Tasmania Online Contracts

Common Use Contracts of the Tasmanian Government

The contracts on this Web site have been established by the Department of Treasury and Finance where a common requirement for goods or services across Government agencies has been identified.

Common Use Contracts are standing offers from suppliers for goods and services supplied for a period of time based on specified terms and conditions, and which may include agreed prices. Common Use Contracts aggregate buying power to gain efficiencies in the procurement process and achieve the best available value for money.

Common Use Contracts are available for use by a number of groups of organisations for procurement of goods and services. A Common Use Contracts index is available and links with a description of each contract.

Organisations eligible to access Common Use Contracts include:
  1. Inner-Budget Government agencies. Under Treasurer's Instruction 1112, agencies must use certain established Common Use Contracts unless otherwise authorised by the Secretary, Department of Treasury and Finance. The Common Use Contracts index lists and describes the common use contracts established by Treasury.
  2. Government Business Enterprises (GBEs), State Owned Companies, Statutory Authorities and Local Government. These organisations can access selected Common Use Contracts.
  3. Organisations that satisfy Income Tax Exempt Charities (ITEC) requirements refer to link https://www.ato.gov.au/Non-profit/Your-organisation/Do-you-have-to-pay-income-tax-/Income-tax-exempt-organisations/. These organisations can apply for authorisation to access some of the Common Use Contracts by completing and returning the contract access application form.

Other charitable organisations that consider that they may be eligible for access to the Tasmanian Government's Common Use Contracts can contact the Procurement and Property Branch of Treasury on (03) 6166 4220 for more information.