Technical specifications

The Specification Services unit maintains a series of master specifications which are used in the preparation of contract documents for the construction and maintenance of government infrastructure throughout the Northern Territory.


The standard specifications, which cover buildings, road works and environmental management, are edited to contain the latest updates in both policy and regional requirements to ensure that assets constructed for the Northern Territory Government reflect best industry standards:

Site Specific Rules


National Parks


Tenderers, Contractors, Consultants Assistance

The following resources can assist tenderers, contractors, consultants and in house staff prepare plans, specifications and contract documents in-line with the standards required by the department and in particular for Northern Territory Government contracts.

Tenderers and contractors

The hold and witness points of each specification can be located in the respective supplementary documents for each specification if applicable. The supplementary documents can be found in specifications.

Consultants and in-house staff

Minimum design standards

You can download copies of the following:

Commercial clauses

Go to the Northern Territory Government website for information on conditions of tendering and conditions of contract with the Northern Territory Government.


If you need information or assistance regarding the master specifications or the production of project specifications contact the manager specification services either by:
08 8946 5021
The Manager, Specification Services, Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, PO Box 61, Palmerston, NT 0831

Last updated: 27 September 2018