Highlight House (ACT) by Mather Architecture is an example of procurement using an ABIC SW contract. Photographer: Aarthi Ayyar-Biddle. Traditional land owners: the Wiradjuri people.Read time: 1 minute

Procurement is the act or process of bringing about or bringing into existence buildings. It may also refer to the acquiring of buildings already existing but most commonly it refers to the total process of bringing into being a building that was not there before and embraces all the activities that might be necessary to the objective. The term ‘procurement’ may also refer to the acquiring and engagement of architectural services – ‘to procure architectural services’. Refer to related resources below for further information about the procurement of architectural services.