This guide helps you learn how to effectively perform procurement within government organisations.
Before contacting suppliers, you should think about how you approach procurement objectives, market analysis, strategy, probity, governance, resourcing innovation, evaluation and contract management.
When starting your procurement planning, it’s important to define why you need to buy goods, works or services, as well as planning for associated risks.
Risks can affect the scope, timing, budget and quality of your procurement. Find out how to identify, analyse and manage risks that could affect your procurement.
Learn when you need to assess the complexity of goods and services you plan to buy and how to assess it.
Build your knowledge of suppliers through market analysis.
The type of goods, works or services you plan to buy will help determine how you can approach the market.
Panels and registers reduce the time and effort it takes you to buy goods, works or services.
Probity means acting with integrity, fairness and honesty. You need to know how you will apply probity throughout your procurement.
Develop a procurement or tender strategy to outline your priorities and make sure you meet your procurement needs.
Reviewed 30 October 2018