These guidelines define the assurance options to be undertaken for a major project, such as:
- Project Validation Review (PVR) for a major policy initiative;
- OGC Gate 0 for major programs whose individual project components may not be considered ‘major’;
- OGC Gates 1 – 5 for major projects being delivered through a standard methodology; and
- Project Assessment Review (PAR), which is tailored to a project’s needs.
Depending on the project cost and the department’s track record of executing projects of similar complexity, major projects must seek assurance from the HMT Spending Team and IPA through one of these routes, at various stages of the project.
The Reference guide can be accessed here.