Procurement and Contracts

Australian Government terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services

The Australian Government terms and conditions that apply to goods and services ordered through a purchase order can be downloaded from:

Guidelines for Contractors and Suppliers

Work health and safety requirements for contractors and suppliers

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of its workers and recognises that a safe and healthy workplace is an essential component in creating an environment in which people can effectively contribute to achieving community and business outcomes.

NHMRC actively assess and control risks that may affect the health and safety of workers and third parties. Workers include everyone working for or on behalf of NHMRC.

When doing business with NHMRC, contractors and suppliers are expected to contribute to creating a safe and healthy workplace by complying with the following information. For more information, refer to:

Security guidelines for contractors and suppliers

The Australian Government expects NHMRC to create and maintain an appropriate security environment for the protection of its functions and official resources. The Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) sets out the policies, practices and procedures that all Australian Government non-corporate entities must comply with. For more information, refer to:


Details of all of NHMRC's current tenders can be found on the Australian Government tender website AusTender.

Annual Procurement Plan

To view NHMRC's Annual Procurement Plan please go to the Australian Government tender website AusTender.


Senate Order 192 on Agency Contracts (Murray Motion) 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

In accordance with the Senate Order 192 on departmental and agency contracts the table below sets out contracts entered into by NHMRC which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 (inc GST) or more and which:

  • have not been fully performed as at 1 July 2017, or
  • have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2018.

Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract. The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like, and/or
  •  protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

The contract amounts are reported in line with Department of Finance's requirements. The amounts show the total expected expenditure over the whole life of the contract unless otherwise indicated.

Procurement contracts are not included in this listing of Grants. All procurement contracts can be found through AusTender

Estimated cost of complying with this policy: $3590

This estimate was achieved by calculating the total time staff spent collecting, preparing and verifying the information at their relevant hourly rate of pay.

Legal information and reporting

Below is NHMRCs legal expenditure (GST exclusive) for the 2015/16 financial year.

Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005 requires that, by the 30 October each year, Agencies make publicly available records of the Legal Services Expenditure for the previous financial year.

External Legal Expenditure

NHMRC’s external legal expenditure (GST exclusive) for 2015/16 was as follows:

External Expenditure on Solicitors

External Expenditure on Barristers

External Expenditure on other disbursements

Total External Expenditure

$135,509.59 Nil Nil $135,509.59​

Internal Legal Expenditure

NHMRC’s internal legal expenditure (GST exclusive) for 2015/16 was as follows:

Internal Legal Expenditure Total Internal Expenditure