Standing offer arrangements
Standing offer arrangements (SOAs) help agencies save money when purchasing frequently-used goods and services.
An SOA is an offer between one or more suppliers to provide goods and/or services for a specified period and price, in accordance with agreed terms and conditions.
SOAs can be established for an individual agency, a group of agencies or whole-of-government.
Information on procurement arrangements across the Queensland Government is available on the Queensland Contracts Directory.
Whole-of-government standing offer arrangements
We establish and manage several whole-of-government supply arrangements for commonly-purchased items (excluding construction). The benefits of these arrangements are:
- value for money (both cash savings and other process efficiencies)
- reduced red tape for both government and industry by removing duplicated arrangements in areas of common spend
- across Queensland Government agencies
- peace of mind—reduced contractual and supply risk exposure through use of the Queensland Government's terms and conditions
- goods and services meet agencies' needs, as well as relevant quality, service and environmental standards
- ongoing monitoring of supplier performance.
All budget sector agencies—unless granted an exemption from the Director-General, Department of Housing and Public Works—must use whole-of-government common use supply arrangements managed by us, or an approved lead agency.
Standard government terms and conditions
The Queensland Government terms and conditions make government procurement as efficient as possible.
There are also standard terms and conditions for the procurement of information and communication technology (ICT) and non-ICT goods and/or services.
These documents are mandated for use by budget sector agencies but may also be used by government-owned corporations, statutory bodies, approved non-government organisations and other government bodies.
Contact Procurement Transformation.