National Alliance Contracting Policy and Guidelines

Alliance contracting is an innovative and integrated procurement method for infrastructure projects and is commonly accepted in the public infrastructure sector. Alliance Contracts involve considerable expenditure of public funds and now represent one third of the total value of public sector infrastructure projects delivered in Australia.

Following a major reform initiative implemented by the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Infrastructure Working Group (IWG), the National Alliance Contracting Policy and Guidelines were released by the former Minister for Infrastructure and Transport on 4 August, 2011.

The documents have been developed to promote knowledge, best practice, and give rise to cost savings by creating a consistent national alliance contracting standard, whilst ensuring the existing benefits of alliancing around the Nation are maintained.

The guidelines will be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure their accuracy and currency.


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National Alliance Contracting Guidelines

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Last Updated: 10 July, 2014