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Introduction

 

Why have rules?

 

Principles of Government Procurement

 

1 - Getting Started

What values underpin the Rules?

Rule 1 - Principles

Rule 2 - Integrity

Rule 3 - No offsets

Rule 4 - Non-discrimination

Rule 5 - Protection of suppliers' information

Who do the Rules apply to?

Rule 6 - Who the Rules apply to

Rule 7 - When the Rules apply - goods or services or refurbishment works

Rule 8 - When the Rules apply - new construction works

Rule 9 - Estimating value

Rule 10 - Non-avoidance

Rule 11 - Types of contract

When the Rules do not apply

Rule 12 - Non-Procurement activities

Rule 13 - Opt-out procurements

Do I have to openly advertise?

Rule 14 - Requirement to openly advertise

Rule 15 - Exemption from open advertising

 

2 - Planning your procurement

Procurement planning

Rule 16 - Strategic Procurement Outlooks

Rule 17 - Annual Procurement Plans

Rule 18 - Extended Procurement Forecasts

Rule 19 - Significant Procurement Plans

Preparing to approach the market

Rule 20 - Third-party agents

Rule 21 - Procurement advice

Rule 22 - Subcontracting

Rule 23 - Delivery date

Rule 24 - Technical specifications

Rule 25 - Pre-conditions

How much time should I give to suppliers to respond?

Rule 26 - Sufficient time

Rule 27 - Minimum time periods

Rule 28 - Allowable reductions

Rule 29 - Business day

Rule 30 - Fair application of time

Rule 31 - Minimum time periods by process

 

3 - Approaching the market

How do I openly advertise?

Rule 32 - Open advertising

Rule 33 - GETS listing

Rule 34 - Notice of Procurement

Rule 35 - Content of Notice of Procurement

Rule 36 - Other tender documents

Managing the procurement process

Rule 37 - Responding to queries

Rule 38 - Additional information

Rule 39 - Changes to process or requirements

Evaluating responses

Rule 40 - Treatment of responses

Rule 41 - Reasons to exclude a supplier

Rule 42 - E-auction

 

4 - Awarding the contract

Awarding the contract

Rule 43 - Awarding the contract

Rule 44 - Informing suppliers of the decision

Rule 45 - Contract Award Notice

Rule 46 - Debriefing suppliers

Rule 47 - Supplier complaints

Contract administration

Rule 48 - Prompt payment

Rule 49 - Maintaining records

Rule 50 - Audit

 

5 - Types of supplier lists

Types of supplier lists

Rule 51 - Types of supplier lists

Rule 52 - Registered Suppliers List

Rule 53 - Pre-qualified Supplier List

Rule 54 - Panel of Suppliers

 

6 - Other rules you need to know

Other rules you need to know

Rule 55 - All-of-Government Contracts (AoGs)

Rule 56 - Syndicated Contracts

Rule 57 - Common Capability Contracts

Rule 58 - Web standards

Rule 59 - Approved Government Model Templates

Rule 60 - Geospatial information and services

Rule 61 - Intellectual Property

Rule 62 - Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Rule 63 - Businesses cases and investments decisions

Rule 64 - Investment reviews

Rule 65 - Timber and wood products

Rule 66 - Employee transfer costs

 

7 - Definitions

 

Changes in the 3rd edition

Last updated 15 April 2015