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On 17 June 2024 the Minister for Finance, Senator Katy Gallagher, announced updates to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs), and the introduction of the Commonwealth Supplier Code of Conduct (Code). Both the CPRs and the Code will come into effect on 1 July 2024. To support business’s preparation ahead of the effective date, information on the Code is available on the Finance website, and the Responding to an Approach to Market and If you are awarded a contract sections of the Selling to Government website. Further information on the changes to the CPRs is also available on the Finance website. Finance is updating content on the Selling to Government website to align with the updated CPRs.

This guide is for businesses that are interested in supplying goods or services to the Australian Government. It will help you better understand the specific requirements and processes involved.

Understand the Process

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If you are interested in doing business with the Australian Government, this Guide is your starting point.
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Find out how the Australian Government buys goods and services, and where you can find opportunities.
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All Australian Government organisations have procurement rules they must follow.
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Understand the process of responding to an approach to market, with practical advice on how to give your response the best chance for success.
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Understand what to expect if you win a contract with the Australian Government.
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Understand steps you can take to position yourself for the next opportunity.
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Understand payment and invoicing processes for Australian Government contracts.