Procurement Policy Framework

Update history

NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework has been updated.
Updated: 30 Sep 2020

Administrative updates to the Procurement Policy Framework are released every three months to reflect new and revised requirements.

The Procurement Policy Framework sets the policy and operating framework for the NSW public sector procurement system.

The revised Framework was published on 1 October 2020 and includes administrative updates to reflect new and amended procurement requirements released since July 2020:

  • The Procurement Board approved the new Accreditation Program for Construction Procurement on 2 September 2020. The program comes into effect from 1 October 2020.
  • PBD 2019-05 Enforceable Procurement Provisions was amended on 2 September 2020 to increase the procurement thresholds applying to the Direction, to $9.584 million for construction services and $680,000 for goods and services. Schedule 1 of the Direction was also amended to apply to the Independent Planning Commission and Office of the Independent Planning Commission, Regional NSW and Resilience NSW.
  • PBD 2020-04 Approved Procurement Arrangements replaces PBD 2019-04 from 1 October 2020. The threshold above which unaccredited agencies must seek concurrence for goods and services procurement activities has increased from $650,000 to $680,000. This aligns with the amendments to PBD 2019-05.

The next update to the Framework will be released in January 2021.

For more information, contact the NSW Procurement Service Centre on nswbuy@treasury.nsw.gov.au or 1800 679 289.

NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework updated
Updated: 1 Jul 2020

Administrative updates are released every 3 months to reflect new and revised requirements.

The Procurement Policy Framework sets the policy and operating framework for the NSW public sector procurement system.

The revised Framework was published on 1 July 2020 and includes administrative updates to reflect new and amended requirements released since March 2020:

The next update to the Framework will be released on 1 October 2020.

NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework updated
Updated: 1 Apr 2020

The Procurement Policy Framework sets the policy and operating framework for the NSW public sector procurement system.

The updated Procurement Policy Framework was published on 1 April 2020 and includes administrative updates to reflect new and updated requirements released since December 2019:

The next update to the Framework will be released on 1 July 2020.

NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework updated
Updated: 9 Oct 2019

The Procurement Policy Framework is updated every 3 months to include new and revised requirements.

The Procurement Policy Framework sets the policy and operating framework for the NSW public sector procurement system.

The updated Framework published on 9 October 2019 includes:

The next update to the Framework will be released on 29 November 2019, to coincide with the start date of PBD-2019-05 Enforceable Procurement Provisions.

Revised NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework commences 1 July 2019
Updated: 1 Jul 2019

The Procurement Policy Framework sets the policy and operating framework for the NSW public sector procurement system.

The revised Procurement Policy Framework incorporates all existing government policy and Procurement Board requirements for procurement.

The framework applies to all new government goods and services and construction procurement from 1 July 2019.

The overarching consideration for government procurement is ensuring best value for money.

All NSW government agencies, as defined in s.162 of the Public Works and Procurement Act 1912, must comply with the mandatory sections of the Framework. The Act excludes state-owned corporations, local councils and the Parliament of NSW.

The framework will be updated on a 3 monthly schedule as new policy requirements and Procurement Board Directions are issued. The next update will be released on 1 October 2019.