NSW Government Approved Procurement Arrangements

April 9, 2016
From 1 July 2016 NSW Government departments and agencies will be required to comply with new Procurement Arrangements.  The  Procurement Arrangements provide a framework for NSW Government to achieve value for money from their procurement of goods and services whilst being fair, ethical and transparent.
 
The Procurement Arrangements are mandatory for all government departments and agencies excluding local government councils, State owned corporations, subsidiaries of the NSW Government established under the Corporations Act and Universities. The Arrangements provide guidance relating to monetary limit thresholds for various procurement methodologies. 
In brief:
    • Procurement valued up to $5,000: Unless an agency has specific requirements related to safety and infrastructure, any agency may enter into an arrangement with any supplier for the procurement of goods and services valued up to $5,000 even if the goods or services are available on whole of government procurement arrangements.
    • Procurements over $5,000 and up to $30,000: an unaccredited agency may procure goods and services valued over $5,000 and up to $30,000, which are not available on whole of government procurement arrangements, subject to seeking at least one written quotation.
    • Procurements over $30,000 and up to $1,000,000: an unaccredited agency may procure goods and services valued over $30,000 and up to $1 million, which are not available on whole of government arrangements through a competitive procurement process, which may be achieved through: (a) at least three written quotations, or (b) where agreement to the procurement approach has been obtained from an accredited agency within the agency’s cluster or from NSW Procurement within DFSI.
    • Low risk procurements over $1 million: an unaccredited agency may conduct a procurement of goods and services valued over $1 million, which are not available on whole of government arrangements and which are assessed by the agency head (or delegate) as being low risk, subject to conducting a competitive procurement process endorsed by an accredited agency within the cluster, NSW Procurement or an independent person appointed by the agency head.

    • High risk procurements over $1 million: an unaccredited agency may conduct a procurement of goods and services valued over $1 million, which are not available on whole of government arrangements and which are assessed by the agency head (or delegate) as being high risk, subject to submitting full details of the proposed competitive procurement process to NSW Procurement for approval.

See https://www.procurepoint.nsw.gov.au for more.

Procurement is now seen as a top value creator in any business or government agency.  Our team at Centium offers expert advice on procurement management resulting in measurable savings for your agency. This includes review of existing procurement arrangements, review and update of policies and procedures to meet the mandatory Procurement Arrangements as well as drafting and overseeing tender processes. 
 
Contact any of our Directors to discuss your needs on 1300-BEST-100 or email info@centium.com.au to discuss “value for money” procurement systems and processes for a strategic advantage to your agency.

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