Things you should know and do before you even begin planning a procurement.
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What you need to know
- If you're new to procurement, we recommend you follow our best practice approach.
- There are certain things you must be aware of before you buy, such as the NSW Government’s procurement objectives. You must keep these in mind every time you procure.
- You should also make sure you know your agency's procurement accreditation status, as this will impact your ability to buy.
- Construction industry procurements work a little differently to others and it’s important you know some of the key differences.
- There are other factors you should also keep in mind before you procure, including understanding whether your procurement is a ‘covered procurement’ and, if so, which extra rules apply.
Best practice procurement
Procurement best practice follows 3 stages: planning, sourcing and managing.
5 procurement objectives must guide all your procurement decisions.
About the Procurement Policy Framework
The NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework is the most important policy document for NSW government buyers.
Procurement accreditation gives NSW Government agencies the authority to manage their own procurements within the terms of their accreditations.
Construction industry procurement
In NSW, construction industry procurements work a little differently to others. We outline some of the key differences.