Australia implements NEW Commonwealth Procurement Rules – 1 July 2012

With effect from 1 July 2012 the Commonwealth Procurement Rules replace the old procurement guidelines in Australia.

The new rules retain much of the form and content of the Commonwealth Guidelines which they replace but are intended to modernise and clarify the regulation of public procurement across Australia. For instance, mandatory and discretionary provisions are highlighted to avoid doubt and a process analogous to OJEU advertisement is introduced via the Austender website to cover regulated open procurements.

Linked below are the Rules themselves and an excellent review article from today’s Sydney Herald.

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