Future Phases

Professional Contractor Services (Phase 3)

The People Panel Professional Contractor Services (Phase 3) is under development.  

The Department of Finance’s Annual Procurement Plan (APP) provides the estimated approach to market date for Phase 3.

You can view the APP through the following link:  Annual Procurement Plan List: AusTender 

The scope of services for Professional Contractor Services will be made following stakeholder engagement activities.

Professional Contractor definition

A Professional Contractor is defined as a person who:

  • performs a specialised role for a short and fixed-term
  • is personnel of the service provider
  • is not a contingent worker
  • performs the services from the entity’s premises and under general direction of the entity
  • has hourly rates that are negotiated by reference to prevailing industry hourly rates
  • may create deliverables/tasks, but those deliverables/tasks do not represent the independent view of the service provider
  • holds requisite qualifications and licenses in their chosen field of work, and bring relevant industry experience to the role. 

This page will be updated with further information on the Phase 3 Scope of Services as this work progresses. 

Out of Scope Services

  • Technical ICT Categories (Digital Marketplace)
  • Resources and construction (industrial, agricultural, infrastructure, mining, forestry, fisheries, maritime, meatworkers, manufacturing, textiles, building)
  • Military engineering
  • Learning and Development
  • Statutory appointments
  • Non-statutory appointments
  • Other WoAG coordinated procurement arrangements
  • Consultants as defined in RMG 423 
  • Labour Hire Services

Note: Other exclusions may be identified prior to release of the request for tender. 

Further information on the Phase 3 will be made available as it progresses.


Potential tenderers can register as a user on AusTender for freeto receive notifications on procurement opportunitiesand to respond to opportunities. For detailed tips and advice, please visit the Become a Registered User page on the AusTender Help and Information Centre site.

The below sections of the Selling to Government website also provide further information on identifying opportunities to sell to the Australian Government, and how to respond to an Approach To Market:

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