Statistics on Australian Government Procurement Contracts
Agencies subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997  (FMA) are required by the Commonwealth Procurement Rules to publish on AusTender standing offer arrangements and contracts with a value of $10,000 or more, to demonstrate that public procurement is open and transparent, and that agencies are accountable for procurement decisions. From 1 January 2005, Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act bodies subject to the Finance Minister's (CAC Act Procurement) Directions are also required to publish details of certain contracts and standing offers.
The following data presents aggregated information that has been extracted from AusTender, the Australian Government Procurement Information system. It reflects contractual information reported during the relevant financial year in accordance with agencies' procurement publishing obligations, and does not represent actual expenditure.
The data includes some procurement information for agencies that are not required by the policy to report their contracts. It does not contain details of contracts exempt from notification by the Chief Executive of an agency.
|Financial Year||Value $m||Number of Contracts|
|Threshold||Value $b||% of Total Value||Number of Contracts||% of Total Number|
|$80,000 and above||40.0||95.8%||24,045||29.2%|
|$80,000 - $249,999||2.0||4.8%||13,923||16.9%|
|$250,000 - $999,999||3.3||7.9%||7,178||8.7%|
|$1m - $4.999m||4.5||10.8%||2,172||2.6%|
|$5m and above||30.2||72.4%||772||0.9%|
Note: Agencies are required to report on AusTender procurement contracts valued at $10,000 and above. Under the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, additional rules apply to procurements valued at or above $80,000, other than Construction procurements, where a $9 million threshold applies.
Note: The Government's target for SME participation by contract value is 10%. SME participation for previous years was 34% in 2010-11, 32% in 2009-10, 29% in 2008-09 and 37% in 2007-08.
* Contracts identified by agencies as primarily or entirely based outside Australia.
|Total Uniquely Identified Businesses||% of Total Businesses||Total Contract Value $b||% of Total Value||Number of Contracts||% of Total Number|
Note: The United Nations Standard Products and Services Category (UNSPSC) Code is used by agencies to categorise their contracts to a specific industry sector. Please refer to AusTender  for detailed sectoral information.
|Category Title||Value $m||% of Total Value||% of SME Participation|
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Commercial and Military and Private Vehicles and their Accessories and Components
|Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies||4,540.5||11.2||90.4|
Politics and Civic Affairs Services
Building and Construction and Maintenance Services
Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
|Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services||1,784.2||4.4||57.9|
|Defence and Law Enforcement and Security and Safety Equipment and Supplies||1,757.9||4.3||15.3|
|Public Utilities and Public Sector Related Services||1,276.1||3.2||42.2|
|Education and Training Services||1,275.2||3.2||37.4|
|Fuels and Fuel Additives and Lubricants and Anti corrosive Materials||671.7||1.7||19.7|
|Transportation and Storage and Mail Services||442.0||1.1||29.7|
|Editorial and Design and Graphic and Fine Art Services||327.2||0.8||77.5|
|National Defence and Public Order and Security and Safety Services||249.1||0.6||19.9|
|Financial and Insurance Services||233.7||0.6||35.3|
|Travel and Food and Lodging and Entertainment Services||227.9||0.6||53.1|
|Electronic Components and Supplies||126.4||0.3||15.8|
|Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products||112.4||0.3||31.7|
|Total of Top 20||40,477.1|
|Agency||Value $m||% of Total Value||2011-12||2010-11||2009-10|
Department of Defence
Defence Materiel Organisation
|Department of Immigration and Citizenship||4,907.9||11.7||3||6||7|
Department of Health and Ageing
Australian Taxation Office
Department of Human Services
|Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations||1,229.2||2.9||7||4||3|
|Department of Finance and Deregulation||743.1||1.8||8||13||21|
|National Blood Authority||695.5||1.7||9||25||5|
|Australian Customs and Border Protection Service||632.3||1.5||10||21||16|
|Total Value $m||% of Total Value|
|Total of top 10 agencies||36,109.1||86.4|
|Total of other agencies||5,688.5||13.6|
|Grand total of all agencies||41,797.6||100.0|
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