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Purchasing and procurement

Our purchasing activities were undertaken in accordance with the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), Commonwealth Procurement Rules and the Indigenous Procurement Policy.

The CEO’s Accountable Authority Instructions (AAIs) support these principles by providing further direction to DTA officials when conducting procurements on behalf of our agency.

The AAIs are based on the principles of a competitive, non‐discriminatory procurement processes, proper use of government resources, and making decisions in an accountable and transparent manner.

Our centralised procurement team provides guidance and advice for DTA officials undertaking procurement activities.

In 2017-18, the DTA published the following on the AusTender website:

  • details of publicly available business opportunities with a value of $80,000 or more
  • details of all contracts awarded with a value of $10,000 or more.

By publishing on AusTender, we ensure that information is available to industry, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs) while simplifying the way business interacts with government online.