Understanding best practices, including when and how to approach the market.
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What you need to know
  1. We’ve developed a best practice approach to procurement, which we recommend you use.
  2. You must procure from whole-of-government contracts when they’re available, although some exemptions apply.
  3. One of the most important factors in any procurement is the way you approach the market. Done well, you can encourage innovation and competition and reach better procurement outcomes.
  4. However, before you even approach the market, you should always make sure you have the authority to procure.