The key criteria that will be used to consider your initial proposal are:

  • alignment with government policy, priority and community need
  • justification for direct negotiation
  • value for money
  • your capacity and capability to deliver the project.

If your proposal progresses to Stage 2 it will also be assessed in relation to:

  • risk and cost allocation
  • feasibility of the proposal.

At all stages, the government will also consider:

  • whether any other proposal addressing the same need, or proposing a similar outcome, is under active consideration by government
  • if the proposal is a genuine commercial proposition requiring the support of government and that it is unsuited to existing funding mechanisms.

More information

The Supplementary Guidance Note: MLP Assessment Criteria (PDF icon 408KB) provides more information about the purpose of the assessment criteria and how they are applied in practice.

Get in touch

Contact the MLP team on: +61 (7) 3035 3133