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
  1. Before you approach the market you should always make sure you have authority to procure.
  2. In the first instance, this will depend on the contract value and the nature of the goods or services you’re procuring.
  3. It will also depend on your agency’s accreditation level.
  4. Certain procurements, especially larger and significant ones, have extra requirements you must fulfill before approaching the market
  5. 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.
  6. Certain procurements, especially larger and significant ones, have extra requirements you must fulfil before approaching the market.