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QMCA Subcontractors and Suppliers Award

The QMCA Subcontractors and Suppliers Award showcases the most innovative concept by a subcontractor or supplier in supporting the delivery of a civil infrastructure project in Queensland.



To be eligible for the QMCA Subcontractor or Supplier Award, entrants/entries must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The idea/concept must have been applied/constructed/executed in the last two years.
  • Entrants must be based or have an office in Queensland.
  • The project in which the innovation has been conducted must be located in Queensland.
  • The submitted idea/concept must demonstrate innovation in excellence within the civil infrastructure sector. Please note this includes industrial and resource projects but excludes residential or commercial building projects.
  • By submitting an entry, copyright for use of all entry and presentation materials is assigned to the QMCA.

For this category entrants/entries are not required to be:

  • A QMCA member.
  • Ideas/concepts do not have to have been realised on a QMCA member project.

Key Dates

  • Registrations of Interest (RoIs) close Friday 5 July. A non-refundable entry fee of $2000 (+ GST) is to be paid on submission of the RoI.
  • Interview to be conducted between 12 August and 16 August.
  • Awards will be presented at QMCA’s annual Awards long lunch on Friday 13 September.

Evaluation Criteria

All criteria have an equal weighting. Each entry will be assessed on how it responds to the following criteria:

Criteria Description
Originality Is it a new and unique contribution to the civil construction industry in Queensland?
Impact What are the implications?
Return on Investment What is the benefit and who does it apply to?
Applicability How accessible and easy to use?

Can it be made broadly available?

Does it fulfil a need/purpose?

The Process

Step 1 – Registrations of Interest

Entrants are to complete a written Registration of Interest submission of 500 words maximum completed via the online application form found on this page.

A non-refundable entry fee of $2,000 (+ GST) must accompany your RoI and be EFT’d to QMCA at:

Bank Details

  • NAB
  • BSB: 084 424
  • Account No: 12395 1076
  • Account Name: Queensland Major Contractors Association

Step 2 – Invitation to interview

Once the RoI closes on Friday 5 July, all the submitted entries will be provided to the judges for evaluation.

Entrants will be invited to present/discuss their nominated idea/concept with the judging panel in accordance with Step 3. Presentation materials must be submitted to QMCA by 9 August 2019.

If any materials are to be presented, the following requirements should be observed:

  • Video material should be a maximum of 2.5 minutes in length and in avi or .mp4 format.
  • Photographs should be high resolution in jpg format (with maximum of 20 photos).
  • Any written material should be a minimum of Arial 10pt font (or equivalent).

Step 3 – Judging Panel

Presentations by entrants to the judging panel will take place during the week of 12 August to 16 August. The presentation will be between ½ hr to 1 hr duration.

Step 4 – Evaluation

Once all the interviews have been completed, the judging panel will commence evaluation of all entries.

Step 5 – Presentation of the Award

The winner will be announced at the annual QMCA Award long-lunch on Friday 13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank.


Registration of Interest Form

Complete the form and submit your payment and you will be on your way to possibly taking away the award.

  • 1. Contact Details

  • 2. Project Details

  • 3. ROI Summary (Max 500 Words)

    Summarise the innovative idea and concept of your project. Provide evidence into its originality, creativity and why it’s applicable for this award. Describe the positive impacts your concept has made on project achievements and milestones, i.e. return on investment, productivity, industry influence

Our members.

Acciona Infrastructure Australia
Bielby Holdings
BMD Constructions
CPB Contractors
Decmil Group Limited
Fulton Hogan
Georgiou Group
John Holland
Laing O’Rourke
Martinus Rail Pty Ltd
McConnell Dowell
Seymour Whyte Constructions