What are agencies buying?

Find out what agencies are buying with the Who Buys What and How Report and where to find new tender opportunities.
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Agencies purchase a wide range of goods, services and works – the following resources will help you to identify which agencies are relevant to your business. 

The Who Buys What and How Report provides a high-level overview of agency spend, Whole of Government Common Use Arrangements expenditure and awarded contracts recorded in Tenders WA. It is a good place to start to find out which agencies are buying goods, services or works from your industry.

The Strategic Forward Procurement Plan (SFPP) Public Report is available for suppliers and the general public to view agencies planned procurements valued at $250,000 and above across two financial years, including goods, services, community services and works procurements.

The Pipeline of Works provides a list of current and future WA Government infrastructure projects. 

Tenders WA is the best place to look for detailed information on current tenders, or what contracts agencies have previously tendered and awarded.

On Tenders WA you can search agency contracts according to United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC). UNSPSC is a taxonomy of products and services that government agencies use to indicate the product or service their agency is looking to procure. 

Some agencies tender on their own platforms. Further information about opportunities with the Western Australian government are available on the Industry Link website.

Who buys what and how

This report gives an overview of agency spending on goods, services, and works.

The Who Buys What and How Report is an annual report on the goods, services and works expenditure of government agencies according to information listed on Tenders WA, Common Use Arrangements sales data and other expenditure reports. It is a valuable information source for both business and government.

The report is used by government to analyse spending patterns and help identify opportunities for new Common Use Arrangements. Potential suppliers to government may find the reports useful to understand what agencies are purchasing, to market their business to the right government buyers. 

Strategic Forward Procurement Plan - Public Report

Government published data on planned procurements.

Finance publishes a public report that provides information about planned agency procurements.

The Strategic Forward Procurement Plan (SFPP) Report is a public report on planned procurements valued at $250,000 and above across two financial years, including goods, services, community services and works procurements.

Industry and suppliers can use this report to identify upcoming opportunities to contract with the WA Government before a tender is advertised on Tenders WA or released to suppliers. These contracting opportunities are provided as a guide only and are subject to change. Any estimated values are based on current values only and may not reflect the future value of the requirement.