Every six months, the Australian Public Service Commission is required to prepare a response to the Senate Continuing Order for Indexed List of Departmental or Agency Files (known more often as "the Harradine Report", as the order was instigated by then Senator Harradine in 1996).
This order requires that an indexed list of all files, created in the central offices of all Federal Government agencies, be published to the Internet, so it is accessible to the public and can assist with Freedom of Information requests.
The Commission advertises open tenders and expressions of interest on the Australian Government tendering website AusTender, in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
Suppliers have rights under the Act for alleged contraventions of the relevant CPRs through the (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act). The Act establishes a mechanism for complaints to be made for government procurement processes, specifically where a Commonwealth entity has breached the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs).