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Disclaimer

Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Environment Australia Annual Report 2000-01

Environment Australia, 2001
ISSN 1441-9335

Purchasing

The principles included in the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines are incorporated into Environment Australia's procedural rules for procurement. These are distributed throughout the Department via the intranet.

Environment Australia has a Procurement Review Board which ensures that all aspects of the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines and the Department's procurement requirements are adequately met before entering into any commitment or contract over $100 000.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued instructions in relation to the procurement of goods and services that oblige procurement staff to adhere to the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. In addition, senior procurement staff have been appointed to oversee and exercise delegations to the extent necessary to ensure compliance. Internal documents have been created to enable effective control and management of the process.

The Australian Antarctic Division has purchasing procedures designed to conform with the core policies and principles of the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. An internal control process involving appropriate documentation and exercising delegations assists effective management of the process.