attach a copy of your Industrial Relations & Employment Obligations (IRE) certificate.
Archaeology and Heritage Advisor Architect Camera Enforcement Officer Chemist Engineer - Bridge / Chemical / Civil / Construction / Electrical / Electronic / Industrial / Mechanical / Maintenance / Traffic etc Environmental Officer / Scientist Food Technologist Geographic Information Specialist Geologist Geophysicist Hydrologist Metallurgist OHS&R / Safety Compliance Officer / Manager Project Engineer Project Manager / Officer Project Planner / Cost Engineer Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager Scientist Surveyor / Engineering Surveyor Town Planner Traffic and Transport Planner Urban and Regional Planner
Asset Officer / Manager Clerk of Works Control Room Supervisor Designer - Construction / Industrial Development Officer / Manager Documentation Officer Drafter Engineering Associate / Technician Estimator Facilities or Property Officer / Manager Inspector Installation & Maintenance Supervisor Interior Designer Property Acquisition Officer Signal Technician Site Supervisor Site/Works Supervisor Surveillance Officer / Steel Inspection - Bridges Surveyor's Assistant Technical Officer Technician - Engineering / Science / Laboratory / Processing
G. ICT Network and Equipment
Computer Network and Systems Engineer Data Network Engineer Hardware Technician Network Administrator Network Designer / Architect Network Security Consultant Network Support Network Technical Consultant Network / Operations Manager Novell Engineer / Specialist PABX Systems Technician Radiocommunications Technician Server Engineer Support and Test Engineers Support Technicians Telco / Voice / Communications Analyst Telecommunications Engineer / Field Engineer Telecommunications Network Engineer Telecommunications Technician VoIP Consultant WAN Specialist
H. ICT Management, Implementation and Support
Business Continuity Manager Business to Business Integration Specialist Change Management Specialist CIO Data Centre Facilities Supervisor Data Centre Support Analyst Desktop Support Documentation Specialist Help Desk Support / Manager ICT Business Analyst ICT Operations Manager ICT Strategy Planner / Consultant ICT Trainer IT Manager IT Specialist / ICT Consultant Project Coordinator / Project Manager / Program Manager Security Consultant / Specialist Technical Manager
I. ICT Applications, Databases and Systems
.Net Specialist Analyst Programmer / Applications Developer C# Specialist Computer Operator Data Modeller / Architect Data Warehouse Technologist / Specialist / Developer Database Administrator / Designer / Analyst Email Technical Specialist ERP/CRM Functional / Technical Consultant Mercury Specialist Microsoft Consultant Multimedia Designer / Specialist SAP Professionals Siebel Specialist Software Engineer Solaris / Unix Administrator Solution Architects / Designers System Tester Systems Administrator Systems Analyst Systems Architect / Designer Technical Writer Test Manager / Leader / Analyst TSM Specialist Web Site Content Manager Web Site Designer / Consultant / Developer
Rail Specific and Technical - Rail Technical Project Management Contract Officer Rail Infrastructure & Rollingstock Project Officer Rail Infrastructure & Rollingstock Design Engineer Project Director Rail Infrastructure Project Manager Rail Infrastructure Project Co-Ordinator Project Director Rollingstock Project Engineer Rollingstock Project Manager Rollingstock Maintenance Planning Engineer Project Engineer Rail Infrastructure Project Surveyor Site Manager Technical Support Officer Technical Specialist Construction Manager Site Supervisor Rail Specific and Technical - Engineering CAD Drafter Engineer Engineering Advisor Engineering Manager Geotechnical Advisor Project Design Engineer Project Engineer Quality Engineer Quality Surveyor Reliability Engineer Signalling Engineer Systems Engineer Civil Engineer Design Engineer Mechanical Engineer Geospatial Officer Senior Engineer Consultant Rail Specific and Technical - Design and Architecture Architect Estimator Senior Architect Town Planner Designer Surveyor Rail Specific and Technical - Rail Infrastructure Logistics Manager Maintenance Manager Operations Manager Process Engineer Quality Engineer Signalling Designer Signalling Engineer Signalling Supervisor Site Supervisor Safety - Legal Compliance Manager General Counsel Lawyer Legal Secretary Paralegal Solicitor
Canteen Assistant Child Care Assistant Examination Supervisor Lecturer Sports Coach - all sports Teacher Support - all disciplines Tutor - Academic / Music
Car park attendant
Disability Care Workers
Event staff / manager
Ticket seller / box office
M. NSW State Emergency Services
Elevated Work Platform Contractor
Mulching of vegetation
Tree lopping service
N. Home Care Service of NSW
Care Worker for Domestic Assistance - standard
Care Worker for Domestic Assistance - specialised
Care Worker for Personal Care - standard
Care Worker for Personal Care - specialised
Care Worker for In home respite - standard
Care Worker for In home respite - specialised
Care Worker for Social Support - standard
Care Worker for Social Support - specialised
The Applicant must answer the following questions based on the prequalification type they are applying for
A. ORGANISATIONAL DETAILS
Please provide the date when your organisation was established (as mentioned on ASIC website and/or Australian Business Register / ABN Lookup website).
