House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Inquiry into the efficiency and effectiveness of Commonwealth Government procurement policies

Report

On 23 March 1994, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology tabled its report on the efficiency and effectiveness of Commonwealth Government procurement policies entitled Australian Government purchasing policies: Buying our future - first report.

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This report is available in two parts to reduce download size.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters, 1 dissent and 7 appendices.

Australian Government purchasing policies: Buying our future - first report

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 4 (PDF 4225KB)
Preface, Contents, Terms of Reference, Committee Membership, List of Acronyms and Abbreviations, Summary, List of Recommendations

Ch1: Introduction

Ch2: Changing the system
Ch3: The role of purchasing policy in enhancing industry development
Ch4: Devolution


Part B: Chapter 5 to Appendix 7 (end) (PDF 4687KB)

Ch5: Electronic commerce and common use contracts
Ch6: Training and career development
Ch7: The Australian government credit card
Ch8: Other issues for concern
Dissenting report from Mr. B. Charles MP

Appendix 1: Conduct of the inquiry
Appendix 2: List of submissions
Appendix 3: List of hearings and witnesses
Appendix 4: List of exhibits
Appendix 5: Overseas Government purchasing policies and practices
Appendix 6: Purchasing agreements between state and federal governments
Appendix 7: Extract from report by the Christopher Company Pty Ltd

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