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Historical Australian Government Contract Data

This is the historical contract data reported by Australian Government agencies for the years 1999 to 2018. This contract data has been sourced from the Gazette Publishing System (GaPS) for the years 1999 to 2006-07, inclusive, and from the AusTender from 1 July 2007 onwards.

Effective 1 July 2007, mandatory contract reporting was transferred to AusTender www.tenders.gov.au . Notices of contracts that were active at 1 July 2007 were migrated to AusTender and will therefore appear in both databases. These records are identifiable on AusTender by the GaPS ID reference.

The reporting requirements for GaPS differed from those for AusTender reporting in terms of value thresholds, industry sector codes and contract confidentiality. For further information please contact the AusTender Help Desk on 1300 651 698 or tenders@finance.gov.au.

Please note that the data contained within each file was correct at the time of extraction. Data may change over time as agencies undertake data quality assurance processes or as contract information is varied.

New contracts and contract amendments published within the last eighteen (18) months can be found by perusing the weekly AusTender Contract Notice Export files.

Now below is also the current list of goods and services category codes used by Australian Government agencies to code their open approaches to market and contracts awarded for publication on AusTender. The codeset is a subset of the United Nations Standard Product and Services Code (UNSPSC) and is reviewed and updated periodically. Code numbers starting with the prefixes 43 a Information Technology, Broadcasting and Telecommunications and 81 a Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services apply in the main to Information and Communications Technology related contracts, primarily ICT goods and services respectively.

UPDATE: AusTender Contract Notice data is now available as an Application Programming Interface (API) that provides contract notice data in the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) schema.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Historical Australian Government Contract Data
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency annually
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/5c7fa69b-b0e9-4553-b8df-2a022dd2e982
Date Published 2013-05-12
Date Updated 2019-10-25
Contact Point
Department of Finance
02 6215 2222
Temporal Coverage Since 1999 til 2018
Geospatial Coverage Australia
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Department of Finance