Factsheet: Corporate Commonwealth Entities and Commonwealth Companies
Corporate Commonwealth entities (CCEs) and Commonwealth Companies are encouraged to opt-in to use the Panel. Use of the Panel will be mandatory for all non-corporate Commonwealth entities (NCCEs) as defined in the Legal Services Directions 2017. Once an Agency opts in to use the Panel, the Agency will be required to source its external legal services from the Panel, subject to the Legal Services Panel Guidance Material (including the Flexibility Framework).
Using the Panel for external legal services will fulfil the procurement obligations of prescribed CCEs that are subject to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs). A full list of prescribed CCEs can be found in rule 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.