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Government procurement in NSW

14 Mar 2014
Description

This backgrounder sets out the regulatory framework for government procurement in New South Wales and lists key sources including NSW and Commonwealth government policies, parliamentary committee reports, and journal articles.

Introduction

The O’Farrell Government has introduced a number of legislative and policy reforms to government procurement in NSW. According to the NSW Government, the new policy framework:

  • allows for contemporary means of sourcing government goods and services;
  • brings the form and content of government contracts in line with modern practice;
  • expands the ways that small and medium enterprises can effectively gain opportunities to supply goods and services to the government; and
  • introduces greater innovation into government procurement to stimulate a more vibrant New South Wales economy.

While the reform process is ongoing, key changes have already been implemented. This backgrounder sets out the regulatory framework for government procurement and lists key sources including NSW and Commonwealth government policies, parliamentary committee reports, and journal articles. A timeline identifies key policy developments, together with reports that have informed the reform process. For copyright reasons, links to journal articles and media are only available through the Parliament’s Intranet. Note that this Issues Backgrounder does not cover local government procurement or procurement in the private sector.

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2014
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