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 Tenders and contracts

The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) publishes open approach to market tenders on AusTender. An Annual Procurement Plan (APP) is published on AusTender to provide potential suppliers with an indication of likely procurements in the coming financial year.

All contracts entered into for $10,000 or above, whether as a result of an open approach to market tender or other procurement method, are listed on AusTender.

AGD uses the Department of Finance's Commonwealth Contracting Suite (CCS) of standard documents for most procurements up to $200,000. This includes the Approach to Market (ATM), Response to ATM, Commonwealth Contract and the Commonwealth Purchase Order Terms. Procurements over $200,000 utilise agreements customised to the specific procurement.

Procurement related complaints

Complaint handling is undertaken in line with the requirements in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (GPJR Act).

Complaints in relation to an AGD procurement (the conduct of a procurement process) should be submitted in writing to the Contact Officer or Tender email address detailed in the request documentation and cc'd to Procurement@ag.gov.au.

Please notify AGD as soon as you become aware of the conduct that forms the basis of your complaint. In your complaint, please tell us:

  • what CPR you consider that AGD has breached or is proposing to breach, and/or provide sufficient detail in your complaint to allow AGD to investigate and respond to it, and
  • how your interests are affected by the alleged actual or proposed breach of the CPR and/or other conduct that you are complaining about, and
  • provide any relevant evidence in relation to your complaint.

For information on your obligations as a supplier when raising a complaint under the GPJR Act, see Handling complaints under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 Resource Management Guide 422 [PDF] available on the Department of Finance's website.

Invoicing

AGD requires that correctly rendered invoices be sent for payment to invoices@ag.gov.au (in PDF format 8 or above) or posted to: GPO Box 1245, TUGGERANONG BC ACT 2901.

A correctly rendered invoice must include the following information:

  • title of the services and details of the work performed
  • name of the department's representative
  • contract number
  • supplier's ABN, and if applicable, ACN,
  • supplier's bank account details (if these have not previously been advised to the department)
  • if no separate GST invoice is to be provided, such other information as is necessary to comply with the GST Act
  • a purchase order number must be quoted where the purchase is for $10,000 or above. An invoice should only relate to a single purchase order
  • for an invoice not relating to a purchase order, the invoice must state the email address of the AGD contact officer.