When an accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity, or their delegate, gives effect to an arrangement or a grant, including decisions on establishing, varying and paying money. For example, a contract manager might decide that a milestone has been reached by the contractor and that payment is to be made to the contractor for reaching the milestone.


A person performing processing tasks in relation to an arrangement, without making any decisions about the arrangement, is not administering the arrangement.


To administer an arrangement a person should have a delegation or an authorisation of the power in:

    • section 23 of the PGPA Act or
    • section 32B of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997

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