Annual Procurement Plan 2013-2014

Strategic Procurement Outlook

The overarching objective of Australia's foreign and trade policy is to advance Australia's national interest - the security and prosperity of Australians – by contributing to improvements in international security, national economic and trade performance and global cooperation.

The department seeks to realise the following key outcomes:

  1. The advancement of Australia's international strategic, security and economic interests through bilateral, regional and multilateral engagement on Australian Government foreign and trade policy priorities.
  2. The protection and welfare of Australians abroad and access to secure international travel documentation through timely and responsive travel advice and consular and passport services in Australia and overseas.
  3. A secure Australian Government presence overseas through the provision of security services and information and communications technology infrastructure, and the management of Commonwealth's overseas owned estate.

The department's work is carried out by staff in Canberra, in State and Territory offices and in our network of overseas posts.

The department's procurement policy provides for the efficient, effective and ethical delivery of its purchasing and procurement programs. Contractual arrangements entered into by the department are conducted in accordance with the principles of value for money and non-discrimination, and are in compliance with the various policies and legislation that regulate Commonwealth procurement, including the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (CPGs). All open approaches to the market are advertised on AusTender.

The procurements described in this plan are expected to be undertaken in 2013-14 based on the best information available at the time of publication. All planned procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The information in this Annual Procurement Plan is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the Government to purchase the described goods or services.

DFAT’s 2013-14 Annual Procurement Plan is available on the AusTender website