Policies and factsheets


Directions made under the Government Procurement Regulation 2007 by the Minister give directions  about  the  management  of  the procurement activities of territory entities.

Government Procurement (Charter of Procurement Values) Direction 2020


Charter of Procurement Values 2020


The ACT Government is proud to be an aware and informed purchaser and is committed to active consideration of a range of ethical, environmental, economic and social factors to ensure that procurement processes and outcomes reflect the values of the ACT Government and the community.

The Government Procurement (Charter of Procurement Values) Direction 2020 (Direction) commenced on 8 September 2020. It applies to all new procurements regardless of dollar value.

The Direction incorporates the Charter of Procurement Values (Charter).  The Charter aims to reflect community standards by expressing the ACT Government’s expectations of itself and its suppliers, through six procurement values that the ACT Government seeks to embed in its procurement.

The Procurement Values Guide (Guide) provides detailed information and guidance to Territory Entities and Suppliers on the application of the Direction and the Procurement Values to individual procurements.

COVID-19 recovery through values-led procurement

The Recovery through Values-led Procurement Factsheet outlines how Government procurement can support recovery in the community after disaster and crisis events.


Frequently Asked Questions.


The Territory has a number of policies and strategies that need to be considered when a Territory entity is undertaking a procurement. These include:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Procurement Policy

Territory officers are encouraged to seek quotes from relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enterprises wherever possible, driving growth in economic participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises through an increase to the ACT Government’s spend with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises. For more information see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Procurement Policy.

Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy

The Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy (LIPP) applies to all approaches to market by Territory entities as implemented from 1 January 2017.

Territory entities must consider local capability and economic benefits for the Canberra Region  when determining the best available procurement outcome.

LIPP requirements will be stated at the initial invitation stage of a procurement process for procurements $200,000 or above (GST inclusive).

Businesses responding to a Territory entity procurement of $200,000 or more and less than $5 million (GST inclusive) will be required to complete an Economic Contribution Test (ECT).

For procurements $5 million and above (GST inclusive) respondents will be required to submit a Local Industry Participation (LIP) plan. The successful bidder will also be required to report on their IP plan outcomes as part of the contract terms.

Note: Following the introduction of the Secure Local Jobs Code (Code) businesses who tender for construction, cleaning, security or traffic management work will need to meet workplace standards in the Code and have a Code Certificate.

Businesses must in addition to LIPP requirements, complete and submit the relevant Labour Relations, Training and Workplace Equity (LRTWE) plan for work valued over $25,000. If your business falls under the Code, the templates which include the LIP and ECT template can be found at: Secure Local Jobs Resources

Below are the templates the ECT and LIP.  These templates are subject to the value of the procurement, to be used when the nature of the procurement does not require respondents to have a Code Certificate.

Goods and Services (non-construction related)
For goods and services (non-construction related work) templates are issued as part of the documentation package in the approach to market.

Document Name:Size:
CBR Region Local Industry Participation Plan (LIPP) ECT ($200k-$5m) 153kb
CBR Region Local Industry Participation Plan (LIPP) IP Plan ($5m-) 155kb
Social procurement

Social procurement is when organisations use their buying power to generate social value above and beyond the value of the procurement. It helps to build strong communities by generating employment opportunities and promoting social inclusion. The ACT Government has establish the Social enterprises panel which provides a range of services to government.

Sustainable Procurement Policy

Sustainable procurement achieves value for money through a consideration of environmental, social and economic cost and non-cost factors on a whole of life basis. The Sustainable Procurement Policy outlines the principles of procuring sustainably and provides guidance on how to conduct sustainable procurement of goods, services and works. Sustainable procurement is particularly important in the planning phase.

Unsolicited proposals

For information about unsolicited proposals see Infrastructure Finance and Reform.

Construction proposals

For information about construction related procurement please visit Major Projects Canberra.

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