Policy paper

Government Commercial Operating Standards

These standards form part of a suite of functional standards that set expectations for management within government.

Documents

Government Functional Standard - GovS 008: Commercial

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GCOS on-boarding guidance

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GCOS Assessment Tool

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Commercial Pipeline

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The purpose of these standards is to set expectations and drive consistency in the planning, management and execution of commercial activities, ensuring contracts and relationships with suppliers realise value for money and result in delivery of high-quality public services.

  • Government Functional Standard - GovS 008: Commercial replaces the Government Commercial Operating Standards iteration ii as of May 2019.
  • Government Commercial Standards Assessment Framework - GovS 008: Annex E allows organisations to assess their adherence to the standards and overall performance against best practice.

GCOS on-boarding guidance video

Published 4 February 2016
Last updated 13 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Attachment GCOS assessment tool updated

  2. GCOS assessment tool updated

  3. Updated Government Commercial Standards Assessment Framework - GovS 008: Annex E

  4. Updated attached documents and added in guidance video.

  5. Updated standards documents and page text.

  6. New Commercial Pipeline added.

  7. Updated commercial operating standards document

  8. Updated commercial standards for government guidance document.

  9. First published.