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The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the administration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation targets in intergovernmental funding agreements in achieving policy objectives.
The objective of this audit is to examine the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) achievement of value for money objectives in the delivery of official development assistance through facility arrangements.
The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the administration of the mandatory minimum requirements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in major government procurements in achieving policy objectives.
The objective of this audit is to assess whether the strategic water purchases by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources were conducted consistent with government policy, supported by appropriate program design, were planned and executed appropriately, and, achieved value for money.
This audit would examine the effectiveness and value for money of the Department of Home Affairs’ management of the civil maritime surveillance services contract.
The Department of Home Affairs has a contract with Surveillance Australia, a subsidiary of Cobham Aviation, for the conduct of coastal patrol services using Dash 8 aircraft. The contract was established in 2006 and runs through to 2021.
This audit would examine the effectiveness of the Commonwealth’s Indigenous Procurement Policy in stimulating business development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, while maintaining value for money in government procurement. The audit would also assess the extent to which the recommendations from Auditor-General Report No. 1 of 2015–16, Procurement Initiatives to Support Outcomes for Indigenous Australians, have been implemented.
The Indigenous Procurement Policy was released on 25 May 2015 by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and the Minister for Finance, replacing the previous Indigenous Opportunities Policy. Since its commencement, over 1000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses have won more than $1,084 million of government contracts.
The policy outlines a series of annual procurement targets, rising from 0.5 per cent of domestic contracts (by number) in 2015–16 to three per cent from 2019–20. It also includes a mandatory set-aside rule for contracts in remote areas and contracts between $80,000 and $200,000, whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises can be given the chance to demonstrate value for money before an approach to the market.