Australia: New procurement policy published, suppliers must have a satisfactory tax record from July 1

28 Mar 19: Treasury has published the new procurement policy that explains how the federal government plans to make “a satisfactory tax record” a condition of tendering for Commonwealth contracts from July 1. We already knew the main new rule coming into play: bidders for contracts worth over $4 million will need a statement from the Australian Taxation Office saying their past tax affairs are good enough, for contracts signed after the 2019-20 financial year begins. The official details are out now, in a new procurement-connected policy.