Accreditation Program for Goods and Services Procurement

The Accreditation Program for Goods and Services Procurement commenced on 1 November 2018. It applies to goods and services procured by government agencies under the Public Works and Procurement Act 1912

There are two levels of accreditation for agencies under the Program. 

Level 1 accredited agencies have prescribed risk and maximum contract value (MCV) thresholds.

  • low risk level: $50 million MCV
  • medium risk level: $35 million MCV
  • high risk level: $20 million MCV

For procurement above the thresholds, concurrence from a level 2 accredited agency on the procurement strategy is required.

Level 2 accredited agencies have no prescribed maximum contract value and can undertake procurements in line with their approved budgets and financial delegations.

In addition, level 2 accredited agencies may have lead buyer status for a category where they establish and manage whole-of-government contracts and are expected to play a leadership role in their cluster. 

View the Accreditation Program Requirements (PDF, 0.97 MB) for more information on the Accreditation Program for Goods and Services Procurement.

Current accreditation status by agency

Download the agency accreditation status list (goods and services) (DOC, 265 KB)

Annual self-reporting responsibilities

Accredited agencies are required to provide the following documents to NSW Procurement by 31 August each year for submission to the NSW Procurement Board:

  • Agency Procurement Plan for the next 12 or 24 months depending on accreditation level
  • Annual Outcomes Report for the previous financial year
  • Self-Assessment Attestation for the previous financial year
  • Improvement Plan Progress Report for the previous financial year if there are outstanding improvement actions carried over from the legacy Accreditation  Scheme

Trigger events

Agencies must monitor and report trigger events that could impact the ability to meet accreditation requirements.

Construction procurement accreditation

Construction accreditation is currently being reviewed.   

Current accreditation status by agency

Download the agency accreditation status list (construction) (DOCX, 110 KB). 

Accredited agencies can conduct procurement valued over $1.3 million using their own systems, in accordance with the terms of their accreditation.

For construction procurement up to $1.3 million, PBD 2014-03C Agency Accreditation Scheme for Construction – threshold for unaccredited agencies continues to apply.

The Agency Accreditation Scheme for Construction Guide for Agencies (DOCX, 31 KB) articulates requirements for accredited and non-accredited agencies.

Agencies accredited for construction procurement under the Agency Accreditation Scheme for Procurement must adhere to the Agency Accreditation Scheme for Procurement Scheme Guidelines (PDF, 885 KB).

Further information

Please contact NSW Procurement Service Centre.