The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s procurement and contract management of the Offshore Patrol Vessel project.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether:

  • the Department of Defence conducted an effective tender and evaluation process for the procurement of the Offshore Patrol Vessels, which achieved value for money;
  • the department has established fit-for-purpose contracting arrangements;
  • the construction of the Offshore Patrol Vessels is meeting its milestones; and
  • the Offshore Patrol Vessel project effectively supports the delivery of the Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan.