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AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government procurements. Reporting on AusTender is mandated in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) for all non-corporate Commonwealth entities, and a select number of prescribed corporate Commonwealth entities (Paragraph 2.3).

This is the third information report prepared by the ANAO on Australian government procurement contract data reported on AusTender, and it analyses Australian government procurement contract data with reported start dates between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2022.

Selected key findings

  • 824,178 contracts were reported on AusTender with a start date between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2022, with a total commitment of $565 billion in value.
  • One-third of the total contract value was committed through amendments over the last 10 years, and the value of contract amendments to existing contracts has increased from $4 billion in 2012–13 to $28 billion in 2021–22.
  • The median value of parent contracts has increased over the 10 years from $35,568 in 2012–13 to $68,064 in 2021–22. When a contract has an amendment to its value, the median value of contract amendments has increased, from $59,151 in 2012–13 to $122,066 in 2021–22.
  • The committed value of procurements was highest for the procurement categories of ‘Commercial and Military and Private Vehicles and their Accessories and Components’ ($123 billion), ‘Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services ($107 billion) and ‘Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services’ ($57 billion). These three categories also had the greatest number of contracts.
  • The use of the open tender procurement method has increased, from 40 per cent of all contracts in 2012–13 to 55 per cent in 2021–22.
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Auditor-General Report No.11 2022–23