Procurement and Contracts

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Information for tenderers and others about contracts and procurement within the department. How to find information on departmental tenders.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) undertakes all procurement consistent with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and the Commonwealth Competitive Neutrality Policy.

Department tenders

All the department tenders are managed through the AusTender website.

You can use the Aus Tender advanced search to locate information about the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the former Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business tenders.

Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP)

For Commonwealth contracts valued at $7.5 million (GST inclusive), Commonwealth entities are required to include minimum requirements for employing Indigenous Australians and using Indigenous enterprises in the contractor’s supply chain. A definition of the minimum requirements is located on the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) website.

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018

From 20 April 2019, the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (the Act) will be in effect. The Act enables a supplier to raise complaint with the department about a contravention of the relevant Commonwealth Procurement Rules. The method to raise a complaint can be found at the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 page.

Links to information:

Senate Continuing Order – Listing of Departmental and Agency Contracts