An amended version of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) commenced on 20 April 2019.
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
Information on procurement process considerations, including when the below procurement policy guides are relevant, can be found on the Procurement Practice page.
- Consideration of Relevant Regulations and/or Frameworks
- Application and Verification of Standards
- Consideration of Broader Domestic Economic Benefits in Procurement