Australian Industry Participation Plan (AIP Plan)


May apply to procurements valued at $20 million or more


Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Commonwealth Government

Legislation / Policy

Commonwealth Government Procurement Connected Policies information available at:

Legislation / Policy contact

02 6213 6404 /

Additional information

User guide for developing an AIP Plan and Template for developing an AIP Plan are both available at:


Australian Industry Participation (AIP) requirements aim to ensure full, fair and reasonable opportunities for Australian industry to bid for the supply of goods and/or services to Commonwealth procurements.

The AIP requirement includes work in major public and private projects in Australia, and procurements or projects receiving Australian Government funding of $20 million or more. The decision on whether an AIP plan will apply to a project is determined by the AIP Authority within the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.


There is no standard clause provided here. 

Instead, when preparing a tender valued at $20 million or more, you should phone 02 6213 6404 or email to discuss whether an AIP plan is required for your procurement.

Where an AIP plan is required, or if a tender is released before the AIP Authority has made a Determination on AIP plan requirements, appropriate model clauses to include in the tender documentation will be provided. Detailed guidance is available by emailing


Standardisation of contractual text results in efficiencies for both Parties to a contract. Any standard text provided by the AIP Authority within the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for inclusion in the Contract may need to be changed to align with the Contract terminology.

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science are now transitioning to a SmartForm AIP plan and Implementation Report process to replace the paper-based plan and report. Details will be provided once the SmartForm is publically available.

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