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.