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Stage 1 – Initiate project

This phase in the procurement lifecycle is about initiating and planning the project so as to ensure the right people do the right things at the right time and the procurement activity achieves the best possible outcomes. Key activities focus on establishing your project team, initiating engagement with stakeholders through to establishing project probity, governance and management frameworks.

Below are some specific guides, tools, templates and training relevant to this stage in the procurement lifecycle. These resources are not intended to be an exhaustive list. We recommend you read the Guide to Mastering Procurement [1 MB PDF], which covers this stage in detail, within the context of the end-to-end lifecycle.

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Procurement options

Emergency procurement


Syndicated procurement


Panel contracts


All-of-Government Contract options


Category specific requirements



Sustainable procurement


7 Guides to Sustainable Procurement


Contracting with Non-Governmental Organisations


Related guidance, standards and ethics

Standards and ethics


Use of public funds


Related guidance


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Annual Procurement Plan


Conflict of interest




Last updated 27 January 2016