Procurement News

US Bound Air Cargo Security Arrangements

Updated 13 July 2017

The University Procurement and Contracts Office (UPCO) advises that from 1 July 2017, in accordance with advice provided by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Developments, "all air cargo being transported to the US must either be examined at piece level (box, carton, pallet or another deconsolidated form of cargo) or originate from a Known Consignor"[i].

DHL Express, the University’s Preferred Supplier for mail room and courier services, is a regulated air cargo agent and fully complies with these regulatory changes. The necessary equipment and processes are in place at all relevant DHL Express facilities to enable security screening of all mail items.


Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting)

Updated 30 June 2017

The training dates for the second Certificate IV course for 2017 have been confirmed. The 8 training days are August 17, 18, 24, 25, October 16, 18, and November 15.

Assessment will be conducted over three days being 27, 28 and 29 November.

Any ANU personnel interested in obtaining this qualification is invited to send an e-mail to for further information.

The Certificate IV in Government Procurement and Contracting is a nationally recognised qualification for personnel conducting procurement and contracting activities in Public Sector organisations.  UPCO has engaged a third party provider, Proleaders, to provide this course in an expedited manner to interested ANU personnel. 

Australia Post Price Increases

Updated 8 February 2017

Australia Post have advised that their business letter prices are increasing by an average of 3.7% for 2017. Increases are broken down as follows:

Type Increase
Presort 5.1
Charity 3.0
Clean 4.4
Metered/Imprint 0.5
Print Post 4.0
Local Country 2.1
Reply Paid 2.8
Registered Post 1.8
Prepaid Envelopes   1.9 - 4.4


Stationery and Office Supplies Panel

Posted 14 November 2016

The SOS Panel Head Agreements have been extended to 6 September 2017 by the Department of Finance.  The University's current contract with OfficeMax has therefore been extended to the same date. The University will continue to purchase under this arrangement until it is replaced by a new arrangement.

The Department of Finance intends to approach the market in November 2016, with the aim of establishing a new arrangement for Whole of Government Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) in the second quarter of 2017.