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.)