Please provide the names of the industry associations that you are a member of.
Please attach copy of your membership certificate/s for the industry association you are a member of. Please attach as one zipped file if you have more than one (1) membership
Please provide your company details by using the attached template. The completed template and your company's financial data for the past three (3) years should be attached as one zipped file.
Please provide any other contact details (other than the details provided with your eTendering website registration) you would like us to use to communicate with you. This contact information will be made available to Customers. Please use the attached template.
Please provide contact details (name, phone number and e-mail address) for a member of your staff who can answer accounts receivable enquiries. This information will be made available to Customers. Please use the attached template.
Please attach your organisation's marketing material as a zipped file. This information will be made available to Customers.
If you are a ‘recognised Indigenous business’ then please provide a copy of the certificate.
How do you encourage expressions of interest or applications from people with a disability?
How do you accommodate the needs of job seekers with a disability in skill assessment tests?
How do you promote job seekers with a disability to employers and/or employees with disability within your organisation?
Using the template below provide three (3) referee reports for each category that you are applying for. Please attach as one zipped file.
Please demonstrate your experience in providing services under each category you are applying for by completing the attached template. Please attach as one zipped file.
Please complete and attach the Ethical Suppliers Statutory Declaration.
If applying for Category D – Industrial in the ACT, it is a mandatory requirement to provide the expiry date of your Industrial Relations & Employment Obligations (IRE) certificate.
Please upload the latest insurance copy or copy of the broker's certificate of currency for Public Liability Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date. You must ensure that the name on your certificate is exactly the same name under which you are applying for this Scheme.
Please upload the latest insurance copy or copy of the broker's certificate of currency for Professional Indemnity Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date. You must ensure that the name on your certificate is exactly the same name under which you are applying for this Scheme.
Please upload the latest insurance copy or copy of the broker's certificate of currency for WorkCover Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date. You must ensure that the name and the ABN on your certificate is exactly the same name and ABN under which you are applying for this Scheme.
If you want to provide your services in another state (inclusive of the state selected in the above question), then for the second state, please upload the latest copy of the broker's certificate of currency for WorkCover Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date. You must ensure that the name and the ABN on your certificate is exactly the same name and ABN under which you are applying for this Scheme.
If YES please provide details
If YES please provide details
If YES please provide details
If YES please provide details
Do you have a documented workplace health and safety system? If yes, please attach a copy
- 29-Nov-2013 3:42pm Minor amendments have been made to the Scheme conditions, including the addition of Annexure 7: Additional Conditions - Sydney Trains. This Annexure has been added to assist in the facilitation of the transition from RailCorp's WCCL to the Scheme. A list of all amendments can be found in the Scheme conditions on page 2, version control.
- 23-Jun-2014 5:28pm A new category has been added to the Scheme: Category M - NSW State Emergency Services.As a result a new question has been added to the questionnaire. This question is only applicable to those firms applying for category M.Please note that the Scheme Conditions have also been updated accordingly.
- 23-Jun-2014 6:23pm A new category has been added to the Scheme: Category M - NSW State Emergency Services.As a result a new question has been added to the questionnaire. This question is only applicable to those firms applying for category M.
- 2-Oct-2014 4:49pm
- A new category has been added to the Scheme: Category N - Home Care Services. Annexure 10 provides details. As a result a new question has been added to the questionnaire. This question is only applicable to those firms applying for category N.
- Clause 6.1.7 of the Scheme Conditions and Clause 1.3.2 in Schedule 4 - Master Services have been added. Suppliers must note that sub-contract arrangements are not allowed.
- 18-May-2015 3:28pm
New questions have been added to
- identify the value of Public Liability insurance and Professional Indemnity insurance
- identify a recognised Indigenous business
Currently prequalified suppliers are required to update their profiles accordingly.
- 2-Jul-2015 2:08pm
Scheme Rules updated.
- 19-Jan-2016 2:24pm
Minor updates to Scheme Rules including updated referee reporting template.
- 19-Jan-2016 3:33pm
Version control date updated
- 11-Feb-2016 12:40pm
Minor update to scheme rules.
- 2-Nov-2016 12:21pm
Scheme Rules updated.
- 12-Dec-2016 4:09pm
Amendment made to the scheme conditions to include ACT requirements.
- 13-Dec-2016 1:03pm
A new capability has been added to the scheme. The new category is D ACT.
- 13-Feb-2017 3:05pm
Amendment made to the scheme conditions.
- 27-Nov-2017 8:16am
Scheme has been extended till 28 February 2028. Minor changes have been made to Scheme Rules.
- 10-Jul-2018 5:04pm
No action required. Scheme updated to define the term “acquisition” with associated supplier obligations.
- 31-Jul-2019 4:46pm
Changes have been made to the scheme rules.
Version 3.1 of the SCM0007 Scheme Rules contains:
There is a new Employment Check contract in place. Suppliers are no longer required to conduct employment checks on contingent workers. Costs for supplier co-ordinated checks will not be reimbursed.
Machinery of Government Department name changes
Clause 28.1 Reworded
Annexure 7 Clause AC18.2 Clarified to “GST Exclusive”