In order to meet the objectives of the department, DFAT engages with a large range of organisations. DFAT works with these organisations both in supporting the corporate responsibilities of the department and in the delivery of Australia’s Aid program.
Involvement with these groups is important to ensure suitable support for the department can be sourced as required. A broad and engaged base of suppliers ensures better outcomes for the department and contributes towards ensuring Value for Money outcomes.
Achieving value for money is a critical consideration for the achievement of DFAT’s strategic objectives. It is a requirement under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act (2013) and the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. Building on these requirements DFAT has developed eight Value for Money Principles to guide decision making and maximise the impact of its investments.
The following pages outline current and future business opportunities with DFAT and contain information on DFAT’s Procurement Policy framework.
More information about how DFAT works with partners is available on the who we work with page.