Up to 60% of government contracts may have had as little as one invited bidder ©  Peter Pesta Photography / Getty Images
Up to 60% of government contracts may have had as little as one invited bidder © Peter Pesta Photography / Getty Images

Too many tenders 'rely on exploiting loopholes'

20 September 2021

Up to 60% of Australia’s government procurement is held via limited tender, which could mean that just a single supplier is being invited to bid for a contract, an inquiry was told.

A senior executive from the Australian National Audi Office (ANAO) cast doubt on the effectiveness of the country’s open procurement policy as he gave evidence to a House of Representatives committee.

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