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Report 431: Review of Auditor-General's Reports Nos. 24 to 32 (2011-12)

23 August 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-0-642-79772-8 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79773-5 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 441KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary Pages (PDF 139KB)
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 98KB)

Background to the review
The Committee’s report

Chapter 2 Administration of the Australia Network Tender Process (PDF 242KB)

Audit Report No.29 2011–12
Initiation of the tender process
Amendment and termination of the tender process
Procurement framework
Developments taking place since the tender’s termination
The ANAO Audit
Overall audit conclusion
‘Lessons learned’ for future procurements
The Committee’s review
The decision to go to tender
Clarity of the tender approval process
Transparency of evaluation criteria weightings
Handling of confidential tender information
Conflict of interest perceptions
Complaint handling processes
Permanent arrangements for the service
Committee Comment

Chapter 3 Establishment and Use of Procurement Panels (PDF 206KB)

Audit Report No.31 2011–12
Procurement Panels
The legislative and policy framework
The ANAO Audit
Overall audit conclusion
ANAO recommendations
The Committee’s review
Guidance by the Department of Finance and Deregulation
Documentation of value for money considerations
Internal audit findings
Central Procurement Units
Approvals under Regulation 9 of the FMA Act
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
Multi-agency access to panels
Reporting on AusTender
Evaluation of procurement panel effectiveness
Committee comment
The role of the Department of Finance and Deregulation
Documentation of value for money
Evaluation of procurement panel effectiveness
Internal audit findings
Regulation 9 approvals and the role of Central Procurement Units
Multi-agency access and whole of government procurement

Appendix A — Public Hearings (PDF 66KB)
Appendix B — Submissions (PDF 64KB)
Appendix C - Decision-making arrangements for the Australia Network tender process[1] (PDF 108KB)

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