Procurement and Tenders

Annual Procurement Plan

All planned procurements are subject to revision or cancelation.  The information in this Annual Procurement Plan is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent a solicitation or constitute a request for a proposal, nor is it a commitment by the Government to purchase the described property or services. 

You can view The National Blood Authority Annual Procurement Plan on AusTender by following the below link:

NBA Annual Procurement Plan

Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) on Departmental and Agency Contracts

Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts, the NBA is required to develop and maintain an internet listing of all contracts valued at or above $100,000 (GST inclusive), along with details of those contracts.

Procurement Contracts

The NBA’s Senate Order listing on procurement contracts is published on AusTender and can be accessed by the Senate Order button located on that page.

Grants

Details of contracts relating to grants are published on GrantConnect and can be accessed by the Grant Awards button located on that page.  

Estimated Cost of complying with this order

The estimated cost of complying with this order, based on hourly rate calculation for each level of officer involved in the process, is less than $1,000.

Legal Services Expenditure

Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017 requires that, by 30 October each year agencies make publicly available records of the legal services expenditure for the previous financial year.

 

The figures below cover the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

National Blood Authority Legal Services Expenditure for 2017/18

Internal legal services expenditure

$266,029.00

External legal services expenditure

$23,802.00

Total Legal Services Expenditure

$289,831.00

The figures are all GST exclusive.

Archived Legal Services Expenditure

Contract conditions for NBA procurement

NBA’s standard purchasing terms and conditions

Where the NBA purchases goods and services, the Commonwealth Contract Terms will apply, unless the NBA has chosen to offer a different contract in its approach to market, or the NBA has given specific prior agreement in writing that other contract terms will apply.

The NBA publishes information about the contractual arrangements it has in place for the supply of blood products. Detailed information about those contractual arrangements and any upcoming tenders can be found at the following pages:

General information for suppliers

The Department of Finance has published information for businesses interested in supplying goods or services to Commonwealth government agencies at its webpage Selling to the Australian Government.

AusTender also provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded.

Complaints

Handling procurement complaints

The NBA is committed to conducting procurement in a manner that is in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

Complaints about procurement processes will be handled in accordance with the NBA’s Procurement Complaints Management Procedure.

Procurement Complaints Management Procedure (pdf) (375.28 KB)

Public interest certificates

A public interest certificate is a document issued by the NBA Chief Executive under section 22 of the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 that states it is not in the public interest for a particular procurement process to be suspended while applications for injunctions are being considered or complaints are being investigated.

Details of any public interest certificates issued by the NBA Chief Executive will be listed on this page.