Government procurement

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Public procurement


Briefing paper

Review of COVID-19 vaccine and treatment purchasing and procurement: executive summary and recommendations

Professor Jane Halton AO has submitted the final report of her independent review of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine and treatment procurements to the Albanese Government. This publication contains the executive summary and recommendations from the report.
Report

Digital Transformation Agency’s procurement of ICT-related services

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Digital Transformation Agency’s procurement of ICT-related services.
Report

Budgets, the economy and the Defence Strategic Review

This paper addresses how Defence can not only save money when purchasing a new cadre of weaponry, but do so in a way that benefits the economy. Both issues relate to affordability which may ultimately determine the impact of the Defence Strategic Review.
Report

Securing Australia’s defence supply chains

Australia faces increasing pressures on the global supply chains connecting national industries to the global economy. This report investigates the current state of play in Australia’s defence supply chains, and strategies that can be used to address emerging risks.
Report

Marles’ Defence Strategic Review—an exploding suitcase of challenges to resolve by March 2023

Stephen Smith and Angus Houston have an enormous amount to do and almost no time to do it. Prime Minister Albanese and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles have chosen them to be the independent heads of the Defence Strategic Review. This paper sets out the...
Case study

Procuring for broader outcomes

This case study looks at government procurement practices and strategies, assesses their impacts on the effectiveness of the procurement system and their influence on the economy at large.
Policy report

Integrating responsible business conduct in public procurement supply chains: economic benefits to governments

This paper provides insights for policy-makers and practitioners on the economic benefits of integrating responsible business conduct in public procurement supply chains. It analyses both direct and indirect economic benefits, and looks into the broader impact on businesses and individuals beyond national borders.
Report

The planning, construction and management of the Western Sydney Airport project

This inquiry report finds that the purchase of the Leppington Triangle land for the Western Sydney Airport project has breached the social contract between the Commonwealth and the public, by not providing any clear value for money and by creating arbitrary differences between landholders with...
Discussion paper

Competitive neutrality in NSW

Competitive neutrality policies currently require governments to account for the full cost of providing goods and services and make the value of any taxpayer subsidies explicit. This issues paper is the first stage in the review of NSW’s competitive neutrality policies and processes.
Report

Understanding the price of military equipment

Confusion reigns in discussions about the cost of the Department of Defence’s equipment projects. This report attempts to be a guide for the perplexed. It’s not a technical manual, but a plain-English discussion that unpacks the cost of Australian defence equipment projects.
Policy report

Building genuine trust: a framework and strategy for Indigenous STEM and cyber pathways

The authors of this paper propose that the Australian Defence organisation should enact a wider set of supporting measures—particularly in data and reporting to track professional development—that’s more likely to create more sustainable success that delivers organisational improvements and outcomes for Indigenous staff recruitment and...
Working paper

The competition myth – why competitive tendering fails

In this paper, the author provides an analysis of competitive tendering procedures and why there are preferable alternatives to current approaches to government procurement.
Policy report

A blueprint for better, cleaner jobs

The political, ecological and economic challenge of decarbonising Australia’s energy and industrial base is crying out for leadership. This report aims to provide insights and options to policy-makers, so that Australia can confront the challenges and seize the opportunities of action on climate change.
Report

Government procurement: a sovereign security imperative

This inquiry into procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure examines the context of the 'infrastructure pipeline' and industry’s capacity to deliver, while focusing on the role for federal government procurement in the planning, coordination and delivery of infrastructure projects.
Report

The future of Australia's aviation sector, in the context of COVID-19 and conditions post pandemic

This inquiry report recommends that the Australian government leverage its procurement processes and spending within the aviation sector to protect and lift standards, promote fair wages, conditions and job security, and ensure the effective operation of an aviation industry in the national interest.
Discussion paper

Confronting State capture

State capture occurs when powerful or wealthy interests interfere with decision-making and assume a degree of control over the democratic rule-making process itself. This report breaks down six modes of influence used in State capture.
Report

Pharmac Review: interim report

This interim report reviews the performance of New Zealand's medicines procurement agency, Pharmac.
Strategy

The action plan for critical technologies

This plan demonstrates the Australian government’s tangible actions to protect and promote critical technologies.
Policy report

Private gain, public pain

Through a broad overview of what works and what doesn’t and three detailed case studies dealing with aged care, COVID responses and the Victorian roads maintenance sector, this report shows that the Australian experience of privatisation, outsourcing and contracting of essential government services and Public...
Report

Report on Indigenous participation in employment and business

This report notes the great success of the Australian government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP), but suggests that improvements could still be made. These include performance measures that go beyond just the number and value of awarded contracts to include employment outcomes and skills transfers for...
Report

Study to identify methods to assess equity: report to the President

This report responds to the US Biden-Harris Administration's order 13985, outlining a whole-of-Government mandate to advance equity through a comprehensive approach to Government practices, including: management; policymaking (including through regulation and guidance); procurement, contracting, and budgeting; delivery of benefits and services; and data collection, reporting...
Report

Build it here: the economic cost of offshoring major transport projects in New South Wales

This report quantifies the forgone local economic activity to New South Wales resulting from offshoring major projects, through an examination of six major procurements made by the NSW government.
Report

COVID-19 procurements and deployments of the National Medical Stockpile

This audit is one of five performance audits conducted under phase one of the ANAO’s multi-year strategy that focuses on the effective, efficient, economical and ethical delivery of the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the second of two performance audits focused on...
Report

Megabang for megabucks: driving a harder bargain on megaprojects

Taxpayers end up paying too much for major road and rail projects in Australia because governments don’t drive a hard bargain on contracts with the big construction firms. This report argues that federal and state governments should stop worrying about the profitability of the industry...
Strategy

Victoria's zero emissions vehicle roadmap

This strategy document is all about leading the market – by replacing the Victorian government’s car fleet with zero emissions vehicles, as well as accelerating the transition to zero emissions public transport buses.