Buying into our Future

June 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN: 978-1-74366-660-9

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List of Recommendations

Terms of Reference


  Committee Secretariat


Executive Summary

1. Introduction

  Referral and conduct of the Inquiry
  Scope of the Inquiry
  Structure of the Report

2. Commonwealth Procurement Framework

  Impact of Commonwealth procurement
  Commonwealth Procurement Framework

3. The amendments

  The new clauses

4. Implementation concerns


5. Implementation: guidelines and training

  Refining or expanding new clauses
  Procurement connected policies
  Training for procurement officers

6. Implementation: other issues

  Cultural change
  Applying Australian standards
  Design and innovation
  Contract management
  Accession to WTO GPA

7. International procurement models


8. Australian procurement models


9. Conclusion

  Support for new Commonwealth Procurement Rules
  Implementation issues
  Addressing implementation issues

A. List of Submissions

B. List of Witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4397

About this inquiry

On 1 December 2016, pursuant to the agreement of the House of Representatives and the Senate, a Joint Select Committee was established to inquire into and report on the Commonwealth procurement framework.

The committee is composed of five Senators and five Members.

Submissions are closed.

Past Public Hearings

08 May 2017: Canberra
19 Apr 2017: East Melbourne
29 Mar 2017: CANBERRA