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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

  • Policy Principles
    [PDFPDF: 906 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Guide to Alliance Contracting
    [PDFPDF: 3822 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Guidance Note 1: Language in Alliance Contracting
    [PDFPDF: 423 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Guidance Note 2: Insurance in Alliance Contracting
    [PDFPDF: 908 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Guidance Note 3: Key Risk Areas and Trade Offs
    [PDFPDF: 648 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Guidance Note 4: Reporting VFM Outcomes
    [PDFPDF: 1737 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Guidance Note 5: Developing the TOC in Alliance Contracting [PDFPDF: 1532 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Template No 1: Project Alliance Agreement
    [PDFPDF: 5631 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Template No 2: Alliance Development Agreement
    [PDFPDF: 614 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Template No 3: Expression of Interest
    [PDFPDF: 619 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Template No 4: Request for Proposal
    [PDFPDF: 743 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Jurisdictional Requirements
    [PDFPDF: 789 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Document Change Protocols
    [PDFPDF: 330 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • Appendix A - Developing Governance Plan
    [PDFPDF: 2949 KB] [ReadSpeaker]

For further information, please email alliancecontracting@infrastructure.gov.au

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Last Updated: 10 October, 2013