Common Use Arrangements (CUAs)

Welcome to the new Contracts WA website, where you can find buyers' guides for Common Use Arrangements (CUAs), Regional Buying Arrangements (RBAs) and Group Buying Arrangements (GBAs).

Find a CUA

Welcome to the new Contracts WA website, where you can find buyers' guides for Common Use Arrangements (CUAs), Regional Buying Arrangements (RBAs) and Group Buying Arrangements (GBAs).

If you are a supplier wanting to sell to government, find more information on the supplying goods and services guide. 

To find a CUA:

  1. Go to the Contract List
  2. Use the filters on the right to refine your search:
    • by keyword (e.g. 'media' or 'CUAICTS2015')
    • by supplier (e.g. 'Company XYZ')
    • by category (e.g. 'consumables')
  3. If you regularly use the same CUA, you can save a bookmark to the page within your browser
  4. If you need to save a copy, use the 'print/save this page' link on the right hand side of every page

What is a CUA?

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Contracts, otherwise known as Common Use Arrangements (CUAs), exist for goods and services commonly bought by government, for example fuel, computers, electricity, travel, advertising, groceries and stationery.
 
Regional Buying Arrangements (RBAs) and Group Buying Arrangements (GBAs) exist for regional purchasing. Examples of these include groceries, agricultural products and waste services.

CUAs, RBAs and GBAs deliver more than just savings through pre-negotiated pricing. They also offer efficiencies like easy ordering and risk mitigation strategies such as strict due diligence practices as part of the tendering process. These contracts have you covered when it comes to compliance with relevant government policy and insurance requirements, too.

Most CUAs are mandatory in the Perth metropolitan area for public authorities. If your delivery point is regional WA and there is a CUA but the CUA is non-mandatory in the regions, you may:

Before you buy, also check that your purchase falls within your organisation's procurement policies

Who can buy from a CUA?

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The following groups are able to access CUAs:

  • State agencies as defined by the Procurement Act 2020
  • Western Australian Government Training Enterprises
  • Western Australian Local Governments
  • other bodies approved by Finance such as Universities and Charities.

The Approved Register of CUA Buyers assists contracted CUA suppliers in identifying persons and bodies approved to access their government contracts.

Apply to access CUAs

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Government entities

State agencies , Western Australian Government Training Enterprises and Western Australian Local Governments do not have to apply to use CUAs.

Universities

To apply for access to CUAs please email your access request to AccesstoCUAs@finance.wa.gov.au

Charities

To be eligible to access CUAs charities must be registered on the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission website. To apply for access to CUAs please email AccesstoCUAs@finance.wa.gov.au

Recent CUA changes and updates

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Effective Date Change

Contract

01/06/2021 Changes To All Common Use Arrangements (CUAs) Changes To All Common Use Arrangements (CUAs)
16/02/2020 Contract Extension CUACMD2014 - Computing and Mobile Devices
10/12/2019 Contract Extension CUAICTS2015 - Information and Communications Technology Services
1/11/2019 Contract Extension CUAHRS2015 - Human Resource (HR) and Investigation Services
6/09/2019 Contract Extension CUASTA2014 - Office Stationery and Consumables
3/09/2019 Contract Extension CUACKB2015 - Cleaning, Kitchen and Bathroom Products
1/06/2019 New CUA CUAMVR2019 - Motor Vehicle Rental Service
30/05/2019  Contract Extension CUAGBA - Agricultural Products
8/05/2019 Contract Extension CUA56808 - Telecommunications Services
15/02/2019 Contract Extension CUACMD2014 - Computing and Mobile Devices
4/02/2019 CUA Expiry HCNS110209 - Nutritional Products

Archive of CUA changes and updates

Get help with a CUA

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To make an enquiry about a specific common use arrangement (CUA), please contact the contract manager listed on the CUA page. 

If the CUA you are looking for is no longer listed, it may have been discontinued after its expiry date. To make an enquiry about a discontinued CUA or for general CUA enquiries, please send us an email

To provide feedback, complaints, compliments, or suggestions, please use our Feedback Management Form

Page reviewed 28 June 2021