Non-agency buyers

You don’t have to be a NSW Government agency to use NSW Government procurement arrangements.
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What you need to know
  1. You don’t necessarily have to be an agency to buy through the NSW Government procurement schemes, panels or contracts.
  2. Non-government bodies, including universities, private schools and private hospitals may be eligible.
  3. You can apply online if you’re eligible.

Who can buy through NSW Government arrangements

You don’t have to be a NSW Government agency to buy under the NSW Government contracts, panels and schemes.

You may be eligible if you’re:

  • a private hospital
  • a local council or authority
  • a charity or community non-profit organisation
  • a private school or college
  • a university
  • a public authority of the Commonwealth or another State or Territory
  • a public authority in another jurisdiction carrying out activities in NSW
  • a contractor to a public authority.

Read the full list of who’s eligible to apply in clause 6 of the Public Works and Procurement Regulation 2019.

Apply online now

If you’d like to become an eligible buyer, you can apply online.

Current buyers

We keep updated lists of all current buyers. You can use this to see if you're eligible and to get your NSWBuy number, which you'll need to use NSW Government procurement arrangements.

Download the list of eligible government buyers XLSX, 74.29 KB

Download the list of eligible non-government buyers XLSX, 704.38 KB

Contact us

If you’d like to know more about applying to become an eligible buyer contact the NSW Procurement Service Centre on 1800 679 289 or

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