Terms and conditions of purchase (outside Australia) (72.15 KB) - last updated Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Download CPA Australia's terms and conditions for purchases outside Australia.
CPA Australia's policies on the procurement of goods and services ensure that Members' funds are spent efficiently and effectively and that suppliers deliver high levels of customer service, continuously improve their offerings and look for innovative solutions. We aim to meet the organisation’s business needs for goods and services, while adopting a commercial approach to all sourcing activities.
All suppliers must adhere to CPA Australia's terms and conditions, and policies.
CPA Australia will only conduct business with companies that are committed to safety and conduct their business in a manner consistent with CPA Australia's philosophy, ethics and principles.
CPA Australia does not accept any gifts or entertainments which might influence, or appear to influence, an organisational outcome.
A whole-of-life costing perspective is used to generate value for money. This includes consideration and evaluation of environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability.
CPA Australia expects business partners to comply with the legal requirements relevant to the conduct of their business and ensure business confidentiality is maintained in all dealings. We help build the sustainability and capability of the organisation by minimising our commercial risk, and ensuring adequate governance and probity in our tender process.
Suppliers can register their interest with CPA Australia. The information provided will be recorded in an internal database, which is used by CPA Australia as an initial point of reference for developing a list of potential bidders.
A comprehensive vetting process will be undertaken. This includes conducting background checks on current and past financial positions. Purchasing decisions are not made on purchase price alone, and take into account all factors relevant to value-for-money considerations, including quality, maintenance, risk mitigation, training, fitness for purpose and environmental and sustainability considerations.
Expressing an interest does not pre-qualify the company as a CPA Australia supplier, nor does expressing an interest guarantee that CPA Australia will contract the organisation to supply goods.