State Supply Commission policies

State Supply Commission (SSC) policies provide the framework for goods and services procurement that reflect best practice principles and arrangements.

As announced by the Minister for Finance on 27 May 2020, we have implemented temporary changes to the procurement thresholds to maximise contracting opportunities for local businesses and support economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The raised thresholds are available until 31 December 2020 and allow you to streamline the procurement process with local businesses. If you are not purchasing from a local business, the original thresholds apply.

If you are buying goods and services on behalf of your agency, you must ensure that the purchase meets these policy requirements. Other procurement policies may also influence your buying. 

Recent SSC policy changes

The State Supply Commission periodically amends its policies. Summaries of the most recent changes are in the documents below.

Superseded supply policies

These documents have been superseded in the year indicated. They are intended as a reference only.

Superseded Procurement Planning, Evaluation Reports, Contract Management Policy April 2019
Superseded Open and Effective Competition Policy April 2019
Superseded Open and Effective Competition Policy July 2018
Superseded Common Use Arrangements Policy July 2018
Superseded Procurement Planning Evaluation Reports Contract Management Policy May 2016
Superseded Open and Effective Competition Policy May 2016
Superseded Common Use Arrangements Policy May 2016
Page reviewed 2 June 2020