We buy goods and services from outside the department. The way we do this is set by the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

We buy goods and services from outside the department. The way we do this is set by the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs). A core principle in these rules is value for money.

To make sure we achieve value for money in all our purchases, we:

  • encourage competition
  • promote the use of resources in an efficient, effective, ethical and economical way
  • make decisions that are accountable and transparent.

We publish all open tender opportunities on the Australian Government Electronic Tender System to AusTender. We also report all awarded contracts greater than $10 000 on AusTender.

If you have a complaint about a procurement process you can contact the department. In the first instance, please use the contact details provided in the tender opportunity.

The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 establishes an independent complaint mechanism for government procurement processes. If you would like to make a complaint under this legislation, please contact clientservice [at] communications.gov.au.