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First, make sure your procurement is approved internally. This means you need to check your agency’s delegation manual and see who needs to approve the spend and procurement approach.
The government’s best practice approach is to get at least one written quote from a supplier when buying goods or services valued between $10-30,000. Where possible you should try to buy from small, medium, regional and Aboriginal businesses.
However, you should always follow your agency’s approval procedure.
To buy , engage a supplier from the following whole of government arrangement(s)
Buying from a contract
If you’re buying from a contract, you can use our request for quote template.
Buying from a scheme
When buying from a scheme, check with your agency if you need to manage your requests for quotes on your agency’s own quoting platform.
If is not available in any scheme or contract
What you’re looking for isn’t available on a whole of government scheme or contract. This means you can approach other suppliers. Read more about the different ways you can approach the market.
When you have sourced your supplier, you may need to put a contract in place. Check with your agency’s procurement team if a purchase order is sufficient or if you need a specific contract.
Some schemes and contracts have their own contract templates. Check and see if there are specific contracts you need to use. If not, check if your agency has a contract template you need to use. Otherwise you can use our goods and services contract template.