On 28 July 2009, the former Minister for Finance and Deregulation, the Hon. Lindsay Tanner, released the 'Australian Government Procurement Statement'  which identified a number of measures related to the Government's procurement framework. These included the creation of the position of Procurement Coordinator.
The Procurement Coordinator assists the business community in matters relating to procurement activities conducted by the Australian Government.
The roles and responsibilities of the Procurement Coordinator are:
- providing external parties with an understanding of the Commonwealth Procurement framework;
- handling of certain complaints;
- monitoring issues related to Australian Government procurement; and
- reporting to the Minister for Finance and Deregulation on procurement matters.
Further information and assistance relevant to Australian Government procurement is available at the links below:
- Selling to the Australian Government
This guide is relevant to suppliers looking to do business with Australian Government departments and agencies that are required to apply the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs).
- Commonwealth Procurement Rules
The Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) establish the procurement policy framework within which agencies determine their own specific procurement practices.
- AusTender 
AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded.
- Lodging a Complaint with the Procurement Coordinator
The Complaints Handling Charter provides you with information on lodging a complaint for the Procurement Coordinator to consider, and how it will be dealt with.
For enquiries relating to the Australian Industry Participation initiatives in the Australian Government Procurement Statement, please contact the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting www.aip.gov.au  .
Inquiries about the Fair Work Principles as announced in the Australian Government Procurement Statement and their relation to Government procurement processes should be directed to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations by emailing email@example.com, or by visiting http://www.deewr.gov.au/fairworkprinciples .