Commonwealth procurement procedures – paper procurement

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On 2 February 2016, the following matter was referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by the 23 June 2016:

Commonwealth procurement procedures – paper procurement, with particular reference to:

  1. progress made by the Government to address the recommendations in relation to paper procurement in the Finance and Public Administration References Committee’s report, Commonwealth procurement procedures (tabled 17 July 2014);
  2. the impact of procurement connected policies, with particular reference to the ICT Sustainability Plan and the National Waste Policy, on securing manufacturing investment and jobs in the paper sector; and
  3. any other related matters.

Submission closing date is 31 March 2016. The reporting date is 23 June 2016.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
fpa.sen@aph.gov.au