CASA’s procurement framework is consistent with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and reflects ‘value for money’, the core principle governing Australian Government procurement. CASA applies the guidelines to its activities through a policy notice by the Director of Aviation Safety and supporting operational procedures.
CASA’s procurement policies help to ensure that the agency undertakes competitive, non-discriminatory procurement processes; uses its resources efficiently, effectively and ethically; and makes decisions in an accountable and transparent manner.
CASA has standard tendering and contracting documentation to ensure that consistent procurement practices are employed across the agency. As part of those arrangements, CASA has standard access clauses included in tender documents and in contracts that provide CASA and the Auditor-General with access to the contractor’s premises.