Commonwealth Procurement Rules

An amended version of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) commenced on 20 April 2019.

CPRs – 20 April 2019 [PDF document1MB]

The CPRs are the basic rule set for all Commonwealth procurements and govern the way in which entities undertake their own processes.

The CPRs have been updated to incorporate new requirements arising from the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018, an additional target for procuring from Small and Medium Enterprises, and other minor amendments. A table detailing all amendments is available as a pdf:

Entities should note that the changes to the CPRs are not retrospective. The new version of the CPRs will apply to any new procurement undertaken from 20 April 2019.

Official versions of the CPRs are available from the Federal Register of Legislation External link.

Commonwealth Procurement Rules – 20 April 2019 Contents


Division 1 - Rules for all Procurements

Division 2 - Additional rules for procurements at or above the relevant procurement threshold


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Last updated: 26 August 2019