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Emergency procurement

During consultation on the whole of government direction to extend the Government Rules of Sourcing to crown entities, feedback was provided by a number of agencies on the Emergency Procurement provisions contained in the Emergency Procurement Guide. In response to this feedback we have reviewed the emergency procurement guide to improve its clarity.

In a genuine emergency, agencies may be permitted to forego routine procurement procedures for goods or services that are urgently required to provide emergency assistance or relief. The definition of what constitutes an emergency and the options available to agencies are contained in the following guidance:

Last updated 13 November 2014