Firstly, 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. However, you should always follow your agency’s procedures.
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've found the supplier you want to engage, 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 the user guide and see if there is a specific contract 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.
Make sure you:
try to buy from small, medium, regional and Aboriginal businesses where possible.