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DFAT Corporate Statement of Principles

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (the department) provides foreign, trade and development advice to the government and works with other government agencies to ensure that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively. In doing so, the department enters into contracts with a wide range of contractors for goods and services.

The department is governed by Commonwealth legislation that focuses on value for money, probity, due process and accountability. The department engages contractors to achieve results on behalf of the Australian Government in a manner consistent with these principles.

This Corporate Statement of Principles articulates the context in which the department endeavours to implement contracts and outlines the department's expectations of contractors and what contractors can expect from the department, in addition to specific terms and conditions detailed in the contract. It is separate from, and is not intended to affect, the legal rights of either party.

DFAT Corporate Statement of Principles (PDF 87kb)
DFAT Corporate Statement of Principles (Word 45kb)

Last Updated: 13 January 2015
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