Agencies are encouraged to adopt good practice measures in their procurement activities. The following guides support good procurement practice and are recommended reading for anyone involved in State sector procurement.
Sustainability is about meeting the needs of today, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainable procurement means that when buying goods or services agencies need to consider the social, environmental and economic impacts. Agencies are encouraged to consider how the information in the following guides can assist in their procurement activities.
7 Guides to Sustainable Procurement
- Guide 1: Identifying Sustainable Procurement Priorities [345 kB PDF]
- Guide 2: Identifying Needs and Assess Risk [343 kB PDF]
- Guide 3: Evaluate and Select Suppliers [291 kB PDF]
- Guide 4: Define Specifications and Invite Tenders [303 kB PDF]
- Guide 5: Evaluate Suppliers and Award [319 kB PDF]
- Guide 6: Audit and Improve Suppliers [316 kB PDF]
- Guide 7: Manage the Contract and Disposal Route [296 kB PDF]
Certain types of procurement, for example public transport infrastructure and property services, have separate or additional requirements. These are listed in the following guides.
In recent years, more public attention has been focused on the effectiveness of government agencies’ funding arrangements with non-government organisations (NGOs). The following guidance is recommended reading for anyone involved in this type of activity.