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Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines - FMG 1

The Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (CPGs) establish the core procurement policy framework and articulate the Government's expectations of all departments and agencies (agencies) subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 [External Site] (FMA Act) and their officials1, when performing duties in relation to procurement.

The CPGs establish the procurement policy framework within which agencies determine their own specific procurement practices.

The CPGs should be read in conjunction with the procurement related Finance Circulars.

Updated Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines took effect from 1 December 2008.

Full Publication

Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines - 1 December 2008 PDF version [PDF Document 249 KB]
Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines - 1 December 2008 RTF version [RTF Document 7.9 MB]

1. Official is defined in section 5 of the FMA Act to mean a person who is in an Agency or is part of an Agency.

Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines – December 2008

Table of Contents



  1. Purpose
  2. Scope
  3. The Legislative and Policy Framework

Division 1 Procurement Principles

  1. Value for Money
  2. Encouraging Competition
  3. Efficient, Effective and Ethical Use of Resources
  4. Accountability and Transparency

Division 2: Mandatory Procurement Procedures For Covered Procurements

  1. Mandatory Procurement Procedures


Copyright Notice

© Commonwealth of Australia 2008
ISBN 1 921182 47 4
Department of Finance and Deregulation
This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the Commonwealth.
Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the Commonwealth Copyright Administration, Attorney General’s Department, Robert Garran Offices, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 or posted at [External Site]

Contact for information on this page: Procurement Agency Advice

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Last Modified: 28 November, 2008