Finance Minister's (CAC Act Procurement) Directions 2012

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  • These Directions:
    • require relevant CAC Act bodies to apply all Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) when undertaking procurement at or above the relevant procurement threshold, but do not require relevant CAC Act bodies to apply the CPRs for procurement below the relevant threshold; and
    • allow relevant CAC Act bodies to choose to apply the CPRs for procurement below the relevant threshold.
  • These Directions modify concepts from the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997, as used in the CPRs, to allow them to be replaced with concepts that can apply to the relevant CAC Act bodies. For example, references in the CPRs to œan agency are to be read as references to the relevant CAC Act body (refer to clauses 5 and 6).
  • The Directions apply to the relevant CAC Act bodies listed in Schedule 1 to the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Regulations 1997
  • These Directions are intended to apply the CPRs to the relevant CAC Act bodies to the same extent that the Finance Minister's (CAC Act Procurement) Directions 2009 applied the former Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines to the relevant CAC Act bodies.

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