|Relevant UTAS Ordinance and/or
Rule Reference No.
|Ordinance 1 (Role of Council)|
|Relevant State/Federal Govt.
University of Tasmania Act 1992, Financial Managemnt & Audit Act 1990,
Trade Practices Act 1974 (Competitive Neutrality)
|Commencement Date||8 April 2005|
|Review Date||2 June 2010|
1. Statement of Context
As the State's only University, and as a large consumer of goods and services within the community, the University of Tasmania has a responsibility to ensure that all who are able to do business with the University are given the opportunity to do so. The University's methods in relation to procurement and contracts should be seen to be beyond reproach, maintaining a reputation for fair dealing in its arrangements with suppliers and ensuring best value for money as the major underlying factor in transactions.
The objectives of this principle are to:
The University will:
In addition to these priorities, there are a number of other priorities that are common to most individual Principles. These additional priorities are specified in the University Governance Principle and are not repeated in detail here.
The Vice-Chancellor has responsibility for the implementation of the Procurement and Contracts Principle and the development and implementation of supporting plans, operational policies and procedures.
All members of the University community are responsible for undertaking their University activities in ways that support this principle and related plans, operational policies and procedures.
Approved by Council on 8 April 2005
Reviewed Council June 2006 (Resolution no. 06/3/43)
Authorised by the Director, Governance & Legal
18 December, 2009