Appendix 9 - Competitive tendering and contracting
The ABS conducts its contracting and related administrative arrangements in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. Regular reviews are undertaken to ensure ABS staff have both access to, and are kept informed of, these guidelines.
The ABS procurement policy accords with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. Through observance of these policies and principles, the ABS is confident that its approach to competitive tendering and contracting has proven to be highly effective, resulting in value for money procurement outcomes for the ABS. The ABS has invested considerable resources into the training and development of its key procurement staff.
All contracts meet the requirements for providing the Auditor General with access to the contractor’s premises. ABS Annual Report 2004–05 Appendix 9