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Black Economy – increasing the integrity of Government procurement

Following the 2018-19 Budget announcement to increase the integrity of the Commonwealth procurement process, the Government is seeking comments from interested parties on the draft procurement connected policy (PCP) that was informed by an initial consultation process from 15 May to 15 June 2018.

The draft PCP will, once finalised, implement a recommendation of the Black Economy Taskforce to require businesses seeking to tender for Australian Government procurement contracts over $4 million (inclusive of GST) to provide a statement of tax record from the Australian Taxation Office that indicates that they are generally compliant with their tax obligations. The PCP sets out the key components that are aimed at improving the integrity of the procurement process and provides guidance to assist all relevant Commonwealth entities in implementing the policy.

The Regulation Impact Statement requirements have been satisfied by the independent review carried out by the Black Economy Taskforce.

Stakeholders are encouraged to provide their views on the proposed system.

Responding

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 21 December 2018.

Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

How to respond

Post

Address written submissions to:

The Treasury
Black Economy Division
Langton Crescent
PARKES ACT 2600

Enquiries

blackeconomy@treasury.gov.auKathleen de Kleuver +61 2 6263 3348