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Purchasing and procurement

The Department’s approach to procuring goods and services, including consultancies, is consistent with, and reflects the principles of, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

These rules are applied to activities through PM&C’s Accountable Authority Instructions and supporting financial management procedures and guidelines.

The Department’s procurement plan is published annually and is available on the AusTender website, www.tenders.gov.au. The plan is updated when circumstances change.

The Department undertakes competitive, non-discriminatory procurement processes, uses resources efficiently, effectively, economically and ethically, and makes decisions in an accountable manner.

There were no contracts in excess of $10,000 (including GST) or standing offers that were exempted by the Secretary from being published on AusTender on the basis that they would disclose exempt matters under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.