Every procurement comes with policy and legal obligations.
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What you need to know
- In NSW, government procurement operates under a devolved governance structure.
- Before you plan your procurement, you need to consider if it is covered by PBD-2019-05 Enforceable procurement provisions as well as the procurement's objectives and your level of accreditation for either goods and services or construction.
- Covered procurements are subject to additional criteria. A covered procurement is one that is subject to enforceable procurement provisions as outlined by the Procurement Board. PBD 2019-05 has been put in place to make sure agencies comply with NSW’s obligations under international agreements.
- You must comply with board directions, which have the standing of law and the same effect as policy.
- You must also keep good records at every stage of the procurement to document your decisions and the reasons behind them.
- You can see all procurement policies, legislation and guidance in the Policy Library.
Enforceable procurement provisions
If your procurement is over a certain value, it may be subject to the enforceable procurement provisions.
You don’t have to be a NSW Government agency to use NSW Government procurement arrangements.
The Procurement Board develops and implements a government-wide strategic approach to procurement.
You must keep accurate records to comply with both government policy and the law.