Aurora Australis, currently servicing the Australian Antarctic Territory, is reaching the end of its usable life ©PA Images
Aurora Australis, currently servicing the Australian Antarctic Territory, is reaching the end of its usable life ©PA Images

Procurement of $1.9bn icebreaker ‘largely non-competitive’

The procurement process for a $1.912bn Antarctic icebreaker was “largely non-competitive” and did not provide value for money, said the Australian public spending watchdog. 

Companies shortlisted for the Department of the Environment and Energy (DEE) project did not tender, following a failure to consult the industry on the procurement process, according to a report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO). As a result only one bid was received.

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