Whole of Australian Government Procurement

Whole of Australian Government Arrangements are arrangements that are set up for Commonwealth entities to use when procuring certain goods or services. These are either coordinated or cooperative procurements, some of which are mandatory for use, and generally result in overarching contracts or standing offer (panel) arrangements.

Coordinated Procurement Arrangements

Coordinated procurement arrangements are established for commonly used goods or services by the Commonwealth. These arrangements ensure more efficient processes to deliver better prices, service and quality for the Commonwealth. Coordinated procurement arrangements also offer increased transparency, standard terms and conditions and improved contract management that benefits both the government and suppliers.   

Where established, coordinated procurement arrangements are mandatory for non-corporate Commonwealth entities, as defined in section 8 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act)

Whether other entities can opt-in is dependent on each specific arrangement.

A list of mandatory coordinated arrangements is below, including detail on where each arrangement may be applicable to other entities.

NCE = non-corporate Commonwealth entity; CCE = corporate Commonwealth entity; GBE = Government Business Enterprise

Arrangements managed by the Department of Finance

Good or Service SON ID Overview

Accommodation

SON3453059

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs
Whole-of-Australian-Government Travel Services

Air Services

SON3337469

Car Rental Services

SON3527487

Travel and Related Card Services

SON688231

Travel Management Services

SON2768152

Campaign Evaluation Market Research Services

SON3521089

Mandated for NCEs with the exception of the Australian Electoral Commission
Campaign Evaluation

Government Advertising

SON3502507

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs, Commonwealth companies, ACT and NT Governments and authorised organisations (refer to Central Advertising System)
Whole-of-Australian Government Advertising Arrangement

Major Office Machines
Equipment and Support

SON3390763

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs
Major Office Machines Arrangement II (MOMS II)

Motor Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management

SON1142512

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs
Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management

Property Services Coordinated Procurement

SON3460620

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs
Property Services Coordinated Procurement

Stationery and Office Supplies

SON3441473

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs
The Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS II) Panel

Arrangement managed by the Attorney General's Department

Good or Service SON ID Overview

Legal Services

SON3622041

Further information on purchasing legal services can be found on the Attorney-General’s Department’s website 

Arrangements managed by the Digital Transformation Agency

Good or Service SON ID Overview

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Arrangement

SON3588479

Mandatory for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs and State and Territory government entities
Amazon Web Services Arrangement

Concur Products and Services

SON3482463

Mandatory for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs and State and Territory governments entities
SAP and Concur Arrangements

Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel

SON2402841

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs
Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel

IBM Arrangement

SON3520963

Mandatory for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs and State and Territory governments entities IBM Arrangement.
Buying IBM products and services 

ICT Hardware and Associated Services Panel (ICT Hardware Panel)

SON3295723

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs
Buying ICT Hardware

Hardware Marketplace Panel

SON3541738

Mandated for NCEs when buying desktop PCs, mobile PCs, virtual desktop devices and monitors
Opt in for CCEs, State and Territory entities, other Australian Government bodies and corporations controlled by Australian government (including State or Territory)
Hardware Marketplace Panel

Microsoft Volume Sourcing (VSA) Arrangement 4

SON3615953

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs - excluding GBEs.

Microsoft Volume Sourcing Arrangement 4

Mobile Panel

SON2589631

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs and State and Territory government entities
Mobile Panel

SAP Products and Services

SON3464296

Mandatory for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs and State and Territory governments entities
SAP and Concur Arrangements

Telecommunications Services Panel

SON3386916

Mandated for NCEs
Opt in for CCEs and State and Territory government entities
Telecommunications Services Panel

Establishing a coordinated procurement arrangement

There are a number of steps to follow when considering establishing a new coordinated procurement arrangement, including seeking government authority and agreement. If your entity is considering establishing a coordinated procurement arrangement, contact the Department of Finance at procurementagencyadvice@finance.gov.au.

Cooperative Procurement

Cooperative arrangements are optional arrangements for Commonwealth entities to use.

Multi agency access to these arrangements can be achieved through either:

  • a joint approach to the market; and/or
  • where an entity establish a contract or standing offer arrangement that allows other entities access (often referred to as piggybacking).

A number of examples of cooperative arrangements are listed in the tables below. A list of cooperative procurements can be found on AusTender using the ‘multi-agency access’ search function.

Arrangements managed by the Department of Finance

Good or Service SON ID Overview

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software as a Services

SON3493710

Optional
ERP Software as a Service Panel Arrangement

Arrangements managed by the Digital Transformation Agency

Good or Service SON ID Overview

Cloud Marketplace Panel

SON2914302

Optional
Cloud Services Panel

Digital Marketplace Panel

SON3413842

Optional
About the Digital Marketplace

Software Marketplace Panel
(Software Licensing and Service Panel)

 SON3490955

Optional (excludes the mandated Microsoft VSA)
Buying Software

Contact for information on this page: Procurement Agency Advice


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