finance.gov.au

Contact and help

Statistics on Australian Government Procurement Contracts

Introduction

Agencies subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 [External Site] (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.

Total Procurement Contracts Reported
Financial Year Value $m Number of Contracts
2011-12 41,797.6 82,301
2010-11 32,641.4 79,286
2009-10 42,694.3 80,969
2008-09 32,962.4 85,870
2007-08 26,361.8 69,493
2006-07 28,978.5 82,532
2005-06 29,388.4 87,132

 

2011-12 Procurement Contracts by Value Threshold
Threshold Value $b % of Total Value Number of Contracts  % of Total Number
Below $80,000 1.8 4.2% 58,256 70.8%
$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.

2011-12 Procurement Contracts: SME Participation
Total SME Other
Value $m 41,797.6 16,213.7 25,583.9
% 100% 38.8% 61.2%
Number 82,301 45,588 36,713
% 100% 55.3% 39.8%

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.

2011-12 Procurement Contracts: Overseas
Total Overseas*
Value $m 41,797.6 6,353.9
% 100% 15.2%
Number 82,301 4,068
% 100% 4.9%

* Contracts identified by agencies as primarily or entirely based outside Australia.

2011-12 Procurement Contracts: Individual Business Participation
  Total Uniquely Identified Businesses % of Total Businesses Total Contract Value $b % of Total Value Number of Contracts % of Total Number
SME 10,927 86.8% 16.2 38.8% 45,588 55.4%
Other 1,663 13.2% 25.6 61.2% 36,713 44.6%
Total 12,590 100% 41.8 100% 82,301 100%

Procurement Contracts: Ratio of Goods to Services
Total Goods Services
2011-12 Value $m 41,797.6 18,728.5 23,069.0
% 100% 44% 55%
Number 82,301 33,244 49,057
% 100% 40% 60%
2010-11 Value $m 32,641.4 12,239.9 20,401.5
% 100% 37% 63%
Number 79,286 30,860 48,426
% 100% 39% 61%
2009-10 Value $m 42,694.3 14,355.5 28,338.8
% 100% 34% 66%
Number 80,969 34,175 46,794
% 100% 42% 58%

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 [External Link] for detailed sectoral information.

2011-12 Procurement Contracts: Top 20 Categories for Goods and Services
Category Title Value $m % of Total Value % of SME Participation

Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services

8,568.9 21.2 50.7

Commercial and Military and Private Vehicles and their Accessories and Components

7,761.6 19.2 11.8
Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies 4,540.5 11.2 90.4

Politics and Civic Affairs Services

3,620.9 8.9 14.5

Building and Construction and Maintenance Services

3,088.2 7.6 36.0

Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications

2,611.0 6.5 25.6
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
Healthcare Services 1,613.0 4.0 39.4
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
Environmental Services 189.2 0.5 63.5
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

2011-12 Procurement Contracts: Top 10 FMA Agencies
2011-12 Rank
Agency Value $m % of Total Value 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10

Department of Defence

11,615.1 27.8 1 1 2

Defence Materiel Organisation

11,320.1 27.1 2 2 1
Department of Immigration and Citizenship 4,907.9 11.7 3 6 7

Department of Health and Ageing

1,875.5 4.5 4 10 11

Australian Taxation Office

1,603.6 3.8 5 5 4

Department of Human Services

1,486.7 3.6 6 9 18
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

 

2011-12 Procurement Contracts: Value of Top 10 FMA Agencies Comparison
  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

 


Contact for information on this page: Procurement Agency Advice


Back to top

Last Modified: 17 December, 2012