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Generally, during 2018-2019, OPC’s purchasing was confined to simple procurement processes. Given the nature and extent of OPC’s procurement activity, there is no current need to establish an accredited procurement unit within OPC.

OPC continues to consider cooperative agency procurement as an option when procuring property and services. A number of contracts are in place where a cooperative arrangement has been used, with OPC benefiting from support and savings and reduced procurement costs, by accessing contracts from larger portfolio agencies.

OPC has complied with the core policies and practices as identified in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and OPC’s Accountable Authority Instructions and Office Procedural Circulars.

OPC’s Annual Procurement Plan is reviewed annually and published on the AusTender website at www.tenders.gov.au.