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As a potential or current supplier to The Treasury, you have the right to be treated fairly throughout the procurement process and to have complaints investigated quickly and without disadvantage.

Complaints under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth)

The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 gives suppliers, and potential suppliers, the right to a judicial review of a procurement process if they believe Treasury, or a Treasury official, has breached the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs). The Act requires the accountable authorities of relevant Commonwealth entities to formally investigate complaints that are made in accordance with the Act, and to suspend procurements during the investigation of a complaint under the Act, unless a public interest certificate is in place.

For more information on your obligations as a supplier when raising a complaint under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth), see Handling complaints under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 Resource Management Guide on the Department of Finance's website.

Under the Act, complaints must be made in writing to the relevant entity immediately after becoming aware of the alleged breach of the relevant Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs).

The most efficient way to lodge your complaint is to complete the Procurement complaint form and send it to procurementteam@treasury.gov.au.

Lodging a complaint

If you have concerns relating to a procurement process and wish to discuss them informally, you can approach the relevant procurement contact officer in the first instance.

If you are not satisfied with the response, you can make a complaint through:

Public Interest Certificates

Under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth), certain types of procurements may be suspended while complaints are being investigated or injunctions are being considered.

Relevant Commonwealth entities, like the Treasury, may issue a public interest certificate in circumstances where they consider that it is not in the public interest for a particular procurement process to be suspended.

Public interest certificates issued by Treasury
Procurement Date issued Public interest certificate
Engagement of a Delivery Partner to provide and support a Foreign Investment Case Management and Advanced Analytics Solution (TSY RFT 001/21) 24 May 2021

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