Commonwealth Procurement Rules

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

Commonwealth Procurement Rules document
CPRs January 2019 [PDF document1.08MB] 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 has been prepared to assist entities in understanding the changes in moving to the updated rules from 20 April 2019, and 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.

For reference, the table of changes that were made for the 1 January 2019 CPRs is available here:

Current 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: 30 April 2019