Property NSW, on behalf of the Valuer General selects valuers by a public tender process which includes assessment of prospective valuers by the Tender Evaluation Committee. The Committee comprises senior staff and representatives from a number of government departments, local councils, other stakeholders and an independent probity advisor. Prospective valuers are assessed against a number of criteria including:
- suitability of employment management plan, as well as quality and availability of staff
- valuation methodology, including the application of information technology
- experience of the tenderer, including performance against existing or recent public or private sector contracts
- quality assurance, including innovations that would improve the quality of the valuation service and outcomes
- compliance with the NSW government procurement policy and
- cost effectiveness and value for money.
Valuers who are selected are also required to enter into an agreement which includes mechanisms for addressing any actual or potential conflict of interest.