Policy Framework

Please note the 1 July 2024 CPRs implement a range of changes that may not be reflected throughout all currently available guidance materials. The Department of Finance is in the process of updating all guidance materials. Until this process is complete, references to CPR paragraph numbers and footnotes may be inaccurate.

Understanding the Australian Government’s procurement policy framework (the framework) is the key to ensuring optimal value for money in purchasing decisions.  The Framework establishes the Government’s expectation for all departments and agencies when performing duties in relation to procurement.  It also governs how agencies procure property or services and reinforces the fundamental procurement principle of value for money.


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