• Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement amended

    The Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement (ANZGPA) has recently been revised.

    The ANZGPA was first made in 1991. The parties to the ANZGPA are the Government of Australia, all State and Territory Governments and the New Zealand Government. Its aim is to maintain a single competitive market for government purchasing, in order to maximise opportunities for competitive suppliers from Australia and New Zealand and reduce costs of doing business for both government and industry.

    The ANZGPA contains a requirement for a scheduled review of its contents to be undertaken every five years. The ANZGPA was recently reviewed to ensure its effectiveness and currency amid evolving international trade agreements, and to take into account current practices.

    Minor amendments have been made to the text of the ANZGPA to ensure consistency and currency; however there are no changes that impact our procurement practices or policies.

    The revised agreement is now in effect and available on the Department of Finance website.

    Return to Procurement Matters December 2014 issue

    Published date: 22 December 2014