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Policy: Procurement probity


To ensure ethics are upheld when undertaking procurement to:

  1. protect the integrity of each procurement being undertaken;
  2. promote public confidence; and
  3. manage conflicts of interests, both perceived and actual.

Probity should not be viewed as a barrier to the achievement of value of money. Instead, probity should be applied to each aspect of the procurement process with common sense and flexibility.


The probity framework for purchasing goods and services with University funds.


This Policy applies across the University.

Policy Statement


  1. The University is committed to ensuring a high standard of probity in all phases of the procurement process.
  2. University procurement is conducted with reference to the requirements outlined in the Procurement Probity procedure.


Printable version (PDF)
Title Procurement probity
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_000444
Purpose To inform staff of the probity framework for purchasing goods and services with University funds
Audience Staff
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Finance - Purchasing
Effective Date 27 Sep 2022
Next Review Date 27 Sep 2027
Responsible Officer: Chief Financial Officer
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Finance and Business Services
Authority: Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
Delegations 000462, 000240

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