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Procurement Policy

ANSTO's procurement policy is closely aligned with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines and makes use of the Australian National Audit Office guidelines on ethics, accountability and transparency.

ANSTO will utilise a competitive, transparent, accountable and ethical process to derive the best value for money in terms of the quantity, quality, price, availability and best fit for ANSTO having regard to social, corporate and environmental issues.

For full details on ANSTO's procurement strategy, policies and procedures, please contact procurement.

A new ANSTO procurement guide will be published in 2019 with more information in the following key areas: 

Overall guidelines
Ethics, Accountability and Transparency.

Procurement strategy and thresholds
ANSTO's procurement strategy is to deliver value for money by reducing cost, improving compliance, simplifying processes and reducing risks.

Types of procurement
ANSTO's category of purchases fall into five categories including scientific equipment and supplies, business services, people and resources, technology infrastructure and property.

ANSTO uses a variety of e-commerce facilities where it can to support its purchases. 

Ordering and payment process
Purchase orders, invoicing, payment methods and payment terms.

Becoming a supplier to ANSTO
ANSTO will evaluate potential new suppliers in consideration of our overall procurement guidelines and value for money, which is central to ANSTO’s procurement strategy. 

Tender process
ANSTO uses a range of methods to procure products and services including competitive tenders and both open and restricted invitations.

Procurement process
Identifying requirements, determining processes, procurement, approval and contract stages. 

Effective sourcing
To achieve the best outcome ANSTO adopts a number of processes and steps, from project scoping through to contract. The ANSTO project manager works alongside the procurement team and consults with the relevant stakeholders across ANSTO. 

Insurance and risk
Suppliers are required to have the appropriate levels of insurance. 

Negotiations and contract stage
Awarding of contracts and ANSTO's standard terms and conditions. 

Contact details
Contact the ANSTO procurement team via