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Author Australian National Audit Office.

Title Commercial Support Program : Department of Defence / the Auditor-General
Published Canberra : Australian National Audit Office, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  KM 331 K1 Aus/Are  1998-99/2  AVAILABLE
Description 98 pages ; 25 cm
Series Parliamentary paper / the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 0727-4181 ; no. 140 of 1998
Performance audit / Australian National Audit Office
The Auditor-General audit report, 1036-7632 ; no. 2, 98-99
Australian National Audit Office. Performance audit
Audit report (Australian National Audit Office) ; 1998-99, no. 2
Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 1998, no. 140
Contents Audit summary -- Key findings -- The market-testing process under CSP -- Maintaining levels of military personnel -- Management of support contracts -- The value of in-house options -- Dept. of Defence response to key findings -- Recommendations -- Audit Findings and Conclusions -- 1. Introduction -- The origins of CSP -- Overview of CSP -- CSP targets -- CSP process -- Summary of CSP activity -- 2. Organisation and Procedures -- The role of the CSP Branch -- Documented guidance - the CSP manual -- 3. The Market-testing process under CSP -- The Statement of Requirement -- 4. Maintaining levels of military personnel -- 5. Management of support contracts -- 6. The value of in-house options -- Appendices -- Appendix 1. Abbreviations and glossary -- Appendix 2. Performance audits in the Dept. of Defence
Summary The Commercial Support Program (CSP) was introduced in 1991 following a review of the report, The Defence Force and the Community which proposed greater use of civilian infrastructure and national resources by contracting out support functions where feasible, practicable and cost-effective. The audit was conducted to assess whether CSP was meeting its objectives and to identify any areas where it may be possible to improve timeliness and cost-effectiveness. It concluded that the CSP program has contributed to greater cost-effectiveness of supplying Defence support services. In all cases examined the activity concerned was being performed at a lower cost than it had previously. Evidence suggested that the program could have been implemented more quickly. To a large extent the Defence Reform Program, introduced in April 1997, has supplanted CSP as the main driver for achieving improved efficiency in the provision of support services. 17 recommendations were made, aimed at improving Defence administration and the outputs and outcomes from the market-testing process. to govern the
Notes "Audit team: Peter Johnson ... [et al.]"--P. 4
Also published as Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 140/1998
Subject Australia. Department of Defence -- Auditing.
Commercial Support Program (Australia)
Defense industries -- Australia.
Author Johnson, Peter.
ISSN 0727-4181
ISBN 064438929X