It is important to note a builder can tender for an Australian Government funded project without being accredited, however they must be accredited before entering into the contract. Accreditation cannot be obtained once the contract has been awarded to a builder. Likewise, a government agency cannot award a building contract to an unaccredited builder.

In the event of a joint-venture (whereby an accredited company and an un-accredited company enter into a contract to apply for a government tender), all members of the joint venture are required to submit documentation to the OFSC signed by all members of the joint venture.