The NSW Government is overhauling the system for government procurement. The Public Works and Procurement Act 1912 is the centrepiece of the Government's procurement reforms, which streamline internal government processes and deliver simpler contracts and easier requirements to register for government business. This makes it easier to do business with the NSW Government.
The Public Sector Employment and Management Amendment (Procurement of Goods and Services) Act 2012 initially made these amendments to the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002. On 24 February 2014 the procurement laws were transferred to the Public Works and Procurement Act 1912.
On the same day, provisions within the Public Works Procurement Regulation 2014 replaced the procurement provisions of the repealed Public Sector Employment and Management Regulation 2009.
The Government’s procurement documents and information, which are available on the ProcurePoint website, are being updated to reference the new legislation.
The new act and regulation are available on the Parliamentary Counsel's NSW Legislation website.