Please note: as of August 2022 the title of the 'Black Economy Procurement Connected Policy’ has been revised to the 'Shadow Economy Procurement Connected Policy’
This Procurement connected policy outlines the key components of the Commonwealth Government's policy to increase the integrity of government procurement, as recommended in the Black Economy Taskforce's final report.
From 1 July 2019, businesses seeking to tender for Australian Government procurement contracts over $4 million (including GST) are required provide a statement from the Australian Taxation Office showing they have a satisfactory tax record.
All non‑corporate Commonwealth entities must comply with the policy.
Increasing the integrity of government procurement [DOCX 94KB]
Frequently Asked Questions
Media release - Increasing integrity in government procurement - 26 March 2019
Department of Finance – Procurement Connected Policies
Australian Taxation Office – Commonwealth Government procurement - Statement of tax record
For policy queries email shadoweconomyPCP@treasury.gov.au