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During 2018-19 AFMA continued to maintain a strong push on improved performance with respect to our responsibilities under the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. Our staff are kept well informed of any changes in procurement rules through our internal communication such as intranet news stories, revised templates and targeted training sessions.

Our approach to procurement and contract management is based on a self­service model enabling our staff at all levels within the organisation to undertake procurement and contract management activities within a clearly defined framework.

The relevant policies, procedures, tools and process maps are all easily accessible on our intranet for our staff to utilise. Importantly, training in procurement and contract management was delivered to all Executive Level staff across the organisation. To further support procurement and contract management capabilities within AFMA, a Community of Practice has been fostered so that experience can be shared with all our staff across the agency.


Australian National Audit Office Access clauses

All contracts valued at $100 000 or more (GST inclusive) let during the year provided for the Auditor-General to have access to the contractor's premises.

Exempt Contracts

The Chief Executive Officer did not exempt any contracts let during 2018-19 from being published on AusTender on the basis that publication would disclose exempt matters under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Advertising Campaigns

AFMA did not conduct any advertising campaigns during the year.

Discretionary Grants

AFMA did not administer any grants during the year.