Smart form speeds up PQC application process

The Prequalification (PQC) contractor and consultant application form has been converted into a smart form to make prequalifying and applying for Queensland Government building work a faster, simpler and more user-friendly experience for new and existing registrants.

There is a smart form for contractors and a smart form for consultants.

With the addition of drop-down boxes, auto population and ability to attach documents such as management system certificates and referee reports, there is no need to scan, then email or post the printed application form. The electronic format enables automatic submission.

The smart form also saves time by ensuring that all mandatory information is provided by an applicant prior to submitting.

The same form can be used by existing registrants to update their details, such as recently completed projects, so that they are eligible for more, higher value Queensland Government building work.

With the smart form, the PQC team is aiming to assess all new applications in four weeks or less.

A reduction in application questions and improvements to the time taken on compliance checks with regulators and referral agencies is also being investigated to further reduce assessment to two weeks.

The smart form includes specific mental health and suicide prevention questions that were developed with MATES in Construction and the Queensland Mental Health Commission. These questions will help Queensland Government agencies identify, and work with, suppliers who have a focus on the long-term mental health of their workforce.

The Department of Housing and Public Works is continuing to sponsor MATES for a further 12 months to help reduce the level of suicide amongst Australian construction workers.

For more information, email pqcregistrar@hpw.qld.gov.au or call the PQC team on 1800 072 621.