Australia: NSW scraps ‘technical standards’ criteria in procurement shake-up

19 Sep 19: The NSW Government is to abolish its technical standards procurement categories as part of an effort to “simplify” the supply process. As of 1 October, the Procurement Technical Standards (PTx), which enforces additional application requirements for specific sub-categories, will be merged into other scheme categories. Specifically, the PTx is broken down into sub-parts that request partners in certain categories to gain further accreditation, demonstrate implementation experience or have participated in the NSW agency’s market engagement.