The AAT's procurement policies and practices reflect the principles and requirements in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. Our Accountable Authority Instructions and other guidance material support staff with purchasing duties to secure value for money, encourage competition, ensure the efficient, effective, economical and ethical use of government resources, provide accountability and transparency, and ensure compliance with other Australian Government policies.
In relation to major purchases and contracts, open tender or prequalified tender processes are employed unless the procurement purchase was covered by a mandatory whole-of-government arrangement or a limited tender was appropriate in the particular circumstances. For purchases and contracts below the mandatory tender threshold, at least three quotes are generally required, together with an assessment of the need justifying the purchase request and an analysis of why the selected quote would achieve value for money.
Information on previous tenders is available from the AusTender website.