Panel Arrangements

Principles

 Panel characteristics
Nature A panel is the end result of a procurement process, where a number of suppliers are appointed through a contract or deed of standing offer.
Assessment A panel is formed following an assessment of suppliers against evaluation criteria.  Only suppliers that represent value for money would be included on a panel.
Method of procurement The procurement process has already been conducted to establish the panel.  Procurement can then be undertaken directly with any supplier on the panel.
Opportunity for inclusion Unless a panel has been established with the ability to add new suppliers (i.e refreshable), the opportunity for additional suppliers to join the panel will generally be limited.

 

Panel Arrangements

  1. A panel arrangement is a tool for the procurement of goods or services regularly acquired by entities.  In a panel arrangement, a number of suppliers are selected, each of which are able to supply identified goods or services to an entity.
  2. A panel is generally established by open tender and is usually established through deeds of standing offer (deeds) with contracts formed under those deeds when the goods or services are acquired.

Last updated: 18 January 2018