Annual Procurement Plans
Explains what must be included in an agency's Annual Procurement Plan.
- An agency must submit an Annual Procurement Plan (APP) to MBIE for publication.
- An APP is a list of planned contract opportunities over the next 12 months. An agency may include such information for a longer period, at its discretion. An APP must:
- include a brief description of the agency’s purpose and the types of goods, services or works it mainly buys
- contain all known or anticipated contract opportunities that the Rules apply to.
An APP may contain other contract opportunities that the Rules don’t apply to, at the agency’s discretion.
- An APP is for planning purposes and does not represent an invitation for bids or pre-solicitation. It is not a commitment by the agency to purchase the described goods, services or works.
- Each agency must review and update its APP at least once every six months. An agency may update its APP more often, if appropriate.
- Updated APPs are due by 1 March and 1 October each year.
More information on APPs
APPs are intended to help agencies plan their future procurement activities. They also give suppliers advance notice of possible contract opportunities.
If an agency is doing secondary procurement (purchasing from an existing panel contract, All-of-Government, Syndicated or Common Capability Contract), or is doing an opt-out procurement, it does not need to include this procurement in its APP.
You can read more about APPs and find the template on the Template page.