Commonwealth Procurement Rules

The Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) commenced on 1 July 2022.

The 1 July 2022 CPRs, which replace the 14 December 2020 CPRs, include additional changes reflecting the Australian Government’s commitment to sourcing from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and ensuring more opportunities are available to SMEs to participate in Commonwealth procurement. The new CPRs will apply to any new procurements undertaken from 1 July 2022.

A table detailing all changes is available:

Previous official versions of the CPRs are available from the Federal Register of Legislation.

Information on procurement process considerations, including when the below procurement policy guides are relevant, can be found on the Procurement Practice page.

Contents - Commonwealth Procurement Rules – 1 July 2022

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