The objective of this audit is to assess the extent to which entities’ establishment and use of procurement panels supports the achievement of value for money outcomes.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether the selected entities complied with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and followed related guidance when:

  • establishing procurement panels; and
  • using procurement panels.


The entities selected for audit are:

  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
  • Digital Transformation Agency
  • Services Australia

Contribute to this audit

The ANAO welcomes members of the public contributing information for consideration when conducting performance audits. Performance audits involve the independent and objective assessment of the administration of an entity or body’s programs, policies, projects or activities. They also examine how well administrative support systems operate.

The ANAO does not have a role in commenting on the merits of government policy but focuses on assessing the efficient and effective implementation of government programs, including the achievement of their intended benefits.

The audit you have selected is currently collecting audit evidence and is seeking input from members of the public. We particularly value information that deals with significant matters or insights into the administration of the subject of this audit. Information can be submitted either by uploading a file, or by entering your information into the comments box below.

While your contribution will be considered, and handled with care, you will not automatically receive feedback about your contribution. However, if you provide your contact details, you may be contacted regarding your contribution.

Please note that contributions are intermittently monitored. We aim to consider all contributions within 14 days of receipt.

We anticipate accepting contributions to this audit until Sunday 15 December 2019.

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