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In 2018–19, PSR sourced goods and services in accordance with the principles set out in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

The agency’s purchase of goods and services reflected the mandatory guidelines, focusing on:

  • value for money
  • encouraging competition
  • efficient, effective and ethical use of Australian Government resources
  • accountability and transparency
  • compliance with other Australian Government policies.

PSR has outsourced some air travel management services. As part of service delivery arrangements with the provider, PSR requires the ‘lowest practical fare’ when procuring air travel for all PSR employees and part-time office holders.