Procurement, funding approval and claiming
Expenditure on administration is exempt from procurement procedure requirements regardless of whether it is outsourced or undertaken in-house.
The cost of all activities advised to the Transport Agency(Planning & Investment), either when applying for funding approval or when claiming funding assistance for an approved activity, must be the full cost of the activity, including any administration costs, regardless of whether the cost is an in-house cost or incurred through a contract with an external supplier.
For the 2015-18 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) onwards, fair and reasonable administration costs are to be included in the Total Cost for Approval when making a application for inclusion in the NLTP and for funding assistance. The previous practice of the Transport Agency adding an percentage for administration to application costs and claims ceased at the end of the 2012-15 NLTP.