Commonwealth procurement procedures

17 July 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-041-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 884KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 16KB)
Chair's Preface (PDF 75KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 32KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 10KB)

Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2 - The Commonwealth Procurement Framework (PDF 138KB)

Commonwealth Procurement Rules
Australian supplier engagement in government procurement
Procurement-connected policies

Chapter 3 - Commonwealth procurement and the non-discrimination principle (PDF 110KB)

Application of the non-discrimination principle

Chapter 4 - Achieving value for money in Commonwealth procurement (PDF 74KB)

Assessing value for money

Chapter 5 - Barriers to participation in procurement (PDF 143KB)

Complexity of tender documentation
Lack of effective complaints process
Application of procurement-connected policies
Training and technical expertise of procurement officers

Chapter 6 (PDF 101KB)

The Stationery and Office Supplies Panel
How much copy paper does the Commonwealth use?
Value for money

Government senators' minority report (PDF 122KB)

Commonwealth procurement framework
Government procurement commitments from free trade agreements
Australian suppliers are competitive
Consideration of non-financial factors
Procurement capabilities
Ensuring standards
Addressing complexity
Complaints processes
Evaluation of programs and policies to assist industry
Procurement of paper

Appendix 1 - Submissions and Additional Information received by the Committee (PDF 13KB)
Appendix 2 - Public Hearings (PDF 15KB)
Appendix 3 - Defence Exempt Procurements (PDF 19KB)
Appendix 4 - Procurement-Connected Policies (PDF 78KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3530
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809