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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Page: 7904


Senator URQUHART (TasmaniaOpposition Whip in the Senate) (15:42): At the request of Senators Carr and Xenophon, I move:

(1) That the Senate notes that:

(a) on 29 June 2017, the Joint Select Committee into Government Procurement tabled its report, Buying into our Future: Review of amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules; and

(b) among other things, the report found that 'Economic benefit, in particular, requires explicit definition and weighting to properly assess suppliers claims'.

(2) That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Finance, by no later than 3.30 pm on 19 October 2017, a copy of the report commissioned by the Department of Finance entitled, Template for tender responses regarding economic benefit to the Australian economy.

Question agreed to.