Before you approach the market
Approaching the market is an important step in any procurement, so it’s important you get it right.
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What you need to know
- Before you approach the market you should always make sure you have authority to procure.
- In the first instance, this will depend on the contract value and the nature of the goods or services you’re procuring.
- It will also depend on your agency’s accreditation level.
- Certain procurements, especially larger and significant ones, have extra requirements you must fulfill before approaching the market
- You must always use a whole-of-government contract to procure unless you have an exemption. Prequalification schemes may be available to use as well.
- Certain procurements, especially larger and significant ones, have extra requirements you must fulfil before approaching the market.
You must make sure a procurement is within the maximum contract value of your agency's accreditation level before you approach the market.
Government procurement arrangements
You must use a government procurement arrangement unless you have an exemption.
Procurement planning obligations
Some procurements have special obligations that you must follow when you do your planning.