The Department procures goods, services and community services to support the delivery of education to public school students in accordance with the State Supply Commission and Government procurement policies.
Contracting and Buying
How we approach the market is guided by financial thresholds based on the projected contract value. Buying decisions are made within schools and local worksites.
Our supply opportunities are offered through Government’s tendering website – Tenders WA. Contracting outcomes, where the contract is valued over $50 000 GST inclusive, is also published on the Tenders WA website. We recommend that you monitor Tenders WA for any upcoming supply opportunities. Note that the Department does not retain preferred supplier lists and we ask that you minimise your impact on our busy schools when promoting your business.
The Department may establish contracts to support schools, such as:
- supply of early childhood furniture
- supply and installation of school playgrounds (traditional and natural play).
For a complete list of the Department’s contracts please refer to Tenders WA.
We also buy through Common Use Arrangements administered by the Department of Finance, where applicable. If you would like to become a contractor on a CUA please contact the CUA contract manager.
General information on how to supply to Government is also available on the Department of Finance website.
Need more advice? Please contact the Department’s Strategic Contracts and Procurement:
T: 9264 5567
Capital works and works-related goods and services
Building Management and Works (BMW), Department of Finance, facilitates and manages the delivery of works and works-related goods and services for the Department and public schools. For works-related supply opportunities please contact BMW:
T: 6551 1600
Direct to Market program
The Department of Education has a new Direct to Market program giving Western Australian public schools the authority and autonomy to work directly with local community contractors to procure low risk minor works and maintenance projects valued up to $20 000 (including GST).
T: 9264 5128