FAQs - Technical Services Registration Scheme

Frequently asked questions

  • The Technical Services Registration Scheme is a pool of technical services suppliers across a range of service types that are registered to work on road infrastructure projects. It’s a more streamlined approach that will benefit suppliers and Transport for NSW.
  • The Technical Services Registration Scheme services types from 15 July 2020 are:

    • Drainage Investigation and Design
    • Standard Road Design
    • Complex Road Design
    • Standard Bridge Design
    • Complex Bridge Design
    • Bridge Rehabilitation Design
    • Materials and Durability Services - Concrete Durability Investigations
    • Materials and Durability Services - Corrosion of Steel in Concrete
    • Materials and Durability Services - Concrete Testing
    • Cadastral Surveying
    • Surveys for Civil Works
    • Geospatial Surveys
    • Utility Location and Subsurface Mapping
    • Pavement Investigation and Testing
    • Pavement Interpretation of Test Results and Advice
    • Geotechnical Assessment and Interpretation
    • Geotechnical Investigation and Monitoring
    • Geotechnical Construction Supervision and Advice
    • Slope Risk Management
    • Environmental Impact Assessment Preliminary Environment Investigations
    • Environmental Impact Assessment Minor Works REF
    • Environmental Impact Assessment Project REF
    • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
    • Non-Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
    • Engineered Heritage
    • Aboriginal Cultural Values
    • Socio-economic
    • Noise and Vibration
    • Estimating – General
    • Estimating – Specialist (Electrical & Mechanical)
    • Estimating – Specialist (Tunnel Estimation)
    • Constructability Services
    • Program Services
    • Workshop Facilitation
    • HSiD - Workshop Facilitation
    • HSiD - Independent Verification
    • HSiD - Document Review
  • Yes - a list of registered suppliers is available on our website.
  • No. The Scheme does not restrict the number of Service Providers.
  • Information on how to apply to the Technical Services Registration Scheme is available on TendersNSW.

    Applicants to the Technical Services Registration Scheme will be assessed on a range of criteria including past performance, technical capacity, resources and management systems.

  • The Scheme was established on the 1 October 2019 and is currently ongoing. Please note the Scheme duration will be managed in accordance with the Scheme Rules.

    All new and modified applications can be made via TendersNSW website.

    Technical Services Registration Scheme membership is valid for three years from evaluation. We will contact suppliers when membership is due for renewal, to validate information and review eligibility.

    Renewals will take place every three years, beginning from mid-2020.

  • Service Providers can apply for changes to their Services Types, as well as apply for additional Services Types via TendersNSW.

    Changes to registration are subject to the acceptance criteria outlined in the Scheme Rules.

  • Suppliers can update their details at any time by logging into their profile on TendersNSW.
  • No. There are no management fee provisions under the Scheme.
  • There is no guarantee of work.

    The Scheme gives suppliers the opportunity to offer services to Transport for NSW.

  • Transport for NSW may use the Scheme as a prequalification requirement for tender and quotation events. Transport for NSW may contact Service Providers directly or by invitation using the NSWTenders or alternate agency platform.
  • Applications can be made online at any time on the TendersNSW.
  • No. The Scheme is open to supplier applications for the duration of the Scheme.
  • All application requirements and acceptance criteria are detailed on TendersNSW.

    As part of the application process, suppliers must download templates from TendersNSW, complete the required information, save the documents, then upload them into TendersNSW.

  • Applications for Scheme will be assessed according to the acceptance criteria outlined in the Scheme Rules.
  • Acceptance criteria varies depending on Service Type, please refer to the Scheme Rules for more details.
  • Suppliers will be assigned membership to the Services Type if they meet the acceptance criteria for that Service Type.
  • Yes. A Service Provider can apply for additional services at any time throughout the life of the Scheme by logging into TendersNSW, selecting Scheme Applications and under Successful, selecting Resubmit. Requests for changes to services are subject to the acceptance requirements outlined in the Scheme Rules.
  • Applications are assessed periodically, typically quarterly.
  • Yes. Referees must verify that the Supplier can provide the services to the professional standard required by Transport for NSW.
  • Yes, if they have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or are registered with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) to carry on business in Australia.
  • There is no size limit, however there are word limits in some of the free text fields and it is recommended that your responses be concise.
  • Applicants will receive an email from the NSW Government TendersNSW website advising if their application has been successful.
  • Yes. All new and modified applications can be made via TendersNSW website.
  • No - We will continue to use our standard procurement processes. These processes provide a number of flexible procurement methods. However, the Technical Services Registration Scheme may be used as a prequalification requirement for the procurement of technical services that fall under the scheme service types.
  • Transport for NSW will purchase these services using the standard procurement processes.
  • The NSW Government is making changes to clusters and agencies within the public sector, including Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW, to improve customer service. As part of these changes Roads and Maritime has been integrated with Transport for NSW.

    Established Roads and Maritime contacts will keep suppliers informed of progress and advise of any changes as we work through the detail of the new operating model.

  • Information will continue to be published on our website about the Technical Services Registration Scheme.

    If you have any questions or feedback, please email: tech.suppliers@rms.nsw.gov.au or phone Alison Mendham, Manager Technical Contracts Strategy on (02) 9462 6226.

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