DFAT Procurement Framework

Procurement conducted by DFAT is governed by a legislative and policy framework comprising:

DFAT Contractor Statement of Principles

The Statement of Principles articulates the context in which DFAT endeavors to implement contracts and outlines DFAT’s expectations of contractors and what contractors can expect from DFAT, in addition to specific terms and conditions detailed in the contract. It is separate from, and is not intended to affect, the legal rights of either party.

DFAT’s Inaugural Aid Supplier Conference 2017 Presentations

DFAT’s inaugural Aid Supplier Conference, held on 17 February 2017, was an initiative to foster communication and shared understanding with aid suppliers to deliver an aid program that effectively contributes to Australia’s national interest by promoting prosperity, stability and security in our region. The conference attracted widespread interest from a diverse aid supplier community.


Information contained in the Aid Supplier Conference presentations are provided for conference discussion only, and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for any described services. This information is subject to changes, delays, revision or cancellations. Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Australian Government.

Doing Business with DFAT Guide

DFAT is always looking to enhance the way it does business with its partners.

The "Doing Business with DFAT Guide" describes DFAT procurement, outlines how to pursue business opportunities, and offers hints and tips on tendering for DFAT procurements.

Further to this Guide, the Department of Finance’s Understanding Selling to Government provides information for businesses wanting to do business with the Australian Government.

Last Updated: 14 March 2017