Eligibility to Use the Panel
As a coordinated procurement, use of the Panel is:
- mandatory for non-corporate Commonwealth entities (NCEs) that are subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and
- optional for corporate Commonwealth entities (CCEs) and Commonwealth companies (CCs), including Government Business Enterprises (GBEs), authorised by the Department of Finance (Finance) to use the Panel.
In the spirit of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, prescribed CCEs listed in section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 are strongly encouraged to participate in the arrangement through a Deed of Participation.
The PGPA Act Flipchart and List available on the Finance website identifies NCEs, CCEs and CCs.
How to opt-in to use the Panel
NCEs are able to manage Panel access for their staff through AusTender’s Dynamic Sourcing for Panels (DS4P).
Other entities such as CCEs, CCs and GBEs who wish to access the Panel and gain procurement efficiencies when sourcing Management Advisory Services, must first notify the MAS Panel Management team via email: MASPanel@finance.gov.au. The MAS Panel Management team will review your request to participate and provide you with further details including a Deed of Participation which establishes the conditions of participation for CCEs, CCs and GBEs. The Deed of Participation standardises the use of the Panel which is essential to maintain the integrity of the Panel and consistency for Service Providers.
Access will be granted once a duly approved and executed Deed of Participation is provided to Finance.
Should you have any questions, please contact Finance’s MAS Panel Management team through one of the following:
Ph: (02) 6215 3399