• Supply Policy Update

    The amended State Supply Commission (the Commission) policies and guidelines were gazetted on 29 April 2016, and will take effect on 2 May 2016.

    The policies were reviewed with a focus on assisting agencies to build greater procurement independence.

    The policies are designed to minimise red tape. They are a set of clear, straightforward rules that encourage and assist public authorities to obtain best value for money.

    Agencies will be provided with hard copies of the policies along with an overview of the amendments to the policies and a new partial exemption. The policies are available on the Commission’s website.

    Agencies may wish to consider if changes to internal policies and procedures will be required as a result of the introduction of the revised policies.

    The amended supply policies are:

    • Common Use Arrangements
    • Open and Effective Competition
    • Procurement Planning, Evaluation Reports and Contract Management

    Please note all other policies, including the Value for Money policy, have not been amended.

    Further Assistance

    For further enquiries regarding this Buyer Alert please contact the State Supply Commission on telephone 6551 1500.


    Published date: 02 May 2016