The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness to date of the Department of Defence’s procurement of six evolved Cape Class patrol boats.

Audit criteria

The high-level audit criteria are set out below. The ANAO will examine:

  • Did the Department of Defence (Defence) effectively assess its capability requirements and options?
  • Did Defence effectively advise government?
  • Did Defence conduct an effective procurement process that supported the achievement of its capability requirements and value for money?
  • Has Defence established fit-for-purpose contracting arrangements for the acquisition?
  • Has Defence established fit-for-purpose governance arrangements for the acquisition?
  • Is Defence meeting program milestones and supporting the delivery of capability requirements?

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