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Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group

Defence Procurement Policy Manual


The DPPM is the principal compliance document for Defence officials conducting procurement. It has been re-written to more clearly set out the mandatory policy with which Defence officials must comply when undertaking procurement.

The Purpose of the DPPM is to:

  • assist Defence officials to comply with the requirements of the CPRs and Defence policy when undertaking procurement;
  • provide Defence officials with a plain English document that is simple to understand and use when undertaking procurement;
  • update Defence's approach to procurement to reduce red tape and costs to industry;
  • encourage officials to use more strategic approaches, commercial expertise and good practice, when procuring for Defence; and
  • encourage officials to engage early with Defence industry to stimulate competition and innovation, and work with industry to develop better solutions and outcomes for Defence.