Finance Minister's (CAC Act Procurement) Directions 2012
The Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) and the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) were repealed on 30 June 2014 and replaced by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) from 1 July 2014. Some provisions of the FMA and CAC Acts, however, will remain in force during the transition period; for example performance reporting requirements for the 2013-14 financial year.
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- Finance Minister's (CAC Act Procurement) Directions 2012 [ 203 KB]
- Finance Minister's (CAC Act Procurement) Directions 2012 [ 84 KB]
- 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 an 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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