Tenders and other business opportunities

Open approaches to market (ATMs) and tender documents published by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are available on the Australian Government's procurement information system, AusTender.

The Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott MP, announced on 18 September 2013 that the Australian Agency for International Development would be integrated into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to better align Australia’s foreign, aid and trade interests.

Previously separate AusAID and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Procurement Plans will be consolidated into one document. This will be published on AusTender under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's entry. This will also apply to any future entries.

Current commercial agreements with AusAID are not affected by the integration. No amendments or novations to existing agreements are required. They remain legally binding as the contracting entity continues to be the Commonwealth of Australia.

From 1 November all new market approaches issued and contracts entered for aid will reflect the name change, a new ABN (47 065 634 525 002) and amended references to aid related policies. Existing agreements will be updated in the course of routine amendments to reflect these changes.

The accounts processing area will formally advise suppliers regarding the new ABN and any related changes to invoicing requirements.

Should you have any further questions on aid related procurement please email tenders@dfat.gov.au. Please note that all emails to former AusAID contacts should be adjusted to include a @dfat.gov.au suffix.

To find current DFAT ATMs on the AusTender website:

This will list all current DFAT ATMs.

Aid related tenders and grants

Information about aid related tenders and grants, including business opportunities and notifications, current tenders, grant funding arrangements, funding schemes and more can be found on the Aid related tenders and grants page.

Senate Order on Government Agency Contracts

Departmental contracts with the value of $100,000 or more which have not been fully performed or were entered into during the 12 month reporting period.

Consultancy services

Detailed information, including a summary of the department's policy on the selection and engagement of consultants and the value of consultancy contracts let during the year to the value of $10,000 or more, is available in an appendix to the Department's Annual Report.

Annual Procurement Plan

The department publishes an Annual Procurement Plan, comprising of major planned procurement to be undertaken in the forthcoming financial year.

Commonwealth Procurement Rules

The department's procurement and contracting activities are conducted in accordance with the principle of value for money as per the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.