Before you begin
Before contacting suppliers, you should think about how you approach procurement objectives, market analysis, strategy, probity, governance, resourcing innovation, evaluation and contract management.
When starting your procurement planning, it’s important to define why you need to buy goods, works or services, as well as planning for associated risks.
Learn when you need to assess the complexity of goods and services you plan to buy and how to assess it.
Weigh your options
The type of goods, works or services you plan to buy will help determine how you can approach the market.
Consider a panel or register
Panels and registers reduce the time and effort it takes you to buy goods, works or services.
Plan for probity
Probity means acting with integrity, fairness and honesty. You need to know how you will apply probity throughout your procurement.
Reviewed 30 March 2021