Updated Commonwealth Procurement Rules 1 March 2017

Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Updated CPRs apply from today (1 March 2017). 

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The updates include new requirements for officials to:

  1. Check the ability of suppliers to meet Standards that apply to goods and services and compliance with those Standards.
  2. Check compliance with regulations and regulatory frameworks, including:
    1. labour regulations, including ethical employment practices;
    2. occupational, health and safety; and
    3. environmental impacts.
  3. Consider the economic benefit of the procurement to the Australian economy if the procurement is valued at over $4 million.

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