1. Foreword

I am proud to make these Commonwealth Procurement Rules under section 105B(1) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). The Commonwealth Procurement Rules (F2017L00136) are repealed. This instrument commences on 1 January 2018.

The Commonwealth Procurement Rules are the keystone of the Government’s procurement policy framework. They are supported by a range of tools including guidance material and templates developed by the Department of Finance to ensure accountability and transparency, and reduce the costs and complexity of conducting business with the Government.

Flexibility within the rules provides opportunities for innovation, access to government contracts, and the ability for officials to design processes that reflect the size, scope and risk of the procurement. The framework reflects officials’ responsibilities, including under the PGPA Act and Australia’s international obligations, and factors that must be considered in meeting the core rule of achieving value for money.



Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

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Last updated: 17 January 2019