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How to buy for government

Process overview

  1. Search our whole-of-government arrangements for what you need
  2. If you can’t find an arrangement for what you need, search agency arrangements
  3. Once you’ve exhausted these options, you can go to market to source your good or service

Get forms and support for creating a purchase order from Queensland Shared Services (QSS).

If you’re buying for Queensland Government, the easiest way is to use a supplier listed in one of our existing arrangements.

Types of arrangements

There are 2 types of arrangements:

Once you’ve exhausted these options, you can go to market to source your good or service.

Go to market

Many general, medical and educational goods and services now contain ICT elements. When purchasing these for government, consider using the GITC framework. Review the Information and communication technology (ICT) area for more information.