Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy



This version of the Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy guidelines incorporates minor changes published in July 2023.

The Government is committed to ensuring suppliers operating in the supply chains of Australian Government procurement contracts are not left waiting for payments from large businesses.

The Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy (PT PCP) leverages approximately 100 Commonwealth government agencies’ purchasing to improve payment times to suppliers in government contract supply chains.

Since 1 October 2021, large businesses (annual income of over $100 million) awarded government contracts of over $4 million are required to pay their subcontracts (up to $1 million) within 20 calendar days. Late payments of invoices in scope will incur interest penalties. The policy complements the Government Supplier Pay on Time or Pay Interest Policy.