The Government has established a number of State Purchase Contracts (SPCs) for frequently purchased goods and services such as office supplies, print management, ICT and communications, and energy performance. These contracts are established when greater value for money can be achieved by aggregating demand across departments. Departments are required to use SPCs for the purchase of goods and services where those contracts can fulfil their needs.
Government agencies, other than departments, are also allowed to purchase from SPCs.
Note: Under the SPC policy, regional government offices may purchase goods and services (one-off or in aggregate up to $25,000) from a regional supplier if they can demonstrate that a supplier is providing equal or better value for money than a contract.
Note: The business case for an SPC must consider local sourcing and opportunities for small and medium enterprises.