This section covers the rules you'll need to consider as you initiate a new procurement.
What values underpin the Rules?
Principles and the Government Charter
Explains how agencies must adhere to the five Principles of Government Procurement and the Government Procurement Charter.
Explains how agencies must safeguard the integrity of their procurement activities and processes.
Non-discrimination and offsets
States that agencies must give all suppliers an equal opportunity to take part and explains that agencies must not have offsets at any stage in the procurement process.
Protection of supplier information
Explains that agencies must protect suppliers' confidential or commercially sensitive information and sets out the circumstances when this obligation will not apply.
Who do the Rules apply to?
Who the Rules apply to
Explains which agencies and organisations the Rules apply to.
When the Rules apply - goods or services or refurbishment works
Explains that the Rules apply to procurement processes for goods, services and refurbishment works that meet or exceed the relevant value threshold.
When the Rules apply - new construction works
Explains that the Rules apply to procurement processes for new construction works that meet or exceed the relevant value threshold.
Estimating the monetary value of a procurement
Explains the requirement on agencies to estimate the total monetary value of a procurement and what to consider when doing so.
Explains that agencies must not intentionally avoid applying the Rules.
Types of contract
Explains which types of contract the Rules apply to.
When the Rules do not apply
Lists the activities which are not considered being procurement activities, for the purposes of the Rules.
Explains the circumstances under which an agency may opt-out of applying all the Rules to a procurement activity.
Procurement response measure
Enables the Procurement Functional Leader to declare appropriate procurement response measures.