Agency Accreditation Scheme

Agency Accreditation Scheme for procurement

The Procurement Board has approved a single Agency Accreditation Scheme for Procurement, to apply from 1 January 2015.

Under this scheme, NSW Government agencies can undertake different levels of procurement based on their assessed procurement capability.

Accredited agencies are able to obtain goods and services not available under whole-of-government contract and construction up to their maximum contract value.

Level 1 - Basic Level 1 - Basic accredited agencies have a maximum contract value of at least $1 million and up to $5 million.
Level 2 - Advanced Level 2 - Advanced accredited agencies have a maximum contract value between $5 million and $30 million.
Level 3 - Leading There is no dollar limit to the maximum contract value Level 3 - Leading accredited agencies may receive. The maximum contract value is determined by the agency's spend profile.

For more details, refer to Scheme guidelines.

View the Agency Accreditation Scheme guidelines (PDF, 411 KB) for more information on the accreditation process.

View the current list of accredited agencies (PDF, 38 KB).

Agency Accreditation Scheme for Construction

By March 2018, accreditation granted under the Agency Accreditation Scheme for Construction will be phased out and agencies requiring construction accreditation will need to be assessed under the Agency Accreditation Scheme for Procurement..

Download the Agency Accreditation Scheme for Construction guidelines (DOCX, 32 KB).

Agencies accredited under this scheme can conduct procurement valued over $1.3 million using their own systems, in accordance with the terms of their accreditation (Board Direction C2014-03).

For more information, please contact NSW Procurement Service Centre.