News & procurement circulars

Engagement with Stakeholders

Procurement and Capital Works’  consultation mechanisms include engagement with industry groups, such as roundtable meetings with the Master Builders Association and Consult Australia (refer to the Events Calendar above), industry events, and business and industry forums hosted by Procurement and Capital Works.

The Memorandum of Understanding on Procurement of Works and Services by the ACT Government with UnionsACT is another mechanism of stakeholder engagement.

The current Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Chief Minister on 26 March 2015 and is an update to the original memorandum established in 2005. The memorandum makes provision for UnionsACT to provide the ACT Government with information relevant to industrial relations or workplace health and safety issues as part of prequalification and tender evaluation processes.

Date Created Subject
19/01/2017 Events Calendar 2017  210kb

Public Private Partnerships
On 29 November 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed guidelines for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). The guidelines require a PPP to be considered for all public infrastructure projects where the total capital value exceeds $50 million. The National Public Private Partnership Policy and Guidelines are available from the Infrastructure Australia website at Infrastructure Australiaexternal link
The Territory has also developed its own guidance material for PPPs, which is available from the Treasury website, here. Updated February 2016 

ACT Government Funding Managers' Guide 
A Funding Managers' Guide has been developed by the Funding Managers Network to help ACT Government and community sector employees understand the processes involved in managing government funded community services. Understanding the funding management process will promote effective partnerships between government and community organisations, and is important to ensure optimal outcomes for service users. Updated September 2011 

Suppliers to Government

Please be advised that, from 1 July 2015, the ACT Government will be publishing relevant information about invoices it has paid for goods, services or works it has received. Invoices with a value of $25,000 or more will be known as Notifiable Invoices and information about the invoices will be published on the Notifiable Invoices Register. This Register will be located on the procurement website and updated monthly. information on Notifiable Invoices is available from  ACT Government Notifiable Invoice Register

Goods and Services Forecast
To better advise industry, future ACT Government procurement opportunities will be advertised by the Territory prior to release.
For Goods and Services opportunities, Tenders ACT will publish the opportunities under the Advanced Tender Notice (ATN) classification allowing users to search for future opportunities and to set up personalised notification profiles to alert users to advertised opportunities.
Tenders ACT has developed an instructional guide on how to search for future opportunities and set up notification profiles, available here.

Procurement Circulars
The suite of procurement circulars is being progressively updated.  New and refreshed circulars appear immediately below and the circulars yet to be revised appear in the table following:

Senior Manager: Jan Pearse
Executive Support and Government Business
Email: PCWExecSupport@act.gov.au
Phone:
+61 2 6207 2625
Fax: +61 2 6205 3909

Link to: Procurement-related policies

Note: that the Sustainable Procurement Policy, which replaces the Sustainable Procurement Circular, is available from the Procurement-related policies page of this website. 

 
Circular Title:  Circular No: Last Updated: Format: Size:

Procurement Overview

PC01

Nov 2011

PDF

574kb

Social Procurement v3

PC02

Jul 2014

PDF

169kb

Australian Free Trade Agreements

PC03

Feb 2016

PDF

614kb

Disposal of Assets

PC06

Nov 2011

PDF

605kb

Emergency Relief and Disaster Recovery

PC07

Nov 2011

PDF

477kb

Australian New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement (ANZGPA)  PC10  Jul 2014  PDF  132kb 

Notifiable and Reportable Contracts v1.1

PC16

Oct 2012

PDF

119kb

Probity and Ethical Behaviour

PC21

Nov 2011

PDF

579kb

Quotation and Tender Thresholds v2

PC23

Jul 2014

PDF

153kb

Risk Management

PC24

Nov 2011

PDF

556kb

Select and Single Select Procurement PC25 Mar 2012 PDF

588kb

Support for Regional Small & Medium Enterprises v3 PC26  Jul 2014  PDF   153kb
Notifiable Contract VariationsPC27May 2017PDF 572kb
 
Circular Title:Circular No:Last Updated:Format: Size:
Optimising Whole of Life Costs v1.1 2010/11 Oct 2010 PDF

119kb

Panel Contracts / Standing Offer Arrangements  2009/18 May 2009 PDF

109kb

Debriefing Unsuccessful Tenderers 2007/05 Oct 2007 PDF 

73kb

Industry Briefing and Site Inspections for a Procurement Process (after advertising for respondents) 2007/11 Oct 2007 PDF 

89kb

Interest on Commercial Accounts  2007/12 Oct 2007 PDF

51kb

Managing financial risks through the use of Insurances, Indemnities and Performance Guarantees 2007/14 Feb 2008 PDF

83kb

Moral Rights 2007/15  Oct 2007 PDF

112kb

Principal Controlled Insurance for Construction Works 2007/18  Oct 2007 PDF

64kb

Privacy Issues in ACT Government Purchasing  2007/19 Oct 2007 PDF 

73kb

Staged Tender Evaluation (including the use of two envelope tenders)  2007/24  Oct 2007 PDF 

57kb

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