NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework

The NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework provides a consolidated view of government procurement objectives and the Procurement Board’s requirements as they apply to each step of the procurement process.

The Framework sets out the policy and operating framework for the NSW public sector procurement system. It provides a single source of guidance on the rules for procurement.

The fundamental objective of government procurement activities is to achieve best value for money in supporting the delivery of government services.

The Procurement Policy Framework applies to the procurement of goods and services of any kind, including construction.

The mandatory requirements set out in the Framework describe the law and policy current as of 29 November 2019. These include the requirements of PBD-2019-05 Enforceable Procurement Provisions.

Part 11 of the Public Works and Procurement Act 1912 and the Procurement Board’s policies and directions apply to all government agencies, excluding state-owned corporations, local councils and the Parliament of NSW, as defined in s.162 of the Act. The Act and the Procurement Board’s policies also apply to agencies that undertake procurement to fulfill statutory functions or have other statutory powers to undertake procurement.

Agencies are required to test, on a regular basis, compliance with the Procurement Policy Framework.

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  1. Introduction (PDF 380Kb)
  2. Section 1 Objectives (PDF 1.2Mb)
  3. Section 2:1 Plan (PDF 1.5Mb)
  4. Section 2:2 Source (PDF 2.3Mb)
  5. Section 2:3 Manage (PDF 470Kb)
  6. Section 3 Governance and Feedback (PDF 522Kb)
  7. Glossary (PDF 264Kb)

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New Board Directions and government policies are published on a regular basis. The Procurement Policy Framework will be reviewed each quarter to incorporate new requirements. If needed, updates for the 2019-2020 financial year will be published in:

  • January 2020
  • April 2020
  • July 2020

Archived versions

Date archived Version
1 July 2019 Procurement Policy Framework July 2015 (PDF 700 Kb)
9 October 2019 Procurement Policy Framework July 2019 (PDF 7Mb)
6 December 2019 Procurement Policy Framework October 2019 (PDF 5.4Mb)

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