You can buy from any supplier, even where the goods or services are on a whole-of-government contract or mandated prequalification scheme. It’s good practice to still use suppliers on these arrangements where available.
You need to get one quote. Make sure the quote meets your requirements.
Check procurement team for agency specific rules if you can buy with a purchasing card (PCard) or if you need to raise a purchase order in your agency’s purchasing system.
Make sure you:
try to buy from small, medium, regional and Aboriginal businesses where possible.
keep records of how your procurement achieves value for money. You can usually do this by making sure the supplier’s rates are in line with normal market rates.
check with procurement team to see there are additional rules or requirements you must follow. Please see contact details below.