The National Procurement Commission presented at the 1st 2019 Finance Information Forum hosted by the Department of Finance on 11th July 2019. The presentation provided an overview of the National Procurement Act 2018 and provided a progress of reforms. An important discussion during the presentation was for all agencies to start thinking about the preparation of the National Budget Procurement Plan. Without a plan approved by the APC Committee, an agency cannot commence any procurement through the National Procurement Commission. As agencies begin to formulate their budget submissions for 2020 they should also be considering what major procurement need to commence and when.