The MLP assessment process is efficient, staged and interactive so that you can align your proposal, time and commitment with government interest and commitment. There are four stages to the process and an assessment is completed at each stage before a proposal can progress. The assessment process is captured in more detail in the MLP Guidelines (PDF icon 5.1MB).

MLP assessment process

Preliminary assessment

Informal discussions

Proponent's responsibilities: Discuss idea, in particular what's being sought from government, what's proposed in exchange, and the justification for direct negotiation.

Government's responsibilities: Provide feedback to proponent about whether the idea meets MLP criteria and is aligned to government priorities and interest.

Resources: Preliminary assessment form (Word icon 52KB)

Stage 1

Initial proposal

Proponent's responsibilities: Submit proposal, showing how it addresses MLP criteria.

Government's responsibilities: Form a cross-government panel to assess preliminary proposal and recommend whether an exclusive mandate should be granted to develop a detailed proposal.

Resources: Stage 1 submission guidance note (PDF icon 383KB)

Stage 2

Detailed proposal

Proponent's responsibilities: Develop a detailed proposal to enable government to determine if the proposal meets the MLP criteria. Provide additional information as requested

Government's responsibilities: Agree key commercial terms, key deliverables, costs and probity protocols with the proponent. Meet proponent periodically to provide guidance.

Resources: MLP Supplementary Guidance: What to expect in Stage 2 (PDF icon 691 KB)

Right to Information

The Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) may apply to the information that a proponent provides in a proposal. Proponents should note that the RTI Act allows members of the public rights of access to documents, including documents containing commercially sensitive or confidential information provided to government by third parties.

If an RTI request is received relating to an MLP, consideration will be given as to whether the information provided is commercially sensitive or confidential. Relevant third parties will be consulted prior to a determination being made on the release of the information.

Right to information (RTI) is the Queensland Government’s approach to giving the community greater access to information, equal access across all sectors of the community, and appropriate protection for individuals’ privacy. An individual has the right to request any information held by an agency and any documents containing their personal information.

With the agreement of the proponent, ideas that do not meet the MLP criteria but which have merit may be referred for consideration to relevant government department/s and/or developed through a competitive process.

Get in touch

Contact the MLP team on: +61 (7) 3035 3133