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During 2020–21, IP Australia’s procurement and contracts team continued to ensure that all commitments entered into were consistent with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and that authorised delegates achieved value for money for the Australian Government.

IP Australia’s Accountable Authority Instructions require the use of purchase orders for all purchases valued at more than $10,000. This assists in tracking commitments and meeting accountability requirements.

As necessary, we publish our annual procurement plan on AusTender to give prospective suppliers advance knowledge of anticipated procurement opportunities for the next 12 months.

IP Australia supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. SME and small enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website.