Open Approaches to Market

All of our open Approaches to Market are available via the AusTender website – the Australian Government’s online procurement information system. AusTender provides centralised publication of all Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans and contracts that have been awarded.

Senate Order on Entity Contracts – Listing for 01 July 2021 to 31 December 2021

Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is required to list contracts to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which:

(a) have not been fully performed as at 31 December 2021, or
(b) which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2021.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s list of contracts is available through the Senate Order Report located on the AusTender website. Some of the contracts listed may contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract. The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like, and/or
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

The accountable authority of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

The estimated cost of complying with the Senate Order is $91 and is calculated based on time taken by hourly rate.

Public Interest Certificates

Under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth), certain types of procurement's may be suspended while complaints are being investigated or injunctions are being considered.

Relevant Commonwealth entities, like the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, may issue a public interest certificate in circumstances where they consider that it is not in the public interest for a particular procurement process to be suspended.

See handling complaints under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 on the Department of Finance website for further information on public interest certificates.

Public interest certificates issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority:

ProcurementDate issuedPublic interest certificate

Request for Tender for Reef HQ Capital Works Project.

30 March 2021

Austender ID: ATM000047

This document is also available in Portable Document Format

Request for Expressions of Interest for Reef HQ Capital Works Project

30 October 2020

Austender ID: ATM000046

This document is also available in Portable Document Format

Establishment of Standing Offer Arrangement for the Provision of Maintenance Services at Reef HQ Aquarium

14 April 2020

Austender ID: ATM000042

This document is also available in Portable Document Format.