The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) procures a range of goods and services from external providers and ensures procurement is undertaken in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs).
Value for money is the core principle that is applied to all procurement activity undertaken by MDBA. To ensure that value for money is achieved, the MDBA:
All open tender opportunities are advertised on AusTender and potential tenderers can locate business opportunities for the MDBA.
The MDBA also reports all awarded contracts greater than $10,000 inclusive of GST on AusTender.
The MDBA has established a number of panels for the supply of frequently-used services and some of these panels allow for the provision of Multi Agency Access. Please refer to AusTender for details on MDBA's panels.
Agencies are reminded that it is their responsibility to meet the statutory reporting obligations on AusTender. The relevant SON ID should be reported by the agency concerned.
For further information, contact the MDBA Procurement and Contracts Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
An Annual Procurement Plan is a mandatory feature of the procurement policy framework as stated in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. It is a tool that alerts businesses to the proposed procurement needs of an agency for the upcoming financial year.
Further information on MDBA's Annual Procurement Plan can be found on AusTender.
Australian Government agencies are required to publish a list of contracts (procurement and grants) on their websites. The list must include the following:
Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that protect the confidential information that parties may obtain or generate in carrying out the contract. This is a standard confidentiality clause.
Under the Commonwealth Grant Guidelines the Murray-Darling Basin Authority is required to publish details of all awarded grants on our website no later than 14 working days after the Funding Agreement is signed by both parties. Details must remain on the website for at least 2 years from the date of the signed Funding Agreement.
Details of the reporting requirements are set out in the Department of Finance and Deregulation Finance Circular No. 2013/02.
Under FMA Regulation 3A(1) a grant is defined as an arrangement for the provision of financial assistance by Commonwealth: