Buying outside of mandated arrangements

Agencies may buy outside a mandated whole-of-government contract or scheme under certain circumstances.
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When you can buy outside of contracts or schemes

As set out in PBD 2019-04 Approved procurement arrangements, NSW Government agencies must use whole-of-government contracts and mandated prequalification schemes for obtaining relevant goods or services.

Where there is no NSW Government contract or mandated scheme, agencies can do their own procurement or use other agencies' arrangements.

Depending on your accreditation, the value and risk of the procurement, the requirements vary. For more information see PBD 2019-04 Approved procurement arrangements.

Other exceptions

You can also buy outside of mandated whole-of-government arrangements, for: