This audit report examines the administration of the Australia Network tender process identifies lessons learned from the conduct of the process to inform future procurement activities.
The Australia Network is an Australian Government funded overseas television broadcasting service established to pursue foreign and trade policy objectives, including:
• promoting Australia’s engagement across the Asia‐Pacific and Indian subcontinent;
• fostering an understanding of Australia as a dynamic, culturally diverse nation; and
• raising awareness of Australia’s economic and trade capabilities.
The audit examined the administration of the tender process for the Australia Network, including: planning; conduct of the tender; and managing the change in tender conditions. The audit also considered the advice provided to government and the manner in which government decisions were implemented, including compliance with procurement requirements.