As a non-corporate Commonwealth entity, the Clean Energy Regulator's purchasing and procurement policies and practices are consistent with:
All open tender opportunities of $80 000 and above (inclusive of GST) are advertised on the AusTender website. The agency reviews all procurements of $50 000 and above (inclusive of GST) to ensure they are conducted in accordance with the procurement framework. The procurement methods aim not to discriminate against small and medium-sized enterprises.
The Clean Energy Regulator updates its Annual Procurement Plan quarterly. This plan, available on the AusTender website, outlines the planned procurement for the forthcoming year. This gives prospective suppliers the opportunity to prepare for potential work with the Clean Energy Regulator.
The Clean Energy Regulator procures consultancy services in accordance with its procurement framework.
Twenty new consultancy contracts were awarded during 2014–15 involving total actual expenditure of $512 101.30 (inclusive of GST). Three consultancy contracts, involving total actual expenditure of $20 856 (inclusive of GST), were ongoing in 2014–15.
All consultancy contracts valued at $10 000 (inclusive of GST) or more awarded in 2014–15 are published on the AusTender website.
This annual report contains information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of individual contracts for consultancies is available on the AusTender website at
Any contracts of $100 000 (inclusive of GST) or more awarded during 2014–15 included a provision for the Auditor-General to have access to the contractor's premises.
In 2014–15, the Chief Executive Officer did not exempt any standing offer or contract in excess of $10 000 (inclusive of GST) from being published on the AusTender website.
The Clean Energy Regulator supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance website.
Consistent with paragraph 5.4 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, the Clean Energy Regulator uses the following initiatives and practices to support Small and Medium Enterprises:
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