The Workplace Gender Equality Procurement Principles (the Principles) take effect from 1 August 2013.
The Principles describe the Australian Government procurement policy associated with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.
The Principles and supporting User Guide strengthen the former procurement connected policy (formerly called the ‘Contract Compliance policy’) which has been connected to the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 and its predecessors since 1993.
The Principles have been developed as part of the Government’s commitment to fairer and more consistent measures for ensuring the Government only deals with organisations who comply with the requirements of the Act.
These Principles are part of the Australian Government’s financial management framework, which requires the efficient, effective, economical and ethical management of agencies, in accordance with the policies of the Government.
The Workplace Gender Equality Procurement Principles and User Guide describes the roles and responsibilities of Government bodies that are required to apply the Principles. The procurement principles document can also be downloaded as Word document or as an audio file from the DSS website.