Applying for building contractor prequalification

Minimum requirements for prequalification

You must meet all these criteria to apply for prequalification for Queensland Government building contracts valued at more than $1 million:

  • You must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) that is registered for goods and services tax (GST).
  • You must apply for prequalification as a sole trader or company. (A contractor can't be prequalified as a trustee or manager under trust arrangements.)
  • You must have a minimum net tangible assets for government (NTA-Govt) of $156,000 and a minimum current ratio of 1:1, as calculated using the Contractor Prequalification (PQC) System financial requirements (PDF, 194KB).
  • You must hold the appropriate licence to carry out building or building-related work in Queensland—through the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) or equivalent.
  • If you hold a QBCC licence, it must have a maximum revenue of at least $3 million.

If you don't meet all these criteria, you won't be able to apply for prequalification. Contact us at to discuss your situation further.

Information to provide

Make sure you have this information before you start applying:

  • ABN (registered for GST) and Australian Company Number (ACN) (where applicable)
  • net tangible assets for government (NTA-Govt) and current ratio calculated using the Contractor PQC financial requirements (PDF, 194KB)
  • licence details (QBCC or equivalent)
  • management system certificates if applicable—see section 3.4 of Contractor PQC application guide (PDF, 202KB) for requirements
  • WorkCover and Portable Long Service Leave certificates (if required)
  • details of projects completed in the previous 3 years with referee details.

How to apply

There is no fee to apply for prequalification.

To apply, complete these forms:

See the Contractor PQC application guide (PDF, 202KB) for help completing the forms.

Submit the forms to us by:

What happens next

Allow 4–6 weeks for us to process your application.

We will send you an email with your PQC certificate of registration and schedule. The schedule outlines your registration status, including PQC level, project types and geographical areas of operation.

Note: You can't tender for work as soon as you lodge your application. You must be prequalified and registered on the PQC System to be eligible to tender.

Upgrading your registration status

You may upgrade your PQC level or change the services you're prequalified for at any time, however, you may have to provide additional information to the PQC Registrar to do this.

Being removed from the register

We may remove a building industry contractor from the PQC register at any time if they can't satisfy any or all of the prequalification requirements.

More information

Contact us on 1800 072 621 or


General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)