This audit would consider the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s (Defence’s) procurement and contract management of the new Offshore Patrol Vessel fleet. The audit would examine the initial procurement and contracting arrangements, as well as construction performance during the build of the first patrol vessel.
Construction of the vessels commenced in 2018, with the first two vessels to be built in South Australia and the remaining 10 to be built in Western Australia.
Work program portfolio
This potential performance audit is featured in 1 annual audit work program portfolio: