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Cladding Safety Victoria - Due diligence for Victoria’s cladding rectification program

February 12, 2020

HIA recently attended a briefing at Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) relating to Victoria’s Cladding rectification program (CRP). CRP involves Cladding Safety Victoria working with related parties and stakeholders to manage and reduce the risks associated with the cladding rectification in a time efficient and practicable manner.


The CRP Framework is a three-stage process and includes the completion of Due Diligence on the buildings followed by design and construction. The Due Diligence will inform if the building requires cladding to be removed and if so, whether it should be a fully or partially removed. This will then form the basis of further design and construction work on the building.

Due Diligence will include:

  • Documentary and gaps analysis
  • Identifying structural defects
  • Identifying structural issues with removal and replacement
  • Testing, measuring and assessing all cladding and substructures
  • Performance solution feasibility
  • Cost analysis of various options

CSV is seeking tenders from suitably qualified consortia to undertake the Due Diligence on approximately 500 buildings identified as requiring rectification. These include 3-4 storey residential buildings as well as high rise residential buildings.


Consultants are encouraged to engage with potential partners and subcontractors to form consortia. The consortia will appoint a lead contractor to provide the complete scope of Due Diligence work.

Due diligence lead-project manager Lead, assemble, co-ordinate, manage and direct the due diligence team and have overall responsibility to deliver Cladding Safety Victoria’s due diligence objectives.
Fire safety engineer Provide specialist advice, complete a feasibility assessment of the building, site inspections and desktop reviews.
Materials testing Complete fire testing of samples taken from combustible materials.
Technical façade engineer Complete desktop reviews, site inspections, outline processes for investigations, assessments and approvals, provide analysis of any structural defects, and identify potential structural problems.
Quantity surveyor Provide advice about costings and requirements for cost plans


Tenders will be released via the Buying for Victoria Suppliers portal (TendersVic).  To submit a tender you are required to:

  • Be registered with TendersVic
  • Understand how to submit a Tender for Victorian Government Business
  • Clarification questions may be asked via TendersVic – note the set closing time/date
  • Responses to questions will be de-identified and published for all registered suppliers
  • Allow sufficient time to upload your response – may take >1hr to submit during busy periods
  • TendersVic will close at the allocated time and date – if you have not finished uploading your documents your tender may be a late tender under the tender conditions

Members who wish to form part of a consortia and make a submission need to access the tender documents and be registered with TendersVic and be on the Residential Cladding Rectification Register.

For further information, please contact the Building Services team on 1300 650 620.