Every procurement comes with obligations.
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What you need to know
- Before you plan your procurement, you also 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.
- Australia is a party to
’many international agreements, some of which affect government procurement. The Procurement Board has put the enforceable procurement provisions in place to make sure agencies comply with NSW’s obligations under these agreements. If your procurement falls under the enforceable procurement provisions it is therefore a 'covered procurement'.
- Covered procurements are subject to additional criteria.
- You must comply with board directions, which have the standing of law and the same effect as policy.
- In NSW, government procurement operates under a devolved governance structure.
- 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 follow Board Directions every time you procure goods and services.
You must keep accurate records to comply with both government policy and the law.