Stage 6
Procurement route

Description of lifecycle stage

If procurement is not required for the fulfilment of the objectives, as set out in stage 2, then steps 6, 7, 8 and 9 will not be a part of your project lifecycle.

Procurement is the process of purchasing goods or services. There are many different routes by which the design and implementation of a system can be procured, and there are many sources of guidance as well as specialists within the Authority. The selected route should follow a strategy which fits the long-term objectives of the Authority’s business plan.


Considerations for Stage 6

  • Confirm the approach to procurement, and update the procurement strategy from Stage 1
  • Aspects that the procurement strategy should address are likely to include:
    • The Authority procurement and governance requirements
    • Speed;
    • Cost;
    • Quality;
    • Specific project constraints;
    • Risk;
    • Asset ownership; and
    • Financing.