Good procurement planning, including Annual Procurement Plans, help inform strategic procurement across government.
An APP is a rolling list of procurements that are planned to start in the next 12 months.
Agencies covered by the Government Procurement Rules must submit their APPs to us by 1 March and 1 October each year (Rule 21). We collate all the APPs into a master spreadsheet and publish it.
APPs help with cross-government procurement planning. They are designed to capture:
The APP is a planning document and not a commitment for the agency to purchase the goods or services listed. All forecast procurements listed in an agency’s APP are subject to change or cancellation.
Agencies do not need to include secondary procurement in their APPs. (Secondary procurement is where an agency intends to purchase goods and services under an existing panel arrangement such as AoG, syndicated or common capability contracts, or the agency’s own panel arrangements.)
Government agencies forecast their expected procurements for the next 12 months in an Annual Procurement Plan. This spreadsheet is a consolidated list of all agencies Annual Procurement Plans submitted to us. It is a useful way of seeing what potential contract opportunities may come up in the next 12 months.
The annual procurement plan template allows agencies to provide a view of any procurement activity, either potential or actual, they maybe undertaking over the coming 12 months.
Guidance to support agencies in completing their Annual Procurement Plan (APP).