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Where further information is required, public authorities should contact their RiskCover representative or visit the website at www.riskcover.wa.gov.au . Review previous purchases You should review any previous purchases made for similar products and/or services to identify any potential problems and solutions. There may have been issues in the past with the scope or cost of the purchase or with the supplier’s ability to deliver. Consult with your colleagues, particularly the people who will use what is being purchased, as well as subject-matter specialists and other in-house experts. Consider sustainability It is important to consider sustainability issues as part of your decision making process. This means meeting a need for goods and services in a way that achieves value for money and generates benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, while minimising damage to the environment. Refer to Appendix – Sustainable Procurement for more information. Maximise regional sourcing The Government’s Buy Local Policy requires public authorities to ensure that where purchases are being sought for delivery or use within a specific regional town or region, local businesses have an opportunity to participate. Opportunities for local suppliers to have access to the government marketplace should be given special consideration, particularly outside the Perth region where they can offer value for money. For more information on Buy Local Policy , refer to Appendix - Buy Local / Free Trade Agreements. Consider the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) Australia is a signatory to the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), the Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (ACI-FTA), the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA), the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) and the Singapore- Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), which include a range of specific commitments for Government Procurement. Public authorities must conduct covered procurements in accordance with the FTAs. The main commitment that impacts the standard tender process is the use of preference schemes. 19 Ver. December 2017
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A covered procurement is a procurement of products and/or services (not involving construction services) where the total contract value is estimated to equal or exceed the amount advised by the State Supply Commission. The value is A$657,000 (total contract price including the value of any options and GST). For more information on FTA requirements, access the State Supply Commission website at www.ssc.wa.gov.au . Also refer to Appendix - Buy Local / Free Trade Agreements for more information. Planning the purchase and procurement plans A procurement plan is a comprehensive document that outlines the stages in the project and how they will be managed. This should build upon any business case that may have already been developed.
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