The role of NSW Procurement in accreditation

NSW Procurement provides important advice and support for accredited agencies.
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What you need to know
  1. NSW Procurement can help with advice, templates and support for accredited agencies and those considering accreditation.
  2. We can help you determine the right type and level of accreditation and provide advice on complying with your obligations.
  3. NSW Procurement administers the program for goods and services procurement accreditation. The program for construction procurement accreditation is separately administered by Public Works Advisory (PWA).
  4. The Procurement Board can grant, cancel or vary accreditation for both goods and services procurement or construction procurement.

NSW Procurement is a trusted advisor to government, providing strategic advice and facilitating the delivery of services which ensure that clusters and agencies have the necessary resources and capability to achieve their business objectives within a devolved procurement framework.

NSW Procurement administers the accreditation program for goods and services

NSW Procurement is responsible for:

  • overseeing the independent assessor selection process
  • conducting planning meetings to explain the assessment process and determine which level of accreditation you should target
  • monitoring the status of your accreditation assessments
  • providing support and clarifying any issues you and your independent assessor may have during the accreditation assessment process
  • reviewing your draft assessment documents before they’re submitted for your Secretary’s approval
  • facilitating your agency's application for assessment to the Procurement Board.

NSW Procurement provides advice and support

If you’re a self-assessing agency, NSW Procurement can help you:

  • set appropriate performance targets for your annual report
  • evaluate potential trigger events and identify suitable remedial action
  • consolidate all agency annual reports for submission to the Procurement Board.

The Procurement Board owns accreditation assessment

The Procurement Board is the assessment program owner for goods and services procurement and construction procurement.

The accreditation programs aim to lift the government's procurement standards and performance.

The board is responsible for:

  • approving program changes
  • granting accreditation
  • monitoring your year-on-year performance and compliance with your accreditation obligations
  • reviewing your outcomes and targets
  • requesting targeted or full reviews of agencies following any trigger event
  • appointing the Procurement Leadership Group to manage trigger events on its behalf
  • varying or withdrawing accreditation if you don’t meet your obligations.

The Chair of the Procurement Board is also able to approve interim accreditation status, pending the next board meeting.

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