• Engaging Australian Disability Enterprises - January 2012

    The State Supply Commission’s Open and Effective Competition policy requires government buyers to meet minimum competitive requirements when not purchasing goods and services from a CUA. The monetary thresholds and minimum requirements are listed below:

    • Up to $5,000 - Direct purchase.
    • $5,001 to $20,000 - Request sufficient verbal quotations.
    • $20,001 to $150,000 - Request sufficient written quotations.
    • Above $150,000 - Open tender through a public advertisement.

    Direct Engagement of Australian Disability Enterprises

    The minimum competitive requirements, above, do not apply where there is an opportunity to purchase from a business that primarily exists to provide the services of persons with a disability and that business is a registered Australian Disability Enterprise.

    Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) are commercial businesses that employ people with disabilities. A complete list of approved ADEs is available from the Western Australian Disability Enterprises website at www.wade.org.au/.

    Where an agency has a need for a good or service, and that good or service is provided by an ADE, then the agency may directly engage that ADE where to do so represents fair value for money.

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    Published date: 01 January 2012