(1) This Part applies to all contracts for which a council is required by section 55 of the Act to invite tenders.Note : This Part does not apply to other kinds of contracts. However, a council may apply provisions of this Part (with any necessary alterations) to other kinds of contracts if it wishes to do so.
(1A) The following persons are prescribed for the purposes of section 55 (3) (a) of the Act:(i) Local Government Procurement Partnership (ABN 34 578 553 267),(ii) MAPS Group Limited trading as Procurement Australia (ABN 45 058 335 363).
(1B) To avoid doubt, a reference to a person prescribed by subclause (1A) includes any duly appointed agent of that person.
(2) For the purposes of section 55 (3) (n) of the Act, section 55 does not apply to a contract involving an estimated expenditure or receipt of an amount of less than $150,000.