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Specification Services

Overview | Std Specs | Spec for Recycled Crushed Glass | Commercial Clauses


The Specification Services unit is part of the DoI Civil Services Division. Its main function is to provide strategic advice and support in the development and maintenance of specification and documentation systems for construction, maintenance, service, supply and consultancies for the Northern Territory Government.

Standard Specifications

Standard Specifications and Supplementary Information zip folders are available through the links below:

The Supplementary Information zip folders contain;

  • Project Specific Requirements (PSRs),
  • Schedules of Hold and Witness Points,
  • Overview of Updates (formerly Commentary),
  • Project Check Lists (PCL)
Roads   Buildings   Power and Water   Environmental Management
Roadworks   NATSPEC   Water Supply & Sewerage   Environmental Management
Road Maintenance   Small Building Works        
Bridgeworks   Internal Fitout        
    Inspection Process for Hydraulics Works        
    NTFAST Fire Contractors Guide Book - Electrical        

An Excel spread sheet template for Schedules of Rates contracts for capital works is available to DoI staff only via the DoI Procurement intranet web page under The Tiers. Select either Tier 3, or 4 or 5. Scroll down to Step 2: Going to Tender to find the link to the xls format schedule.

An Excel spreadsheet Schedule of Rates is included in the supplementary Documents folder for Road Maintenance contracts.

Technical Specifications - Buildings is password protected and use is restricted to DoI staff and external NATSPEC subscriber consultants to allow contract documentation to be prepared for Government projects. To get the user ID and password contact the Specification Services team at

The building specifications are derived from NATSPEC, the national building specification, which is protected by copyright and may only be accessed by Consultants who are current NATSPEC subscribers. For more information refer to NATSPEC Copyright and contact the Specification Services to request access to this site.


NTFAST Fire Contractors Guide Book - Electrical is a draft version approved for release by NTFAST. It was last updated in February 2014.

NTFAST welcome input for updating the guide. Contact David Williams at .


Specifications for Recycled Crushed Glass as an Engineering Material

From the ARRB Group document Specifications for Recycled Crushed Glass as an Engineering Material (12.5MB PDF), Section 9 - Recommended Specifications for RCG, is the specification currently employed by the Department of Infrastructure for use in the Northern Territory.

Feedback is welcome - email if you wish to comment on the applicability of this specification for Northern Territory Government Civil works in the Northern Territory.


Commercial Clauses


A link is provided to the Department of Business Procurement Internet site, Conditions of Tendering and Conditions of Contract web page, to give access the full text of all of the conditions of tendering and contract used by the Northern Territory Government.


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