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

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