How government procurement works

This page explains the Northern Territory (NT) Government’s procurement framework and the recommended process for government agencies to follow.

Procurement framework

It is mandatory for all agencies to follow the legislation and directions when procuring goods and services.


For more information you should read the Procurement Act 1995.

Procurement directions

For more information read the procurement governance policy, procurement rules and procurement circulars.


NT government agencies can use the following procurement guides:

A guide to procurement planning (569.8 kb)
A guide to procurement sourcing (502.1 kb)
A guide to contract management (489.8 kb)

Agencies can establish their own agency specific processes. They must be consistent with the legislation and directions.

For more information read the procurement rules.

Last updated: 27 February 2019


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