New Western Australian Procurement Framework enacted

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The new Western Australian Procurement Framework, which brings together goods, services and works procurement, is now in effect and will make it easier for small to medium enterprise to do business with Government.
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The new Framework, which is underpinned by the Procurement Act 2020, brings together goods, services and works procurement under the one piece of legislation, enables consistent procurement policies and practices to be set, and makes the State Government’s procurement landscape simpler to navigate and understand.

The Act is also supported by the Western Australian Social Procurement Framework, which prioritises Government’s social, economic and environmental policies. This focus on community-based outcomes will create more job opportunities, better support the regions, and improve the engagement with Aboriginal businesses.

There are also provisions for a debarment regime, which will ensure government only does business with ethical suppliers and contractors. The debarment regime is expected to be introduced later this year.

Prior to the introduction of the Framework, the Department of Finance undertook extensive consultation with government agencies and industry and has developed new and streamlined procurement documents and guidance material.

Use the new Procurement templates, guides and resources.

Read more on Procurement Reform.

Page reviewed 1 June 2021